The first hit-single that Marshall Mathers gained worldwide recognition for was "My Name Is." Since then, he produced several albums that broke records, making him the most famous rapper in the world.
Using his Eminem persona, Mathers acquired a fortune by being one of the biggest selling rap artists in history and touring the world. Having amassed a fortune of almost $200 million, Mathers isn't strapped for cash like he was when performing underground rap battles.
The stupendous fortune has allowed him to live an abundant life. One of the characteristics I admire the most about him is his humbleness. Mathers is one of the few rap artists who doesn't splurge money on frivolous possessions and brag about it on social media. That is one of the reasons that finding pictures with him beside cars was so challenging.
Since Mathers worked hard to build the Eminem brand, he used a small percentage of his fortune to acquire an impressive car collection. We wanted to find out what he cruises in around town when not globetrotting, so we delved into the history of his car purchases. We were surprised to discover that he has a vast collection that will make most rappers jealous.
15 Dodge Super Bee
Finding a picture of Eminem next to a car is almost like finding a diamond in the dirt but finding one of him washing a car is even rarer. Although treated like a star wherever he goes, Eminem doesn't mind getting his hands dirty when he's not on tour.
After washing the Super Bee, Eminem got under the hood to inspect the car. He checked the oil to ensure it was on par and that the water level was sufficient. Which man, who loves cars, doesn't love an extravagant muscle car? Although Dodge produced the Super Bee from 1968 until 1971, the automaker resurrected it in 2007. Eminem owns the 1970 Super Bee.
14 Audi R8 Spyder
Drivers who are adamant about owning a German supercar should look no further than the R8 Spyder. No need to worry about performance if you're an R8 Spyder owner, as the magnificent machine has a V10 engine that pumps out 532 horsepower and a top speed of 198 mph. The seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission allows the car to reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to Audi USA.
If the speed wasn't enough to lure in consumers, then the lavish exterior and the top down do the trick. The Spyder ranks amongst the Aventador and the 458 Italia.
13 Hummer H2
Which rapper in the '90s didn't own a Hummer? When Hummer proved that the car could handle tough terrains, the automaker made a civilian version. Numerous rappers promoted the vehicle in their videos, and the hype around the vehicle spread.
The biggest problem about the vehicle was its bulky frame. Hummer drivers struggled to occupy one lane and finding a parking bay that would fit the massive vehicle was a nightmare. The other major problem that Hummer drivers had with the vehicle was the exorbitant gas bills. The H2 wasn't shy to suck petrol and didn't provide reliability.
12 Cadillac Escalade
Since Eminem is always on the go, he needs a chauffeur to get him to the various venues. When not cruising around town in a muscle car, Eminem takes the back seat of his Escalade. The full-size luxury SUV has been in production since 1988 and competition to the Mercedes-Benz GL-class and Lexus LX, as well as the Lincoln Navigator.
Eminem loves the Escalade, as it provides him with the much-needed safety he yearns, as well as power when he needs to escape the throng of fans. Under the bonnet, the Escalade boasts an impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine that is capable of pumping out 420 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque.
11 Lamborghini Aventador
In my opinion, Lamborghini has produced a unique vehicle design. Lamborghini made such a strong impression on the market that its '90s models such as the Diablo exceed the prices of its latest models.
The Aventador is the epitome of style and performance. Under the bonnet is a 6.5-liter V12 engine that can pump out a massive 690 horsepower. Eminem will get plenty of power from the Aventador, as it reaches 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds. The massive engine produces a top speed of 217 mph. Consumers who want to own the Aventador will have to fork out $400,000.
10 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Regardless of which Porsche you buy, you won't make the wrong decision. The 911 series has been popular amongst car enthusiasts since it debuted in 1963 so much that Porsche has kept it in production since. Considering that the German manufacturer is always looking to spice up its models, the 911 needed a refined look, so Porsche manufactured the GT3 RS.
The car was a high-performance vehicle intended for racing. Porsche ensured that the GT3 RS provided tremendous speed by fitting a 4-liter engine that could spurt out 520 horsepower. The car needs 3.2 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
9 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
When you've amassed a fortune, taking a small chunk of your money to purchase a magnificent sports car such as the 430 Scuderia won't break the bank. Ferrari unveiled the magnificent 430 at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. Michael Schumacher had the honor of unveiling the 430 Scuderia, the successor to the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Ferrari produced the 430 Scuderia to compete against the Porsche RS-models and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. The engine pumps out 503 horsepower and needs 3.6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
8 Ford Mustang GT
If you enjoy muscle cars and are a fan of Eminem, you had the opportunity to purchase Eminem's Ford Mustang GT. When the car went on eBay, Eminem wasn't the owner, but he purchased the vehicle when he received his first paycheck from royalties.
