The entertainment business is one of the biggest industries in the world. In the United States alone, the entertainment industry generated over $632 billion. This figure is only going to grow, and it's estimated that the industry will be worth $850 billion by 2020. There's a lot of money to be made if you're in the entertainment industry, and that's why rookie actors or singers always want to go to Hollywood because they know that's where they stand a chance of breaking out.
The entertainment industry in the United States hasn't always been kind to women, though. Men get paid more, and there have been several issues of discrimination and harassment of women. Things are slowing changing, and women are having major roles in movies and TV. There are also women like Taylor Swift who's in the top 10 highest-paid artists in the world. The entertainment industry has facilitated the rise of female millionaires. There are more of them in the entertainment industry than in general businesses. There are those who are known to flaunt, while there are others who choose to remain modest despite their success. You can always know how shrewd or thrifty someone is by looking at his or her cars. Here are 10 female celebrities who drive exotics and 7 who drive beaters.
17 Beater: Cameron Diaz- Toyota Prius
Cameron Diaz is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, yet she lives a very simple life. You'll never see her with fancy clothes unless it's a red carpet event. She doesn't like paparazzi, and there are a couple of pictures on the internet where she's seen showing the middle finger. Cameron Diaz is a private person, but what's not that private is the car she drives.
She was one of the first celebrities to get the Toyota Prius when it first launched in America.
The Hybrid car is great on fuel, and you know you're getting something reliable since it's a Toyota. Cameron Diaz also owns a Tesla, which goes to show the kind of person she is when it comes to her cars.
16 Beater: Kate Moss- MG Midget Mk III
Kate Moss is one of the most famous models in the world. She's currently 44 years old but still looks very good despite her age. Her fame goes beyond the UK, as she's a big name in Hollywood. She was first discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas. She became very popular in the '90s, as she was the embodiment of the 'chic' fashion trend. The icing on the cake was when she collaborated with Calvin Klein, which bestowed her fashion-icon status. Kate Moss is a bold woman, and she's not afraid to express it in her work and personal life. She drives an MG Midget Mk III, which was the Mini Cooper of the golden age but still looks decent.
15 Beater: Adele- Mini Cooper
Adele is a down-to-earth celebrity despite being a 6-time Grammy Award winner. She's known to be a very private person, and there was a period when she took a 3-year hiatus from music to focus on raising her son. Her simple lifestyle could even be felt in her music. She's not flashy, and you'll likely find her in a long dress. She's sometimes been a source of internet trolls because of her weight. If I was to guess which car Adele drives, the Mini Cooper would probably pop up in mind. The car is comfortable and can fit a family of 3 without any problems. It's also a car that'll get the attention away from you if you're a celebrity.
14 Beater: Jennifer Aniston- Toyota Prius
Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz have been friends for a very long time, and their friendship goes back way before they featured in the popular TV series Friends. Jennifer Aniston is worth close to $200 million and is one the most bankable actresses on TV. Just like Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston also tries to live a modest lifestyle.
She also owns the Toyota Prius, which is a hybrid vehicle that's great on fuel.
The decision to buy the vehicle must've been informed by Cameron Diaz since best friends share everything, including cars. Jennifer was always seen in the Prius at a time when the entertainment scene in Hollywood was busting to life and celebrities had flashy cars.
13 Beater: Jennifer Lawrence- Volkswagen Eos
Jennifer Lawrence started acting at an early age, and it feels like she's been in Hollywood forever. She's smart and funny and is always interacting with her fans online and in person. The Academy Award winner has featured in films that have grossed over $5.5 billion in worldwide sales.
She's been driving the Volkswagen Eos since 2006, and you can get the car for around $20,000.
Cars have never been a priority for Jennifer Lawrence, despite her being a millionaire. There's a time she appeared on TV narrating how she was invited to the Kardashians' home and didn't have anything to wear. She ended up wearing Kris Jenner's clothes because she felt out of place.
12 Beater: Angela Lansbury- Kia Soul
Angela Lansbury has to be one of the oldest female actors alive at the age of 92. She started acting just before World War II and has never looked back ever since. She's still healthy despite her advanced age and sometimes drives herself. One could argue that the Kia Soul is the perfect car for her, but if she can drive, then she can afford just any other car. The Kia Soul has the design cues of a Mini Cooper, only, it's slightly larger, which might've appealed to Angela Lansbury. The car hasn't been on the assembly for long, and Lansbury is probably the most famous person who drives it. It was first launched in South Korea before it made its way to the North American market in 2014 with the electric variant.
11 Beaters: Britney Spears- Mini Cooper
Britney Spears was a teen sensation when she first came into the music spotlight in the '90s. Her star might've faded, but she's still rich and is estimated to be worth $215 million as of December 2017. She's had mental breakdowns in the past, which forced her to go to rehab. She seems to be doing fine now, and it's been a while since we've heard any negative news about her. She has a fleet of luxury cars, but she's always seen in the Mini Cooper. There's something about the car that women find attractive. The company should do a survey to get empirical data on this assertion and to also improve the marketing.
10 Exotic: Paris Hilton- Bentley Continental
I bet Paris Hilton has never worked a day in her life, and she probably never will. She describes herself as a businesswoman and a socialite, but we all know that the money isn't hers. She's been in entertainment circles since she was a teenager, and she's currently 37 years old. Paris Hilton drives a Bentley Continental, which is one of the most expensive luxury cars in the market today.
The base price for the Bentley Continental starts at $200,000, and you'll have to pay more for all the luxury features.
The GT Speed Coupe starts at $243,000, and it's the top-of-the-line model from Bentley Continental. Paris Hilton likes to drive expensive cars and owns a fleet of supercars, some of which she's driven less than 3 times.
