Top 10 Bizarre Celebrity Expenses

By Cristine Parungao

The rich and famous certainly know how to spend their money. Aside from real estate, luxury cars, private jets, bags, and pieces of jewelry, celebrities also use their money for outrageous things like luxury drinks, tiger meals, and more. Spending, to celebrities, is almost nothing because they have plenty of money to spend.

In Hollywood, there are a few artists who are famous for spending huge amounts of money on the most bizarre things. There are personalities who like to flaunt their wealth, and there are others who simply fancy something and want to get their hands on it. In addition, most stars also come with a pack, including bodyguards, stylists, makeup artists, and personal assistants. Hence, they spend a lot each month to pay for these people.

Unlike normal people who feel guilty spending $100 for one meal, celebrities are on a different level; as such, their expenses pile up each month. If you want to learn about some of the most outrageous expenses of Hollywood stars and celebrities, continue reading.

10. Kanye West

 

$200 for Candies

In 2016, the New York candy store Dylan’s Candy Bar had surprising visitors, singer and rapper Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian-West and daughter North. Kanye reportedly dropped $200 for an array of sweet treats including Skittles, Nerds, Sour Octopus, Push Pops, and others. 

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According to reports, Kanye was stocking up for his tour in 2016, which explains the $200 bill for just candies. Before the West clan dropped by the candy store, they were spotted at Serendipity 3 shopping for souvenirs.

9. Beyoncé

 

$7,500 for In-House Chef

In the name of fitness and health, Beyoncé Knowles surely knows how to splurge. According to Cheatsheet, the superstar spends $7,500 a month for a live-in chef to prepare balanced meals. In 2017, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, decided to be 100% vegan and consulted a personal trainer, Marco Borges. 

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Borges is responsible for the meal planning and hands over the menu to the in-house chef. According to him, they both are ‘foodies’, and they love spices such as vinegar and umami-rich white miso. Talk about luxury life that only the rich can afford.

8. Justin Bieber

 

$10,000 for Chinese Takeout

It is not a secret that Justin Bieber loves eating Chinese food. In 2013, the singer spent $10,000 on Chinese takeout at Big Apple’s Philippe Chow. According to SF Gate, Bieber bought a huge spread of food for his staff, pals, and aides. 

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A source even claims that Bieber loves chicken satay. His Chinese food run was right before his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he performed and serenaded Whoopi Goldberg.

7. Mark Cuban

 

$90,000 for Ace of Spades Champagne

A victory over Miami Heat means treating the Mavericks team to a luxury dinner party with a bill of $110,000. The Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban surely knows how to treat the staff, crew and players, luxury dining style. 

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According to Fox Reports, the business mogul spent $90,000 for a gold bottle of Ace of Spades champagne. The team reportedly partied until 5 a.m. local time. Cuban also left a whopping $20,000 tip at club LIV.

6. Miley Cyrus

 

$125,000 for a Dog Car

Miley Cyrus is on a different level of being a pet parent. She spent $125,000 on a dog car. Her pets, Happy, Bean, Floyd, Mary Jane, and Penny have their very own transportation, which happens to be a Range Rover Sport. According to reports, the canines are allowed to leave their hair all over the car, scratch it up and also have their own blankets.

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The dogs are banned from any of Miley’s cars, that’s why the singer decided to buy them their own ride. This happened after her breakup with Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth.

5. Mike Tyson

 

$200,000 for yearly Bengal Tiger food 

Retired professional boxer Mike Tyson is known to be a huge spender. But when he bought his Bengal tigers, the bill went up more than $200,000 per year for the food alone. These tigers are worth $70,000, at a minimum, and require expensive maintenance and care. 

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However, upon retirement, Tyson had to give up the exotic pets due to the piling expenses. According to The Richest, it took Tyson $125,000 per year to train the tigers alone.

4. Tom Cruise

 

$200,000 for Sonogram Machine

Celebrities surely love their privacy. That’s why when Katie Holmes got pregnant with Tom Cruise’s baby in 2005, the actor bought her a sonogram machine. Tom Cruise said they were going to do their own sonogram to limit hospital visits. 

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Although the decision was criticized by healthcare professionals, Tom Cruise said that they would donate the machine after the child was born. Like many parents, Cruise spared no expense when it came to the birth of his first child.

3. Nicolas Cage

 

$276,000 for Dinosaur Skull

One of the many reasons to love Nicholas Cage is his passion for arts and history. Back in 2000, his mint collection of Action Comics #1 was stolen and he had to sell everything for $1.6 million. 

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The actor also outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, which is worth $276,000. However, in 2015, the actor had to return the skull because of reports that it was stolen from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

2. Celine Dion

 

$2 million for Humidifier

One of the most outrageous celebrity purchases has to be Celine Dion’s expensive humidifier, worth about $2 million. According to Business Insider, the singer requested the misting device in a hotel in 2002 to preserve her singing voice despite the desert climate. 

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 The singer also requested that the humidifier was hung above the stage while she performed. The specialized device is said to protect her voice after suffering from a viral illness that affects her vocal cord.

1. Jay Z

 

$55 million for Race Horse

In 2014, rapper and singer Jay Z bought California Chrome, a champion horse, for $55 million. This is one of the most expensive and bizarre celebrity purchases but it is a good investment. 

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The horse had won the Kentucky Derby, which is a famous horse racing contest. Despite the high cost, Jay Z bought it to enter the world of horse racing.

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Celebrities can go a bit overboard sometimes and use their money to buy the most surprising things. This is not new as these stars earn millions for a living. After all, they are earning the money and they deserve the lavish lifestyle they have.

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