Celebrities aren’t always the best at managing their money. When they land that big role or sign their first major record deal, they don’t think about whether it could be their last. They just want to spend that money.
The problem is not every celebrity becomes a Kylie Jenner or Jay-Z; Forbes reports that each of their net worth values come out to $900 million. Only a few manage to break into that top 1 percent of the top 1 percenters.
That’s why there exists tiers of celebrities which the public labels under A-list, B-list, C-list and so on. While A-list stars can afford their own island, along with any fleet of cars they can imagine (think Floyd Mayweather), ones further down the food chain get by with less.
The B-listers such as Dave Bautista, Olivia Munn, and Chadwick Boseman, to name a few examples, make enough to get a few noteworthy cars. Boseman flaunted his Lexus LC 500h just last year.
Then you have the C-list celebrities. Fewer people know them, although they’ve had their hit shows, their one-hit wonders or YouTube videos that gave them their moment in the limelight. They like to think they’re much more famous than they really are though, and that leads to trouble.
Although they have millions of dollars, they don’t have the millions to afford the best exotic luxury vehicles the A-list or even B-list celeb can afford. There are plenty of C-list celebrities who posed with or rode in luxury cars their lesser salaries couldn’t afford; we’ve rounded them all up in the list below.
It’s arguable whether Lindsay Lohan falls under the C-list celeb category. When one thinks about it though, she hasn’t really been in any major movie for years. What isn’t arguable, however, is her net worth, which has fallen on hard times. Although it’s hard to believe, Celebrity Net Worth reports that she’s worth about $800,000 these days.
That just isn’t going to cut it when it comes to affording expensive cars. Take this Rolls-Royce, for example, she’s seen riding around in. Those can easily cost $300,000 or more, which would take almost half of her net worth before accounting any insurance and maintenance costs.
Megan Fox is best known for starring in a franchise that showcased rare luxury and sports cars. Thanks in part to her roles acting in both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, she's managed to bring her overall net worth up to around $8 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. That isn’t bad for a C-list celebrity. It’s a little light though for affording some of the vehicles the press spotted her posing with.
Here she’s attending a special Jaguar event where they showed off a bunch of special edition cars, including one that the site Stuff Fly People Like confirms Simon Doonan, fashion icon, had a part in working on.
Tara Reid’s big break came in the form of the Pie movies. Those launched in the late ‘90s. Although she dabbled in other roles after that, she’s since fallen out of the limelight. Recently she’s gained more popularity or notoriety (depending on one’s opinion) due to the Sharknado franchise.
Here Reid is posing in front of a beautiful white McLaren for a glamorous photoshoot. With a net worth of what Cheat Sheet reports comes out to around $2 million, we’d say she’d be hard pressed buying a car that would cost her about a tenth of how much money she’s got.
MC Hammer made waves for his rapping, dancing, and for those parachute pants. It’s no wonder he’s managed to make money over his career. His net worth these days isn’t as high as one would imagine though. The site Celebrity Net Worth notes it’s at about $1.5 million today. That hasn’t stopped him from making appearances at lavish functions, including one at Lake Como, Italy, where he posted a photo on Twitter standing next to an expensive Rolls-Royce Sweptail.
Business Insider reports that this lavish one-off custom costs a whopping $13 million. That definitely prices out MC Hammer who’s going to have to make a comeback if he ever wants a car like this.
Those who watch pro wrestling, along with the reality TV show Total Bellas, knows Nikki Bella is about nice cars. She’s got $6 million to spend, as the site Celebrity Net Worth reveals, so she probably doesn’t feel to bogged down by expenses.
Then again, a Lamborghini like this one would take a massive piece of her net worth, which might make her pause before diving into such a big purchase. Then again, maybe she could go halfsies on it with her twin sister and ring partner Brie, who seems to have just as much of an affinity for lavish cars as well (unlike husband Daniel Bryan).
Best known for her turn in the reality show called The Hills, Audrina Patridge has been a celebrity for years. She hasn’t had a break bigger than that though. Despite arguably hitting her biggest career breakthrough, her net worth lands at about $5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Over ten years ago, while The Hills was still on the air, Total Pro Sports reports that Patridge made an appearance at the 2008 Pepsi 500. She’s seen here standing next to a car with a special Pepsi paint job. While Patridge could likely walk away with the car, she’d have to pay a big chunk in order to buy it.
Reality TV has made plenty of C-list celebs over the years. One who had her 15 minutes of fame was Heidi Montag when she starred in The Hills. She came in with one of the lower net amounts on the list though. The site Celebrity Net Worth reports that Montag is worth about $20,000.
Here she’s photographed with a beautiful 1968 Chevy Camaro SS that’s sure to make car enthusiasts all over jealous. AutoEvolution reported back in 2009 that it was a gift from her fiancée ahead of their wedding (more on who her fiancée at the time and husband today is further down the list).
For those who aren’t aware, Porsha Williams Stewart’s claim to fame is The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s also known for marrying Kordell Stewart, a former NFL player. She’s all about showing off her wealth and in this photo, a Rolls-Royce. The thing is, she doesn’t really have the dough to afford one.
A car like this has to at least run $300,000 or more, while Celebrity Net Worth puts Stewart’s bank account around $500,000. She’s going to have to do another few seasons of reality TV if she wants to add this car—or any like it—to her fleet.
No one can blame a celebrity for wanting a Rolls-Royce, or even treating themselves to one with their hard-earned cash. Then again, not every celebrity can afford one. Blac Chyna, who’s best known for a relationship to Rob Kardashian and subsequent falling out, bought herself a lavish Rolls-Royce. People Magazine reports that it cost $400,000.
