12 Of The Most Absurd Things Celebs Have Ever Purchased
Maybe it's because I spent a good portion of my high school years watching VH1's The Fabulous Life Of..., but I've always been fascinated by the luxuries that some celebrities choose to spend their money on. Like how everyone was hoping to hit it big with the Powerball jackpot, it's human nature to fantasize about the crazy things we'd purchase if we suddenly came into a mind-boggling amount of money. And until that happens to all of us, well, we can just bask in the glow of ridiculous celebrity purchases, laughing, crying, and wondering out loud why on Earth people would choose to buy things like gold toilets and $1 million boob insurance.
As long as it's not illegal or harmful, whatever celebrities choose to spend their money on is up to them. Considering the fact that every star on this list has donated some serious money (and time) to charity, their purchases aren't as self-indulgent as you might initially think. And when you're earning more money than you know what to do with, it only makes sense that you'd purchase some insane things — just because you can.
Check out some of the most ridic celeb purchases below.
1. Candy Spelling's Three (!) Gift-Wrapping Rooms
Because one room solely dedicated to wrapping presents is just never enough, Candy Spelling's $150 million McMansion has three: One for "everyday gifts," one in the attic (complete with a shrink-wrap machine), and one dedicated to packaging Christmas and Easter gifts, because God forbid those get wrapped in either of the other rooms. Ah, to have money.
2. Kimye's Gold-Plated Toilets
In November 2015, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West put their Bel-Air mansion on the market for $20 million — a pad that reportedly includes four gold-plated toilets worth a grand total of $750,000, according to Forbes.
3. Kylie Jenner's Arm Candy
To be fair, Jenner could've just been borrowing her sisters' bracelets for the photo and just #DoinItForTheGram. But the fact remains that each Cartier "Love" bracelet retails for a cool $6,600, and Jenner is easily rocking the sum of an entire private college tuition's-worth of jewelry on her arm.
4. Lady Gaga's Ghost Detector
Gaga reportedly spent $50,000 on a electromagnetic field meter — "a tool used by professional ghost hunters to detect electrically charged objects," Men's Health reports.
"Her aide said the gear had to be robust as they were taking it on the road — so they must be doing this everywhere Lady Gaga is performing," said Dan Webb, the "head of a ghost-busting firm" who sold her the meter, according to the magazine.
5. Nicolas Cage's $276K Dinosaur Skull
And to think the craziest part of this story isn't even the fact that Nicolas Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio to buy a dinosaur skull, but rather the fact that the actor voluntarily returned it to U.S. authorities after it was revealed to be stolen from Mongolia, Reuters reports. WUT?
6. ...And His Pyramid-Shaped Tomb To Be Buried In
Back in 2010, Cage reportedly bought a nine-foot tall, pyramid-shaped tomb in a cemetery in New Orleans, TMZ reported at the time. Far be it from me to question someone's end-of-life choices, but it looks like he really took his role in National Treasure to heart here.
7. Holly Madison's $1 Million Breasts
Yep. Holly Madison insured her breasts for $1 million in 2011.
"If anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars," the former Playboy bunny told People at the time. "I thought I’d cover my assets.”
8. Rihanna's $1 Million Hair
Rihanna's hair is flawless AF, and for good reason: She pays $1 million per year to keep it that way, according to a member of her camp. Bad Gal RiRi? Good Hair RiRi is more like it.
9. Johnny Depp's Private Island
Johnny Depp's private Bahamian island reportedly cost the actor $3.6 million when he purchased it in 2004, Forbes reports. According to Vanity Fair 's all-access, inside look into the location, it boasts six beaches, with two named after his children, Lily Rose and Jack.
10. Blue Ivy's Swarovski Crystal Bathtub
Aunt Kelly Rowland gifted baby Blue Ivy with a sparkler of a present: a $7,000 Swarovski crystal mini bathtub. Which they should make in adult sizes because that is one item I need to purchase.
11. Paris Hilton's Dog Mansion
Remember when being "sent to the dog house" was considered a bad thing? Not if you're Paris Hilton's pooch. Her luxury dog mansion is a $325,000 replica of her own house. If there was ever a time to lose your ability to even, this would most certainly be it.
12. Justin Bieber's Batmobile
JB got the hookup with West Coast Customs for a legitimate Batmobile — one painted in a matte black with the Batman symbol on it and everything. Sure, it's an outlandish and completely unnecessary purchase, but you better believe that there is a whole mess of people out there who would totally drop some serious cash to have their very own Batmobile if they had the dough.
So the next time you're deciding whether or not to go for the $5 Starbucks Frapp, remember that somewhere in the world is Kim Kardashian choosing to purchase gold-plated toilets. Goodnight.