It is about lifestyle. Abundance of money should not be used to only buy luxury goods. Warren Buffet for example, the king of investment from the United States is actually only used 2001 Lincoln Town. The car is very simple class for the third richest person in the world.
Ingvar Kamprad, too. This Swedish furniture entrepreneur often choosing to use public buses to control the business. He just has an old Volvo 240 GL car.
But not a few wealthy people who enjoy life with luxuries goods, including cars. Here are the cars of the world’s super rich people, as quoted by MSN Autos on Thursday, October 7, 2010:
1. Warren Buffett
Investment King from United States
Wealth: US $ 49.9 billion
Warren Buffett and his car, 2001 Lincoln Town Car.
Warren Buffett is the world’s third richest man, but for lifestyle he prefer for economical way of life. Buffet only has a 2001 Lincoln Town Car. In fact, in 2007, Buffett sold the car through eBay for US $ 73.2 thousand. The sale is advantage him for US $ 11 thousand, which then he donated to charity.
2. Mukesh Ambani
Petrochemical and Oil Businessman from India
Wealth: US $ 30.6 billion
Mukesh Ambani and his car, a Mercedes Maybach 62.
Ambani is the richest man in India that have a very luxurious lifestyle. His house is like a tower with 60 floors in the heart of Mumbai, India. The owner of Reliance Group has parking space for 168 cars. Ambani is currently having a Mercedes Maybach 62. He also has a Mercedes S Class and Mercedes SL500.
3. Lawrence Ellison
Oracle Owner from United States
Wealth: US $ 29.8 billion
Lawrence Ellison and his car, 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
The founder of Oracle software, Larry Ellison is perhaps the most eccentric and extravagant rich man. He has a Russian-made MiG jet fighter planes and luxury sailboat. As for the ground transportation, Ellison has a 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. This four-door sedan can be driven up to 320 km per hour, and one of the world’s fastest car.
4. Eike Batista
Mining and Oil businessman from Brazil
Wealth: US $ 29 billion
Eike Batista and his car, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Batista is similar to Larry Ellison, both in terms of wealth and lifestyle. The Brazilian oil tycoon has a private jet Embraer Legacy 600 that priced US $ 26 million. He also has the Pershing 115 luxury yacht for US $ 19 million, and a US $ 1.7 million racing boat. While for the car, he has a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that priced for U.S. $ 500 thousand which was parked in his living room, in Rio de Janeiro.
5. Ingvar Kamprad
IKEA Furniture Entrepreneur from Sweden
Wealth: U.S. $ 23 billion
Ingvar Kamprad and his old car, Volvo 240 GL
If you think Warren Buffet is very efficient, Ingvar Kamprad is much more efficient. IKEA founder whose the wealth is only a little different with Ellison and Batista, but his lifestyle is much different. He only had an old Volvo, 240 GL.
To be continued in the next post