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The other day I showed you some crazy pictures of my recent 1,300 mile Lamborghini road trip and these videos of my meeting my top student who is now up $600,000+ with my teachings, how I made a stock trade from my Lambo, raking in $1,000ish in profits and some important lessons learned during my road trip:
Now my favorite female student Julie has done some hardcore research into the cars of the rich and famous…check out her guest blog post below:
This made me wonder what some of the other well-known millionaires and billionaires drive. I have created a post that will give you an idea of some of the cars that wealthy people from around the world cruise around in. Some are rather modest, driving vehicles that cost less than $60K while others like to flaunt their stuff and buy vehicles costing upwards of $1M with the most expensive on this list costing a solid $8M! Keep in mind, they probably have more than just one car…
First we have Larry Ellison. I freaking love writing about this guy, what a boss. Look at this car! Some of the elite like to save their money, but Ellison seems to take great pride in buying extravagant items, and vehicles are no exception. This billionaire, the founder of Oracle, is famous for his many cars. One of his most prestigious items is this McLaren F1. In 1998, the car was declared the fastest ever to hit the road and its invention is seen as revolutionary. Production of the cars stopped that year and now they can fetch up to $4.1M each.
Second we have Jay Leno. A major car nut, he even has a website (http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/) dedicated to the many vehicles he drives. He has a 17,000-square-foot garage filled with cars ranging from classics like the 1906 Stanley Steamer to the more recent EcoJet. This guy appreciates all sorts of vehicles and loves to have a variety. One of my favorites is the one pictured below, a beautiful rosewood color Lamborghini costing approximately $250K. Reportedly the most expensive is his Mercedes SLR McLaren, which has a price tag of $450K.
Next up is Sir Richard Branson. Yet another fun individual to write about. The eccentric British businessman is the founder of the Virgin Group and has an estimate net worth of $4.2 billion according to Forbes. His unconventional style doesn’t escape his choice of vehicles. He drives a $125K+ Gibbs Aquada amphibious car which he often uses to zip across the English Channel. Snazzy.
Life is good when you’re Jay-Z. This rapper and entrepreneur drove an $8M ride in one of his music videos. Reportedly capable of reaching a speed of nearly 220 mph, this vehicle is said to look like the Batmobile.
Next we have Mr. Michael Bloomberg. New York’s mayor drives an Audi R8. Why do you even need a car in New York? This posh car retails at about $120K and packs some serious horse power, going from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Don’t spill your 32 ounce soda staring at this beauty.
We can’t forget about the world’s richest man. Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecom giant, drives a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The vehicle even has a fancy name for God’s sake. It costs far more than most houses in Mexico and places around the world at about $300K. Since the 6 litre W12 engine can propel the car from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 200 mph, you’ll be able to get away from Mexican drug lords in no time.
Seventh on the list is Bill Gates. The co-founder of Microsoft drives a Porsche 959 Coupe. It is one of only 230 in the world. Apparently it took a federal law signed by then-president Bill Clinton to allow the billionaire to drive the car since there was no crash-test rating. Dang. While most of us lose money on our cars, this vehicle now goes for north of $400K after costing about $225K when new. Must be nice.
Sean Parker, co-founder of companies such as Napster and Airtime, cruises around Cali in an Audi S5. With a starting price tag of ‘only’ around $50K, he opts to drive a glitzier $100K Tesla when in Los Angeles.
Ninth is Nike founder Phil Knight. He has a $120K Audi R8. Simple wasn’t good enough though, as he insisted on a silver sideblade on the black model. Depending on the exact model, the car can go from 0 to 60 in roughly four seconds.
Ahhh McDreamy. Here is celebrity who appreciates the rare, classic cars. For Dempsey, that specific classic happens to be one of the finest roadsters ever created in Britain. According to msn.com, Dempsey is also a very keen racer. In addition to the exquisite 1951 Jag, he drives a Porsche GT3 RS and races a Mazda RX-8. He also co-owns an IndyCar Series team called Vision Racing.
We actually have a girl on this list as well. Paris Hilton drives a Bentley GT Continental. Not necessarily that expensive or impressive by itself, the blonde heiress decided to order it in pink and ask for a diamond-encrusted dashboard. With a price tag of $285K, the ‘pink everything’ car isn’t that big of a surprise coming from this Barbie-loving girly girl.
Last but not least, we have Leonardo DiCaprio. This Hollywood star drives a $100K Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid. He is one of the more environmentally conscious individuals on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean he wants to sacrifice style.