1. Beyoncé: Golden Leggings
We told you about the husband of Beyoncé spending $55 million on a horserace. The singer's net worth is $500 million as of 2020. She wanted to look amazing on the 2007 BET Awards and spent $100,000 on Balenciaga leggings.
While most of us are happy with Forever 21 black leggings, she purchased golden leggings for herself. It is a pretty outrageous amount to pay, given that she only wore them one time.
2. Justin Bieber: Custom-Made Gold Grillz
Although buying grillz (a decorative teeth accessory) is not new in the Hollywood world, it is something that is not quite common yet. But Justin Bieber went on to buy a gold grill for a Halloween costume by paying $5,000 for it.
To have the blingy piece made, Bieber hired Ben Baller from the jewelry company If & Co. And yes, it happened in 2013 when he was still a child. If you ever wondered why child stars spend so much money, well, they buy things like this.
3. Kendall Jenner: A Sofa
Kendall Jenner moved to her own place in 2016 and bought a new sofa to decorate her mega-mansion. Although most people would opt for modern and chic furniture, the supermodel had something else in her mind as she spent $52,000 on a sofa from the avant-garde Italian brand Edra.
This scarf-looking sofa is a giant nest of soft tubes. For most people, spending this much money on just a sofa is way too much. However, celebrities don’t mind spending a lot of money when it comes to something they really like.
4. Johnny Depp: Monthly Spend on Wine
In the 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, Johnny Depp revealed some shocking things about him. One of them was that he spends over $30,000 a month just on wine. The brilliant actor admitted that he was actually upset that it was reported he spent this much money on wine because the expenses go way beyond the amount of $30,000.
It has been reported that he is in debt and he is still able to spend so much money on wine. It makes us wonder if he's buying so much wine then when is he ever sober!
5. Kelly Rowland: A Crystal-Encrusted Tub
Kelly Rowland bought an opulent tub and it wasn't even for herself. She bought it from Baby Diamond Bathtub for her friend Beyoncé's baby, Blue. The tub's retail price is over $5,000 and what makes it unique is that it is encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
It came as no surprise because celebrities tend to buy expensive gifts for their friends and family. But it will seem like a small amount in front of other purchases. Keep on reading to find out about them.
6. Miley Cyrus: Hair Extensions
With a net worth of $160 million, spending $24,000 on hair extensions doesn't seem much, right? When Miley was 17, she used to rock her hair extensions constantly.
Her die-hard fans know that she spent a lot of money on extensions. Her highest-quality $24,000 faux locks were flown in from Italy. Experts dyed the extensions to ensure they matched her hair.
7. Rachel Hunter: A Dog House
Supermodel Rachel Hunter lives a luxurious life and she wanted her dogs to live in the same luxury as well. So, she went on to have a super chic house made just for them. She hired a contracting company La Petit Maison to build a beautiful dog mansion.
The specialty of the company is that they make miniature versions of celeb houses for dogs and charge over $50,000 for it. She didn't think twice before spending a huge amount for two dogs (a Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd).
8. Daniel Radcliffe: A Mattress
The net worth of Daniel Radcliffe is approximately $110 Million and it seems like he did not want to compromise on his sleep. The Harry Potter star spent $17,000 on something that may look unnecessary to most people.
Of course, a mattress is an essential household item, but spending this much money is a little bit unnecessary, don't you think. Anyways, the celebrity is rich and he had no second-thoughts in purchasing a super soft mattress to get a good rest and sleep.
9. Kate Moss: A Gold-Plated Vibrator
Although it is not an extreme celebrity purchase, it becomes one when you think about the item she bought. There is nothing wrong in purchasing toys like these, but a gold vibrator, really?
She purchased the Jimmy Jane brand toy at a pop-up shop for La Petite Coquitte in NYC. And what about the price? Well, this is probably the most expensive toy we've seen: 424$.
10. Kesha: Glitter
Kesha has made many fans around the world. According to the pop singer, she used to spend thousands of dollars a month on glitter. Given that a small vial of glitter costs about $1, it seems like she used a lot of...lot of glitter. But it seems like she spent most of it in her live show where she had glitter all over body after being shot out of cannons.
She told it in an interview in 2011 and we're pretty sure she still has remnants of that glitter somewhere in her house.
11. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Gold-Plated Toilets
With Kim Kardashian's net worth of $350 million and $1.3 billion of Kayne West, there's nothing wrong with going to the bathroom in style. So, both of them decided to get gold toilets for $750,000 after buying their Bel Air mansion. After all, they wanted the best throughout their mansion.
