11 Ridiculously Expensive Things Purchased By Celebrities
Many celebrities have become role models thanks to their impact and influential lifestyle, while others have paved the way for thousands of people out there who want to follow in their footsteps to success and make it big one day. However, in some cases, certain celebrities seem to lose control and with it their sanity as well. One such case is when they spend an obscene amount of money to buy material things that they usually don’t even need, when there are millions of people across the globe who are starving, homeless, or enduring other terrible situations such as terminal illness. Here follow 11 such examples that will either make you laugh, or make you angry about the socioeconomic injustice of our age. Written by Theodoros II
DONALD TRUMP – A GOLD-PLATED JET
Among other astute observations since his campaign launch, Donald Trump noted, “I’m really rich.” So what has he done with some of his money? He has gold-plated his yacht, his cars, his bathroom, and even his luxurious jet, which he uses for his presidential campaign.
KIM BASINGER – A WHOLE TOWN
In case you wondered whether there’s a queen when it comes to the most ridiculous purchases by female celebrities, we happily inform you that her name is Kim Basinger. The actress didn’t purchase a castle, a doghouse, or an expensive car, but an entire town in Georgia for $20 million back in 1989.
CELINE DION – A HUMIDIFIER
If your average humidifier costs around $20, Céline Dion’s costs $2 million. Listen, we like Céline a lot, and she’s been having a very rough year, for which we’re sorry, and we get that she wants to pamper her well-trained vocal cords, but isn’t this a little too much?
TAMARA ECCLESTONE – A BATHTUB
When you’re the daughter of billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and live your whole life in a house worth $75 million, how do you kill time? By decorating your bathroom with crystal and other valuable stones, of course! What, that’s not what you do?
NICOLAS CAGE – A COMIC BOOK COLLECTION
As a die-hard comic book fan myself, it wouldn’t be right to criticize Mr. Cage for his passion since most of us hard-core comic book fans would do exactly the same if we could afford it. This one gets a pass from me, even though I’m pretty sure many of you will find it ridiculous to spend a million dollars on comic books.
ANGELINA JOLIE – A HELICOPTER
In May 2012, UK tabloid The Sun reported that Angelina Jolie had shelled out $1 million on a luxury helicopter. While we initially thought she’d use the helicopter to visit developing countries to show her compassion and support for their problems, we have learned that she bought it exclusively for Brad to show him her love and devotion.
BRAD PITT – A PAINTING
We all know Brad Pitt is one of those celebrities who doesn’t miss a chance to point out the injustices in the world at every public appearance. Which is why it might come as a surprise to discover that he once bought a painting by a German artist named Neo Rauch that costs nearly a million dollars.
PARIS HILTON – A DOGHOUSE
It’s one thing to live in a $325,000 McMansion yourself, but to buy one just for your dogs demonstrates a brand-new level of excess and disrespect for all the people around the world who don’t even have the basics to live an average life. But hey, Paris Hilton is probably really proud that her dogs live in a more expensive house than billions of people do worldwide.
JAY Z – BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE
Jay Z knows how it feels to live in extreme poverty and have a hard-knock life. He even made a song about it. However, once he made it big, it seems he forgot all about the hood. One of his favorite hobbies is now throwing down $250,000 on a few bottles of Armand de Brignac, a luxury champagne known as the “Ace of Spades.”
JENNIFER ANISTON – BEAUTY PRODUCTS
America’s sweetheart spends more or less $141,037 on everything from uber-expensive eyebrow-shaping appointments to high-end private yoga sessions and dietitian-approved, premade meals each year to look as fabulous as she does. Not bad for a girl who started her career on a TV comedy!
MIKE TYSON – TWO BENGAL TIGERS
Because Mike used to be the “baddest man on the planet,” and he had to live up to this title, he couldn’t just play with kitties or puppies, now could he?