Yesterday was Soulja Boy’s 21st birthday, and in honor of the milestone, the rapper decided to get himself something nice. Very nice.
TMZ reportedly spoke to a member of Soulja’s management team, who said the "Crank That" singer purchased a, ahem, $55 million private jet to celebrate the occasion. Well, the jet itself was only $35 million, but Soulja is spending another $20 million to customize it with Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, multiple bars, tiled floors and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.
So, first things first: Happy belated birthday, Soulja Boy. Have fun at the $300,000 party you are throwing for yourself in Miami tonight. Second, Soulja Boy has $55 million to spend on a private jet? That’s crazy!
Celebrities are well-known for spending insane amounts of cash to pamper themselves with the best of everything – Madonna reportedly slathers $500 cream on her visage, Jennifer Aniston regularly jets down to Los Cabos, Mexico, for five-star vacations, and rappers the world over have been singing the praises of Cristal champagne, which sells for several hundred dollars a bottle, for years. And as anyone who’s ever watched “Cribs” knows, celebs love to splurge on fancy cars, motorcycles and boats.
In honor of Soulja’s big boy toy, here’s a rundown of some of the most lavish rides of the rich and famous.
Oprah Winfrey’s Private Jet
The former talk show host (that was a weird thing to type) and current OWN CEO told Duke University’s 2009 graduates, “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.” She would know. Winfrey cruises the skies in a $42 million custom-build Global Express XRS plane built by Bombardier Aerospace.
Paul Allen’s Fighter Jet
The Microsoft co-founder, who also owns a 303-foot yacht and several planes, recently purchased a restored Russian MiG-29 fighter jet that was once used by the Ukrainian Air Force. A Russian fighter jet! For when you need to get somewhere in a hurry (and maybe take out an enemy en route?), we assume.
Pharrell Williams’ Floating Studio
Pharrell is a workaholic. The super producer is hard at work even when he is on the ultimate luxury vacation: yachting on the high seas. Williams had a massive recording studio built inside his multi-million-dollar yacht.
Jay Leno’s Vehicle Collection
The “Tonight Show” host’s love of classic cars and bikes is no secret – his garage even has its own website. Leno’s collection is reported to exceed 200 vehicles, approximately 100 cars and 100 bikes. His car collection is said to be one of the largest private collections of classic cars in the world. Leno houses his rides in a 17,000 square foot garage called “The Big Dog Garage.” He has a 1906 Baker electric car that runs on batteries designed by Thomas Edison, a 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II, a Monteverde and a Bugatti Atlantic, representing over 100 years of automotive history. The comic has never formally valued his collection, though just one of his cars, a McLaren Supercar, is worth over $1 million itself.