There are rumors that the couple even decided to spend double the house cost on the upscale interior decorating. That explains why they almost spent $1 million on just their bathroom.
12. Jay-Z: A Racehorse
According to Forbes, the net worth of Jay-Z is one billion as of 2020, which makes him one of the richest rappers of all time. Besides rapping, he got into the equestrian business in 2014 with a big bang.
He went on to buy a racehorse California Chrome, a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, for $55 million. It was undoubtedly a big and different venture for Jay-Z because of such a huge investment.
13. Bono: A Plane Ticket For His Hat
After reading that Bono spent that much money on his hat's plane ticket, you'll be like "wait what?" This is exactly how we felt as well. It was 2003 and Bono was in Italy to perform and realized that he left his signature hat back in London.
Instead of buying a new hat or using any courier service to get back his hat, he went for a much better option. He flew the hat to him on a first-class seat. He spent over $1,500 just so that he could have his hat with him before the concert.
14. Akon: A Diamond Mine
Although we do not know how much the rapper paid for the diamond mine, we're quite sure it must be pretty expensive. After all, diamonds can be costly and just imagine how much he had to pay for an entire mine full of diamonds.
The rapper invested his money into the diamond business and got himself a diamond mine in South Africa. It seems like he's making a lot of money out of his diamond mine, even though he has problematic views about diamonds. He believes that "blood diamonds" doesn't even exist.
15. Holly Madison: Breast Insurance
Holly Madison is known for her Playboy centerfolds and also for being one of Hugh Hefner's former girlfriends. She makes a lot of money, thanks to her breast. So, it makes quite some sense that she will invest a lot of money in insurance. 1 million dollars, to be exact.
She recognized that her breast is the money maker and making a living would become difficult if anything happens to them. Given that celebrities have insured their body parts in the past, this is not surprising at all.
16. Victoria Beckham: A 24K Gold-Plated Cell Phone
iPhone 4 was, without a doubt, one of the hottest things on the market in 2011. That's when Post Spice had a really posh 24k gold-plated phone.
Designer Stuart Hughes custom made the phone and it had 150 grams of 24k gold. Victoria paid 33,000$ for that case. We can imagine that the phone would have become heavy to carry because she has ditched that phone now.
17. Rihanna: Hair Stylist
If you ever wondered why Rihanna is always looking so gorgeous, there are many years behind it and one of them is this one. She spends over $1 million just to make sure her hair looks fabulous every single day.
Her hairstylist Ursula Stephen gets a yearly salary of seven figures to keep the singer look perfect. There is a daily retainer fee of $3,200 that she pays to her hairstylist. It makes sense because you always need to look on point when you are as big of a global star like Rihanna.
18. Katy Perry: Ticket to Space
Oh boy, 2010 was a wild year. At that time, Katy Perry and Russell Brand were all set to tie the knot and then there was Richard Bronson all ready for a space excursion. Who knew at that time that those two things would converge. Perry went on to buy a $200,000 space ticket for Brand so that he could ride the Virgin Galactic spaceship on its maiden voyage.
The ship was going to enter into space and stay there in zero gravity for some time before coming back to earth. However, the trip and the marriage didn't happen. One wonders if Russell Brand still has that ticket.
19. Celine Dion: A Humidifier
Celine Dion started living in Las Vegas in 2002 and felt that if she was going to perform in the same room every single night, then she needs to have special room accommodations. Therefore, she decided to buy a $2 million humidifier to combat the dry desert weather and protect her singing voice.
You might say that a simple humidifier would have easily gotten the job done, but the singer would disagree with you. The super-expensive humidifier hung from the ceiling above her as she sang in her powerful voice. Do you think it was an absurd purchase?
20. Johnny Depp: Private Island
When Johnny Depp can spend over $30,000 a month on just wine, he can pretty well buy a private island as well. However, he purchased the island before he was in dept. He bought a Little Halls Pond Cay in Bahamas for $3.6 million in 2004.
Johnny has always been a huge spender and this one isn't different as well. The beautiful private island offers 45 acres of privacy to the actor. Aside from a private island, he also owns over a dozen houses.
21. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: A Candy Room In Their Home
Okay, this one is just a ridiculous purchase. Back when Carey and Cannon were married, they made sure to provide everything imaginable to their kids. And it includes an entire candy room in the mansion. Although they didn't disclose the price for the candy room, one can easily assume that it must be expensive.
