The rich and famous can be fascinating—how they acquired their wealth, where they live and how they spend their time, and even the vehicles they choose to drive.
Are they chauffeured in executive cars like California attorneys? Perhaps they would like to drive. Do they have some impossible-to-attain, fabulous custom vehicles that most of us can only dream about owning? Are they able to drive around in the same cars as the rest of us on the lower end?
The truth is, it’s a mixture of all of these. For example, Jeff Bezos is well-known for his plain 1999 Honda Accord. Elon Musk, on the other hand, was famous for riding around in his McLaren F1 1997 until it crashed. He then switched to Teslas as his auto company grew. These two aren’t the only billionaires out there, however, so let’s take a quick look at how some of the other super-wealthy choose to get around.
William Henry Gates III, the Microsoft founder and now a prominent philanthropist has plenty of money and many cars. One he’s most well-known for, though, is his Porsche 959, purchased back in the 1980s. Gates was subject to import regulations and had to wait more than a decade to be able to release the vehicle from his impound. However, something tells us that it was worth it.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Larry Page, Google’s founder and CEO is worth more than a hundred million dollars. Sergey Brin (Google co-founder) has similar wealth. Both men were spotted in Tesla Roadsters and have both owned Toyota Prius’s in the past. We don’t know if these similarities are intentional or not.
We’ve heard all the “Zuckerberg isn’t human” jokes before. “He’s an alien,” some might say, or “an automaton with human skin.” While these are obviously untrue rumors, Zuckerberg does little to quell them by choosing to drive around in the cheapest Honda automobile possible—the Honda Fit. You won’t find a regular Honda Fit here, but a gray Honda Fit. Sure, you can make the argument that he chooses to do this because he wants to be inconspicuous, and that makes sense, but since he’s been spotted driving it multiple times, is that strategy really working out for him? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Warren Buffet, the American archetypal billionaire, is it possible? It’s unlikely. At 91, there is no one with more longevity than the long-respected business mogul. It makes sense, then, that he drives a practical-but-stylish old man car—the Cadillac. He’s known to have been driven around in an XTS. He was also seen being driven around in an XTS by people. Reports even suggest that the Cadillacs are in a neutral color, fitting perfectly with his reputation as an efty businessman.