One of the things that celebrities have figured out is that to have more money, you have to add more value to the marketplace. The more people you affect positively, the more money you're going to make. That is the reason that boxers such as Floyd Mayweather can make $100 million in one night. Another prime example is a blockbuster movie. The more people see the movie, the more money it's going to make.
So, what do celebrities do with their money once they've made a lot of it? Most of them invest it while others spend it all. While some celebrities buy several houses and jets, others have an affinity for cars. When you are rich and love cars, you don't have to settle for only one vehicle; you can buy several. That is what some celebrities did. Once they bought the first few cars, their hobby evolved into collecting cars. Since celebrities like to stand out from the rest, car collecting became a competition.
We wanted to see who has the largest collection of cars, so we peeked inside celebrity garages. Our search led us to discover extravagant car collections, so we compiled a list of the biggest celebrity car collectors in the world.
25 Sultan Of Brunei
Who? Birth name Hassanal Bolkiah is the current Sultan of Brunei. Never mind what that means, we're just interested in his car collection. If you thought that Jay Leno had a lot of cars, then wait until you read how many Bolkiah had collected.
Having a fortune of $20 billion, Bolkiah is a baller, to say the least. His car collection consists of 7,000 vehicles, according to Top Speed. No, that was not a typo. It's 6999 plus 1 car. We don't need to bother mentioning his cars, as you can imagine that he owns just about every superb car manufactured.
24 Floyd Mayweather
When you talk about car connoisseurs, you can't leave Floyd Mayweather out of the conversation. Apart from owning several Bugattis and Rolls Royces, Mayweather owned the rare Koenigsegg CCXR, worth almost $5 million. His entire collection is worth more than $15 million. When you make $100 million in a few hours, splurging a few million on cars won't hurt you too much.
Floyd stores the vehicles in his garages in Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Who says that you can't have it all?
23 Ralph Lauren
Mr. Lauren is the epitome of cool, at least in my opinion. How can you not be cool when you're almost 80 years old and worth more than $6 billion? Lauren, a fashion guru, knows how to design clothes but also how to pick out rare, classic vehicles that most of us cannot afford. If you want to see some of the rarest Ferraris, Porsches, and Bugattis, then you need to ask Mr. Lauren for a tour of his garage. Some of the cars in his garage are a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and a 1996 McLaren F1 Le Mans.
Forbes stated that he has 70 cars that are worth $300 million.
22 50 Cent
Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as 50 Cent, would not stop trying until he got rich. The New York-based rapper achieved worldwide fame with his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He did that, and when he collected his paycheck, Curtis thought that he would reward himself with a few cars.
50 Cent took Forbes magazine on a tour of his cars, which included a 2011 Ranger Rover, a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, a 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago and a bulletproof Chevy Suburban when he travels around New York.
21 Jay Leno
While numerous people collect cars, nobody has a collection like Jay Leno. The popular host of The Tonight Show, Leno has a car collection that only a few people can surpass. After calling it a day on The Tonight Show, Leno started a program called Jay Leno's Garage. The premise of the show involves Leno providing car reviews, comparing cars and motorcycle reviews, as well as providing sneak peeks into his garage.
Leno's vehicle collection consists of 169 cars and 117 bikes. Try to beat that.
20 David Beckham
Being one of the biggest soccer players in the world allows you to enjoy many perks. One of those perks is amassing a car collection. Beckham is no stranger to buying exotic vehicles, and he's not the only one in the Beckham household. His wife, Victoria, and son, Brooklyn, also drive lavish vehicles.
He has more than twenty cars in his collection, featuring cars such as a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Bentley Baytega, a Jaguar XK8 and a 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera, which was Beckham's first supercar. Brooklyn enjoys getting around London in his Mercedes C-Class.
19 Eric Clapton
What could be better than being one of the biggest singers in the world? Well, also having the money to afford any car that you choose is about as good as it gets. Clapton is an avid car collector, who has been collecting Ferraris for decades.
According to Wilson Auto, Clapton's first car was a 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood. The car was big and had no power steering. George Harrison introduced Clapton to his new purchase, a 365 GTC Ferrari. Clapton fell in love with the car, which sparked the desire to collect Ferraris. One of the cars that Clapton owns is a 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso, valued at more than $2.3 million.