The room had a different variety of confections and they even maintained the inventory. We hope that they did it after considering problems like sticky surfaces and cavities.
22. Michael Vick: A Fish Pond
As Michael Vick started his NFL career and making tons of money, he was a little careless when it came to spending money. For instance, having a fish pond in the house can affect your bank balance, but he wanted a lavish fish pond. So, he got what he wanted and it cost him $85,000. Just like many celebrities, the problem for him was that he was also spending a lot of money without any worry in the world.
He spent a lot of money on dogfighting and went to prison for 21 months as well. Unexpectedly, he lost his NFL career and a lot of money. Although he did make a comeback, he never earned as much as he was before going to prison. He officially retired in 2017.
23. Jamie Foxx: A Crocodile Skin Jacket
Jamie Foxx is an exceptional actor, but he can make mistakes because he is human. Once, he paid way too much on a clothing item, and to make matters worse, he spent $18,000 on a crocodile skin jacket. However, he said in an interview that he has never worn the jacket.
According to Foxx, some pretty girls convinced him to buy the jacket and he regrets the decision. He also said that the jacket doesn't fit him and that's why he'll probably never wear it. One can assume that luxury brands that charge so much that they don't accept returns so easily.
24. Courteney Cox: A Chanel Bike
Celebrity purchases can be crazy and they can get crazier when it comes to giving gifts. Cox went on to buy a $12,000 Chanel bike for his friend Jennifer Aniston after hearing that she'd like to start biking. The bike had the classic Chanel logo, a leather seat, and jeweled pant clips to ensure your pants don't get caught in the bike chain.
The die-hard fans of the famous sitcom Friends must be wondering that she should've gifted a bike to Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay).
25. George Lucas: An Entire Fleet of Fire Trucks and Firefighters
George Lucas is the man who is responsible for bringing Star Wars to the big screen. So, it is quite obvious that he has a lot of money. Even his Skywalker Ranch, a movie ranch and workplace of George Lucas, is pricey as hell. Therefore, he bought a fleet of fire trucks and firefighters just to protect his property.
Although he hasn't disclosed how much money he spent on buying them, we're sure that operating an entire fire department is not cheap at all. What's the benefit of it? Well, fires broke out across California in 2018 and the Skywalker Ranch firefighters stepped in to help protect the homes and save lives.
26. Justin Bieber: A Customized Batmobile
Justin Bieber strikes again on our list with another insane purchase. When Bieber was only 17 years old, he was already working on his premier cars collection.
In his fleet, there is a customized Cadillac CTS-V, which was transformed to look like Batmobile. It cost him $100,000!
27. Donald Trump: Gold Plated Jet
Our list would be incomplete without Trump and his extravagant celebrity purchase. The President of America is known for his luxurious lifestyle. In 2011, he purchased the Boeing 757 from Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) for $100 million.
Trump made sure the jet had all the amenities of a house and also most things are plated in 24k gold. Given that now President Trump uses Air Force One, his beautiful jet must be sitting in some hanger.
28. Steven Spielberg: The Sled from Citizen Kane
We all know how brilliant a filmmaker Steven Spielberg is and this purchase makes a lot of sense as well. He was more than willing to pay any price for this piece of cinematic history. There were three "Rosebud" sleds used in the classic film Citizen Kane and Spielberg bought one of them for $60, 500.
Given that the filmmaker purchased the sled in 1982, he has owned it for about four decades. We totally understand the reason behind buying the sled as Citizen Kane is undoubtedly one of the greatest movies of all time. So, money doesn't matter when you get to own a movie prop that was used in a film that many filmmakers, critics and fans consider the greatest movie of all time.
29. Magic Johnson: 30 Burger King Locations
If you consider all the celebrity purchases on our list, this is certainly the smartest celebrity purchase. If you don’t believe us then you can compare it with gold plated toilets by Kim Kardashian and Kayne West.
The American basketball player bought 30 Burger King locations for Undisclosed Amount in 2014, having previously purchased T.G.I. Friday's and Starbucks locations. Given that the fast-food chain has been going steady for some years, it means that Johnson is earning good money out of it.
30. Jay-Z: One Night's Worth of Champagne
With a net worth of over $1 billion, it is no surprise that Jay-Z spent a lot of money on booze. He is the undisputed king when it comes to insane celebrity purchases. The rapper was partying hard during the release of Watch of Throne, a collaborative album with Kayne West.
