Celebrities tend to have cash to spare, and while some spend it on parties and lavish homes, others invest their dollars in something a bit more passionate – cars. It probably won’t surprise you to discover that some of the most impressive car collections are owned by the rich and famous.
1. Jay Leno
The Tonight Show host may be famous for his big chin, but he’s revered for his big garage. Unlike many collectors, Leno actually drives his vehicles: more than 100 rare and exotic models. His collection includes the likes of McLarens and Duesenbergs, and it would appear that he doesn’t just enjoy driving them; the celebrity talk show host’s garage also includes machinery like a water-jet cutter, and he has a full welding setup, too. With a collection like that, he unfortunately can’t get away with the minimum auto insurance.
2. Ralph Lauren
Talk show hosts aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a vast car collection, as proven by Ralph Lauren, fashion designer. The designer’s pristine garage includes a variety of Ferraris, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder, a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, and a 1957 Jaguar XKSS, among dozens of other rare vehicles.
3. Nicolas Cage
While Nicolas Cage may have had some issues with finances over the years, one area he is always willing to spend money in is autos. His collection has included a range of fine vehicles, including a 1955 Jaguar D-type, a 1989 Porsche Sportster, and a 1973 Triumph Spitfire, as well as a custom-built Lamborghini Miura SVJ, which once belonged to the Shah of Iran.
4. Jerry Seinfeld
This popular comedian is a Porsche connoisseur: In 2009, he was reported to own 46 of the elegant vehicles. That interest in rather-pricey autos has made Seinfeld the owner of one of the biggest Porsche collections around the globe.
5. Wyclef Jean
This singer, once with the Fugees, has an impressive collection of odd cars, both big and small. One of his prized possessions is a Hummer H2 with a fish tank inside. Why would you need a fish tank in a car? One can only imagine. His collection also contains a McLaren F1 and a Pagani Zonda.
As you’ve seen, cars can be collected by all types, from comedians to musicians and actors. These celebrities are all proud of their passion, their cars, and since they have the means, it would be tough to begrudge them their wheels.