Despite the glaring differences, celebrities are pretty much just like us. They eat, they sleep, and they impulse buy all sorts of things late at night after one too many glasses of wine. The real difference is that while you might be using your tax return to buy a new iPhone, they’re buying a gold iPhone that costs $32,000 more than yours. Just because they can! Some famous people just can't control their credit cars, making extravagant and ridiculous purchases left and right, that’s why we put this list together of the craziest celebrity impulse buys. What are the most insane things celebrities buy?
Maybe smartphones aren’t your thing. Maybe you’re the kind of person who closes down the local pub on payday. But has an evening at the bar ever cost you $200,000? If you're the Miami Heat it has! Or maybe you like the look of diamonds and love to treat yourself to some cubic zirconia every now and then, until the day you can afford the real thing? Well, Akon bought a diamond mine! What a thing to own!
On this list you’ll find celebrity purchases that are off the chain, super duper crazy, and border on legitimate insanity. When the most normal thing on the list is a mattress that costs more than we spend on rent in a year, you know these Hollywood celebs are spending money like it's going out of style. That better be the best nights sleep anyone’s ever had or there will be a riot.
Whether or not you think the purchases on this list are cool, stupid, all out crazy bones, or a flagrant show of wealth by rich celebrities that seems irresponsible when so many people live below the poverty line, there’s something for everyone here.
In a court case against his former manager that began in the late '90s, it came out that he spent £293,000 at a florist in less than two years. Of the price tag, Elton John said, "I like flowers. 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." Way to own it.
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Shaq loves the Superman logo so much that he's probably married it by now. Since debuting in the stone age, Shaq has paid to have the Superman "S" shield emblazoned on everything from his cabinets to his personal basketball court. Who knows how much he's spent on looking like a dork?
Actress/model Rachel Hunter dropped a walloping $15k on a dog house for her two pooches. That's nicer than your first car!
In 2003, Bono spent one thousand pounds to fly his favorite hat to Italy in a first class seat. What have you done for your favorite hat today?
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