We know that some celebrities make so much money that they don’t know what to do with it. Many of them spend their money on big houses or mansions and some of them like Floyd Mayweather spend ridiculous amounts of money on luxury cars. Not all celebs like to spend and flaunt their money though. Some of them maintain their sensibilities and even though they are worth millions, they only spend what they need to. These 11 celebrities may have purchased other luxury vehicles, but one thing they have in common is that they held onto a cheap car and have often been seen driving that vehicle.
Clint Eastwood- GMC Typhoon
To close the list we have Clint Eastwood. The Hollywood actor has survived the pressure along Hollywood roads by driving a simple GMC Typhoon produced by General Motors.
Britney Spears- Mini Cooper
Britney Spears has been able cause buzz all over the years through her lavish lifestyle but this does not seem to reflect in the princess of pop choice of car. The pop singer opts to drive a Mini Cooper which helps her keep a low profile and stay away from the glaring eye off the paparazzi. We can say she saves on fuel costs too.
Justin Timberlake- Volkswagen Jetta
Justin Timberlake is just the king of simplicity and this could be the very reason why we don’t hear much about him from the media circles or paparazzi. JT is the proud owner of a Volkswagen Jetta which only recently was voted the most eco-friendly automobile. Could it be that he is against air pollution? That we do not know, all that we know is that JT doesn’t drive a flashy car.
Conan O’Brien – Ford Taurus SHO
Conan O’Brien seems very proud of his 1992 Ford Taurus SHO. So why would a guy with a net worth of $75 million who bought a mansion in the Pacific Palisades for $20 million drive such a cheap car? Conan may not have revealed why he loves his car so much, but he has made no secret of it and posed for many pictures with his prized possession. This is surely not the only car that Conan owns, but it seems to be his most well-known ride.
Mel Gibson- Toyota Cressida
The Mad Max actor though he may be famous and with a net worth of well over $400 million has not displayed any kind of flashy lifestyle that is typical of fellow A-list celebrities, He drives a Toyota Cressida which is sure to be fuel efficient and acts as a buffer for any paparazzi that may seek to intrude his privacy.
Ron Artest aka Meta World Peace – Hyundai Genesis
Artest won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. He also received a tricked out Hyundai Genesis which was gifted to him by comedian George Lopez. Artest was apparently happy to drive the $35 thousand car, although he could have afforded something much nicer.
David Spade – 1987 Buick Grand National
Spade chooses to drive a 1987 Buick Grand National which has a 3.8 liter V-6 engine and only 245 horsepower. Perhaps he feels sentimental to his Buick because it was made the same year that Spade made his movie debut in Police Academy 4.
Zac Efron – 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
Efron has been seen driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The Alero is a compact car that was produced by Oldsmobile from 1998 to 2004 and was actually the last model that the brand sold. In 2014, Zac Efron gave away his car for charity, because he’s more than just a pretty face; he’s also a generous soul.
Steve Ballmer – Ford Fusion Hybrid
Former chief executive of Microsoft and current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers Steve Ballmer has a very impressive net worth of $21.5 billion. Ballmer drives a Ford Fusion Hybrid which costs less than $40 thousand, even with the upgrades he has like top notch audio equipment and larger than standard rims. Ballmer’s shares of Microsoft were reported to be worth $11.5 billion in 2013.
Jennifer Lawrence- Volkswagen Eos
Actress Jennifer Lawrence does not get carried away by the fast lane kind of life that is lived by fellow celebs and has settled for a Volkswagen Eos as her preferred means of locomotion. She has been spotted severally by fans in the car and it normally takes a keen eye to even notice that it’s her.
Mark Zuckeberg – Acura TSX
Mark purchased a house in Palo Alto for $7 million, but only chose to spend $30 thousand on an Acura TSX the same year. This compact executive car was offered from 2004 to 2014 and was made in Japan. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook after studying at Harvard, and was the subject of the film The Social Network.
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