It's time for a new round of stories detailing the craziest tales of celebrity spending and other ways the stars are nothing like us… First up? An incredibly lavish present gifted by a celeb to… himself! Yep, when it came time for Drake to celebrate his 33rd birthday in October 2019, he decided to buy himself something very, very special. Page Six reported that the rapper purchased himself a 22-carat heart-shaped diamond and platinum ring by Gemma Fine Jewelry. TMZ reported that it's estimated to be worth between $600K and $800K. Keep reading for more crazy tales that show stars are nothing like the rest of us…
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Another star who invested in her own birthday this year? Katy Perry, who celebrated her 35th birthday in October 2019 by bringing 64 friends and family members to Egypt. Those lucky guests were treated to an all-expenses-paid 10-day vacation that saw them riding camels and watching the sun rise over the pyramids. It's good to be Katy's friend!
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What were you doing at 22? Well, imagine being a 22-year-old billionaire. That's reality for Kylie Jenner, who in November 2019 sold 51 percent of her Kylie Cosmetics company to Coty for a cool $600 million. The business move made Kylie the richest of her famous family members, despite being the youngest of the siblings.
What celebrity do you most associate with the Juicy tracksuits trend of the aughts? If you said Paris Hilton, you'll be glad to know the star owns more than 100 Juicy Couture tracksuits to this day. She told The Guardian in October 2019 that she has one in every color, noting, "That's my uniform when I'm chilling at home or going to the beach — anything that doesn't involve a red carpet." Glad to see some things never change!
As always, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop has delivered in the bizarre and expensive holiday present department. Their outrageous holiday gift guide for 2019, which was announced in November, includes a $33,000 smoker for those who love to barbecue and $43,200 chandelier earrings for the jewelry lover in your life. For those who love plants, there's a $25,000 "plant music installation" that lets you listen to your plants via speakers, and anyone who needs a watch would love the $35,420 Rolex on the list. There's also a clear Chanel purse for the little ones that retails for $1,575, and for those with smaller budgets, you could get the $180 mug that promises to keep your drinks hot.
Dr. Paul Nassif, a former "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" hubby who's now one of the stars of "Botched," got married in the fall of 2019 and the amount he spent on his new bride will blow your mind! The reality star and plastic surgeon gave Brittany Pattakos not one, not two, but three (!) rings, which cost him $174,000. Harkh Mehta of Harakh Jewelers designed the bling, with the main engagement ring featuring a 3.15-carat diamond taking up the bulk of the bill at $165,000, and the two platinum and diamond wedding bands coming in at $9,000. The two tied the knot in Los Angeles in September and again in Greece in October.
Jamie Foxx certainly received good service on a recent night out! After performing at a New York benefit in November 2019, the star moved the party to Brooklyn Chop House with 30 pals, where he ended up staying until 5 a.m. But don't feel bad for the waitstaff: Jamie left a $2,000 tip, according to Page Six.
Kanye West now owns not one but two multimillion-dollar ranches in Wyoming. Yep, you read that right. After picking up his first, Monster Lake Ranch, for $14 million in September 2019, Kanye decided to add another one to the mix, Bighorn Mountain Ranch, in November 2019. The price of this latest acquisition? $14.5 million.
When Jennifer Lawrence tied the knot in October 2019, even her wedding dress received A-list treatment! Before her nuptials in Rhode Island, her Dior wedding gown had its own private guest room at a hotel to make sure it stayed safe, according to the New York Post.
Now this is over the top! TheJasmineBrand revealed that Tyler Perry Studios' splashy opening extravaganza in October 2019 cost its namesake star $16 million. What exactly was included in that hefty price tag? Tyler reportedly covered travel expenses to Georgia and accommodations for all the A-list stars in attendance — like Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Halle Berry and more — which included chartering private planes. He also shelled out for more than 100 chandeliers, bought $700,000 worth of carpeting and lighting and threw a fireworks show that cost $1 million. He also paid a pretty penny to have Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige perform at the big event. Wow!
