The cars of billionaires
Contrary to popular belief, the rich don't all drive Ferraris
Billionaires can afford anything from supercars to private jets. And while some of them love spending their dollar bills on luxury wheels, some don’t. To find out what the rich really drive, we’ve compiled a list of their fleet. 1. Amancio Ortega
\nThe world’s second richest person, Amancio Ortega, drives an Audi A8 sedan. According to Business Insider, his choice has more to do with comfort than luxury. Considering Ortega’s worth $69.5 billion, it definitely has nothing to do with the price.
2. Evan Spiegel
\nSnapchat founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, is worth an estimated $2.1 billion. We know what you’re thinking - who would’ve thought that an app could make so much money. Well think again, because it made 25 year old Spiegel enough to allow him to buy his own Ferrari.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
\nThe eighth richest person in the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is worth $42.6 billion. And he drives two cars that cost less than $50,000. His Honda Fit and Acura TSX is not what you’d expect a billionaire to drive. Then again, we can all learn a saving tip or two from Zuckerberg.
4. Bill Gates
\nIf you’re the world’s richest person, you’d probably have a collection of luxury cars. That’s exactly what Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, has. Among his cars is a 1999 Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo. Gates also owns a Mercedes that he uses for family travels.
5. Carlos Slim Helu
\nMexico’s wealthiest man allegedly drives a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, according to several news outlets. While we’re not sure which car Helu drives, we know he drives his own. He’s stated in several interviews that he drives himself around and almost never uses a chauffeur.
6. Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud
\nWhat does a Prince with a $23.1 billion net worth drive? A Rolls-Royce Phantom, of course. That’s in addition to Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud’s other collection of luxury cars.
7. Ingvar Kamprad
\nAccording to media outlets, IKEA’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, drives a modest 1993 Volvo 240 despite having a net worth of $36.4 billion. That’s not surprising, however, as Kamprad is known to have a tight grip when it comes to spending.
8. Phil Knight
\nNike’s founder, Phil Knight, allegedly drives a $120,000 Audi R8. While the luxury car is probably on most people’s wish-lists, its price is nothing compared to Knight’s $25.1 billion net worth.
9. Laurene Powell
\nAudi has proven popular amongst billionaires, as Steve Job’s widow and heiress, Laurene Powell, was spotted driving the brand’s A5. Powell has a net worth of $19.5 billion.
10. Jim Walton
\nJim Walton, the youngest son of Wal-Mart Founder, Sam Walton, has driven a 1953 convertible Nash Healey for decades. He told the San Francisco Gate that he loves hearing the exhaust note and the wind rushing by him. We would too if we had a $31.2 billion net worth.