We know celebrities have money. Companies endorse them with products and trips for the sake of marketing, while adoring fans keep buying (or at least craving for) the items celebrities wear and use.
Many celebrities and superstars are bewilderingly loaded, they could buy things that are not actually for sale like their neighbors’ houses, islands, rare movie props, fossils, and other ridiculously expensive stuff.
Every now and then, they pat each other on the backs with extravagant parties, trophies, awards, and of course gifts. They do it to say congratulations, or sometimes for no reason at all.
When it comes to birthdays, it appears that they have very little preservation on what gifts to buy. While we cannot always tell the reason behind all purchases celebrities make, still it is quite entertaining to see how they waste money.
In many occasions, the act of gift-giving among celebrities is so ludicrous that it doesn’t seem right. Here are just very few examples of what the wealthy and famous bought as birthday presents.
10 Private Jet - $60,000,000
Mukesh Ambani is the largest shareholder of the Reliance Industries Ltd. His estimated current net worth is in the range of $57 billion.
He has been married to Nita Ambani since 1985. For the wife’s 44th birthday in 2007, husband bought a private jet plane for $60 million as a gift.
The jet plane is pretty much custom-made with a music room, boardroom, and bathrooms just to name a few of all the personally-preferred features fitted on board.
9 Burton-Taylor Diamond - $1,100,000
In 1969, Richard Burton bought a diamond weighing 68 carats (13.9 g) for $ 1.1 million. It suddenly became one of the most notable diamonds of all time simply for its record-breaking price.
It was eventually worn by his then-wife Elizabeth Taylor for her 40th birthday party at the Princess Grace of Monaco and the 42nd Academy Awards.
Long story short, Burton and Taylor married and divorced twice; after the second split, the pear-shaped diamond was sold. It has been in the possession of at least two people ever since.
Now it belongs to Robert Mouawad, of the jewelers Mouawad.
8 Maybach - $360,000
Buying a car – even a luxury type – as a birthday gift would be outrageous for most of us. But having read the previous two points, it looks pale in comparison.
That being said, the car that Sean John Combs (professionally known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy) bought for his son’s 16th birthday was quite surprising. It was a Maybach worth $360,000.
John Dior Combs just turned sixteen, and he couldn’t drive after all.
When question about his decision, P. Diddy gave a somewhat right answer by saying that he didn’t have to explain to anybody about the way he raised his kid.
7 Ferrari - $280,000
Michael Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, gave his then partner Kylie Jenner a Ferrari 458 Spider worth $280,000 for her 18th birthday celebration.
She also received quite few other gifts including a Rolex and a trip of Mexico.
It was not just a trip, but one taken on a private jet.
The car that came in white, decorated with red bow, and displayed in public, was reportedly leased. Jenner has upgraded the car now with new paint job and custom wheels.