Celebrities have all the luck, lots of money, big houses, luxurious wardrobes, and flashy cars. Yes, celebrities across the globe are often papped in their expensive and exotic vehicles, driving at rapid speeds in some of the nicest cars on the planet. Furthermore, to make matters worse, these lucky celebs can pick and choose with regards to what automobile they want to drive and have access to the latest releases and newest cars.
Celebrities really have the best lives and are often snapped showing off their wealth and enjoying their success. However, not all celebrities have it so good, with the fickle world of stardom something of a difficult life to manage. That's right, fame comes with its downsides as well as its upsides and can sometimes be rather hard.
For some reason, these days, everyone wants to be famous, with social media to blame for making the lives of the rich and famous extremely tantalizing. Sadly, the reality of being famous isn't as fun as you'd expect, with a lack of privacy, relentless photographers and mundane interviews all contributing to the boredom of fame. Plus, the celebrity world has a knack for pushing you off the tower of stardom almost as quickly as it helped you climb up. Yes, one minute you're driving a Ferrari and the next, you're in a banged-up three-wheeler.
So, let's take a look at 20 pictures of celebs caught driving sad cars.
16 Chris Hemsworth: Acura MDX
Chris Hemsworth is one of the most famous actors in the world. To make things worse, he is also extremely easy on the eyes. Yes, he really does have it all. However, despite his fame and handsome good looks, it seems his choice in cars is not quite up to standards. Yes, Hemsworth currently owns an Acura MDX, a car is that is somewhat lacking in the handsome good looks department. That's right, the car is exceptionally unattractive and stands as a stark contrast to its owner, who is one hunk of a man. Furthermore, the car isn't actually any good, yet for some reason, people still seem to like it.
15 Selena Gomez: Ford Escape
Selena Gomez is one of the most famous pop singers in the world and is pretty well-off as a result. In fact, Gomez is worth around $60 million dollars, with the number only expected to grow as the years go on. Therefore, you would think that Gomez would drive a flashy car to match her wealth. You would be wrong. Yes, Gomez currently drives a Ford Escape, a car is often referred to as boring. However, although it might be boring, the car is actually one of the best-selling cars in the United States, with Selena adding to that number.
14 Justin Bieber: Smart Fortwo
Justin Bieber is not only one of the most famous pop stars of his generation but he is also incredibly rich. That's right, Bieber is said to be worth a whopping $250 million dollars, with that number only growing each year. However, although he might be well-off, his choice of cars doesn't seem to match his high income. Yes, Bieber currently drives a Smart car, a car that costs just $14,000 and a car that makes him look kind of little. Nevertheless, the car doesn't seem to suit his somewhat lavish lifestyle, with Bieber's choice in houses much more extravagant than his cheap and basic vehicle.
13 Heidi Klum: Volkswagen Beetle
Heidi Klum is a huge fan of Volkswagen, so much so that she regularly helps advertises for them. In fact, Klum was on hand to help celebrate the brand's new all-pink Volkswagen Beetle, which was created to honor the 50th anniversary of the Barbie Doll. The special edition features a white leather interior along with quilted pink leather door liners and armrests. Plus, the car also includes floor mats along with rhinestones and mirrors. How glamorous. However, in real life, Klum drives a green Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and often praises the car's reliability. Yes, she really loves a Beetle; someone has to!
12 Justin Timberlake: Volkswagen Jetta
Justin Timberlake is one lucky man; not only is worth over $230 million dollars but he is also married to the equally successful and extremely attractive, Jessica Biel. Therefore, you'd expect Timberlake to be driving around n some flashy automobiles modified to the extreme with monster engines and top-of-the-range suspension. However, Timberlake chooses to drive around a Volkswagen Jetta instead, a car that costs just $16,000. Timberlake has stated many times that the car is perfect for small errands and darting around town and that an expensive supercar just doesn't cut the mustard for routine driving. Maybe he's got a point.
11 Tom Hanks: Scion xB
Tom Hanks is one of the most well-loved actors of his generation. That's right, everybody from your next door neighbor to your second cousin twice removed loves Hanks, and rightly so. Yes, Hanks really is the nicest guy on the block. Throughout his career, Hanks has made a fair bit of cash, so much so that he has the opportunity to buy some of the flashiest cars in the world. However, instead, Hanks drives a Scion xB, a car that doesn't really suit a Hollywood A-lister. Hanks also had the car modified to have an electric engine, further cementing his good-guy status.
10 Mark Wahlberg: Toyota Sienna
Mark Wahlberg is one of the coolest guys in Hollywood and regularly plays tough guys on the screen. Wahlberg has been pretty successful throughout his career and is now worth a whopping $255 million dollars. However, in real life, his car doesn't quite match up to his tough guy persona and comes across as a little nerdy. That's right, Wahlberg currently drives a Toyota Sienna minivan, which he chose to accommodate his ever-expanding brood. The car also has tinted windows and even has DirecTV, a feature that most certainly impresses. Wahlberg's wife, on the other hand, is not too happy and chooses to drive an SUV instead.
