Celebrities have earned a great sum of money from movie projects, music concerts, or advertising contracts. It means that they rarely have to think twice about their purchases. It’s a non-issue for them to splurge on any items that are excessively priced, even not quite necessary. Over the years, we’ve seen them drop a lot of cash on multiple occasions, from luxury engagement rings to high-end wardrobes or gorgeous outfits – but that’s not the fun stuff.
With celebrities’ different preferences, it’s no surprise that many Hollywood stars own some extremely weird things. While some exude luxury and are elaborate in their design, others are so weird that we can’t imagine what these famous people were thinking when they invested in them.
Keep reading to see more ridiculous celebrity items and we make you raise your eyebrows.
#1 Kim Basinger purchased the township of Braselton, Georgia
Source: Susan Sterner
In 1989, Kim Basinger spent 20 million dollars purchasing 1,751 acres of the 2,000-acre town. She wanted to turn the town’s farmland into a tourist attraction and film studio. In 1995, the town was auctioned off as part of Basinger’s bankruptcy.
#2 Magic Johnson bought 30 Burger King franchises
Source: Lisa Blumenfeld
Magic Johnson turned his post-sports career into a business when going into Burger King franchising in 2004. Despite his 105 Starbucks franchises (later sold them), he’s still hanging on to those Burger Kings.
#3 Katy Perry bought Russell Brand a $200,000 ticket to space
Source: AP Images
Katy Perry bought the British comedian a $200,000 ticket on the maiden voyage of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space venture for his 35th birthday. However, since the couple slipped up, no one knew what happened to the ticket.
#4 Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey have a candy-filled room for their kids
Source: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s twins, Monroe and Moroccan, have an insane candy room that made many children jealous. Nick Cannon shared pics of his children on Instagram enjoying themselves in a “candy shop”.
#5 Nicolas Cage beat Leonardo DiCaprio in a bidding war over a $276,000 stolen Mongolian dinosaur skull
Source: Brad Barket
In 2007, Cage became the owner of a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, which turned out to be stolen from Mongolia by a fossil smuggler named Eric Prokopi.
#6 Paris Hilton spent $325,000 on a villa for her dogs
Source: Phil McCarten
In 2009, Paris Hilton bought a 325,000-dollar villa for her dogs, which is two stories high and 300 square feet. The villa is full of designer furniture and has a balcony and black crystal chandelier.
#7 Celine Dion requested a $2 million humidifier to protect her vocal cords
Source: Getty Images
Celine Dion installed a 2 million-dollar humidifier in Caesars Palace Colosseum theater to protect her vocal cords from the desert air. The device hung over the stage while she performed.
#8 Kelly Rowland bought Blue Ivy a $5,200 Swarovski-crystal-studded baby bathtub
Beyonce’s baby has bathed in sparkle thanks to Kelly Rowland. The former Destiny’s Child band member is said to be gifting her bestie a 5200 Swarovski-crystal studded baby diamond bathtub.
#9 Donald Trump installed a gold bathroom in his $100 million jet
Source: The Trump Organization
Donald Trump expressed his wealth by owning many items made of gold and one of them is a gold-plated sink.
#10 George Lucas bought a fire brigade for his ranch
Source: Eric Risberg
George Lucas owned a 100-million-dollar Skywalker Ranch in California. To protect his investment, he pays for 12 full-time firefighters and some fire trucks.
#11 A custom-made gold grill cost Justin Bieber $5,000
Source: Kevin Winter
For a 2011 Halloween costume, Justin Bieber spent 5,000 dollars purchasing a custom-made gold grill. Many wonder how many times he’s worn it since, or if it’s been misplaced.
#12 Beyoncé spent $100,000 on gold leggings
Source: Kevork Djansezian
She sported the Balenciaga leggings during her performance at the 2007 BET Awards.
#13 Lady Gaga spent $50,000 on a ghostbuster
Source: Kevin Winter
According to E!, she bought an Electro-Magnetic Field Reader in 2010 to keep the ghosts at bay while she tours.
#14 Bono bought a $1,500 plane ticket for his hat
Source: Tim Mosenfelder
In 2003, Bono forgot his favorite hat in London while flying to Italia for a charity concert. He arranged for it to be ferried to him immediately, paying for a plane ticket, cab rides, insurance, and tips.