We guess we all know that slaylebrities are rich, and sometimes there is such a thing as having too much money. Yes, it sounds impossible but there is.
Today we’re talking about the Slaylebrities that have too much money to spend.
However rich you are, you can’t just go out buying super expensive things just because you have the cash. Or can you?
It seems like you can, and slaylebrities are here to prove it. From private jets, to way more than luxurious homes and opulent cars, these Slaylebrities really love to splurge. Most people cannot do anything else than talk about them, envy them, or start working harder and hope that they will soon have the same crazy amount of money.
Our list is quite a comprehensive list split into new timers and old timers.
The New Timers
Floyd Mayweather – Fight Tickets – $605.000
We start our top 11 celebrities that are too rich with Floyd Mayweather.
The professional boxer seems to love his friends a lot, since he gave them free fight tickets worth $605.000. And he didn’t even win the fight. What a shame.
Money Mayweather, as he is dubbed, has ranked #1 in 2012 in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, having an approximate net worth of $280 million.
So when you’re this rich and you have a very luxurious lifestyle, with a lot of expensive cars, opulent watches and a $17 million dollar mansion in Las Vegas, spending a little over half a million dollars for some tickets seems quite reasonable, right?
P. Diddy – Yacht Rental – $840.000/week
The next super rich shopaholic Slaylebrity is P.Diddy.
The second richest hip hop artist in the world was recently surpassed by Dr. Dre and Jay Z, but it does not seem like it has affected him too much.
With an estimated net worth of $700 million, it’s only normal for Diddy to afford spending $840.000 a week to rent a yacht. And this was back in 2011.
This is the proof that P. Diddy has way too much money, but in the same time it makes us wonder: how come he rents a yacht instead of buying one?
Victoria Beckham – Shopping Spree – $1.6 Million
One of the slaylebrities that knows only too well what money can buy is Victoria Beckham.
With an approximate net worth of $300 million, Posh surely deserves to go on a crazy shopping spree. And she did.
Back in 2012 the former Spice Girls singer decided to renew her wardrobe and went to Milan, where she spent a few hours shopping. You must be thinking that it can’t be that bad, right? How much money can you spend in a few hours?
Well you can spend $1.6 million if you are Victoria Beckham. David’s wife was seen buying a lot of designer things, including a Louis Vuitton luggage, 12 pairs of Versace sunglasses, 5 sofas and a Rolex watch worth $632.000 for her husband.
If that wasn’t enough for you to be convinced that Posh loves luxury, we are telling you that her collection of Hermes’ most expensive bag ever made (they range from $9.000 to $150.000 a piece) is rumoured to be worth close to $2 million. Well, We can only guess she loves Birkins quite a lot.
Birdman – Bugatti Veyron – $2.1 million
The next slaylebrity that flaunts and spends his riches is Birdman.
Birdman opened the way to owning Bugatti cars, when in 2010 he purchased his $2.1 million Bugatti Veyron. The first rapper to own one of these car surpassed the original price of the car by over $1 million by customising it.
If that Bugatti was not enough, Birdman decided that he needed the most expensive car in the world at that time, and in 2011 he bought the $8 million Maybach Exelero. But having an estimated net worth of $160 million, he probably could afford it.
Other expensive purchases include a $14.5 million 1765 square meters Miami beach mansion he bought in 2012. Well, you most certainly are living a very luxurious life, Birdman.
Prince Azim of Brunei – Jewellery – $6.000.000
Be prepared to be amazed, because we are talking about Prince Azim of Brunei.
With his dad being one of the richest men in the world, Prince Azim likes to spend his money not on himself, but on female slaylebrities.
Prince Azim likes his parties to be all high profile and luxurious, inviting the most famous and A-listed slaylebrities, such as Pamela Anderson, Sophia Lauren, Janet Jackson, Faye Dunaway, and Marisa Tomei.
The billionaire Playboy is known to have hosted a party in 2009 where he spent almost $100.000 just on flowers. Oh well.
And he definitely seemed either too generous, or too eager to make friends, what with him gifting singer Mariah Carey jewellery worth $6 million back in 1996. But with a net worth of $5 billion, that $6 million didn’t really make a dent to his ever bulging manh… ehem sorry networth.
Tom Cruise – Gulfstream Jet – $20 Million
The next slaylebrity that is cant help but live the extravagant life is Tom Cruise.
Having an estimated net worth of $350 million, Cruise is a famous actor with a lot of kaching to spend.
Back in 2005 when he was just a newly wed to Katie Holmes, he decided that it was time to take their marriage to the next level and bought a super expensive jet.
He gifted Holmes a gulfstream jet that cost no less than $20 million, but cleverly inserted an insurance clause that if their marriage didn’t last poor Katie would not walk out of their marriage with his extravagant gift.
Not nice Tom, a gift is a gift, even after a divorce.
Beyonce – Jet – $40 Million
Another big money spender is Queen B.
She’s called Queen for a reason and it’s not just her attitude. Beyonce is definitely the most successful singer of the moment, and it’s only normal for her to splurge. Not to mention that her marriage with rapper Jay Z puts her wealth at $1 billion.
