Most of us feel like we’re on top of the world if we can afford a generic Mustang or even a Camero. You know those cars that are available to everyone who can throw down enough to make a down payment and afford the monthly payment. However, if you’re a celebrity (which many of us dream of being), it’s almost a necessity to have at least two expensive cars—cars that normal folk like the rest of us only dreams about driving, let alone owning. When you think about it, it makes sense considering they make buckets of money and need something to spend it on, right?
Being wealthy is just another chance to indulge in all of the finer things in life, including vehicles. So when you’re rolling in the dough, why not buy that tricked out Bugatti or purchase every Mercedes-Benz in every color? For celebrities, especially popular ones, their income is almost infinite.
We bring you 15 celebrities who use their wealth to amass incredible car collections that extend beyond our wildest dreams. Who do you think is number one collector on our list? Keep reading to see!
15. Missy Elliot
Popular in the 2000s, rapper, songwriter, and producer Missy Elliot should also be known for her impressive car collection to. What kind of car does she prefer to collect? Fast cars, of course. One of the most notable cars in her collection is a purple Lamborghini Diablo, but she also has a 2004 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom, and a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo. Seems like 2004 was her year! Either way, her collection has gotten so extensive, her mom even asked her to stop collecting!
14. Amy MacDonald
Amy MacDonald may not be famous in the United States, but in Scottland, she’s a famous singer-songwriter, guitarist, and , of course, recording artist who has sold over 9 million albums around the world. Amy’s collection consists of every form of the Audi R8, but she has a Ferrari 458, Nissan GT-R, Range Rover Vogue, and a Bentley Continental.
13. Tim Allen
Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor (Tim Allen) may have lived a humble life and Buzz Lightyear’s primary mode of transportation was a skateboard or a rocket ship, Tim Allen, the man behind these characters, uses his hard earned money to buy lavish cars for his growing collection. Some cars that he owns include a Ford RS200, a Porsche Carrera GT, Karman Ghia, and a one-off 446 horsepower 1996 Chevy Impala SS—as well as several other incredible cars.
12. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton may be a driver for Mercedes as a Formula One Driver, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only type of car that he can ever drive again! In fact, Lewis enjoys collecting cars from all kinds. Some cars in his collection include a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Pagani Zonda 760, a La Ferrari, and a Mercedes CLK, just to name a few.
11. Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is an actor turned race car driver and loves every moment of it. After he embarked on a partnership with Porsche, Dempsey Racing, he’s following in the footsteps of famed actor/driver big shots like James Garner, Steve McQueen, and of course, Paul Newman. Some notable cars in his collection include 1963 Porsche 356, a postwar Jaguar XK120, 1972 Jaguar E-Type, and 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280E.
10. Manny Pacquiao
When it comes to boxers with a passion for fast cars, Manny Pacquiao is a notable contender. In his collection, you’ll find a Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz SL550, a remote controlled BYD F5 Suri, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and a Lincoln Navigator that is powered with a 5.4 litre Triton V8.
9. Floyd Mayweather
Former boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has made a fortune doing what our mother’s told us not to do (you know, fighting). It’s estimated that he is worth a couple hundred million dollars. It’s said the he owns more than 100 exotic and expensive cars. Some notable cars in his collection include a Bentley Mulsanne, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 458 Italia, and a Lamborghini Aventador.
8. Michael Jordan
Come on, how could you not think Michael Jordan wasn’t going to be on this list? With Jordan’s sneakers and an his incredible sports career, how else should he have spent his fortune? Some awesome cars like an Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 522 TR, and of course the special Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary Edition.
7. Paul Walker
You can’t expect that an actor who was in so many racing cars to not have a passion for cars in real life. Paul Walker, before his untimely death was an avid car collector. In his collection, you would find several Saleen Mustangs, a few rare German sports cars, a Rolls Royce Phantom and a BMW 850Si, just to name a few!
6. Ralph Lauren
When you are the man behind a popular fashion house, of course you’re going to be rolling in the dough. Ralph Lauren started his car collection back in 1970 with a 1971 Mercedes Benz 280E 3.5 convertible. How’s that for going big? Some other cars in his collection include a 1931 Alfa Romeo Monza, a 1934 Bugatti Type 59, and a 1957 Jaguar XKSS. Pretty fancy—fancy enough for a high fashion designer, don’t you think?
5. Snoop Dogg
As one of the most recognized rappers to ever hit the radio waves, Snoop Dog has always been about that rapper lifestyle. Many of the cars in his collection are low-riders, and he can be seen cruising down the streets of Los Angeles or down the strip in Las Vegas. Some of these cars include a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible donning the Laker’s colors, purple and gold, a 1968 Buick Riviera, a 1974 Cadillac and a 1959 Chevy Bel Air.
4. Chris Brown
Chris Brown may have gone through some stuff throughout his career, but all the while he was making bank. And, a good chunk of his money goes to Lamborghini cars. Some include a custom Lamborghini Gallardo, a Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Turbo, and a Dodge Viper SRT just to name a few. Hopefully, Chris will continue his success, and we can see what other awesome cars Chris plans on buying.
3. Rob Dyrdek
The MTV personality, skateboarder, entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek has created a nice little empire for himself, one of which includes the Street League, a circuit for pro skateboarders and is a secured worldwide distribution venue for the league on ESPN. One of the most notable cars includes a white Campagna T-Rex. He also owns a 2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo, and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.
2. Rowan Atkinson
You know that quirky English actor who plays Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson? Would you believe it if we told you that this man who portrays a clumsy, bumbling, simpleton has made a fortune from doing that and with that fortune, he’s amassed quite an impressive car collection? Some impressive cars in his collection include a McLaren F1, a Acura NSX, 1939 BMW 328, and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato.
1. Jay Leno
It’s no surprise that Jay Leno is the number 1 collector on this list. It’s no surprise to because he’s got one of the largest and most diverse collections among the rest of the celebrity car collectors. Why, his cars range from the 1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car, the McLaren F1, an Ariel Atom, 1963 Chrysler Turbine, and of course he’s got at least one Lamborghini—a 1986 Lambo Countach to be exact.