When we think of celebrities, we usually think of a lifestyle filled with luxuries including exotic vehicles. Rap mogul P. Diddy is the proud owner of a Maybach, which cost over $360,000. Jay Leno, a man known for being a car enthusiast, has a plethora of expensive cars. But what about celebrities who chose to live a more modest lifestyle?
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The following celebrities decided to forgo the flashy vehicles and chose, instead, affordable cars like the rest of us.
Many would assume that billionaire Warren Buffet has a million dollar car that turns heads as he drives through town. But nope, Buffet, the man who is worth an estimated $78.7 billion, chooses to drive a $45,000 car — a Cadillac XTS.
Buffett is known for being frugal. He still lives in the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500, according to CNBC.
Recent Harvard grad and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is next on this list. The man who helped create social media as we know it found his happy spot with a black Acura TSX. Zuckerberg said in a recent interview that he prefers to be “safe, comfortable and not ostentatious.”
Washington Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins prefers to drive a GMC Savana van that has over 100,000 miles on it. Cousins doesn’t feel inclined to one-up his fellow teammates as to who lives the most lavish lifestyle. Instead, he is aware that his days in the NFL are numbered and chooses to invest in the future instead.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Cousins said, “You don’t know how long you’re going to play. You’ve got to save every dollar even though you are making a good salary.” Oh, and did we mention, Cousins makes $23.5 million.
Considered one of the better actors of our generation, Leonardo DiCaprio, who recently won his first Oscar and is an advocate for the environment, put his beliefs where his mouth is. He drives a Toyota Prius which is easy on the environment and costs between $19,600 to $29,900. You better believe this actor could have almost any vehicle he wants with an estimated worth of $25 million.
Late night host, Conan O’ Brien, is known for driving ordinary cars. His spring into the spotlight doesn’t seem to have changed who he is as a person because he can’t seem to let go of his 1992 Ford Taurus SHO. The car cost $24,000.
Even with its V6 engine and Mercury parts, it’s certainly not what we think of when we think of celebrities’ vehicles.
And while most of us probably don’t see the appeal in Cousins’ GMC van, maybe he reveals hidden treasures in his vehicle in the video below.