Fame and riches are associated with lavish cars and even more glamorous homes. Contrary to popular belief, not every celebrity is flamboyant with their vehicle selection. Some of the biggest names and highest earners in Hollywood continue to drive everyday cars just like you and I. Find out who skipped out on the Rolls Royces and Bugattis for more modest options from America’s favorite brands.
Alice Walton, the heiress of Wal-Mart, may be the 17th wealthiest individual worldwide. You would never guess her $43.3 billion net worth by looking at the Ford F-150 King Ranch that she drives. The sturdy, trustworthy F-150 is a longtime favorite of Americans as it has consistently been the best-selling vehicle since 1981.
Everyone and their mother knows who Mark Zuckerberg is unless they have been living underneath a rock. The Facebook creator is filthy rich, but he did not choose to splurge on a super flashy vehicle. Instead, he keeps it unpretentious and affordable in an Acura TSX.
Clint Eastwood has starred in many classic American Westerns. His career has spanned several decades and helped him amass a nice fortune. Despite this, he cruises around in a seemingly simple GMC Typhoon. He did have the vehicle customized for a reasonable price of $30,000.
Steve Ballmer is insanely rich as he currently owns the NBA Clippers and was formerly the CEO of Microsoft. His $21.5 billion fortune permits him to purchase a luxury vehicle for you and everyone in your family plus some, yet Ballmer is the proud owner of a Ford Fusion Hybrid for a humble $40,000.
Warren Buffet has long been one of the wealthiest men in the world who also happens to be extremely philanthropic. Warren could lay claim to the world’s fastest vehicles and the most luxurious model of any brand. He keeps it true with an American classic. He drives a Cadillac CTS with an initial value of $45,000. Buffet believes heavily in frugality and a modest lifestyle as much as he does in making investments.
Status does not always have to be solidified by the purchase of an ultra-expensive vehicle. As these billionaires and millionaire prove, a modest vehicle can be just as comfortable and lovable as the flashier vehicles chosen by most wealthy individuals. Opting for modesty over pretentiousness similarly helps extend their wealth for longer.