There are a lot of celebrities and successful business owners that confessed to having a strong passion when it comes to their cars. Some celebrities actually spend quite a substantial amount of money and time building vast collections of automobiles to keep in their personal garage. So, what are some of the most popular cars that the rich and famous enjoy owning?
Professional football players seem to be among the biggest collectors when it comes to owning high dollar exotic automobiles. Many top earning football players seem to be obsessed with possessing some of the rarest, most expensive cars on the planet. Take for example, Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United star player who has many cars such as the BMW M6, the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Lamborghini Gallardo, and the Bentley Continental GT among his collection, just to name a few.
Another successful professional football player, Claude Makelele, the midfielder for Chelsea, boasts a very impressive exotic car collection as well. Some of his autos include; the Mercedes SL65 AMG convertible, the Ferrari F3 60, and the Mercedes McLaren SLR. Another footballer, Stephen Garrard, boasts an incredible collection of cars, including; the Mercedes SLK, the Aston Martin Vanquish, the BMW X5, and a Porsche 911. Another impressive collection can be found in the possession of Cristiano Ronaldo who has owned a Ferrari 360, BMW X5, an Audi R8, and is currently on the waiting list for what is considered to be one of the most exclusive cars in the world, the Bugatti Veyron.
With the impressive collections mentioned above, it is hard to imagine that anyone has an automobile fleet that could rival them. David Beckham however seems to boast perhaps the most impressive automobile collection in the footballing world. His personal car collection is in excess of £2 million, and includes some impressive automobile such as; the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Ferrari 575, the Ferrari F for 30, the Lamborghini Gallardo, and two Bentley Arnages. On top of this impressive collection of vehicles, Beckham also owns and armor plated BMW X5, and once possessed an Aston Martin DB7 in his collection that had the registration plate ‘DB7’. All of the cars that Beckham owns currently are quite a ways away from his very first vehicle, which was the humble Ford Escort.
While many celebrities and professional athletes do possess quite the impressive car collection, fame is not necessarily a pre-determining factor for the need to spend exorbitant amounts of money on high-end exotic vehicles. Take for example, Melanie Chisholm, who is more recognizable by the name ‘Sporty Spice’. At the peak of her career in fame, Melanie purchased a 1998 Audi A3, which she used as her daily vehicle, driving herself around while her career as well as her bands fame rose in the ranks to international stardom. Ultimately, sporty spice sold here Audi on the motoring website, Autotrader, and documented that it had a full service history and an impressive 110,000 miles. It sold for almost a steal at just under £3,000.
Actors in film and TV will tout some pretty impressive vehicles as well. Take for example American television actor Brad Pitt who can claim to have driven the Mercedes G55 AMG, while one of his peers, Ben Affleck, has owned some top of the range vehicles such as a Dodge RAM, and an Aston Martin DB7. On the flip side, some actors prefer to be more modest car owners and own vehicles such as Daniel Radcliffe’s Fiat Punto, and David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff’s BMW Mini. To check out some of the brand new cars that famous artists have driven check out the new models of Mercedes Benz.