18 Jay Kay (Jamiroquai)
Having money and good taste in cars allows you to garner a car collection that most men envy. Jay Kay, better known as Jamiroquai, was a popular singer in the early 2000s. Jamiroquai gained a huge following after releasing hits such as Virtual Insanity, Cosmic Girl and Canned Heat.
Jamiroquai has more than 50 vehicles in his collection, consisting of a Ferrari Enzo, a Lamborghini Miura SV and the Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove in the James Bond movies. He wanted to sell at least a million dollars of his collection.
What do you do when you have more than $900 million? You marry someone who also has a lot of money. That is what Jay Z did and collected a number of cars because he can. The only thing better than being able to buy a Bugatti Veyron is having someone buy it for you. Jay-Z received a Bugatti Veyron from his wife, Beyonce, on his 41st birthday. The shopping spree didn't stop there, as the two collected more than 25 vehicles.
The car collection is worth around $15 million, which is just over 1% of Jay-Z's total wealth.
16 Jerry Seinfeld
If there is one man who loves Porsches, it is Jerry Seinfeld. Considering that Seinfeld was one of the most popular sitcoms in television history, Jerry Seinfeld has the pockets to fit his craving for exotic and classic cars. Some of the cars in the collection include a 1955 Porsche 550 RS, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS and a 1949 Porsche 356.
His Porsche collection racked up more than $22 million at the Gooding Amelia Auction, according to Forbes. That's not even his entire collection.
15 John Cena
Whether you love him or hate him, you can't deny that Cena is one of the biggest WWE stars in history. Residing in Tampa, Florida, Cena claims that his car collection has outgrown his garage. "I don’t just buy them to buy them. I buy them because I enjoy them, and every car has a story," Cena said.
Some of the cars that Cena hoards in his garage include a 2009 Corvette ZR1, a 1970 Buick GSX and a 2006 Dodge Viper. Cena's entire collection is 21 cars, according to Sportskeeda.
14 Justin Bieber
Give a kid more than $100 million, and you can't blame him for buying some of the most lavish cars that many men cannot afford. Bieber is one of the biggest singing sensations, who has a fan base called Beliebers.
Whether or not you're a Belieber, you better Belieb that Justin has a great car collection. He has owned more than 15 cars which include a Ferrari F430, a Cadillac CTS-V, a Fisker Karma, and a Lamborghini Aventador. Part of the collection consists of an Audi R8 that Bieber wrapped in leopard print. Belieb that.
13 Lewis Hamilton
Being paid millions to drive fast cars is a dream that most men want to fulfill. One of the men who never stopped dreaming and turned the fantasy into a reality was Lewis Hamilton. The British driver is one of the best Formula 1 drivers in history. Having won five Formula 1 World Championships, you'd expect him to have an impressive car collection. Well, he has. Lewis' car collection is worth more than $17 million. Some of the cars in the collection include a LaFerrari, a McLaren P1, and a Mercedes-AMG SLS.
12 Lupe Fiasco
For those of you who don't already know, Lupe Fiasco is a rapper that has been involved in the music industry since the year 2000. Worldwide hits such as Superstar and Daydreaming allowed Lupe Fiasco to head down to an exotic dealership and buy several impressive cars.
He is one of the biggest hip-hop car collectors, owning majestic vehicles such as a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Ferrari 575M, a Mercedes Benz SL500 and a 1974 Chevrolet pickup. The entire collection consists of around 10 cars.
11 Manny Pacquiao
He might be a humble boxer, whom the world expected to beat Floyd Mayweather, but his car collection is anything but humble. Being 5'5", allows Pacquiao to fit into the lowest supercars that Dwayne Johnson cannot purchase due to his gargantuan frame. The massive payday from the Mayweather fight allowed Pacquiao to expend his car collection quite a bit.
In 2015, Pacquiao had 13 cars, but he was not shy to add more to the collection. Some of the cars that Pacquiao drives include a Ferrari 458 Italia and a Mercedes Benz SL550.
10 Michael Jordan
"Jordan shoots...he scores." We got tired of hearing the commentators state those words, but it was those actions that allowed Jordan to become one of the best basketball players of all time and the opportunity to buy any vehicle that he desired. Forbes named Jordan the richest sports figure, amassing more than a $1 billion in earnings. Although Jordan can afford any vehicle that he desires, he opted for more conservative cars such as the 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a Ferrari 512 TR.
Jordan has owned more than 13 cars; some of the vehicles were impressive classics.
