Los Angeles Lakers Center Andrew Bynum is a known car fanatic who customizes all his vehicles at Platinum Motorsport in Los Angeles. Back in 2009, he was pushing this Nissan GT-R, which boasts 580HP engine. The 7-footer’s ride was equipped with a WALD aerokit, frog lights, and a unique, but high-quality bumper, all of which sit on 22-inch matte black agetro rims.
Last January, ever-newsworthy football star Chad Ochocinco sent out a Twitter picture of his birthday present to himself. The truck, which was valued at $100,000, was not a Ford or a Chevy, but was entirely custom-made and dubbed the “Ochocinco Truck.” Chad drove the truck into work that day where the Bengals were eliminated by Darrelle Revis and the Jets, who held No. 85 to just two catches and 28 yards. The vehicle drew attention from the game’s commentators, who were puzzled at the wide receiver’s shiny new toy.
It would only be fitting that the world’s highest-paid soccer star would be driving around in the world’s most expensive brand name automobiles. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been seen on several occasions in his Bugatti Veyron, which goes for a whopping $1.7 million (base model), and can reach speeds of up to 253 mph. The Portuguese soccer player even faced off against the 1001hp of the Veyron in a viral ad campaign for Nike in 2008.
Throughout his storied career, as arguably the greatest player in NBA history, Michael Jordan, aka “His Airness,” consistently dominated when taking flight to the basket. In his life after basketball, Jordan still manages to make his mark in mid-air with his multi-million dollar Gulfstream IV private jet. Bearing the colors of MJ’s alma mater (UNC), this not-so-ordinary-looking plane is adorned with the unmistakable Jumpman logo on its rear fin and the inscription “N236MJ” on the engines. This symbolize Jordan’s jersey number and six world championships.
Ranked as the world’s No. 1 golfer for more than 300 weeks, Greg Norman put the spoils of his winning streak on blast with this $70 million yacht, named “Aussie Rules.” The yacht holds diving gear for 30 people as well as a decompression chamber. A Nitrox mixing panel was also on board to properly mix gases for almost any type of dive. Smaller boats for fishing expeditions were also kept on board, along with a rescue boat and four WaveRunners. Also found on “Aussie Rules” is a home theater, dining room, and Jacuzzi. The company that built the massive watercraft sold it to the elite golfer “at cost” in the hopes that his ownership would translate to profitable PR. Unfortunately, the company ended up losing money. Mr. Norman, however, enjoyed the boat just fine.