What kind of car has Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams been seen driving? It might not be what you would think!
What if you bought new cars as casually as you would if you bought a new t-shirt? Well, for many of Hollywood’s celebrities, that is exactly the kind of life they are living.
Checkout LoanMart’s list of some awesome cars and the celebrities who drive them.
Jay Leno – Collection
You may remember Jay Leno from the popular NBC evening program, “The Tonight Show,” or you might currently be in awe of the massive car collection featured on his show “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Having over two hundred cars, Jay Leno just has to be the first person on this list.
Perhaps one of the most impressive features of Jay Leno’s car collection is that each vehicle is licensed and legal to drive—even his 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, which can be fueled by salad oil! Typically, Jay Leno can be seen driving one his favorite cars, his 1986 Lamborghini Countach, which alone can cost as much as $200,000 or more.
Tom Hanks – Fiat 126p
Tom Hanks actually didn’t spend a penny to get his awesome Fiat 126p, and he can thank Twitter for that. After posting several photos of himself joking around various Fiat 126p’s throughout a town in Hungary one fall, one of his fans decided to gift him the same kind of car!
Hanks posted each joking picture on Twitter with the caption, “I am so excited about my new car!” I don’t know about you, but I would be super excited if I found out that Tom Hanks had posted a picture of himself with my car, it’s almost as awesome as meeting the legendary actor yourself!
Beyoncé and Jay Z – Collection
Talk about a power couple—Beyoncé and Jay Z are known for their awesome music, their #goals relationship, and now you can add an amazing car collection as well. Between the two of them, Beyoncé and Jay Z have a car collection that is worth around $15 million.
The dynamic duo have been spotted driving around in a speedy Zonda F, a Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR, and a Bugatti—which was a birthday present for Jay Z. The thought almost doesn’t even matter when you are given a present like that!
Serena Williams – Bentley SuperSports
Almost two decades ago, Serena Williams won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia. But that wasn’t even the beginning of her super-star career. In 1999, Williams won the U.S. Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City—making her the second black women in history to even claim that victory.
It doesn’t matter if she’s making history on the tennis court or just driving around in her car, Serena Williams is always on her A-game. Perhaps she bought her Bentley SuperSports because the name was so fitting for her, or maybe bought it because she just knows what looks good. Either way, there’s no stopping Serena!
Kim Kardashian – Mercedes-Benz G63
Whether you love her or hate her, you cannot deny that Kim Kardashian is extremely successful. She has her own make-up and beauty line, she and her family have multiple reality television shows, she even has her own app where you can virtually “hang out” with Kim and her friends.
Success has obviously brought Kim K a ridiculous amount of money, which is probably why she can afford a brand-new Mercedes-Benz G63 which can cost about $142, 800. And you know that isn’t the only car she drives. Kim has also been seen driving a Porsche Panamera and a Ferrari 458 Italia—when she isn’t being driven around by a driver, of course.
Mark Zuckerberg – Honda Fit
In case you’ve been living under a rock since 2004, Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and creator of Facebook. Well, kind of. Watch the movie about Facebook, The Social Network, to learn about all the drama that surrounded Zuckerberg and Facebook in its early phases.
Since the start of Facebook, Zuckerberg has earned billions of dollars for himself. Yet, despite his wealth he continues to keep his life fairly low-key, especially when it comes to his car. His Honda fit is estimated to cost only around $16,190. If Justin Bieber got Zuckerberg’s car instead of the Lambo, he could have bought 26!
Tommy Hilfiger – Ferrari Enzo
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the most classic fashion designers of the fashion industry, although his career didn’t start out that way. Hilfiger first started designing when he would buy jeans, redesign them, and then resell them at a marked-up price in his hometown of Elmira, New York.
Since those days, Hilfiger has had his ups and downs. In 1977 he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy when his store “The People’s Place,” was hit hard by difficult economic times. Obviously, he was able to make a comeback when he started designing clothes with his own brand. Hilfiger now has over 1,400 stores located in about 90 different countries—that’s why he now drives a Ferrari Enzo which costs about 3 million dollars.
Ellen Degeneres – Porsche Targa 45
You may know Ellen Degeneres as the voice of the loveable yet forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, from the Disney/Pixar films, Finding Nemo, and Finding Dory. But, Ellen Degeneres is so much more than that.
Not only is Degeneres the host of her own talk show, she has also had her own television show in the past, where she was one of the first celebrities to ever announce their homosexuality and be openly gay.
Ellen married her wife, Portia de Rossi, on August 16, 2008, and they have been happily married for the past 10 years. Maybe de Rossi’s first name is what inspired Degeneres to drive her Porsche Targa 45.
While we may not all be able to drop $200,000 on a new car just like that, but that also means we don’t have to pay the insurance on them either! Let’s leave that part to the celebrities.
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