From wearing a diamond-studded gown to taking a bath in a gold tub, celebrities have more than everything they need to live a good life. And you would expect no less from them as they give each other cars as presents.
Buying gifts for others is never an easy feat, and it becomes a much harder task if the recipient is someone who seemingly has everything in the world like A-list celebrities. Every time a holiday approaches, the rest of the world shakes in awe when celebrities reveal what they gift one another. Million-dollar rings and diamonds are some of the gifts that never grow old, but ultra-expensive luxury cars are also an option that captures the fancy of rich and famous celebrities.
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1. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is a famous socialite and media personality. Besides millions of dollars that she receives every year from various business ventures, Paris Hilton is paid at least USD 3,00,000 (approximately Rs. 2.14 crore) for showing up at clubs and going to events. There is almost no easier job to do than to play your heart out and receive money for it.
With her blonde hair, pink Bentley, and a hot pink dress, Paris Hilton seems to be living Barbie’s best life
With such a massive amount of income, if it is heard that Paris Hilton bought herself a Christmas present, most people would speculate which Tiffany ring or exotic Birkin bag she splurged on. Unexpectedly, in 2008, Paris got herself a custom-made Bentley Continental GT Coupe that was inside-out bubblegum pink and had diamonds embellishing in the dashboard. It is said that she bought the car for USD 2,85,000 (approximately Rs. 2.03 crore).
The red Ferrari California Spyder was another Christmas present that Paris gave herself
Interestingly enough, after the news got out that Paris Hilton owned a Bentley Continental GT, people at Bentley considered the purchase “brand-deflating associations” and did marketing campaigns with more respected folks like art connoisseur and former editor of Vogue Paris, to maintain a certain image for their luxury cars. Besides the pink Bentley Continental GT Coupe, Paris Hilton also treated herself to a fiery red Ferrari California Spyder that cost around USD 3,00,000 (approximately Rs. 2.13 crore) as a Christmas gift in 2011. Though the Ferrari arrived at her door right on Black Friday of that year, no sane person would think the convertible was on the clearance section.
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2. Nick Cannon
At Christmas in 2010, Nick Cannon showered his then-sweetheart Mariah Carey with extravagance and luxury, as he gave her a Rolls-Royce Phantom that cost around USD 4,00,000 (approximately Rs. 2.84 crore). Mariah Carey is famous for one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which starts with “I don’t want a lot for Christmas”. Seems like Nick Cannon did not go by Mariah’s “wish” with this lavish Christmas gift.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey ride around in style in their luxurious black Rolls-Royce Phantom
Apparently, even after the year 2011 arrived for a while, Mariah Carey was still excited about this incredible present, and she posted on her Twitter account in early 2012: “Still getting over my Christmas gift from @NickCannon. License plate:mommyMC : )”. Actually, we are not sure which was the better Christmas present, a USD-4,00,000 Phantom or the fact that Nick got a personalised licence plate that read “mommyMC” when Mariah was pregnant with their twins.
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3. David Beckham
Anybody who knows anything about the footballer/fashion-designer power-couple of Great Britain (David and Victoria Beckham for those who are not aware) understands that David rarely holds back when it comes to presents for Victoria. A winery, a diamond-encrusted handbag, and a necklace worth USD 3 million (approximately Rs. 21.31 crore) are some of the things that the British football player has given his wife as gifts.
The Beckham couple took their black custom-made Rolls-Royce Phantom out for a drive
In 2005, besides the expensive diamond-studded handbag that had a price tag of USD 1,00,000 (approximately Rs. 71 lakh), David presented his wife with a custom-made Rolls-Royce Phantom that cost him USD 5,00,000 (approximately Rs. 3.55 crore). It seems like at Christmas 2005, David made sure that his beloved Posh Spice got all the posh in the world.
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4. Katy Perry
Even though their marriage only lasted for 14 months, during that time, Katy Perry bought her then husband, Russell Brand, a lot of extraordinary presents that made people think: “Damn, this couple is either insane or madly in love.” Seriously, who would buy tickets to space for two people when space travel for normal folks is not 100% certain? Well, Katy did.
Katy Perry purchased a custom-made lilac-coloured Bentley Brooklands as Valentine’s Day present for her then-lover - Russell Brand
Actually, it looked like Katy Perry had multiple ways to surprise her then-sweetheart with presents. Apart from the sensational space travel tickets, she bought Russell a custom-made lilac Bentley Brooklands as a Valentine’s Day gift in 2010. The lilac colour is indeed very questionable when it comes to an elegant Bentley car, but the carmaker did not react the way it did to Paris Hilton’s purchase, so we guess the colour was approved by the company.
It is said that Russell Brand was very surprised with the outrageous gift that was priced at half a million dollars partly because Katy Perry made him think that “they are not bothering with presents”. Honestly, without that reason, who would not be astonished when receiving a 3.55-crore custom-made Bentley Brooklands?
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are perhaps the most powerful couple in Hollywood, and apart from their brilliant music (toghether or individually, we love them both!) the thing that we care the most about them is perhaps their magnificent car collection.
Jay-Z got a USD-2-million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport from Beyoncé on his 41st birthday
One interesting fact about the musical couple's car collection is that one of Jay-Z’s most iconic car was actually given to him by Beyoncé. In 2010, (Wait a second, why were there so many extravagant car gifts in this year?) Queen B bought her husband a powerful Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his 41st birthday, and this car lightened her wallet by a whopping USD 2 million (approximately Rs. 14.20 crore). Interestingly, gifting each other car is not a one-time event for this power-couple as Jay-Z had given Beyoncé a vintage Rolls-Royce that had the price tag of USD 1 million (approximately Rs. 7.10 crore) before. Talk about avid car lovers!
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