9 Leonardo DiCaprio: Toyota Prius
Leonardo DiCaprio is a big-time environmentalist and continuously uses his platform to educate people on the dangers of climate change, global warming and damage to the planet. DiCaprio is also extremely environmentally conscious himself and does his very best to do his part in protecting the earth. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see that DiCaprio is an advocate for electric and hybrid vehicles, with his personal garage containing some of the best environmentally friendly cars available. Yes, DiCaprio currently drives a Toyota Prius, a car that costs just $25,000. I mean, he could've stretched to a Tesla, right?
8 Deadmau5: Ferrari 458 Spider
Ferrari is known for taking their cars seriously, especially when deciding who gets to drive them and who doesn't—and who would blame them? Their cars are some of the best in the world and should be treated with the respect that they deserve. The brand is so iconic, not to mention expensive, that it is crazy to understand why anyone would want to destroy that image. However, DJ and performer Deadmau5 didn't quite follow the rules when he dedicated his Ferrari 458 Spider to the Nyan Cat. In fact, Ferrari got so angry that they publicly told him off for the glaring error and made it clear that they were extremely unhappy.
7 Conan O'Brien: 1992 Ford Taurus SHO
Conan O'Brien is extremely well-known in the United States, mostly due to his chat show, The Tonight Show, and his writing credits on shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. As a result, the famous chat show host is pretty well-off and is rumored to be worth over $85 million dollars. However, despite such lavish wealth, O'Brien still keeps it real by driving a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, a car that he proudly shows off whenever he can. The car, which is dark musty green, is worth just $4,000, a fraction of what O'Brien is worth. Oh well, he sure seems to love it!
6 Jay Leno: 1991 GMC Syclone
Jay Leno is famed for his love of automobiles and has a rather impressive collection. In fact, Leno has over 250 vehicles worth over a whopping $50 million. His collection is the envy of car enthusiasts across the world and includes a Mclaren MP4-12 and a few fascinating Ferraris. However, for some reason, Leno also has a 1991 GMC Syclone, a car that only lasted a single year due to poor sales. The car is basically like any other GMC apart from the fact that it has a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 engine, but still, it is kind of boring for Leno's collection.
5 Jennifer Lawrence: Volkswagen Eos
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood right now and currently earns a large amount to prove it. Yes, as a result of the popular franchise, The Hunger Games, Lawrence is worth a whopping $130 million dollars, although you wouldn't know it from the car that she drives. That's right, Lawrence drives a Volkswagen Eos, a car that costs just $35,000, a small fraction of her large fortune. Plus, Lawrence seems to have owned the car for ages, as she has been snapped driving the thing a number of times over the last few years.
4 Will.I.AM: Custom-Made Hot Rod VW Beetle
Will.I.Am is worth a hefty $75 million dollars and seems to spend that success on buying cars, modifying them, and then ruining them. Yes, the famed singer has a reputation for modifying his vehicles to the extreme, so much so that they are often voted as the worst custom cars ever produced. For instance, take his blue custom-made hot rod, a car that was made for him by the (usually good) team at the famous West Coast Customs garage. To make matters worse, the horrific thing cost a whopping $900,000, yet somehow still manages to look sad and cheap.
3 Jeremy Piven: 1977 Ford Bronco
Jeremy Piven is most famous for his role on the successful TV show Entourage. However, Piven has been in the business for a long time and has collected a few interesting cars in the process. That's right, Piven currently drives a 1977 Ford Bronco, a car that is completely different from the flashy sports cars that he usually drives on screen. The Bronco is a beast of a machine, with Piven making it even bigger by adding enormous tires and extra features. Nevertheless, although it might be a decent car, it is still rather sad to see a multi-millionaire driving around town in a cheap car with knobby off-road wheels.
2 Kate Moss: MG Midget
Kate Moss is worth $80 million dollars and is one of the most famous (if not the most famous) supermodels in the entire world. That's right, Kate Moss is a living legend and is so iconic that anything she wears or drives is talked about. However, for some reason, Moss only likes to drive cheap vehicles, with her MG Midget her most prized possession. Over the years, Moss has been pictured driving the vintage vehicle through the city streets of London or the idealistic scenery of the UK's countryside. Sadly, the car doesn't seem to do its owner any justice and just ends up making them both look a little bit sad.
1 Colin Farrell: Ford Bronco
Collin Farrell is one of the most famous people to have ever come out of the little island that is Ireland and is adored by fans all over the world. Over the years, Farrel has starred in some classics, from In Bruges and Horrible Bosses to little known movies such as The Lobster (check it out, it is amazing). Farrell has made a few bucks throughout his career although you wouldn't know it when looking at the car that he drives. Yes, Farrell drives a fifth-generation Ford Bronco, a car that was popular all the way back in the mid-90s. However, Farrell doesn't seem to mind and is constantly snapped looking as happy as ever while driving his rust-bucket up and down the sunny streets of Los Angeles.
Sources: Ranker, IMDb, and Wikipedia.