9 Sylvester Stallone
Starring in blockbusters such as Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables allowed Stallone to accumulate a $40o million fortune. Although Stallone is 72 years old now, you don't want to mess with him. He has bigger muscles than most 20-year-olds and a car collection that only a few men can afford. When you have as much money as Stallone, you can afford to own an Aston Martin DBS, a Mercedes Benz SL65 and a Ferrari 599 GTB.
Stallone has more than 15 cars in his collection and isn't shy to show the vehicles. Good for him.
Faheem Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is a rapper and record producer. His hits include Buy U a Drank, Bartender and I'm Sprung, and all of them helped Najm make a name for himself in the industry. When Najm isn't in the studio recording, he is scouring the dealerships for amazing rides.
Najm owns more than twenty vehicles. He stated that he doesn't count how many cars he has; he buys whatever he likes. Of all the lavish vehicles that Najm owns, he stated that his favorite is the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
7 Missy Elliott
She hasn't released a big hit in many years, but Missy Elliott made her mark in the music industry with hits such as Get Ur Freak On and Work It. Besides being one of the biggest names in hip-hop, Missy Elliott has spent some of her fortune on cars. She spent more than $2 million to buy around 15 cars. If you can, why not?
Some of the cars in her garage include a purple Lamborghini Diablo and a 2005 Bentley Continental GT. You can't dispute that she's got good taste in cars.
6 Wyclef Jean
Jean was part of one of the biggest hip-hop groups in the '90s called The Fugees. He pursued a solo career after the members of Fugees parted and found success. Songs such as Perfect Gentleman and Gone Till November made audiences perk up their ears to find out about the fuss. When Jean isn't in the studio recording, he is collecting vehicles.
According to Golden Eagle, Jean has accumulated 37 cars. He spent more than $1 million on a McLaren F1, with a top speed of 240 mph. Jean also owns a Pagani Zonda C12, which has a 6-liter V12 engine.
5 Tim Allen
While most car collectors buy the latest models, Allen has opted to acquire a classic fleet. The star of hit movies such as Toy Story and The Santa Claus has made a substantial amount of money, which he has used to collect numerous vintage vehicles. Some of the vehicles that you will find in his collection include a Ford RS200, a Shelby Cobra 289 and a 1950 Cadillac.
When ABC asked Allen in an interview how many cars he has, Allen simply replied, "More than I need."
4 Nicolas Cage
He might be a bad boy on-screen, but offscreen he is a good guy with a bad boy car collection. Nicolas Cage became one of Hollywood's biggest stars by starring in blockbusters such as Lord of War, National Treasure and Face Off. After collecting millions of dollars in checks from the movies he starred in, Cage bought a fine collection of cars.
Cage's business manager claimed that Cage squandered his fortune by buying nine Rolls Royce cars, according to The Telegraph. Cage had a collection of more than twenty cars.
3 Paul Walker
The premiere of the Fast and the Furious introduced the world to a car fanatic who would become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Paul Walker starred as Brian O'Conner in the Fast and the Furious franchise. When Walker wasn't shooting the films, he was purchasing vehicles. The great news was that the star had more than 30 vehicles. The bad news was that somebody stole the collection after Walker's passing. Some of the cars included a BMW M1, a Chevrolet Corvette C1, a Mercedes Benz 560 SL and a Porsche 911, according to The Sun.
2 Rick Ross
Rappers are known for splurging on cars and showing the extravagant purchases on social media. One of those splurgers is hip-hop star Rick Ross. He wanted to show that he could have a bigger car collection than 50 Cent, so Ross went out and bought some toys.
Some of the cars that you can find in his garage include a Fisker Karma, a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Rolls Royce Wraith. He also owned two Maybach Coupes. His custom Maybach 57S cost $430,000 in 2008. Ross also showed off his Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and CLS on Instagram.
1 Rowan Atkinson
Although we didn't expect you to take Mr. Bean's ride seriously, you have to take Rowan Atkinson's impressive car collection seriously. Atkinson is an actor, comedian and screenwriter, best known for his work as Mr. Bean. The Mini Morris that Mr. Bean drove wasn't that glamorous, but Atkinson has made up for that by garnering an impressive fleet of vehicles in his personal life. If you peek into his garage you will see cars such as the Mercedes Benz SLG AMG, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Skoda Superb and a BMW i3.
Atkinson owns more than 15 vehicles.
Sources: thesun.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk, forbes, topspeed