9 Exotic: Blac Chyna- Ferrari 488 Spider
Blac Chyna is a controversial figure in the Hollywood entertainment scene. She used to be an exotic dancer and has dated singers and celebrities. Her recent drama involved Rob Kardashian, who has a child with her. She was caught cheating and had to return all the gifts and the luxury cars Rob had bought for her. It didn't take even a month before she went out and bought herself a new 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider. The car costs $272,000 for the basic trim. This is a lot of money for a lady who doesn't work. Blac Chyna has another child with popular rapper Tyga, who might also be supporting her financially. The Ferrari 488 Spider has a top speed of 205 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds.
8 Exotic: Taylor Swift- Porsche 911
Taylor Swift is among the highest earners in music. She's been consistent over the years and has managed to amass wealth in equal proportion. Taylor Swift has an amazing car collection, something that comes naturally if you have the kind of money she does. She has an Audi R8 and a Toyota Sequoia. The Porsche 911 has always been an interesting exotic. You're not a complete celebrity if you've never owned this car. It has a starting price of $94,000.
The car has a limited top speed of 183 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in under 4.2 seconds.
There was a time Taylor Swift couldn't get enough of the vehicle and was always seen around in it, even letting the boyfriend drive it.
7 Exotic: Mariah Carey- Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
Mariah Carey was the RNB Queen in the '90s and the early 2000s. She has a rare singing voice and has worked with iconic music figures like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross. She might not be as popular as she was a couple of years ago, but she still has sold out shows throughout the year. She's estimated to be worth around $520 million, which makes her one of the richest singers in the world. She owns a private yacht and a plane in addition to her luxury cars. Her ex-husband, Nick Cannon, always joked how lucky he was to be sharing her wealth. It was reported that they co-owned the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, but it was just Mariah Carey being modest.
6 Exotic: Nicki Minaj- Lamborghini Aventador
Nicki Minaj is the most successful female hip-hop artist of our era. No female artist has won more BET awards than Nicki Minaj. It was only in 2017 that she missed the award, which went to her bitter rival, Remmy Ma. The story of Nicki Minaj is a rags-to-riches one She wasn't successful until her mid-twenties despite being in the game since she was a teenager. The female rapper is known to be a big spender and owns cars and mansions. She takes chartered planes wherever she goes. She considers herself a black Barbie and has even painted her Lamborghini Aventador pink to highlight her personality. The chrome wheels have also been customized with the same pink color.
5 Exotic: Kim Kardashian- Ferrari F430
Kim Kardashian is the face of show business. Her rise to fame changed fortunes for the Kardashian family, although it's not something a parent would've been proud of him. Kim is currently married to Kanye West, and they have two kids together. One impressive thing about their union is the car they own. Kim was an avid car collector way before Kanye came into her life. She owns a couple of exotics and is always adding the newest models to her already large fleet of luxury cars. One car that stands out is the Ferrari f430. The car has a base price of $217,000. It has a top speed of 196 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds.
4 Exotic: Tamara Ecclestone- Ferrari 599 GTO
Tamara Ecclestone is a well-known socialite and TV personality. What's not widely known is that she's the daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, who's the former chief executive of the Formula One Group. Tamara owns a 599 GTO. The car might've been a gift from her boyfriend, and that would've been a very expensive gift, as the Ferrari 599 GTO has a starting price of $300,000 and can go as high as $450,000 if you include the additional luxury packages. There were only 599 vehicles ever produced, which makes it a very rare vehicle. It has a top speed of 208 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
3 Exotic: Jodie Kidd- Jaguar F-Type
Jodie Kidd is a British model and a celebrity racing driver. She even considered taking over the reins of the once-popular TV show Top Gear but declined the offer. She knows her cars extremely well, and it's no surprise that she owns the Jaguar F-Type.
She holds the record for being the fastest driver of the Suzuki Liana in Top Gear.
Jodie Kidd has also played polo professionally, which proves she's a very talented individual. She owns a collection of exotic vehicles, but nowadays, she's decided to concentrate on raising her kids. You'll occasionally spot her in the Jaguar F-Type, which has a base price of $140,000. It features a 5.0-liter V8 engine, which can produce up to 575 HP.
2 Exotic: Beyonce- Mercedes McLaren SLR
Beyonce and Jay-Z are a music power couple. They've been together for over a decade, and their love keeps growing stronger every day. They like giving each other expensive gifts, and most of the time, there's always a car involved.
Beyonce once bought Jay-Z the Bugatti Veyron, a car that costs $1.7 million currently.
Beyonce is also the proud owner of the Mercedes McLaren SLR, a car that's since become a collector's item. The base price for the car is $400,000, which is a lot of money for a vehicle that was last produced in 2010. It has a top speed of 206 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds. It has a 5.4-liter V8 engine and can deliver up to 557 HP.
1 Exotic: Kylie Jenner: Ferrari LaFerrari
The Kardashians have a thing for cars and Ferraris. Kylie Jenner isn't a particularly good driver, but that doesn't stop her from owning the Ferrari 458. She recently revealed the face of her daughter, Stormi Webster, and the internet was more than excited. She has over 100 million followers on Instagram and is one of the highest-paid brand influencers in the world. She can afford almost any car she wants to drive. Travis Scott has decided to gift her a very expensive exotic in the name of Ferrari LaFerrari. It's said that that the rapper spent $1.4 million on the car, which is a rare collectible. The figure translates to about $150,000 for the time Kylie was carrying Travis Scott's baby.
Sources: gearheads.org; loanpride.com