If you had a net worth in the billions of dollars, what would you drive?
According to the Forbes Billionaires List, Mexican telecom giant Carlos Slim Helu is the world’s richest man. He drives a Bentley Continental Flying Spur which costs around $300,000.
Reliance India Chairman Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $22.3 billion is the world’s richest Indian in the Forbes list. He drives one of the most luxurious cars, a Maybach 62 along with a Mercedes S Class and a Mercedes SL500.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ daily drive is a Porsche 959 Coupe. Only 230 examples of this car were built and each one costs $200,000.
The miserly side of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is no secret. He owns one of the cheapest cars, an Acura TSX. It costs about $30,000.
Another modest billionaire, Steve Ballmer, drives a hybrid Ford Fusion which is worth around $30,000.
Financial data tycoon Michael Bloomberg drives an Audi R8 that’s worth more than $150,000.
Heiress of the Wal-Mart fortune, Alice Walton, is the second richest woman in the world. But she owns a simple car, a 2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch. It is worth $40,000.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, the nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, certainly drives the royal car. However, his Rolls-Royce Phantom is an entry level version and costs around $450,000.
Warren Buffett drives a Cadillac DTS which, according to Business Insider, he bought to support the then failing General motors. Price: around $50,000.
Billionaire Michael Dell drives a cool 2004 Porsche Boxter. Price: around $20,000.
Google’s current executive Chairman Eric Emerson Schmidt loves the nature and drives a Toyota Prius, which is among the cleanest vehicles in the world. Price: around $28,000.
French businessman and the chief executive officer of PPR François-Henri Pinault drives a Lexus LX SUV. Price: around $80,000.
Ikea founder Ingvard Kamprad is worth an estimated $28 billion according to Forbes. However, he seems to be the humblest among the billionaires and has been driving a 1993 Volvo 240. According to Business Insider, if the car sold today, it would only be worth about $1500.
Oracle founder Larry Ellison has a huge collection of pricey cars but the most prestigious possession is a McLaren F1. Production of this car was stopped in 1998 and only 106 were produced. This car could accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds. This car is currently worth $4.1 million.
Apple founder Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs drives around in a silver Audi A5. Price: around $40,000.
Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike, owns an Audi R8. Price: around $115,000.
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