Watching celebrities flounder in wealth can provide endless entertainment and frustration for the masses. While you may be struggling to make a modest rent payment this month, Drake is dropping $50,000 a night on strippers. The next time you hear a celebrity try to argue that they are “just like you,” this list of their exorbitant “home goods” purchases may come to mind. Included here are a few celebrities who have gone a little overboard outfitting their homes.
Evidently Gaga has a bit of a fish fetish and enjoys having a vibrant aquarium inside her home. Recently dropping $60,000 to purchase 27 koi carp, Gaga had them imported directly from Japan. While Gaga may have been “born that way,” her spending habits have definitely had to develop with her income.
While everyone knows a day spent soaking in the tub can be relaxing, if you spend too much on it you may just spend your time in there worrying about money. Fortunately, for Mike Tyson, he had plenty of incoming cash to splurge on a 2 million dollar bathtub for his first wife, Robin Givens. Just goes to show, even money can’t keep some relationships together.
Sometimes the rich get richer and the poor stay, well, poorer. Being a celebrity means you are not only raking in loads of cash, but you also receive in gifts what some people make in a month. Before Beyonce’s baby, Blue Ivy, was even born, best friend Kelly Rowland gifted Beyonce with a $5,200 swarovski-crystal-studded baby bathtub. Here’s hoping those crystals aren’t a choking hazard for the blinging baby.
With high unemployment and the recession in full swing, Brad Pitt sought an opportunity to demonstrate his removal from the woes of the plebs. Purchasing artwork has always been a passion of Pitt’s and he nailed down a $960,000 painting from German artist Neo Rauch. Hopefully that’s not a painting the kids spill juice on, Brad!
The queen of excess, Paris Hilton has been living the high life since birth. While most people would scoff at the unwise expense of a $125 million dollar mansion, that’s just another day in the life for Paris. Hilton’s boyfriend, Reinhardt, bought her a $10,000 teacup pomeranian for one birthday. Hilton evidently hoped the high price tag could keep the dog from producing poop, but that didn’t quite pan out.
Everybody has to sleep, and on a mattress is typically preferable. While $50 memory foam pillows seem excessive to most Americans, Radcliffe decided to drop $17,000 on a mattress. While he earned $320,000 by 17 from the first two Harry Potter films, it doesn’t make this purchase any less of an excess.