Don’t we all love to hear rich people splurging their money on pricey hot rods and amazing classic cars? Some people love to collect sports memorabilia or jewelries but there is a handful of others whose love for sensational four or two- wheeled vehicles never left their imagination. From Asia, America, Europe and the rest of the world, the 5 biggest car collectors in the world will give you a sneak peek on how the rich and famous splurge their hard-earned money.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
With a staggering $20 billion net worth and the largest royal palace in the world with diamond and gold gilded bathrooms, it is no wonder that he is able to amass some 7000 cars consisting of 209 BMWs, 574 Benz, 452 Ferraris, 179 Jaguars, 382 Bentleys, 134 Koenigseggs, a slew of Lamborghinis, Aston Martin, SSC, Cicero BDB Maestro, and so on. His limited edition and concept cars made only for him like the Ferrari Mythos, Pininfarina-designed Jaguar, Bentley Java and 4×4 Dominator, a Koenigsegg Agera CC GT and a Porsche Carma are definitely a sight to behold. Definitely, this is one person who sees collecting top-rated cars as child’s play.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
A billionaire member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling elite, the “Rainbow Sheik” is quite renowned for his colorful collections of 7 Mercedes S-Classes, each one in a different color of the rainbow. Additionally, he also has customized Mercedes monster trucks, a slew of Jeep’s for the largest Bedouin Caravan, a Dodge Power Wagon, and whatever sensational cars he can find to match his equally sensational personality. What makes him unique is how he stashed his worthy finds in a pyramid.
Move over Oprah and Conan, tonight’s show is all about Jay Leno. A famous talk show celebrity, his car collection is quite astounding as is his Tonight Show. His collections are usually made of cars that you would never expect in a million years to still be working up to this day. From 200 cars bearing perfectly maintained a 1909 Baker Electric, a 1931 8-liter Bentley, a 1909 Stanley Steamer, a 1934 Phantom II from Rolls Royce, a 1927 Duesenberg Model X and a 1925 Hispano-Suiza plus 22 steam-powered vehicles and 25 classic cars, it is no wonder where Mattel’s Hot Wheels get their inspiration.
Rivaling Jay Leno‘s ethereal collection, the U.S. based owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering also created quite a collection with 20 Lamborghini Reventon’s on the top of the list. He has more than 150 American muscle cars to his name and amazing collections of Corvettes, Mustangs, Bugatti, Porsche’s and other sensational items he can get his hands on. No wonder, he needed a 40,000 square foot building in Michigan for a garage.
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani
The richest man in India does not just have a immense Mumbai mansion he adoringly calls Antilla but also an astounding collection of European cars reaching to 168 or perhaps more. The 22nd richest man in the whole world also has an avid passion for cricket, the country’s national sport, through his co-ownership of the Indian Premier League Team. Understandably, this extends his love for fast and sporty, yet elegant, European cars like Bentley, Maybach, Bugatti and Mercedes as well as a few Porsche’s.