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Start Your Engines! The 18 Most Expensive Celebrity Cars

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Feb. 25 2020, Updated 3:30 p.m. ET

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When it comes to celebrity cars, many of our favorite stars have vehicles that cost more than what most of us bank in a decade. But it’s not all flash as some like Leonardo DiCaprio scored themselves a luxury speedster that isn’t so bad for the planet.

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With this list of the most expensive celebrity cars, our subjects earned their money in a cornucopia of genres and professions. There are actors and actresses, musicians — whose names alone transcend singing — plus reality stars (looks like those non-scripted TV shows pay quite well!), models, legendary sports stars and, of course, socialites and heiresses. (Stayed at a Hilton Hotel? You’ve helped Paris Hilton work her way into a candy apple red luxury car that debuted an historic feature!)

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Who was found behind the wheel of some of the most expensive cars on the planet? She was a 2020 Super Bowl halftime performer who finally started driving after years of leaving it to someone else — Jennifer Lopez

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Car: Fisker Karma

Price: $100,000

Anyone who has followed the career of Leo will hardly be surprised by his choice of luxury automobile. It may not be the most expensive of the bunch, but it was the most environmentally friendly high-end car for the celeb set. In a town where what you drive is of the utmost importance, it figures that the Oscar-winning actor was driving an eco-friendly sports car! Leo’s plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma set him back a number in the low six figures, which is nothing compared to the millions some celebs have shelled out for their wheels. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor bought local — Fisker Automotive was a start-up based in Anaheim, California, not far from his Hollywood home. The connection doesn’t stop with his purchase. “DiCaprio will work closely with marketing and promotional initiatives to bring attention to sustainability and environmental issues around the world,” Fisker Automotive reported in a press release. “In turn, Fisker will support the work of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.” It’s a win-win! Sadly, the company fell on hard times — including filing for bankruptcy in 2014 (as reported by the LA Times) and is trying to come back. Look for it out there with the new name Karma Revero.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez left the gym in Miami and got into her Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.
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Car: 911 Carrera GTS Porsche

Price: $146,000

J. Lo had one incredible 2019. The Hustlers star has propelled herself into stardom in a multitude of arenas — acting, singing and fashion. One aspect of life that she hadn’t been doing all that much of was driving. Her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, decided to do something about it. With the help of her twins and his two girls, A-Rod surprised the Jenny From the Block singer with an iconic German sports car designer’s most beautiful cars: a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, as reported in Radar Online. The former ballplayer posted a video of her receiving the car. It was impossible to miss the joy in her voice when she shouted, “It’s beautiful! I’ve never driven a car like that!”

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wore a body-hugging mirror ball-like outfit, and next to her is a shot of the Audi R8.
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Car: Audi R8

Price: $210,300

Grammy and Oscar winner Lady Gaga has been seen driving the most beautiful vehicle, an Audi R8. According to the Audi promotional materials, the Poker Face singer’s car can accelerate from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds flat. Motor Trend reported that the gorgeous piece of machinery can top out at 200 mph. How passionate are her legion of fans, the “Little Monsters?” Let’s just say that after she purchased the Audi, “We love Gaga’s new car” trended on Twitter!

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Kate Upton

Kate Upton appeared in a black leather jacket and black pants at a Mercedes event, and next to her is the Mercedes-Benz SLS 6.3 AMG she purchased.
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Car: Mercedes-Benz SLS 6.3 AMG

Price: $248,000

Supermodel (three-time Sports Illustrated cover model) and actress (The Other Woman) Kate Upton reportedly has two luxury cars in her garage. The first is a Tesla Model S (worth around $110,000), and the second is her Mercedes-Benz SLS 6.3 AMG — worth over twice as much as her Tesla. When Kate and hubby, Houston Astros’ starting pitcher and future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander, go out for the evening, which car do they drive? Justin owns a Lamborghini, a Ferrari California and the pitching sensation has his own Benz SLS AMG! The happy couple certainly have their share of fancy automobiles.

