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From dropping $15k on palatial porta-potties to importing $30k worth of wine a month, here are 17 times celebrities reminded us just how absurdly rich they are.



17 times celebrities reminded the world just how much money they have

cheap. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney, Phillip Faraone/Getty Images, Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Celebrities wear many hats: as public figures, they’re beloved icons at best — and at worst they’re embodiments of what happens when financial excess meets colossal privilege. From dropping $15,000 on palatial porta-potties to importing $30,000 worth of wine a month just to nurse a drinking habit, here are 17 times celebrities reminded us just how absurdly rich they truly are.

After a long day, Oprah Winfrey bathes in a tub that is hand-carved to the shape of her body.

Oprah Winfrey. Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX via Associated Press Nobody takes a bath quite like the queen of all media, Oprah Winfrey. As she revealed during a conversation with James Corden on “The Late Late Show,” she sees bathing as a hobby, and takes it very seriously. “I do have a hand-carved tub,” she confessed, explaining that it was made out of marble and onyx. “You can get a couple in there [. ] However, it was carved to the shape of my body.”

Gwyneth Paltrow thinks it’s totally reasonable to drop $300 a day on groceries.

Gwyneth Paltrow. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors Perhaps it should come as no surprise that it’ll cost you approximately $300 a day to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow — the woman who once said that she is who she is and “can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.” If you truly want to emulate Paltrow’s lifestyle, you’ll also have to budget in pricey vaginal steams, expensive supplements and “beauty dust,” and a $33,000-per-year personal trainer.

Bill Gates has no idea how much basic groceries cost. He thought a bag of pizza rolls would be $22.

Bill Gates speaking at an event in Washington, 2014. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Gates mistakenly believed that a box of Rice-A-Roni would cost $5 (it costs $1) and that a bag of frozen pizza rolls would cost $22.

Johnny Depp drops a casual $30,000 on wine — per month.

He also refuses to fly on any aircraft besides his personal Gulfstream GV — which costs him $200,000 a month.

Paris Hilton’s dogs live in a two-story doggy mansion that has air conditioning, heating, and a chandelier.

Paris Hilton built her dogs a mansion. Phil McCarten/Getty Images Paris Hilton has many labels: she’s an heiress, a perfume magnate, and allegedly the inventor of the selfie, but most importantly, she’s a pet owner — and her dogs live in a two story doggy-mansion replete with air conditioning, heating, designer furniture, and mood lighting.

Salma Hayek frets over her children’s picky eating habits — because it makes her personal chef’s job more difficult.

Salma Hayek. Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty As Hayek once said: “I always wanted more children, but. you have to work very hard to please them all. If you are making pizza, there is one who doesn’t like cheese and another who hates tomato. Our chef sometimes looks so downhearted.”

Mariah Carey allegedly spent $100,000 per month on exotic flowers.

But that’s nothing compared to her transport and wardrobe expenses.

50 Cent once made himself a coffee table out of wads of cash.

50 Cent’s money table. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images and 50cent/Instagram The ev > forgot that he had bitcoin: turns out it was worth $8 million.

Brooke Shields doesn’t understand finances in terms of currency — but she does understand it in terms of luxury cars.

Brooke Shields. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Shields allegedly once said: “I’m so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and realized I didn’t understand, she had to explain: ‘That’s like three Mercedes.’ Then I understood.”

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag went broke because they spent their fortune believing that the world would end in 2012.

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images “We made and spent at least $10 million,” Pratt told OK! Magazine. “The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, ‘We have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits.'”

Justin Bieber’s humble list of demands for his India tour included booking not one, but two five-star hotels in their entirety — and that’s not all.

Justin Bieber. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Along with his 120-person entourage, Bieber demanded that he be supplied with sofas, a ping pong table, two five-star hotels, a massage table, a jacuzzi, a special Indian Yoga Casket containing aromatic essential oils, purple carnations, a convoy of 10 luxury sedans, two Volvo buses, and a Rolls Royce. and that’s just a small sample of his exhaustive list.

Victoria Beckham’s everyday skin care routine costs $1,741.52.

Victoria Beckham. Evan Agostini/Getty Images Victoria Beckham divulged that her skincare products cost around $1,741.52 in an interview with Into the Gloss.

Nicolas Cage went broke after blowing his $150 million fortune on two European castles, a burial tomb, his own private island, and a dinosaur skull.

According to Forbes, Nicolas Cage earned $40 million in 2009 alone. He managed to blow through his $150 million fortune by purchasing two castles, four yachts, a pair of albino cobras, private islands, and pilfered dinosaur skulls. He went broke and owed the IRS money.

The porcelain porta-potties at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding cost more than some people’s entire wedding.

Chelsea Clinton. Genevieve de Manio/Getty Images and Wire_man/Shutterstock Nothing but the best for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding guests — the blushing bride allegedly doled out $15,000 for four to six outhouses, which came equipped with flushing porcelain toilets and urinals, stereos, lights, and hot water.

Scott Disick decided to forgo mosquito repellant and a sleeping bag on a camping trip, instead packing Rolexes and expensive jewelry.

Scott Disick. Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Asphalt/AP Images Scott Disick likes to flood his Instagram feed with photos of his many Rolexes and luxury cars— but perhaps the most blatantly self-satisfied pic was of his expensive watches and jewelry, captioned: “Packing for a camping trip.”

Lauren Santo Domingo, a contributing editor at Vogue and co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi, thinks that doing her own hair and makeup is a laughable notion.

Lauren Santo Domingo. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Lauren Santo Domingo, a contributing editor at Vogue and co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi, was chatting with Into the Gloss about her beauty routine when she dropped these two snippets of entitled intel. “For hair— not like I wash my own hair, I can’t even remember the last time I washed my own hair. When I go out at night, I definitely trust the professionals — I get a blow-out, I get my makeup done — I just can’t be bothered to do it myself. I can do my makeup well, but I don’t feel as good… I just prefer to have it done for me.”

When former prime minister David Cameron was asked about the price of a value loaf of bread, he deflected — because he prefers to make his own with his $200+ breadmaker.

David Cameron. Mark Runnacles/WPA Pool/Getty Images The former prime minister of Britain, David Cameron, was shamed when he mistakenly guessed that a value loaf of bread at the supermarket would cost “well north of a pound” (around $1.40). When he was informed that a discount loaf of bread costs about $.60, he proclaimed that he doesn’t buy discount bread because he prefers to make his own at home, using his Panasonic breadmaker (which costs about $200 on average— and that’s not to mention the ingredients for the bread).

Previously, Cameron made headlines after proudly showing off his $34,908 garden shed on wheels.

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