In a Miami night party, he bought bottles of champagne for a total bill of $250,000. Reportedly, the rapper was trying to upstage Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as he had spent $100,000 on booze in one night after the Mavs won the NBA championship. Jay-Z bought bottles of Ace of Spades, an expensive brand that costs $100,000 for a 15-liter bottle.
31. Mike Tyson: A 24K Gold Bathtub
When Mike Tyson was at the top of his boxing career, he was spending so much money that it was like he was giving it for free. It changed after his rape conviction. Before that, he purchased a 24k gold bathtub for his now ex-wife Robin Givens.
It is a crazy purchase because he paid over $2.2 million just for a bathtub. Now that Tyson and Givens are no longer married, who got the bathtub?
32. Paris Hilton: A Dog House
Just when you thought Rachel Hunter's dog house was super expensive, Paris Hilton said, "Hold my beer" and came up with an even more expensive dog house. It is quite surprising how big dog houses are topping the list of insane celebrity purchases.
Hilton hired the best company to construct a miniature version of her mansion for her beloved dog, and paid 325,000$ for it. The dog mansion has air conditioning, designer furniture, a chandelier, and cozy beds.
33. Lady Gaga: Electromagnetic Field Meter to Detect Ghosts
Here is a super eccentric celebrity purchase. Gaga is as serious as it gets when it comes to keeping evil spirits out of her home. Can't believe it?
Well, the singer spent $50,000 on ghost hunters and even an electromagnetic field meter to detect spirits. Perhaps, earning way too much money can make you spent some on silly things.
34. Miley Cyrus: a Range Rover (for Her Dogs)
Spending $125,000 on a car is normal for celebs and many don’t even consider it as something worthy of any attention. But when a celeb purchases a Range Rover for their dogs, it becomes shocking news.
She paid for a car that was only to transport her dogs. It meant that the dogs had plenty of freedom to scratch the car or even leave their hair all over it.
35. Angelina Jolie: A Helicopter and Flying Lessons
Angelina Jolie knows how to top so many lists and she did the same in this list as well with an insane purchase meant as a gift.
When she was engaged to Brad Pitt (where are the tissues), she gifted Pitt a helicopter and private flying lessons for $1.6 million. It was 2012 and she even got a helicopter pad installed on the grounds of their home.
36. Nicholas Cage: A Dinosaur Skull
There was a time when Nicholas Cage was in a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio over the coolest celebrity purchase of all time: it was the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Bataar. Cage bought it at the auction for $276,000 and kept it for many years before something really strange happened.
In 2015, it was reported that the skull was never meant to be sold as it was stolen. Although the actor paid top dollar for it, he agreed to turn over the skull so it could be returned to Mongolia.
37. Mike Tyson: Three Bengal Tigers
Mike Tyson was always going to appear again on our list. And here, he comes back with a bang. He purchased three Bengal tigers for $140,000.
It is a ridiculous purchase because buying them costs less than the overall cost of feeding and keeping them in a separate house. For instance, the food for the tigers cost $200,000 a year. Before finally giving up his cats, he made their film debut in The Hangover.
38. Kim Basinger: A Town in Georgia
Kim Basinger is a Georgia native and it was 1989 when she decided she wanted to own a piece of her home state. So, she gathered a few investors and spent $20 million on 1,751 acres of Braselton, Georgia.
Although the initial intentions were to turn it into a tourist destination, it didn't happen and they had to sell the property after five years, at a loss. It was certainly not a wise celebrity purchase.
39. Jay-Z: A Maybach Exelero
Jay-Z keeps on appearing on our list and we're not even complaining. This purchase is quite ridiculous as he spent $8 million on a luxury sports car.
Maybach is considered one of the most luxurious cars and the rapper didn't waste any time in getting his hands on it.
40. Michael Jackson: The Entire Catalog of The Beatles Music for $47.5 Million
There's no denying that it wasn't easy for The Beatles when it came to getting full ownership of their songs. For instance, they lost their rights to everything written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon to ATV Music.
However, ATV Music was up for sale in 1985 and Jackson was quick to put in a bid. By the way, it was McCartney who had previously told his one-time collaborator about how much that company was worth. As expected, he was really unhappy about it. After the death of Jackson, the shares of ATV Music were then transferred over to Sony, which now owns The Beatles catalog.