World-Renowned Celebrity Car Collectors
We all like nice things, but for some of the wealthiest people in the world, luxury is a lifestyle. From awe-inspiring mansions to fashion-forward wardrobes, celebrities love to celebrate their hard work with all sorts of toys. One of the top assets that celebrities choose to invest in are automobiles. Some purchase a luxury car or two, while others spend millions on the rarest vehicles ever produced. Here are three of the most world-renowned celebrity car collectors.
Boutique designer Ralph Lauren started from very humble beginnings, sewing neckties in his small rental apartment in New York City. Now, he is one of the top designers in the world. Throughout his incredible journey, he has never lost his affection for cars. He currently owns around 70 vehicles worth approximately $300 million total. Among them is a 1929 Birkin Blower Bentley that was raced at the world’s oldest car race in 1930. According to Lauren, his most prized possession in his Bugatti 57SC Atlantic of 1938. It is one of the rarest automobiles on Earth, rumored to be only two in existence.
If any of you are fans of Jerry Seinfeld, you might have heard of his show entitled, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.” In the show, Seinfeld picks up some of his favorite comedians in any one of his collection of luxury vehicles. With a net worth of about $900 million, he has plenty of money to burn on cars. He is a big Porsche fan, owning a record 46 Porsche models at one point in time. Among them are a 1955 Porsche 550 RS, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, 1986 Porsche 959, and the extremely rare 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet.
The wild card of the bunch is former Fugees member, Wyclef Jean. Unlike most car collectors, he prefers to remodel his luxury vehicles to match his desired specifications. Most collectors like to preserve the authentic look and feel of their rides, but not Wyclef. He owns a McLaren F1 that held the record for fastest car in the world in 1998. Two of his most unique vehicles are his hot pink 1957 El Dorado convertible with fuzzy, pink interior and his Hummer H2, fully equipped with a large seawater aquarium in the rear.