One of the all-time fascinations about billionaires is centered on their automobiles, especially swanky cars. These super expensive cars come from different manufacturers and companies and in reality, one will need a large amount of money in order to buy these cars.
Well, as the saying goes, “if you have to ask, then you probably can’t afford it”. Surely, the majority of the world’s population will never see these cars upfront, let alone own one. However, this does not prevent one from admiring some of the finest pieces of cars that the world has to offer.
So, here are the 10 cars the founders of multi-billion dollar tech companies drive,
1. Bill Gates – Impressive Porsche collection
Bill Gates has accomplished more wealth and success than anyone of our generation. But even more importantly he has worked tirelessly to improve lives and prevent deaths through his generous charitable contributions. He consistently ranks in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people. He’s one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has an impressive Porsche collection. Here’s one of them, a 911 Porsche convertible with a MSRP of $82,140.
2. Elon Musk – Drives his own car brand, a Tesla
Elon Musk is now considered Earth’s most future-oriented person. He is an American entrepreneur, inventor and investor. He is best known for his role as CEO of electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors, and as co-founder of online money transfer system PayPal, and of commercial space program SpaceX.
Billionaire Elon Musk drives his own car brand, a Tesla.
3. Evan Spiegel – Ferrari
If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the limelight when the app became wildly popular, with 100 million daily users and reportedly 6 billion video views per day.
Evan Spiegel, always had luxury cars growing up, but after a $50 million financing round last June, Spiegel bought himself a Ferrari.
4. Larry Ellison – Lexus LFA
When one talks of a “flamboyant billionaire,” the biggest name that springs to mind is that of Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Ellison is no longer the young playboy billionaire he used to be.
Larry Ellison owns many cars, but was recently spotted driving this top of the line Lexus LFA, which starts at $375,000.
5. Larry Page – Tesla roadster
Who does not know the founder of Google? An American computer scientist who also founded PageRank, this dynamic personality takes it to a new level with internet business is a cream juxtaposition of science and commerce in one body and mind. Spending $1 billion on patents offers an important clue to what matters most to Page: innovation.
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, drives a Tesla roadster. Page has a net worth of $31 billion.
6. Mark Zuckerburg – Pagani Huayra
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet who created the Facebook social network that now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. He’s the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, and his personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion.
Mark Zuckerburg, owns several cars including a Volkswagen Golf GTW, but now he sometimes he drives a little faster with his new Pagani Huayra. The hyper car starts at $1.3 million.
7. Michael Dell – Hummer H2
In 1992, at the age of 27, Michael Dell, of Dell Computers, became the youngest CEO to have his company ranked in the Forbes Top 500 Companies. News articles of the day called him an “overnight success” and declared that he had achieved “explosive” growth. Since that time, he has gone on to create the world’s largest PC manufacturing company in the world.
Michael Dell, owns a Hummer H2, which is no longer produced.The car retails from $20,000 to $33,000. Michael Dell’s net worth is $15.9 billion.
8. Sean Parker – Tesla Model S
Sean Parker has never done things the normal way. He co-founded Napster, became the first president of Facebook, now fills that role at Spotify, and was portrayed by Justin Timberlake in David Fincher’s film, The Social Network.
Sean Parker, drives an Audi S5 in San Francisco, which starts at $50,000. But sometimes when Parker is in Los Angeles, he drives a flashy $100,000 Tesla Model S.
9. Travis Kalanick – Gets around with Uber the ride-on-demand car service
Travis Kalanick is a well-known American young entrepreneur CEO, and the great man behind the Uber. He earned a great fame and name as the co-founder and CEO of Uber cab and is right now one of the billionaire and a successful businessman. The 39-year-old entrepreneur was ranked 290 in Forbes list of 400 Richest Americans in 2014 with an estimated wealth of $6 billion.
Travis Kalanick gets around with Uber the ride-on-demand car service he co-founded in 2009.
10. Jeff Bezos – Honda Accord
Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur, who has played a role in the growth of e-commerce as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amazon.com, an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming.
Jeff Bezos, drives a 1996 Honda Accord. The same model today would cost about $4,000.