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Outrageous and Ridiculous Celebrity Spending and Shopping Sprees
I am always surprised by some of the things outrageously rich celebrities spend their money on. So I thought this would be an interesting subject, I doubt it will be thought provoking (it might be more of a rambling rant), maybe it will be entertaining, but I think it’s definitely mind blowing.
I don’t want to sound bias. Sure, I have a few prized purses and shoes. But of the few I own, I use them often enough to justify its purchase. I like owning nice things, in moderation. Now, different people may have different ideas of what moderation is. My example of moderation is that I may spend a couple hundred dollars on a purse, but probably not a thousand dollars and absolutely not anything worth more than an average person’s home. I’ve paid for the occasional massage here and there. And when a special occasion warrants it, I’ll go out and enjoy fine food at a nice restaurant.
However, nice doesn’t always have to be associated with price. Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry are inexpensive, but are dear none-the-less. Sentimental value. That’s what’s worth much more. The thoughts and consideration put into finding the perfect gift and then watching that person light up upon receiving it. Priceless.
Disclaimer Because I Cannot Afford To Be Sued
I suppose I should add a disclaimer of sorts first so here goes: I don’t know how true the following examples are because, no, I do not know any real celebrities or billionaires. And I was not there to witness any of this because, no, I don’t go anywhere where people in suits wait in bathrooms to dry your hands and give you breath mints.
An example of excess includes celebrity children’s overwhelming wardrobe collections. Petit Tresnor, an elite celebrity shopping source, claims that the Cruises have spent between $350-400K on Suri’s clothing. Lawyers have since sent a “cease and desist” to the store demanding that no employee release any shopping habits (whether true or false). Yea, my purses and shoes fail horribly in comparison.
But that’s not all. Katie Holmes spent $10,000 on Suri’s last birthday party. $5,000 of which went towards a cake. Yes, it was very pretty.
P Diddy's More Extravagent Birthday Party
Speaking of birthday parties, lets not forget P Diddy’s affairs that have been reported at $500,000 plus! But of course, a contributing factor could be that P Diddy’s personal entourage alone consists of 30. This barely puts a dent on the guest list. His affairs are a Mecca for famous celebrities.
Celebrity Real Estate
In an economy where hard working American’s are losing their homes it can be frustrating when you hear of celebrity’s ridiculously extravagant homes. Of course they can have nice homes, with pools and theatre or what not. But do celebrities really need a home that has a dozen bedrooms? In March, Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon purchased and moved into one of the most expensive mansions in Beverly Hills. The going rate for a mansion with 15 bedrooms, a pool, a spa, a track, a championship tennis court and a nine-car garage is $125 million dollars!
Diamonds and Bling
Akon loves diamonds. This can be seen by the millions of dollars worth of them draping his neck and encrusting his fingers. But, I guess just in case there is ever a shortage, in 2007 Akon went ahead and purchased an entire South African diamond mine!
For Beyonce’s performance at a BET Award show she spent a cool $100,000.. for.. gold Balenciaga leggings and a matching bra top! Can you imagine? I would never be able to get away with wearing leggings and a bra top out in public!
I just can’t imagine throwing away millions of dollars to have people following me around all day for the mere purpose of holding my cell phone. I can admit to being particular about my hair, I understand the need to want to look nice. Most people do. But I can’t imagine flying people halfway across the continent, or even the globe, for hundreds of thousands of dollars just to cut my hair. No siree!
I’m sure there are plenty more celebrity spending spree examples, I didn’t even cover cars and weddings. Yes, celebrities deserve nice things. They work very hard to entertain us. But I think I tried to make my point clear, celebrity’s outrageous spending habits are often out of control! And I’m finding it hard to justify that this is okay.