For The Rocker Who Has It All: The Craziest Stuff Ever Purchased By Musicians

Some real-life Richie Rich action

-By Frank Donovan

You can tell a lot about a person by what they choose to spend their money on when money is no object. TV props, an actual Starbucks, very shiny leggings—we all have our thing. Take a look at these 15 artists and the bizarro purchases they’ve made.

  • 1 Jay Z
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    Emilia Clarke (who plays Khaleesi on Game of Thrones) is pretty sure Hov bought Bey a dragon egg prop from the series.

  • 2 Tom Meighan
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    Every wondered where the bike from E.T. is? The Kasabian singer bought it for £10,000 pounds!

  • 3 Bono
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    When we forget our hat before a flight, we usually grin and bear it. But the U2 frontman has money to burn and a hat that he likes a lot, so he spent $1,500 to have it flown from London to Italy.

  • 4 Michael Jackson
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    In the ’80s, MJ bought up music publisher ATVs catalogue, including about 250 Beatles songs, for $47.5 million. Oh yeah, and he also bought an amusement park and a monkey. So there’s that…

  • 5 Lady Gaga
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    You know how we know that Gaga believes in ghosts? She pays good money on paranormal investigators to ensure they’re not around when she arrives at a hotel or venue.

  • 6 Tommy Lee
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    There aren’t enough Starbucks in the world, according to the Motley Crue drummer. He has a location of the coffee chain in his basement.

  • 7 Celine Dion
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    A singer must protect her voice, so Dion forked over more money than any of us will ever see ($2 million) on a humidifier.

  • 8 Beyonce
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    Beyonce loved a pair of leggings so much that she purchased them for $100,000. To be fair, they’re *really* shiny.

  • 9 Trent Reznor
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    The Nine Inch Nails frontman used to rent the mansion where Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by the Manson family and recorded The Downward Spiral there.

  • 10 Taylor Swift
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    Like any quick-thinking Millennial, T-Swift scooped up adult domain names containing her name like TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.

  • 11 Freddie Mercury
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    The Queen singer had 89 pet Koi fish each valued at about £10,000.

  • 12 Kanye West
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    Kanye is all about taking the standard to the next level, and the safety of Kim and North is no exception. He purchased not one but two totally tricked out armored SUVs for $1 million a pop.

  • 13 Sting
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    It’s been reported that the singer dropped $11,900 on a Christmas tree one year. What’d it have, $11,850 on top?

  • 14 Rod Stewart
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    Stewart has a regulation size soccer field installed in his backyard.

  • 15 Keith Moon
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    The Who drummer owned a milkfloat (British term for a milk delivery truck). Sure, why not.