The 15 Most Incredible Car Collections Owned by Athletes
Professional athletes are paid millions for what they enjoy doing, and just like any other typical millionaire out there, they have the ability to purchase almost everything they desire – from extraordinary homes to some of the world’s most exclusive supercars, enjoying a luxury lifestyle most of us can only dream of.
For many pro athletes spending money on cars seems to be one of their favorite hobbies, because let’s face it, having just one or two cars in the garage might be a little boring for someone who’s used with a lot of action and fun, right
From soccer stars to Formula 1 champions, NBA players and boxers, a lucky few have taken the art of collecting cars to the next level, and today we’ll show you the 15 athletes with the most incredible car collections out there.
15. Robinson Cano
If you ask us, Robinson Cano has been absolutely incredible for the Seattle Mariners this season, from start to finish, even though his team didn’t make it to the post season. But he proved to everyone he’s still one of the best second basemen out there, and although he just turned 34, we’re sure he still has a lot more to show us in the next seasons.
His car collection is as impressive as his career, with a golden Ferrari 458 Spider and a red Ferrari California, a McLaren MP4-12C, a Porsche Panamera 4S, a Range Rover Sport, a Mercedes-Benz S550 and also a custom home-run derby Jeep Wrangler, being the rides in his garage.
14. Mario Balotelli
In these last couple of years,”super” Mario Balotelli has appeared more often in the news for his off-field antics, social media exploits and for his egotistical character and flashy purchases, rather than for his performances on the pitch, where he’s been disappointing for Liverpool and AC Milan. But Balotelli got a fresh start at Nice in 2016, and he’s been spectacular once again – hopefully he could keep it up like this!
He’s just 26 right now, but he already made a vast fortune from soccer, and it’s no surprise he spent some of his money on supercars. Among his rides we could name an Audi R8 V10, a Ferrari 458 Spider and an F12 Berlinetta, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Range Rover Evoque and a Bentley Continental GT with a special camouflaged paint job that just seems to complement his extravagant character.
13. Yoenis Cespedes
After opting out of the two remaining years from his contract with the New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes is once again a free agent, and a lot of teams are already lining up to get La Potencia. He’s in for a massive contract right now, and Cespedes is known for spending a lot of his money on cars, so his incredible car collection is about to get even bigger pretty soon.
The brilliant outfielder owns a Lamborghini Aventador right now, an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, a custom Ford F-250 and a custom Jeep Wrangler as well and two custom Polaris Slightshots! He also owns a horse, which might be the cherry on top of all that horsepower in his garage.
12. LeBron James
2016 has been an unforgettable year for Cleveland, even though the Indians have barely lost the World Series in the final minutes of a heart-breaking 7th game against the Chicago Cubs. But let’s face it, Cleveland is all about the Cavaliers, and King James and Co. brought home the first NBA championship in town, after another epic final, which ended in a fantastic 7th game victory against the Golden State Warriors.
Once again, LeBron James has showed everyone he’s one of the best players to ever play the sport and I’m sure we can all agree he deserves to be called King, especially after this year’s brilliant performance. His car collection is also fit for royalty, with names including a Ferrari F458 Spider and an F430, a Maybach 57S and a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, a Chevy Camaro SS, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Dodge Challenger SRT, a Hummer H2 and a stunning customized Lamborghini Aventador as well.
11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
They say there’s no player like Zlatan and the Swedish soccer star knows exactly that and… he even loves to brag about it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for some of the biggest football clubs in Europe, going from Ajax to Juventus, Inter, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and now to Manchester United, with clubs spending almost $200 million for his transfers alone, which says a lot about his value and incredible skills.
His net worth is over $100 million right now an of course, Zlatan has an impressive car collection to match his reputation and attitude. Among them there’s the new hypercar from Porsche, a 918 Spyder, an incredible Ferrari Enzo, an Audi S8 and an RS6, a Maserati GranTurismo and also a purple-ish Lamborghini Gallardo.
10. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant’s amazing NBA career might have ended this year, but he will always go down as one of the all-time NBA greats, winning five championships with the L.A. Lakers, one MVP award, and breaking down more NBA records than you could probably think of. Over the course of his two-decade NBA career, Kobe earned more than $300 million, so you shouldn’t be surprised he splashed out some of his money on cars – over $10 million, to be more exact.
When he was very young, Kobe spent a couple of years in Italy, and probably that’s when he fell in love with Italian supercars. Right now his fleet features two Lamborghinis, including an Aventador and a gorgeous yellow Murcielago, two Ferraris, an F430 and a Ferrari 458 Italia and two Bentleys, a Continental GT and an Azure Mulliner. He also owns a Range Rover, a Chevrolet, a Cadillac and a Jeep, and we’re sure he will add more names to his impressive car collection pretty soon.
9. David Beckham
It might seem like yesterday, but it’s actually been a couple of years since David Beckham has officially retired from soccer; he’s still one of the most popular football players out there, and he’ll always be one of the greatest stars to ever grace the football pitch. But Beckham is a style icon right now, and together with his wife, Victoria Beckham, they have a massive fortune of around $730 million, with a vast collection of expensive cars and many incredible properties.
Over the years David Beckham has been seen pretty often driving a Porsche 911 Turbo and a Bentley Continental SuperSport, and he also owns a Bentley Bentayga, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost, an Audi S8, a Cadillac Escalade, a Hummer H2, a Ferrari Scaglietti, and an exclusive Jaguar F-Type Project 7, which he purchased last Christmas. Oh, and Beckham also has a massive collection of motorcycles.
