MONEY WELL SPENT
AN ENTIRE TOWN — KIM BASINGER
A DINOSAUR SKULL — NICOLAS CAGE
Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Cage had their eye on a 67 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, but only one of them shelled out more than $270,000 at auction for it — in other words, a typical day in Hollywood. While DiCaprio's been famed for high living since his teen heartthrob days, Cage has made far more verifiably extravagant purchases, as intense in his spending habits as he is in his acting. In 2015, Cage agreed to return the skull to Mongolia after an attorney determined it was stolen.
A NEW ORLEANS HAUNTED MANSION — NICOLAS CAGE
THE SHAH OF IRAN'S LAMBORGHINI — NICOLAS CAGE
A DOG MANSION — PARIS HILTON
A $2 MILLION HUMIDIFIER — CELINE DION
A $1.5 MILLION CRYSTAL BATHTUB — TAMARA ECCLESTONE
A $2.2 MILLION GOLD BATHTUB — MIKE TYSON
A GOLD IPHONE — VICTORIA BECKHAM
A GHOST DETECTOR — LADY GAGA
AN ENTIRE HAWAIIAN ISLAND — LARRY ELLISON
A $100 MILLION PRIVATE JET — DONALD TRUMP
DA VINCI'S JOURNAL — BILL GATES
A SHARK SUSPENDED IN FORMALDEHYDE — STEVEN COHEN
AN $11,000 DRESS ... FOR A 4-YEAR-OLD — BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z
A DIAMOND-ENCRUSTED BARBIE — BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z
For Blue Ivy's first birthday, her parents gave her a custom-made diamond-encrusted Barbie doll worth $80,000. The birthday spending didn't end there, however, and included another $95,000 on pink and white roses and $2,400 for a cake.
A DIAMOND MINE — AKON
Many hip-hop stars like to boast about bling, but few have taken it as far as R&B singer Akon, who, it was revealed in 2007, owns his own diamond mine in South Africa. While at the time he denied diamond mining's troubled history, saying "that's just a movie," Akon has since reversed and accepted the existence of blood diamonds while saying he donates profits from his mine to local communities.