Being a celebrity has its perks. Whether athlete, actor or musician, the job comes with a pretty stellar payday. The following celebs have more than enough cash and credit to afford the cars that are associated with their personage, but if you’re an automotive manufacturer, what better way to advertise than to put Justin Bieber behind the wheel of your latest model? Perks. From exotics to classics, here are eight celebs with the coolest of cars.
8. David Beckham
David Beckham pretty much exudes cool. He has a rock star persona, yet made good on the soccer pitch. It’s fascinating that someone like Beckham, who was traditionally known as an assist man, was the international sensation that he was. It never hurts when an indie film uses your name, and goes on to launch the career of Keira Knightley. David is a known lover of fine automobiles, and what else would you expect from a finely tuned athlete? He often cruises in the family Land Rover, and has been seen on more than a few occasions cruising the streets of Los Angeles on a few motorcycles, but when he’s really looking to roll in style…? He rocks the Rolls Royce Phantom. Specifically, his blacked-out Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe. It is certainly a sight, and so is the price tag, beginning at $533,000.
7. Chris Brown
Chris Brown may not have the best taste in social interaction, especially when he feels he’s being threatened as an alpha, but when it comes to cars, he knows and appreciates precision engineering. Chris has been cruising in hot rides since he hit it big in the music industry, and he has love for everything exotic. Sadly, he has a history of treating cars better than he does people, but we’re hopeful he’s working a lot of that stuff out in therapy. If you met the guy in person, you’d be shocked. He’s one of the more humble celebrities you’d come across. Back to the cars. Chris has been known to roll in everything from a Lamborghini Gallardo to a custom Lamborghini Aventador that is done in a shade of blue you’ve never seen before. And how about that Rezvani Beast he bought in 2015?
6. Kanye West
Anyone who enjoys a good laugh probably likes all of the random fan and paparazzi videos starring Kanye West. In one of the best, he’s cruising in his Lamborghini Aventador and has plenty to say about how sick his ride is. There isn’t really anything we haven’t seen Kanye in at this point. From Mercedes-Benz AMGs to Ferrari to Rolls Royce to Bentley to custom trucks, Kanye drives what he wants to drive when he wants to drive it. If we’re to make anything from his latest publicity grab, he’ll be producing some sort of car in the next 10 years. We imagine the car will be groundbreaking in technology, able to feed off the energy of things around it, and if Kanye is driving it, able to run infinitely on the fuel of his ego. Just kidding, Kanye. Don’t put us on social media blast. Actually…go ahead.
5. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is still in his early 20s, but the guy has run with some fast cars since turning 16. It’s safe to say that Justin has driven more exotics and rarities than you’ll ever have the chance to see or touch. Remember that Fisker Karma he was driving early in his driving career? It was chrome. Hey, if you’re gonna be flashy… Then he started buying this and that, street racing in Florida, and getting arrested for careless driving. Justin seems to have his mindset focused in the right direction now, and he is working through his flat black phase as an automotive consumer. Justin has owned at Ferrari Italia, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8…the list goes on. His collection is currently estimated to be worth $1.2 million.
4. Simon Cowell
When it comes to dropping monster money on whatever he damn well pleases, Simon Cowell is that guy. The TV producer, show creator, music producer, television personality and general comfort seeker is really enjoying life in the lap of luxury. He vacations on yachts, has relations with his best friend’s wife, has a child with her and ensures that no other man would lure her eyes with a car hotter than his Bugatti Veyron. And that’s just a scratch on the surface for Simon. He understands that fine autos are fine investments, so he owns everything from classic Jaguar convertibles to a Ferrari 360 and 430, a Bentley Azure, a classic Ford Bronco, Mitsubishi Evo 7—for racing—a Can-Am Spyder and, of course, a Smart Car. At least we know he’s not completely pretentious. There are even more in the mix, and some we’re probably not aware of.
3. Jay Z
As everyone has seen in Jay Z’s music videos, he loves to show off hot rides, and really cool watercraft. And these aren’t categorized as video rentals that simply make him look cooler. Jay Z owns several smoking hot rides, including the Maybach Exelero. What’s another way to say Maybach Exelero? How about, “The Most Expensive Car in The World.” The $8 million price tag is reserved for people who are pulling down some serious coin. Jay Z also owns a Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II and a Zonda prototype that moves him faster than when Beyonce snaps her finger for his attention. Considering Jay Z is worth an estimated $650 million, and Beyonce is worth $400 million, these cars are toys for the billionaires.
2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren is a name that is iconic in the fashion industry. The man who made polo shirts Polo Shirts has a great love for fashion, but also the great outdoors and automotive engineering. Ralph Lauren is so into cars that his collection has been offered as an auto show. You can’t go wrong publicizing your brand by getting outside of the box. It was just for a different kind of runway. If you were to step into Ralph Lauren’s garage, you wouldn’t feel like you were in a garage, rather the showroom for one of the world’s finest automotive dealers. Carpeted flooring, vehicles resting on platforms, showroom style comfort: everything you’d expect from someone who is worth an estimated $6.4 billion. Some of the finest automotive forms in Ralph’s collection: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM; 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gull Wing Coupe; 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder.
1. Jay Leno
Jay Leno is an easy top spot on this list. What doesn’t Jay have? That would be the question to ask. Jay doesn’t have one garage full of cars, he has a warehouse. We’re not exactly sure how many cars, trucks and motorcycles Jay Leno owns at present, but we imagine it to be somewhere close to 200 vehicles. Wasting no time in addressing the coolest of his incredible collection: 2014 McLaren P1; 1986 Lamborghini Countach; 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S; 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car (a rarely produced car that can run on pretty much anything flammable); Jaguar XK120M Coupe; 1930 Bentley G400. These cars aren’t even a scratch on the surface. Bottom line: this is a guy who owns a motorcycle that is powered by a small jet turbine. We’d imagine a tour through Jay’s garage would be a two day affair.