8. John Cena
John Cena has been one of the biggest WWE stars for well over a decade now, but this man also has impressive muscles and a lot of power in… his garage. He’s a huge fan and ardent collector of muscle cars, and right now his stunning muscle car fleet numbers 20 incredible rides, including many American classics.
Some of John Cena’s precious muscle cars date back to the 1960s, with a 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger, a 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro, a 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, a Plymouth Superbird from the same year, and a 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360 being more than enough to take your breath away. But he also has some modern rides, like a 2006 Ford GT, or a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and a one-off jewel called InCENArator, custom built for the man himself.
7. Samuel Eto’o
With 4 African Player of the Year awards under his belt, Samuel Eto’o is the most decorated African soccer player of all time, for good reason – he played at teams like Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea, and scored over 300 goals over the course of his illustrious career. Right now Eto’o has a net worth of almost $100 million, despite the fact that he spent quite a lot of his money buying some of the world’s fastest and most exclusive supercars.
His incredible car fleet includes a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin V12 Zagato, a Maybach Xenatec, a Porsche Gemballa Mirage, and the best of all, an incredible Aston Martin One-77, which was produced produced in a very, very limited run, of just 77 units.
6. Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander has spent spent his entire career with the Detroit Tigers and he’s been absolutely brilliant for the team, going to the World Series two times and making it to the All-Star game on no fewer than six occasions. And if his successful career wasn’t not impressive enough, his amazing car collection might do the trick for you, with 9 awesome cars in his garage.
The Detroit Tigers pitcher owns an orange Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, an Aston Martin DBS, a Ferrari 458 Italia and a California as well, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Range Rover and three Mercedes-Benz’s, including a stunning SLS AMG Black Series.
5. Jenson Button
When you’re one of the best drivers in Formula 1 and a former F1 champion as well, it’s only normal you have a private collection of super fast cars, right? Jenson Button owns supercars like a McLaren P1 and an MP4-12C, a Mercedes C63 AMG, a Nissan GT-R and a few Ferraris – an F430 Spider, a 550 Maranello, a Ferrari 360, a Ferrari 275 GTS Cabriolet and also a Ferrari 355, which he bought right after his F1 debut.
But probably the most prized possession from his amazing car collection is his 2009 Championship winning car Brawn BGP 001. He also owns a 1956 Volkswagen Campervan and Honda S600 and in the past he had a Bugatti Veyron as well, a Ferrari Enzo and a Honda NSX Type R. This season might be Button”s last ride in Formula 1, but we’re sure he won’t get bored at home with all these precious toys.
4. Ian Poulter
If you haven’t heard of Ian James Poulter yet, don’t worry, you’re probably not alone right now, because just a few of us probably follow golf closely. Ian is a professional golfer from the UK who’s been ranked as high as number 5 in the world rankings and… he’s also known to be a serious gearhead as well.
He posts a ton of photos of his eye-popping rides on his Instagram or Twitter accounts, many of them being red Ferraris, including a LaFerrari and an Enzo, but he also had other luxurious cars like a Rolls-Royce Ghost or a Ford GT-40. Only this year he added a Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and a beautifully restored 1960 Ferrari 275 to his precious car collection, that has been turned into a museum.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
There’s always been a constant “who’s better” battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and even though Messi seems to win more hearts and had the edge on performances until now, CR7 is closer than ever, if not even better, after winning the Champions League this season with Real Madrid and the 2016 European Championship with Portugal – two incredible performances, in the same year, that will surely bring him another FIFA Ballon d’Or.
But Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the world’s most popular athlete – just take a look at any of his social media accounts – and he definitely has the lifestyle to support that statement. CR7’s jaw dropping car fleet includes a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 SuperSport, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, and several Ferraris, an Audi R8, plus many other goodies, and… he recently bought a Gulfstream G200 private jet, which totally blows everything else out of the water.
2. Lewis Hamilton
It’s no secret Lewis Hamilton loves speed, and his three Formula 1 championships are a good indicator that he’s one of the best F1 drivers of all time. He’s just 31 right now and he’s very close to a fourth title, so we haven’t seen everything Hamilton has to offer yet. But he drives like a champion even when he’s not a racetrack, and his magnificent car collection will surely make anyone envious.
Hamilton is the proud owner of many incredible rides, like a one-off Pagani Zonda 760 LH, a Ferrari LaFerrari, two Mercedes SL65 AMGs, a Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, an Eleanor Shelby GT500, and two unrestored 1967 AC Cobras, one in black and one red, that might be the most precious rides from his amazing car collection. He also has a private jet for air travels and we’re sure his fleet will be even bigger in the near future.
1. Floyd Mayweather
When you’re the world’s highest-paid athlete and your nickname is “Money“, it’s no surprise Floyd Mayweather spent a fortune on lavish purchases, from flashy clothes and jewelry, to opulent homes and absolutely incredible rides. His vast car collection is probably as impressive as his illustrious undefeated boxing career, with more than 15 super exclusive cars, worth over $20 million right now, but… apparently he’s planning to make a few more purchases pretty soon because he wants to take that number to $30 million.
Mayweather ‘s luxurious car fleet includes not one, not two, but three Bugatti Veyrons, including the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse which broke the world record for the fastest convertible, a super rare Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Hypercar, an Aston Martin One-77, a Pagani Huayra, 3 Ferraris, 2 Lamborghinis, 3 Rolls Royces, 3 Mercedes Benz’s several Bentleys as well. Most of his precious rides are all white, and to top it all off, Floyd Mayweather also has a Gulfstream V private jet, that’s worth more than his entire car collection.