From golden vibrators to private islands to dinosaur skulls – the rich and famous have some rather unusual tastes. The following list contains some of the weirdest purchases made by today’s most successful actors, performers and public figures. While some might surprise you (Harry Potter spent how much on a bed?), others will have you rolling your eyes (Yes, of course Donald Trump’s plane has golden sinks.). But one thing they all have in common: the peeps who did the shelling out have some serious money to burn.
20. Lady Gaga – Ghost detector
This pop superstar is known for her eccentric tastes, so it’s perhaps not that surprising to learn that she spent $50,000 on a ghost detection system. Apparently Gaga believes she is being haunted by a spirit named “Ryan” – and these electromagnetic field meters are meant to detect any lurking spirits.
19. Nicolas Cage – Tyrannosaurus skull
The National Treasure star once purchased a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull for $276,000. The oddball actor bought the dino dome from a gallery in 2007, without knowing that it had been illegally smuggled into the States. In 2015 he handed it over to U.S. authorities so that it could be returned to Mongolia.
18. Beyonce – Gold leggings
Nothing’s too good for Bey! At the 2007 BET Awards the pop powerhouse flaunted a pair of Balenciaga gold-plated – that’s right, real gold – leggings worth $100,000.
17. Bono – First class plane ticket for his hat
The U2 frontman is clearly obsessed with his headwear. After leaving his beloved trilby in England, he purchased a first class plane ticket to fly it to Italy in its own seat. No word on whether the hat sipped champagne during the flight.
16. Paris Hilton – Doggie mansion
This heiress and reality star is clearly rolling in dough, as evidenced by the $325,000 doggie mansion she had custom made for her pooches. Equipped with air-conditioning, sofas and a black crystal chandelier, her dogs live in the lap of luxury. And everyone knows dogs love chandeliers.
15. Kelly Rowland – Crystal baby bathtub
Former Destiny’s Child member and BFF of Beyonce, Rowland went all out on a present for baby Blue Ivy, presenting the child with a $5,200 Swarovski pink crystal-studded bathtub. Of course, that’s nothing on Blue Ivy’s $600,000 solid gold rocking horse…
14. Kanye West – $34,000 on a gold skull
This multi-millionaire rapper is no stranger to excess. So it perhaps isn’t shocking that he thinks a $34,000 gold skull is an appropriate Father’s Day present for his pal Jay Z. Naturally the piece was hand delivered by a courier and dispatched by private jet.
13. Daniel Radcliffe – $17,000 mattress
No more sleeping in a cupboard under the stairs for Harry Potter. The former-boy wizard star once blew $17,000 on a custom-made Savoir mattress. Sounds excessive, but when you’re worth $102 million you can afford to splurge on a good night’s sleep.
12. Beyonce – $80,000 diamond encrusted Barbie
Beyonce’s penchant for decadence has landed her on this list for a second time. For her daughter’s first birthday, she gifted the toddler with a diamond-encrusted Barbie doll, worth $80,000. Here’s hoping Blue Ivy shares her mom’s love of all that glitters.
11. Mike Tyson – $2 million on a gold bathtub
The former heavyweight champ turned film and TV personality has gone from rags to riches to rags and back to riches once more. In the late 1980s – at the height of his success – he gave a $2 million gold bathtub to his then-wife Robin Givens for Christmas.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow – Hand-painted wallpaper
This Oscar-winning actress regularly shares her absurdly expensive tastes with a presumed-to-be adoring public on her popular website GOOP. With that in mind, her love of de Gournay hand-painted wallpaper sounds about right. Paltrow reportedly “indulged” by covering a wall of her London living room with a custom design – with prices coming in at $12,000 a room.
9. Celine Dion – $2 million on a humidifier
She is famous the world over for her voice, so it’s understandable that Celine Dion would need to keep her vocal cords pitch perfect – and not too dry – for her long-running Vegas show. It’s just hard to imagine how a humidifier could possibly cost so much!
8. Jay Z – His own private island
This hip hop mogul certainly isn’t shy about flashing his millions. So why not buy a private island in the Bahamas? Jay Z was rumored to have dropped a cool $4 million on an island in the North Abaco district. There are also reports that he and wife Beyonce own islands off the coast of Thailand and Florida.
7. Donald Trump – $100 million private jet
The Donald only flies in style. Or what he considers style, at least. His luxury Boeing 757 private jet is reportedly worth $100 million. With marble countertops and golden sinks, it sounds like something Elvis might enjoy. No offense to Elvis, of course.
6. Jamie Foxx – $18,000 on a jacket
The Ray star somehow thought that $18,000 was a reasonable amount to spend on a jacket. A crocodile skin jacket, no less. Foxx later said that some Vegas beauties had talked him into the wildly extravagant purchase. “It was crazy. Stupid,” Foxx told Starpulse. “I’ve never worn it. It never matched anything and it didn’t even fit properly.” Stupid? Yes it was, Mr. Foxx.
5. Madonna – $10,000 a month on Kabbalah Water
No Evian for her, thanks. During her Kabbalah-phase, the “Material Girl” would only hydrate with specially blessed H2O. Shipping crates of the $5 bottles wherever she traveled ran her a staggering $10,000 water bill every month.
4. David Copperfield – Private island
It looks like floating over the Grand Canyon pays well. The world-famous illusionist has amassed a huge fortune over the years, and he once forked out $50 million for a private island in the Bahamas. If you want to live like a millionaire magician, Musha Cay is available to rent for a mere $37,000 a night.
3. Rihanna – over $1 million a year on her hair
No wonder RiRi always looks so fabulous. The pop singer is said to pay her stylist $22,400 a week to keep her locks looking glamorous. After spending more than $1 million a year, you have to hope she never has a single bad hair day.
2. Amanda Seyfried – Stuffed horse
The star of Mamma Mia and Les Miserables has some rather unusual tastes. She adores taxidermy and has amassed a small collection of stuffed critters. She even shelled out thousands of dollars for a stuffed three-week old foal, which she calls “Antoine.”
1. Kate Moss – Gold-plated vibrator
Why masturbate with silicone when you could get yourself off with solid gold? So goes the thinking of Kate Moss, who is fond of her 24-karat gold vibrator. Called the “Jimmy Jane,” it costs $325, and Moss apparently likes it so much that she often gives one as a gift to her friends.