Many celebrities are surprising automotive afficionados, owning cars we could only dream of. Here are the 50 most-searched celebrity cars.
Many celebrities you see on TV or online are actually avid car collectors. Cars are the ultimate status symbol: the cooler the car, the cooler the person, right? The rest of the world has a strange fascination with the lives of the wealthy, dreaming of what we could have ourselves. With this captivation, celebrity cars are searched on the internet quite a bit.
The list of the top 50 most-searched celebrity cars might surprise you, with 4 of the top 5 located here in the States. The data from this report is from this article by AllCarLeasing.
1. Jay Leno
Monthly Search Volume: 12,700
Favorite Car: Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor
Jay Leno is the owner of perhaps the best-known car collection in the world. The former talk show host is a true petrolhead, boasting over 180 cars and 160 motorcycles. The value of his total garage is somewhere around $52 million.
Jay’s collection consists of just about every variant of the automobile imaginable, but his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 stands out. This particular 600 is fitted with a supercharger, making it the only 600 Kompressor in existence.
2. Elon Musk
Monthly Search Volume: 10,200
Favorite Car: Tesla Model S Performance
The enigmatic personality of Elon Musk also reflects in his car collection. His crashed McLaren F1 might be the most famous, but with a net worth of over $80 billion, Mr. Musk shrugged it off.
His collection consists of his Tesla Roadster that was sent into space, the actual Lotus Esprit submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me, and more.
3. Bill Gates
Monthly Search Volume: 9,000
Favorite Vehicle: Porsche 959
Bill Gates has been quite the Porsche afficionado since Microsoft took off. He purchased a 911 as soon as Microsoft started making money and he hasn’t looked back. His collection includes a 930 Turbo, the all-electric Taycan, and the monstrous 959.
What’s the biggest surprise on this list? Maybe Bernie Sanders’ Chevy Aveo? Gordon Ramsay’s LaFerrari?