Celebrity Net Worth notes that she’s worth about $4 million. That means that about an eighth of her money went down the drain. While the Rolls-Royce is beautiful, Chyna may have bitten off more than she could chew. What made it even harder to believe was that she was only a month away from having a baby at the time, which costs a lot of money.
There are some actors who get the opportunity to be around some truly cool cars. Take Ansel Elgort, for example, who recently starred in the movie Baby Driver where he plays a getaway driver. In a post on Porsche’s newsroom section of their website, Elgort got to give a rundown of the 918 Spyder model. This car is fast, beautiful and comes with a 4.6-liter V8 engine.
Sadly, Elgort had to talk about a car that’s a little outside his financial range. The site Celebrity Net Worth reports that he has about $5 million thanks to the major movies he’s starred in, but it’s not enough to warrant buying an $845,000 car.
Kimberley Garner has made her money many different ways, from being a model to an actress to a swimwear designer. The site Celebsolino reports that her net worth comes out to around $1 million. While that’s certainly a healthy amount of money, it doesn’t quite make a Ferrari worth picking up.
She might be better off more with a BMW M2 or Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE. A Ferrari, on the other hand, is more suited to A-listers. These cars can start at $200,000 and would take out one-fifth of her money right off the bat. That wouldn’t be a wise car buying decision for the starlet.
2 Chainz has a rap career many dream of. He’s not the biggest rapper around though, so he can’t go buy whatever car he wants. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s got about $6 million, which is going to afford him plenty of great cars. With that kind of money, he’s on his way to putting together a nice car collection. We just don’t think a Lamborghini Huracan, like the one he’s standing next to here, is the way to go.
That car starts at around $200,000, which takes away a healthy sum from his bottom line. As cool as a Lamborghini is, he should look at another car.
Coming out of the Land Down Under, Iggy Azalea hit the scene a few years ago with her hit song, “Fancy.” That was a big song for Azalea that skyrocketed her to the top of the Billboard charts in 2014. It’s no wonder then that she’s managed to achieve a net worth of about $6 million, as per the site Celebrity Net Worth.
A Ferrari is going to take a massive chunk from her worth though, which is what Azalea sports here at a gas station. It even looks like she’s had someone else fill up the car for her unless it’s, in fact, their car and not hers.
Can DMX afford a Rolls-Royce? While we’re not ones to judge celebrities or suggest how they should spend their money, we just think it wouldn’t be the best investment to take on for the rapper. With the highest point of this rapper's career happening back in the ’90s, he probably stretched himself too far by posing with a Rolls-Royce on the album artwork for his 2001 release “The Great Depression.”
The car even looks like it’s worn down and past its prime. With what Celebrity Net Worth claims is $10 million to his name, he could certainly buy a Rolls-Royce, but it’d take a healthy chunk out of his money.
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, better known by his stage name of TYGA—which stands for Thank You God Always—is a rapper who dated Kylie Jenner. Like most rappers, he’s all about being flashy and sporting the rides too. His net worth is slightly less than people would imagine though for all the cars he’s spotted in.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s got about $3 million. While that makes him an affluent rapper, it’s paltry when one considers the cost of the world’s finest cars. Here he’s posing next to a Lamborghini that could end up taking away hundreds of thousands of his net worth overnight.
Janice Dickson has made her money through a number of ways. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she’s a model, photograph, and author. No one doubts her talents and ability to live the dream. Though what we will argue is whether she’s made enough money to own this sleek Mazda.
The same source points out that she’s worth about $500,000. While a Mazda like this won’t exactly break the bank, she isn’t boasting the biggest net worth around, even when it comes to C-listers. She might need another book deal if she wants to afford one, or another luxury car that’s comparable.
Dennis Rodman was one of the most dominant defensive players in the NBA. These days, he’s more of a globetrotter though, even spending some of his days in foreign areas. Here he’s seen standing next to a Rolls-Royce filling up at a Chevron. A car like this can’t cost less than $300,000 or so, which would be more than Rodman’s worth comes out to these days.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s worth about $500,000 today. Although he lives a flashy lifestyle, the best he could hope for is occasionally riding around in a Rolls-Royce, but not actually owning one.
Stephen Tobolowsky is a familiar actor who’s been in a lot of roles but whose name isn’t as widely known. That makes him a quintessential C-lister. Some of his most prominent roles include Spaceballs, Groundhog Day and Memento. On his official website, the actor posted a photo of him sitting on the edge of a Maserati front seat.
With a net worth of $1.5 million, his money looks skinny compared to what a Maserati like this costs. Those cars can cost well above $100,000, which would be a major cut out of Tobolowsky’s overall worth in money. Maybe if he gets a few more roles, it could be a different story though.
Eddie Griffin is with a Ferrari in this photo, though it looks like its seen better days. He’s got a net worth of about $5 million, as per the site Celebrity Net Worth, so he can afford one. It just may not be the best purchase though, considering how expensive they are.
What’s really worrisome is whether Griffin is responsible for this Ferrari’s damage. If so, he’s going to have to pay a lot more just to maintain the car over time. That might be a bit more than the comedian can afford, so he might be best steering clear of a Ferrari altogether.
Spencer Pratt was a reality star who married Heidi Montag, who we covered early on the list. With her net worth of $20,000, and Pratt’s $20,000 to match—as per Celebrity Net Worth—their total combined finances come out to around $40,000. That’s not enough to afford a nice car like this 1968 Chevy Camaro SS.
It was Pratt’s wedding gift back in 2009 to Montag according to AutoEvolution; one can only suspect they had more dough back then. Today, their finances wouldn’t allow them to get this car that would probably cost about half of their combined net worth.
Sources: Forbes, Cheat Sheet, Stuff Fly People Like, Celebrity Net Worth, Total Pro Sports, StephenTobolowsky.com, Twitter, AutoEvolution, People Magazine, Porsche, Celebsolino, Billboard