There are a countless number of perks that can come with having a huge net worth as a celebrity. For one thing, it places you among the elite celebs in the entertainment industry at a time where someone's image, title, and name means absolutely everything. Most fabulously, having a huge net worth and loads of cash in the bank also means that said celebrity can buy whatever they want to spend their money on no matter what it says on the price tag.
There are plenty of celebrities out there who often find themselves spending a ton of money with no end in sight. It comes with being allowed to buy anything in the world. Along the way, someone with that much money is either going to overspend or simply buy something stupid. In some cases, it leads to celebs having an addictive little spending habit, but in others, all it means is that they do not know when and how to stop splurging.
25 BONO OF U2 BOUGHT A PLANE TICKET FOR HIS HAT
According to Contact Music, Bono forgot his hat while on a flight from London to Italy. Bono wound up having to pay $150 for the hat’s private transfer to Gatwick airport, another $700 for the hat’s very own seat on a British Airways flight and finally, he paid $225 to ensure his hat’s transportation from the destination airport to the concert venue.
24 TAYLOR SWIFT OWNS TWO PRIVATE JETS
For most people, owning one private jet is an unlikely, luxurious fantasy. For Taylor Swift, however, one private jet simply isn’t enough. The pop princess owns not one, but two $44.8 million Dassault Falcon 900 tri-jets.
23 BEYONCE AND JAY-Z SPEND $20,000 PER NIGHT IN PARIS
According to FiveStarAlliance.com, when the power couple visit Paris (which is rather frequently), they like to stay in the penthouse suite of the Hotel Le Meurice. This penthouse overlooks the Tuileries Gardens, contains a private kitchen and offers an expansive open-air terrace.
22 JUSTIN BIEBER PAID OVER $10,000 IN FINES FOR A MONKEY
In 2013, Justin Bieber decided that his tour would be an appropriate trip to bring his pet capuchin monkey, Mally.
Upon landing in Germany, the customs officials asked Justin to provide documentation of vaccines and importation. Apparently, Justin did not think of bringing paperwork for the transportation of an exotic animal across international borders.
21 LADY GAGA SPENT NEARLY $50,000 FOR A PORTABLE GHOST DETECTOR
Not only does Lady Gaga believe in ghosts, she's afraid of them.
That's why she bought a $47,000 portable electromagnetic field reader in 2010 to track any negative energy that could be traced in concert venues she performed at. She's also hired spiritual consultants while on the road.
20 RIHANNA SPENT $300,000 PER WEEK RENTING A YACHT
Rihanna is notorious for her splurges on yachting vacations. In 2011, she spent $300,000 per week renting an art-deco style yacht to cruise along the French Riviera.
This particular yacht, the Latitute, offers accommodations for a maximum of twelve guests and it is outfitted by a crew of fifteen who attend to the guests’ needs.
19 MADONNA OWNS A HORSE FARM FOR HER HAMPTON VACATIONS
Owning a single horse is a commitment in itself in terms of both time and money. Madonna owns not just one horse, but an entire horse farm. According to NewsDay.com, Madonna purchased Wild Ocean Farm in the Hamptons for $5 million in 2009.
And if that isn’t enough, Madonna also spent upwards of a million purchasing an adjacent property for the construction of a vacation home.
18 KATY PERRY BOUGHT RUSSELL BRAND A TRIP TO SPACE
One could argue that both of their heads appear to be in the clouds. Brand has had dreams of taking himself passed those high clouds and to appease those dreams, Perry bought her then-husband a $200,000 plane ticket to the Virgin Galactic flight to space.
17 CELINE DION SPENT $2 MILLION ON A HUMIDIFIER PERFORMING IN THE DESERT
Apparently, nobody told Celine Dion just how cheap humidifiers were because, during her three-year stay at Las Vegas's Caesars Palace, she bought the most expensive humidifier she could find to help "preserve her singing voice in the harsh desert climate." The humidifier in question cost Dion an unheard of $2 million.
16 BARBRA STREISAND OWNS A MALL IN HER BASEMENT
Barbra Streisand's purchases piled up over the years. Rather than sell some stuff, give it away, throw it away, or put it in storage, Barbra Streisand came up with the next best idea.
She transformed her basement into a shopping mall where she can put all of her newfound belongings on display in little custom made street shops.
15 GWYNETH PALTROW THINKS A SPAIN VILLAGE IS A GOOD CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Nobody asked Gwyneth Paltrow what her ideas for Christmas presents were. She just decided to post a customized Christmas gift catalog onto her website and recommended her followers spend $172,910 on an abandoned village in Spain.
14 ELTON JOHN SPENT THOUSANDS ON FLOWERS
On top of spending money frivolously on typical things like partying hard like a rock star, the Brit was reportedly spending most of his money on flowers. In less than 2 years, he spent $293,000 at a florist. "I like flowers," he explained to The Telegraph. "I don't have any people to leave my money to, I'm a single man, I like to spend money. It's my money to spend."