The diva surely loves her husband a lot, because in 2013 on Father’s Day, she bought a $40 million jet for him.
The couple are well known for their expensive purchases, for instance they rented a $1 million nursery at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
That’s not really splurging though when you consider that with the amount of money the couple have, they could easily afford to buy a lot of incredibly insane expensive things, such as: more than 600 Red Tibetan Mastiffs (priced $1.5 million each), Kim Kardashian’s next 83 weddings (if Kim spends $12 million like she recently did with Kanye), and why not, around 100 million $10 Starbucks gift cards.
Soulja Boy – Private Jet – $55 Million
The next Slaylebrity that can’t keep his hands out of his bank account is Soulja Boy.
And this is not pretty spending At all. With a net worth of around $25 million, we cannot help but wonder how he spent $55 million on a jet.
And the media wondered as well. Some say it is true, some say it’s not, but Soulja himself said:
Hell yeah … I bought it.
The much discussed private jet which is considered to be just a loan from a millionaire, is said to cost $35 million, with $20 million worth of upgrades.
The Gulfstream G5 jet’s upgrade included Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, four liquor bars, a customized travertine-tiled floor, a revamped bathroom, Brazilian hardwood cabinets and a custom paint job on the exterior, featuring his logo.
Soulja, did you really spend all that money, or is this a big, expensive lie?
Jay Leno – Cars & Motorbikes – $60 Million
Making it to the top 3 new timer Slaylebrity shopaholic is no other than Jay Leno.
The American stand-up comedian and television host Jay Leno has enough money to spend, having an estimated net worth of $350 million.
Even though he does not consider himself a collector, he is known for his impressive collection of cars and motorbikes, having 886 vehicles (769 cars and 117 motorcycles).
If at 886 vehicles you are not a collector, then how many similar items do you need to have to be one?
Leno is known to have spent $60 million on cars and motorbikes, but we are pretty sure this sum is for a very, VERY small part of all those vehicles.
When does he have the time to drive them all, though?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – French Chateau – $62 Million
The second top shopaholic slaylebrity who spend too much money are ex partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Formerly known as one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood with an estimated net worth of $385 million ($240 million Pitt, $145 million Jolie), we totally understand why they would paint the town red with their cash.
The 1000 acre French Chateau was purchased in 2009, but when you think that they spend over $900.000 on nanny fees and $2 million on security per year, the expensive Chateau doesn’t seem SO unbelievable, right?
Donald Trump – Jet – $100 Million
Our ultimate new timer big money spender is President Donald Trump.
With a net worth of approximately $3.9 billion, a $100 million jet is not so much, right?
For regular people it is, but for Donald Trump its just another expensive toy thing that he owns. The business magnate and TV personality spent $100 million in 2011, when he purchased and customised a Boeing 757.
The private jet had gold almost everywhere, from the 24-carat gold-plated seat belts and buckles to silk-line walls and 24-carat gold plated shower and sink.
Now for the old timers let us turn to the escapism of extremes: shopping stories from history’s most astonishing spenders. From Imelda Marcos blowing $3 million in a single day, to a German spy embezzling millions for Nazi memorabilia purchases, their spending habits make modern shopaholics like Kylie Jenner sound tame.
IMELDA MARCOS: First Lady of Extravagance
The Philippines’ dictator’s wife left her collection of 3,000 shoes behind when she fled the country in 1986. In two decades, the Marcoses are believed to have embezzled up to $10 billion. Imelda’s most famous shopping spree occurred during a 1983 trip to New York, Rome, and Copenhagen. She spent $7 million in 90 days. In a single day in New York, she spent $3 million. Her New York loot included $2 million in fine jewelry and $35,000 on limousines. In Rome she purchased a $3.5 million Michelangelo painting. Her travel expenses were also extravagant; she once spent $2,000 in chewing gum during a stop at SFO. An airplane departing Rome was required to do a mid-air U-turn because Imelda realized she’d forgotten to purchase cheese.
Sometimes she shopped by catalog: In 1981, Sotheby’s abruptly canceled a $5 million art auction because Imelda had offered to purchase every item in the catalog before the sale even began. When she tired of buying objects, she would purchase whole buildings in her favorite shopping capitals: During her travels, she purchased several Manhattan skyscrapers, including the Woolworth building. (Rumor has it Imelda declined the Empire State Building for being “too ostentatious.”) For one daughter’s wedding, Imelda spent $10.3 million to renovate an entire town in the Philippines. She built a luxury hotel and airport in husband Ferdinand Marcos’s humble birthplace of Sarrat. Local homes were “refaced to look like 17th-century Spanish dwellings.”
After five years in exile, Imelda returned to the Philippines in 1991. Her assets are still being contested; the AFP reported that Imelda’s declared net worth was $22 million.
