These Celebrities Are Loaded…But They Drive Complete Beaters

What pictures pop into your mind when you think of celebrities? The images no doubt include snapshots of palatial mansions, yachts as big as cruise liners, pieces of jewelry, and fancy automobiles that can cost millions of dollars. In most cases, you would not be too far off the mark. After all, a significant number of these celebrities have amassed a significant fortune that most people can only dream about.

However, there are a few that buck this trend especially when it comes to the kind of cars they drive – beaters that are a poor fit with their status. For some of them, it’s out of concern for the environment. Others hold on to the cars for sentimental reasons while there are yet those that just couldn’t care less what they drive as long as it gets them to their destination.

8 Justin Timberlake – Volkswagen Jetta

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Justin Timberlake is one of the most successful modern-day crossover stars. He’s sold well over 80 million records, won 10 Grammy Awards, and has appeared in quite a few Box office movies. His current net worth is estimated to be in the region of $250 million.

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His car collection includes a really cool Pontiac GTO but you’ll be surprised to learn that he also drives a trusty Volkswagen Jetta that’s been in his possession for several years now. According to him, he loves the car because it’s ‘very useful for running errands‘. At least, he’s tried to spice things up with a customized blue and red instrument lighting and retractable cup holders.

7 Tom Hanks – Toyota Prius

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Here’s an American actor whose movies have reportedly grossed almost $10 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors in North America. You would not be wrong to assume he’s pocketed a fair amount of earnings from these movies. His current net worth is estimated to be in the region of $400 million.

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With money like that, he can pretty much afford any car he wants but that’s clearly not his style. His cars once included a Toyota RAV 4 EV which he drove for 6 years and a Toyota Prius. Yes, he’s clearly an advocate for a greener environment but surely there are way better EVs out there, Tom?

6 Jennifer Lawrence – Volkswagen Eos

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This Hunger Games heroine is just 30 years old and is already one of the wealthiest Hollywood actresses. Now, she reportedly makes around $15 million per movie but earns even more thanks to her numerous endorsement deals.

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She is undeniably fashionable but her choice of automobiles will leave you scratching your head. She has been spotted driving a Volkswagen Eos on several occasions and her other cars include a Chevrolet Volt.

5 Conan O’Brien – 1992 Ford Taurus SHO

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Conan has had a lengthy career in the world of entertainment; he’s made quite a success of it too. The current host of the talk show, ‘Conan’ is estimated to be worth around $150 million today.

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That fortune gives him access to a fleet of really fancy automobiles should he desire and you can be sure he does have a few nice rides tucked away in a private garage somewhere. However, he also has this 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, a car that’s about as old as his lengthy entertainment career.

4 Pep Guardiola – Nissan Leaf EV

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Pep is the current coach of Manchester City and one of the most successful coaches of all time. His trophy cabinet includes the prestigious Champion league trophies, league cups, and a host of others. His bosses at Manchester City are one of the wealthiest families on the planet and can easily afford Pep’s salary, rumoured to be about $30 million for 2021.

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That’s one heavy pay packet but Pep is famously down-to-earth and does not let that get to him in the least bit. He’s been frequently spotted arriving at the Manchester City training grounds in an electric Nissan Leaf.

3 Christian Bale – Toyota Tacoma

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In order to fully exploit the role of his character in the movie Ford Vs Ferrari, Christian Bale actually had to attend a racing school where he was taught the art of high-performance driving.

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It is unlikely though that he would need any of those skills to drive his favourite daily driver – a Toyota Tacoma. According to Bale, he’s really bad at taking care of a car and the Tacoma suits him perfectly because he never has to fix anything.’ We hear you Bale but there are a host of classier options out there that are just as dependable.

2 Mark Zuckerberg – Acura TSX

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It is almost laughable that one of the world’s richest men would settle on a car like an Acura TSX. That is until you consider the reason why. According to Mark Zuckerberg, he drove the car because it was, ‘safe, comfortable and not ostentatious. Smart.

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Other cars he’s owned include a Golf GTI and a Honda Fit – perfect choices for someone who does not want to attract undue attention on the roads. This is not to say that Mark does not know how to splurge; however, real estate seems to be more his style when it comes to dipping into his massive fortune worth in excess of $100 billion!

1 Kirk Cousins – GMC Savanna Van

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This NFL Quarterback has made a sizeable fortune plying his trade for various NFL teams. In March 2020, he signed a 2-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings worth around $66 million of which he’s guaranteed at least $60 million. That’s a lot of money but Kirk is a man who likes to keep things simple.

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A great example of this is the 2000 GMC Savanna van which he bought from his grandmother for about $5,000. He’s had the car for several years and it’s safe to assume it will be a permanent part of his collection for sentimental reasons.

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