Four of the Most Extreme Celebrity Car Collections
Few subjects attract the general public’s interest quite like famous people and their fabulous car collections. Luxury homes and exotic travel serve as visible baubles of wealth and success, but for many celebrities, nothing says “I’ve made it big” quite like owning a fleet of high-end performance cars.
Car brands and models speak to the celebrities’ style and tastes, but sometimes the sheer number of cars a person owns says even more about them. Celebrity cars often tell a visual tale of a lifelong obsession.
Here are a few of the most interesting stories of celebrity car collections.
Jerry Seinfeld – The comedian has had a thing for German-made cars since he was a kid growing up on Long Island. From his first car, a 1977 Volkswagen Beetle, to his current collection of nearly 50 Porches, look no further than Seinfeld’s garage to capture the essence of his success. Speaking of his garage, for years Seinfeld rented an airport hangar in California to shelter his car collection. Now that he’s married and living back in New York, most of his collection is housed in his 20-car garage in Manhattan.
Kobe Bryant – As the NBA’s highest-paid player (and third-highest in its history), the Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard has some nice wheels to go along with his five championship rings. He owns a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce Bentley and a Range Rover.
Sultan of Brunei – As head of this Asian nation’s royal family, the Sultan’s collection of more than 7,000 cars is said to be worth as much as $5 billion. But not to worry, he’s one of the world’s richest men with a net worth believed to be about four times as much as the value of his car collection.
Paris Hilton – Heiress to a prominent international hotel chain, Paris Hilton is far more reserved about her collection of stylish automobiles than her male counterparts. Nevertheless, she has been known to own such luxury drives as a Rolls Royce Ghost (which runs more than $300,000) and a Mercedes SLR. She has also owned an environmentally-friendly Yukon Hybrid.
Reading about celebrity car collections can send your mind wandering about your dream car. Though we can’t all enjoy a garage full of luxury cars, by saving a little on car insurance, you can work toward other indulgences. Start by requesting a car insurance quote for your car. Affordable auto insurance can help you save money to treat yourself to luxuries, large and small, in the future.
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