They say an excess of anything is harmful, however an excess of money is something I guess we all can live with! People with a lot of money have the liberty to do whatever they want with it, literally! For all you know, they have already bought a plot of land on Mars and have had their mansions built!
Here are a few crazy things celebrities have bought for even crazier reasons! Listed below are 10 insane things celebrities have purchased:
10. Bono: $1,700 Plane Ticket – For A Hat
When Bono forgot to pack his hat after heading back home from a vacation, he took extreme measures to get it back. To ensure that his beloved topper came home safe and sound, Bono had it flown to his home in a plane. What was so special about this hat? We are not sure, but the event is a bit of a let- down coming from the singer who is always touting good will and giving to the poor.
9. Lady Gaga: $50,000 Ghost Monitor
Of course this one would go to Lady Gaga. The pop star is fully convinced that she is being haunted by a ghost named Ryan. To combat the issue, she dropped $50,000 on a Magnetic Field Reader, which is supposed to detect the presence of spirits and ghosts. Lady G is extremely superstitious, and even hires ghost hunters to check out the rooms she sleeps in.
8. Nicolas Cage: $1,000,000 Comic Book Collection
Nicolas Cage has a Superman comic book collection that values $1 million. When the actor sold his collection at an auction, it scored $2.1 million! The collection included the Number 1 issue of Action Comics, in which Superman is introduced to readers. The collection was actually stolen a few years ago, but was recovered before being auctioned.
7. Beyonce: $1,000,000 Van
The world went abuzz when Beyonce became pregnant, and she made even more waves with her extravagant purchases as she prepared for baby Blue Ivy. Among those purchases was a big, looming van. The singer traded in her elegant, sleek Maybach for the bulky black van. With all due respect, it is a Mercedes van, and is pimped out with a sound system, which costs $150,000, as well as DirectTV, WiFi, and a bathroom! Most of us could probably live out of that van, and have no problem in doing so.
6. Celine Dion: $2,000,000 Humidifier
How does Celine Dion keep her skin looking so fresh and renewed? Maybe it is the $2,000,000 humidifier she uses. That is not a typo: $2,000,000 humidifier. The machine was bought by Dion in Las Vegas, because that arid desert air is just no good for the aging singer. Dion is not the one to make do with just the average.
5. Mike Tyson: $2,000,000 Bathtub
There is nothing like a nice soak in a bathtub after a long day of work. If you are Mike Tyson, you can submerge yourself underneath the bubbles while lounging in a bathtub that cost $2,000,000. Surely, he must not be using just any old regular water in that bathtub. The purchase was made back in 2004, at the same time as Tyson’s visit to bankruptcy court. Hmm…are we seeing any parallels here?
4. Kim Basinger: $20,000,000 Town
If you are Kim Basinger, you spend $20 million on buying a town in your home state. Yes, the entire town. She paid $20 million in cash to buy Braselton, Georgia. The town has a population of 500, and Basinger bought the commercial properties and some of the private houses. The total area covers about 1,600 acres and the purchase was negotiated for about a year and a half. While she did not purchase any government buildings, we can’t help but wonder, what was she thinking?!
3. Beyonce: $100,000 Leggings
Queen B purchased some leggings to make her bootylicious bod look even better. You ask about the price tag? $100,000! It is no big deal, if you are Beyonce. We cannot even imagine how much her actual pants cost, if leggings cost her this kind of much money! The article of clothing was decked out in gold and shimmered, while Beyonce shimmed and shook on-stage during a performance.
2. Rachel Hunter: $15,000 Doghouse
If you are Rachel Hunter, you spend $15,000 on a doghouse for your German Shepherd. Sure, this is a big breed of dog, but do we really need to splash out on a huge house for it? Come on, a person could live in this doghouse! It was purchased from Le Petit Maison, a company that sells luxury doghouses, playhouses, and other home furnishings. Custom-built structures with indoor and outdoor lighting, these doghouses are superb, yet superfluous.
1. Donald Trump: $100,000,000 for Gold, Gold, Gold On A Private Jet
Naturally, Number One on our list goes to Donald Trump. It should come as no surprise that this super-rich celebrity forked over $100 million for a private jet that had gold everything. Sorry, but a number with that many zeroes is not even fathomable to us – $100,000,000?! Trump purchased the jet from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and then had it decked out in true Trump fashion. Gold adorns just about every surface, and state-of-the-art technological equipment was added to the jet.