13 ASHTON KUTCHER PRE-ORDERED A TICKET TO SPACE
Russell Brand will not be the only celebrity venturing into space for the prestigious Virgin Galactic flight. He will also be joined by People's Choice Award-winning actor Ashton Kutcher, who pre-ordered his ticket back in 2012.
12 VICTORIA BECKHAM's $22K CUSTOM PHONE
For the most part, any phone is fine by us. Victoria Beckham? She has to go above and beyond.
Victoria Beckham shelled out $22,000 just to buy herself a customized iPhone. This iPhone was custom made of gold and comes with a screensaver of her shirtless husband, David Beckham.
11 KYLIE JENNER AND TYGA RENT 12-BEDROOM MANSION FOR $15,952 A NIGHT
During a time when the couple was on, they rented themselves out a 12-bedroom oceanfront vacation home in Punta Mia, Mexico that cost $15,952 a month to stay in. The home was built by Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and is available to anybody with enough cash to rent it.
10 KELLY ROWLAND SPENT $15,000 A WEEK ON VACAY HOME WITH PRIVATE SNORKELING GARDEN
A private snorkeling garden is an undersea beach sized garden - which includes underwater corals and other plants - that is ideal for snorkeling.
So Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame bought a vacation villa in Turks and Caicos where its most prevalent feature is a snorkeling garden. The home costs Rowland $15,000 a week in expenses.
9 JOHNNY DEPP OWNS A $3.6 MILLION ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS
Much of the wealth he accumulated from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is why he could afford to buy himself his own island in the Bahamas.
The island in question cost Depp a hefty sum of $3.6 million and can be found in Little Hall's Pond Cay. He actually bought it in 2004 while filming the first Pirates movie.
8 ANGELINA AND BRAD ONCE RENTED A HOME IN THAILAND WITH EIGHT LIVE-IN SERVANTS
Before the IT couple divorced in 2016, they rented out a home in Thailand to stay in as part of an exclusive vacation resort.
To help out with those responsibilities, they hired eight servants who not only wait on them on hand and foot but lived with them to tend to their needs 24/7.
7 NICOLAS CAGE BOUGHT A 9 FT PYRAMID IN NEW ORLEANS
Nicolas Cage bought a $276,000 dinosaur skull just so that he could outbid Leonardo DiCaprio.
An even stranger head-scratching purchase came when he bought himself a 9-foot tall pyramid-shaped mausoleum tomb in New Orleans, Louisiana in a famous local graveyard called St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The tomb remains unnamed and Cage refuses to speak on why he bought it, or who it's for.
6 MIKHAIL PROKHOROV BOUGHT SIX HELICOPTERS TO TAKE FRIENDS ON A SHOPPING SPREE
In 2011, Russian billionaire and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov took six helicopters full of friends to Courchevel to ski otherwise inaccessible slopes in the French Alps. Afterward, of course, they warmed up at his $30 million chalet
5 CHRIS BROWN SPENDS $2,500 ON MINIATURE TOY CARS FOR HIS DAUGHTER
Being the type of dad that he is, he does not want his daughter to miss out on all the fun that comes with owning a car. The car that he bought his child was a toy car, but because it was a miniature version of one of his own personal rides, the toy car cost $2,500 to get customized.
4 MILEY CYRUS BUYS HER DOG A $125,000 CAR
What does a dog need a car for? That's the thing: they don't. But some rich folks think their dog would look cute in a mini-car. Miley Cyrus - who spent $125,000 on a Range Rover Sports Car - is one of those rich folks.
3 DANIEL RADCLIFFE SPENT $17,000 ON A MATTRESS
Actors often never get enough time to rest and when they do, they struggle to find the most comfortable mattresses to sleep in. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe found himself the ideal mattress, but it came with a catch: it cost $17,000. He bought it anyway.
2 PARIS HILTON BUYS HER DOG A $325,000 HOUSE
We all love our dogs. Everybody would give the world to their dogs, but Paris Hilton giving her dog a $325,000 villa to live in - which includes a balcony, black crystal chandelier and designer furniture - might be a little much.
$325,000 is quite the hefty number for any house.
1 BEYONCE AND JAY-Z BUY $80,000 BARBIE DOLL FOR DAUGHTER'S FIRST BDAY
To be fair, when a couple has a combined net worth of $1.255 billion, they will be bound to make a few questionable purchases every now and again.
In this case, the billionaire couple spent a whopping $80,000 on a Barbie doll for their daughter. We appreciate the sentiment. Still, most of us can grab a Barbie doll at our local store for under 10 bucks.
Reference: fivestaralliance.com, newsday.com, dailymail.co.uk