The car was red when Eminem bought it, but he painted it purple and fitted a set of custom wheels, according to Motor Authority. Eminem bought the 1999 model and kept it until 2003 when he put it on eBay. A 12-year old heiress to a multi-million dollar business purchased it from the rapper. Later, she put the car on eBay for auction.
7 Ferrari 575
The business model that Ferrari employed was to manufacturer limited numbers for each model to make the cars exclusive. The Italian manufacturer produced just over 2,000 units of the Ferrari 575. One of the fortunate owners of the magnificent car was Eminem.
While cruising in the 575, Eminem will experience the power of the 5.7-liter V12 engine that can pump out 533 horsepower and reach a top speed of 199 mph. Ferrari outdid themselves with the design of the 575, as the car infuses luxury with a sporty look. The Italian manufacturer wanted to make the 575 special, so it offered the GTC package as optional.
6 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Everybody wants to feel like James Bond, even big superstars such as Eminem. In my opinion, the Aston Martin is one of the most underrated supercars on the market. What's not to like about a car that has dashing looks and a luxurious interior?
The car provides elegance and a tremendous amount of performance. Under the bonnet of the Vantage is a twin-turbo 4-liter V8 engine that can pump out 503 horsepower through the eight-speed automatic. The car can reach a top speed of 205 mph and needs just under four seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. The starting price is $187,000.
5 Ferrari 599 GTO
Tamara Ecclestone isn't the only celebrity who owns the 599 GTB, as Eminem is also a proud owner. Ferrari designed the 599 to replace the 575M. Pininfarina was responsible for the magnificent design of the 599. Ferrari released the details about the 599 GTO in 2010 to whet the appetite of Ferrari fans.
The car was a road-legal version of the 599 XX track day car. At the time, Ferrari claims that the 599 GTO was the fastest road car produced, as it could lap the Fiorano lap circuit in 1 minute and 24 seconds, one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo. The car could reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and had a top speed of 208 mph.
4 Ford GT
Although Ford has established a name for making the best selling car in the U.S. for several decades, Eminem was more interested in the sports cars that Ford offered. The most prominent sports car that emerged from the Ford factory was the GT.
Henry Ford agreed with Enzo Ferrari to purchase the Italian automaker. When Enzo backed out of the deal, Henry commanded his engineers to build a car that would beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The engineers fulfilled Mr. Ford's wishes and built the GT 40. The car beat Ferrari at the race and won the competition four consecutive times since 1966.
3 Porsche Carrera GT
The Carrera GT was in production for only four years, but it left a mark on the automotive industry. Sports Car International featured the Carrera GT at number one on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 2000s and achieved the eight spot on the Top Sports Cars of All Time list.
Porsche wanted its fans to have exclusivity for the Carrera GT, so it produced around 1200 units. Popular Science magazine granted the Carrera GT the Best of What's New award in 2003. The 5.7-liter V10 engine was capable of pumping out 603 horsepower and reached a top speed of 205 mph.
2 McLaren MP4-12C
According to Zero to Turbo, one of the exquisite cars in Eminem's garage is the McLaren MP4-12C. Most McLaren fans refer to the car as the 12C, which was the first production road car since the McLaren F1. The car has a fiber composite chassis, and the 3.8-liter longitudinally-mounted McLaren M838T twin-turbocharged engine powers the car.
Eminem will get plenty of performance from the 12C, as the car reaches a top speed of 205 mph and needs 3.1 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph, according to Top Speed. The 12C's magnificent exterior makes the purchase more alluring.
1 Porsche 911 Turbo
You'd think that the Carrera GT and the GT3 RS would be enough to quench Eminem's Porsche thirst, but he wasn't satisfied until he added the 911 Turbo to his collection. Considering that the 911 has been in production since 1963, it is Porsche's most successful model.
Porsche has manufactured more than one million 911s. The millionth one is on display at the Volkswagen Group Forum, in Berlin. The 911 Turbo has a twin-turbo 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that pumps out 540 horsepower. Lamborghini fans who thought that the Aventador was fast would be surprised to find out that the 911 Turbo needs only 2.7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
Sources: Top Speed, Motor Authority & Audi USA