Some celebrities tend to think they own the road! That's what it sure seemed like when DJ Khaled held up traffic in November 2019 while slowly driving his golf cart down a busy street in Miami. Adding insult to injury? Sources told Page Six he was also casually smoking a cigar as he blocked cars behind him that finally started honking in anger.
No CGI effects here! When Jason Momoa prepared for his new Apple+ show "See," he allowed a very real 9-foot Kodiak bear to eat an Oreo straight from his mouth! The actor needed to train to fight a bear on the series, so he chose to work closely alongside the real deal instead of getting help from CGI. He shared the scary video on Instagram in November, bolstering his tough-guy reputation while showing off how cool and collected he stayed as the bear snagged the cookie from his mouth.
Who didn't want Elle Woods' "Legally Blonde" wardrobe? Lucky for Reese Witherspoon, playing the iconic character earned her an extra perk — she got to take home the outfits! Reese shared on "The Graham Norton Show" in November 2019 that she got to keep the wardrobe from "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" after having it written into her contract. Among the items she took home? Seventy-seven pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes!
What did you accomplish when you were 7? Maybe you won a spelling bee or earned straight As, but we bet it doesn't compare to Blue Ivy Carter's recent accomplishment. The eldest daughter of Beyonce and JAY-Z won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriting Award at the BET Soul Train Awards in November 2019 for her work alongside her mom on the song "Brown Skin Girl," which appears on Bey's "The Lion King: The Gift" soundtrack.
After wildfires swept through Southern California in October 2019, John Cena dug deep into his pockets to help the heroic firefighters who were putting their lives at risk to keep people and property safe. The wrestler-turned-actor revealed that he donated $500,000 to a charity that benefits first responders — the same month he graced the big screen as a firefighter himself in "Playing with Fire."
When it came time for Dennis Quaid to propose to girlfriend Laura Savoie, he chose a diamond that was mined more than 500 years ago. According to Page Six, the star, who asked his much younger love to marry him in October 2019, gave Laura a ring from Giorgio Bulgari, the last heir of the Bulgari family who's still designing and making jewelry. The bauble features an old mine cushion-cut diamond estimated to be up to five centuries old.
Most guys enjoy dining at Hooters, but if you're Post Malone, you rent out an entire restaurant just for your pals! In November 2019, the musician rented out the Hollywood Hooters to celebrate the last leg of his tour, allowing his friends to enjoy beers and chicken in privacy before sunrise on a Monday morning, TMZ reported.
What did you do for your niece's third birthday? Kylie Jenner spoiled brother Rob's daughter Dream in November 2019 with more than just a couple toys. The reality TV star and beauty mogul took the toddler on her first helicopter ride! Kylie showed off the extravagant present on social media, which included a pass over the Hollywood sign.
Say goodbye to the name Kanye West! At least temporarily, as the superstar is thinking of changing his name. But unlike most name changes — like updating your surname after marriage — Kanye is opting for a pretty wild moniker. What does he want to go by? He shared at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City in November 2019 that he might legally change his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year. Alrighty then…
Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't just drive any normal car. Nope, the "Terminator" star gets around in a six-wheeled Pinzgauer, a military vehicle that's essentially a tank. It hails from Germany and comes with a pretty serious $100,000 price tag.
JAY-Z doesn't take invitations lightly. Rappers Meek Mill and Swizz Beatz shared on Instagram in November 2019 that Beyonce's husband sent them VIP invitations to the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala — but in lieu of paper notes, they received Daytona Rolex watches. The estimated cost of those timepieces? Around $40,000.
How's this for an over-the-top birthday gift? For Kris Jenner's 64th birthday in November 2019, daughter Kim Kardashian West pulled out all the stops to deliver an unbelievable experience to her mom and siblings. The famous family dined at their old home — the one Kim and her sisters grew up in — which Kim arranged to rent out for the day! She also rented every car her parents ever owned and had an event planner recreate their old table settings and even their old wallpaper in the home for that extra vintage touch.