Buying a car for most people is one of the biggest purchases they will make in their lifetime, but it’s also a status symbol for some. However, some of the richest people in the world worth billions of dollars don’t drive vehicles that reflect that income.
To prove that point to you, we are going to show you what cars the richest people in the world drive on a daily basis:
5. Michael Bloomberg – Chevrolet Suburban
Net Worth: $55.5 billion
Car Worth: $39,200
Media mogul and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg is worth nearly $60 billion and is one of the richest men in the world but is still seen driving around in his Chevrolet Suburban. However, Bloomberg also owns a V10 Audi R8 that is worth over $120,000 so he does have expensive tastes in cars.
4. Mark Zuckerberg – Acura TSX
Net Worth: $62.3 billion
Car Worth: $30,635
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, has a net worth of over $60 billion but he still drives around in a black Acura TSX worth around $30,000, a mid-sized, mid-priced sports sedan. The other car Zuckerberg reportedly owns and drives is a Volkswagen Golf GTI, a sporty hatchback popular with a lot of drivers. Zuckerberg does have one exotic car in his collection, a Pagani Huayra.
3. Warren Buffett – Cadillac CTS
Net Worth: $82.5 billion
Car Worth: $45,000
Warren Buffet is recognized as the most successful investor in history and one of the richest men in the world with a net worth close to $90 billion. However, he doesn’t believe in showing his immense wealth, as he still drives around in his 2006 Cadillac CTS; he purchased this car to show support for the American auto industry giant General Motors.
2. Bill Gates – Porsche 959 Coupe
Net Worth: $96.5 billion
Car Worth: $400,000
The founder of Microsoft and the richest philanthropist in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion, Bill Gates is a massive Porsche enthusiast. His Porsche 959 Coupe is one of only 337 produced in the world. Since the car didn’t have a crash-test rating when it was released, it was impounded at customs for over a decade because it didn’t meet EPA standards. Bill Gates worked closely with legislatures to pass the “Show and Display” law, which allowed special exemptions for vehicle imports to enter the US if they met either of the following criteria 1. if the car met a standard of “historical or technological significance or 2. Less than 500 models were produced. His car qualified for the latter. The other cavat? Said vehicles can only be driven a maximum of 2,500 per year.
1. Jeff Bezos –Honda Accord
Net Worth: $131 billion
Car Worth: $16,995
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has a net worth of over $130 billion. Despite this, he doesn’t believe in splashing the cash when it comes to cars. He reportedly drives around in a 1996 Honda Accord. When asked why he preferred it, his reply was “It’s a perfectly good car.”