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was seen driving her red Ferrari California in … California.
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Car: Ferrari California

Price: $277,000

It is fitting that the quintessential California girl Paris Hilton owns a Ferrari California. The heiress races (as much as one can with all that gridlock!) around the City of Angels in a Ferrari California, which costs just north of a quarter of a million bucks. The red speedster reportedly was purchased by the hotel heiress on a Black Friday, per Torque News. Most of us look for electronics or holiday gifts on that major shopping day after Thanksgiving. But Paris looked into a Ferrari for her Black Friday craziness! The automobile was the first in the biz to have the technology which shuts off your car after an extended idle. It also has an envelope-pushing folding metal roof. Paris has a long history of fancy cars.

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber wore a red and yellow track suit as he stepped out of his blue Lamborghini Aventador Coupe.
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Car: Lamborghini Aventador Coupe

Price: $421,145

Justin Bieber has come a long way from posting YouTube videos of himself in his native Canada before he was even old enough to drive. He has since purchased cars whose names are synonymous with high-end driving! Justin’s prize automobile is a Lamborghini Aventador Coupe. He reportedly had it custom painted with a rare matte aqua (note the photo above). Justin has a history with Lambos. After all, that was what he was driving when he was arrested in Miami for DUI, per Us Weekly.

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David Beckham

David Beckham valeted his Rolls Royce Phantom as he wore a black T-shirt and a black hat.
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Car: Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead

Price: $407,000

David Beckham supported his British homeland with his purchase of the $407,000 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead. One example of his being a British hero was when David scored a jaw-dropping, end-of-game “golden goal” that sent the country’s beloved football team to the next round of the World Cup. After that, he came to America and helped the Los Angeles Galaxy win the MLS Cup and then became a brand ambassador for some of the globe’s most luxurious items. 

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian sat in the passenger seat as pal Jonathan Cheban drove her white Rolls Royce Phantom.
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Car: Rolls Royce Phantom

Price: Base price is $407,000, although hers was customized by Platinum Motorsport. That figure could easily have increased by another $100K.

Reality superstar Kim Kardashian can drive any automobile she wants, but there’s one that seemed to have her heart … the Rolls Royce Phantom. She and sister Khloe Kardashian were seen in the Rolls Royce at the McDonald’s drive-thru! Stars, they really are just like us! And yes, Kim shares an affinity for the car with David Beckham.

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Jay Leno

Jay Leno knows his cars and you know that love ran deep for his Mercedes.
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Car: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Price: $500,000

Jay Leno knows cars. Even the casual fan knows that the former The Tonight Show host and stand-up comic loves automobiles, and there is no such thing as too much or too many. One of his favorite movies is American Graffiti … probably because of all those classic cars! One of the vehicles he owns is a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage presented an award in an all-white ensemble, and next to him is the red Ferrari Enzo like the one he owns.
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Car: Red Ferrari Enzo

Price: $670,000

With Nicolas Cage one must wonder whether the joy of expensive (and fast) cars came before or after he starred in the thriller Gone in 60 Seconds. If there was a car version of Cage, it’s definitely the Italian Ferrari.

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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld, who wore jeans and a navy blue polo shirt, stood next to his prized Porsche 959.
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Car: Porsche 959

Price: $700,000

If you have Netflix it has been impossible to escape their teases to get you to click on their Jerry Seinfeld-hosted hit show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. It becomes obvious within the first few seconds that the star loves cars. He pulls up to pick up his guests in a different car every episode. What does this king of comedy cruise around in on his time? Just look at his beaming smile when he’s near his Porsche 959. Then again, with the car’s top speed of 195 miles per hour, what you see of Jerry may be more like a blur!

