The Most Insane Celebrity Splurges Of All Time
Charlie Sheen bought 2,615 seats at an Anaheim Angels game to catch a home run.
In 1996, Sports Illustrated reported that the King of Hookers and Cocaine paid a total of $6,500 to catch a Cecil Fielder homer. He and two friends sat beyond the left field fence, but alas, there wouldn’t be a home run hit that game. In typical Sheen fashion, he said, “I didn’t want to crawl over the paying public. I wanted to avoid the violence.”
Donald Trump’s plane has a gold bathroom.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is something of a Goldmember. After purchasing Trump Force One from Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, he completed a series of renovations that included installing Rolls Royce engines, personal TV screens in every seat and even 24-carat gold plated seat belts. If elected, he will probably prefer this $100 million aerial treasure trove to Air Force One.
Kim Basinger bought an entire town for $20 million.
After “The Natural” and “9½ Weeks,” Kim Basinger had enough f–k you money to purchase an entire town in Georgia. Braselton’s population of nearly 8,000 didn’t take kindly to the investment, and they received their wish when five years later, Basinger went broke and had to sell the town…for $1 million. In other words, she lost $19 million in five years.
Kanye West bought 10 Burger Kings.
In March 2014, Kanye, also known as Yeezy, Yeezus, and The Louis Vuitton Don, bought Kim Kardashian 10 Burger King franchises as a wedding gift. Two years later, he asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion to help him with his $53 million debt. The Burger Kings were scattered across Italy, France and the UK, and reportedly cost $7.5 million.
Paris Hilton bought a $325,000 doghouse.
Paris Hilton’s dogs — Tinkerbell, Prince Baby Bear, Marilyn Monroe, Harajuku, Dolce and Prada — live in a house more expensive than most Americans’. This two-story, air-conditioned, designer-furniture-adorned home is a veritable doggy mansion, and it should piss you off.
Lady Gaga spent $50,000 on a ghost detecting machine.
Spoiler: It didn’t work. Professional ghost hunters — aka silly people using electromagnetic field meters — catch spooks in action. In 2010 during a European tour, Ms. Gaga laid down the price of a 2015 Mercedes Benz to purchase ghost equipment. It was seemingly an attempt to catch a spirit called Ryan, which she claims haunts her incessantly. As an inside source told The Daily Star, “She’s been telling us all for months that she has a male spirit called Ryan who travels the world with her. She’s pretty terrified by this spirit, but more than anything he’s annoying her as he won’t leave her alone.” We’re sure Ryan died of laughter after her $50,000 splurge.
Kate Moss bought a gold vibrator.
The queen of the heroin chic look was spotted in New York City purchasing a Jimmyjane “Little Something” 24-carat vibrator from La Petite Coquette. Although it only sells for $350, the English supermodel was apparently desperate for some love after breaking up with Libertines vocalist Pete Doherty, whose teeth are less than 24-carat.
Katy Perry spent $200,000 to send Russell Brand to space.
It’s a good idea at face value — sending Russell Brand to space. But even I wouldn’t shell out $200,000 to do it, nor could I. Albeit, it was his birthday, so Perry commandeered Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in 2010 to catapult him 350,000 feet into the air. He came back down and filed for divorce.
T-Pain bought a big ass chain for $410,000.
Literally, that’s what it said: BIG ASS CHAIN. T-Pain boasts a net worth of $35 million, but it’s important to note that $410,000 could feed everyone in Haiti for a day. At least it’s clever.
Rick Ross claims he blew a million dollars on strippers.
However, the claim came from Rick Ross, which is dubious at best. In February 2011, Ross went to Florida’s King of Diamonds strip club for his birthday. He told Hot 97, “It’s nothing to go in there and have 50 ballplayers and some street dudes. It ain’t nothing to spend some real change in King of Diamonds. Well that night, we broke the club.”
Although due to IRS concerns, he didn’t disclose the exact amount, Ross said it hovered in the ballpark of $1 million. “We ran through so much money, the Brinks truck came, and that didn’t even help.” I’m inclined to call bullshit, because he stole the name of an actual baller, but rappers do some surprising things.
Waka Flocka Flame Offered a $50,000 Salary for a Professional Blunt Roller
“I might not smoke a blunt for two days, three days. But then one day you might run through 100 blunts. You might end up rolling up a quarter pound. I’m talking about finger cramps.” In late 2014, rapper Waka Flocka sent out a public occupational request for one special blunt roller. He received over 60,000 resumes over the next several months, although one has to wonder what those resumes were like.