MARY TODD LINCOLN: First Lady of Debt
President Abraham Lincoln’s lightning-rod wife faced criticism for her extravagance. Arriving at the White House, she overspent her four-year budget for home repairs and décor in less than one year — half of it on fine china and French wallpaper. When the commissioner of public buildings informed her, “there is no money for this papering. The $6000 in annual repairs for the president’s house is nearly exhausted by unusual painter’s and other bills,” Lincoln launched a desperate debt defensive. She sold off White House furniture and ordered groundskeepers sell manure from the presidential stables. (One biographer notes, “this inflated price led to more jokes than sales.”) Meanwhile she continued to shop, amassing a wardrobe that included a $2,000 dress and 300 pairs of kid gloves. “The more Mary Lincoln owed, the more she had to buy in order (or so she believed) to prevent her informal loans from being called,” biographer Jean H. Baker writes. She padded expense accounts and took bribes from lobbyists. “I have contracted large debts, of which he knows nothing, and which he will be unable to pay if defeated,” she reportedly told a friend before the president’s 1864 reelection. She and honest Abe had “opposite natures,” Mary noted. After her husband’s death, Mary begged the government for a widow’s pension like those provided for the wives of fallen soldiers; Congress dragged its feet for five years before granting the unprecedented request.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST: Art Hoarder
After the death of his mother in the 1919 flu epidemic, William Randolph Hearst inherited $11 million and launched two parallel buying sprees. Professionally, he acquired 28 major newspapers and eighteen magazines, building the largest media network in the world and amplifying his wealth by a magnitude of ten. Personally, he embarked on his lifelong quest to build and furnish the castle of his dreams on a family ranch in California immediately after his mother’s death. From 1919 to 1947, Hearst poured millions into its Gothic limestone architecture and antique furnishings. The estate was 127 acres and featured 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, and nineteen sitting rooms. He filled it with paintings from the great masters, 155 ancient Greek vases, Egyptian sculptures, marble and bronze statues, a movie theater, and a private zoo. Hearst would go on to purchase other homes — including another castle in Wales — but Hearst Castle was the main reliquary of all that Hearst’s money could buy. Or, as Hearst said in 1927, “I see no reason why the ranch should not be a museum of the best things that I can secure.” His extravagant life and castle inspired Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane.
EVALYN WALSH MCLEAN: Cursed by Diamonds
In early twentieth-century Amreica, mining heiress wife Evalyn Walsh McLean was not known for her discretion. Her memoir was entitled Father Struck It Rich. She lived with husband Edward McLean, who owned the Washington Post, in a 60-room D.C. mansion that is now the Indonesian Embassy. The couple eloped in 1908, then went on a European honeymoon where Evalyn spent more than $200,000, a small fortune that included the purchase of the 94-carat Star of the East diamond. The trip launched a lifetime obsession with shopping and jewels; on one occasion, Evalyn conducted a shopping spree from the back of her chauffeured Rolls Royce, with shopkeepers carrying the wares to her. In Father Struck It Rich, she described buying a St. Bernard puppy that way: “There seemed to be not a single poodle for sale,” she lamented.
Her most famous purchase was arguably her undoing: The last living owner of the Hope diamond, Evalyn was said to have suffered from the Hope diamond curse. Her glamorous marriage to Ned McLean ended in a messy divorce after Edward ran off with the sister of a famous actress. He would later be disgraced in the Teapot Dome scandal and spend his final years in a mental institution. During the divorce, Evalyn famously lost $100,000 to a con man who told her she could help save the Lindbergh baby, prompting contemporary newspapers to ask, “Has the woman who defies superstition to wear this sinister gem been mocked again by the spell that has taken a toll of death and heartaches from every owner through three centuries?” She would live her twilight years as a morphine addict.
GERD HEIDEMANN: Nazi Fraudster
German journalist Gerd Heidemann was a Nazi memorabilia shopaholic. In the seventies, he mortgaged his home to purchase Luftwaffe commander Hermann Georing’s yacht, intending to repair and resell it. But the repairs drew him into a spiral of debt, that he did not escape until 1983 — when Heidemann “found” a 62-volume set of Adolf Hitler’s personal diaries. The diaries were a forgery, but Heidemann convinced West Germany’s Stern magazine to pony up a rumored $5 million to purchase them. Hitler experts retained by Newsweek and the Sunday Times authenticated the documents; the Times purchased English serialization rights. (During Leveson inquiry, Times owner Rupert Murdoch acknowledged that the Hitler diaries fiasco “was a major mistake I made, and I will live with for the rest of my life.”) In the course of mere days, the diaries were proved to be forgeries, riddled with factual errors and made with modern paper, ink, and glue. But before he could be prosecuted for fraud, Heidemann blew close to $1 million on “two villas in Spain, two luxury sports cars, expensive jewelry, rare WWII memorabilia for his collection, and extravagnt vacations,” TruTV explains. Heidemann claimed forger Konrad Kujau kept all profits from the diaries’ sales, but Kujau says they split it. Approximately $1.8 million from Stern’s initial investment has never been accounted for.
In 2002, decades after his debt to society had been repaid in the form of a four-year prison sentence, Der Spiegel discovered that Heidemann had been a spy for East Germany’s secret police. Confronted with his Stasi file, an elderly Heidemann claimed he was actually a double agent. He maintains his innocence on all matters — the fraud, the spending, the espionage — to this day.
What are your thoughts on these big money spenders? Can you keep your hands out of your own bank account?