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Kanye West

Kanye West tipped the valet as he stood in a Yeezus Tour jacket next to his Lamborghini Aventador.
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Car: Lamborghini Aventador

Price: $750,000

Mrs. Kanye West could not have chosen a better birthday present for her man. For his birthday in 2013, Kim Kardashian gave Kanye the supremely high-performing Lamborghini Aventador, per Us Weekly. That reality TV money sure has made some people speedy.

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé dazzled in a black dress at a recent function, and next to her was her Rolls-Royce gift from hubby Jay-Z.
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Car: Rolls-Royce Cloud II Convertible

Price: $1 million

Speaking of birthday presents, Jay-Z gifted Beyoncé quite the roadster. The 1959 Rolls-Royce Cloud II convertible that the Lemonade singer scored from her hubby for her 25th birthday is gorgeous. The British-built luxury car has custom-made leather seats with a beautiful blue interior throughout. Some of you are probably thinking that this is a sporty ride when you put the top down and enjoy the wind in your hair, but it won’t break any speed records. You would be surprised to discover that the Silver Cloud II has got some pep though. It goes from standstill to 60 mph in 11 seconds. Judging by this piece in Us Weekly, she rather loves her classic car!

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell looked ready to rock as he drove his Bugatti Veyron with those dark shades.
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Car: Bugatti Veyron

Price: $1.7 million

Not only does Simon Cowell have an ear for finding unexpected talent, but he is also a solid judge of automobile awesomeness. When the man who brought American Idol to American shores (and America’s Got Talent and the X-Factor) decided to purchase a luxury vehicle, he chose the French-built Bugatti Veyron.

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Lil’ Wayne

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Car: Bugatti Veyron

Price: $2.7 million

If it seems like we’re entering the Bugatti sports car portion of this list of celebrity cars, you’re not wrong! Lil’ Wayne shelled out $2.7 million for his Bugatti Veyron. The French luxury sports car has been the Got Money rapper’s passion project. He had it custom enhanced inside and outside, including a pricey matte black finish that ensures that puppy shines. How much does the rapper love his car? He sang about it in his hit track “Bugatti.”

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Kylie Jenner

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Car: Bugatti Chiron

Price: $3 million

For many, spending millions for a piece of transportation can seem like insanity. But if you’re Kylie Jenner, shelling out $3 million for a Bugatti Chiron is just another purchase. In the summer 2019, Kylie took to her Instagram account (where else does one post news?!) and showed off what she called her “new baby.” Only the best for Kylie. According to Top Gear, the Bugatti Chiron is their best luxury car of the year! What’s fascinating is the fact that soon after Kylie posted about her new vehicle on Instagram, accodring to Us Weekly, she deleted the post after piercing fan backlash.

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Tom Cruise

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Car: Bugatti Veyron

Price: $3 million

Superstar Tom Cruise has been no stranger to being behind the wheel of some fierce and expensive cars on the big screen. That might have served as perfect “research” in terms of what car he would purchase. Just think about what he’s driven in the Mission Impossible franchise alone. Tom has raced in everything from a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to a Lamborghini Gallardo in Mission: Impossible 3. When the time came to purchase a new luxury sports car for himself, the adrenaline junkie (who does most of his own stunts) turned to France for their Bugatti Veyron and its three-million dollar price tag. Not that anyone who purchases a Veyron cares or even haggles over an issue like this, but just an oil change alone on a Bugatti will set you back between $20,000 to $25,000. 

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Jay-Z was all smiles in a black and white designer spring jacket as he took a photo of his kids on the Super Bowl field. Next to him was his Mercedes Maybach Exelero.
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Car: Mercedes Maybach Exelero

Price: $8 Million

Jay-Z is one of the wealthiest rappers and music impresarios in the world, so it should surprise absolutely nobody that he tops our most expensive celebrity cars list. His car, the Mercedes Maybach Exelero, costs $5 million dollars more than any other set of wheels on this list. Want a closer look at the pricey vehicle? Check out his video for “Lost One” where he showed off the masterpiece’s perfection. 

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