Paris Hilton may be an incredibly wealthy hotel heiress, but in many ways she's just like the rest of us. She puts on her pants one leg at a time, she's worked at a fast food establishment and she played with Barbies as a little girl.
Her love of the anatomically challenged doll made headlines in 2008 when she bought a Bentley Continental GT and had it painted pink, right down to the tires. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the $200,000 automobile was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
"I've just always wanted a pink car," she said. "I think when you're a little girl and you have the Barbie Corvette you're like, 'I wish I had a car like this one.'" But Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, was less taken with her choice of ride.
"If the exterior color doesn't fully cross your taste line, check out the pink interior trim," he said.
Paris Hilton isn't the only mega-rich personality to bling out a car, or several cars, to an absurd degree. Read ahead and be transported to a faraway world, where the rich and famous blow mountains of money on cars, simply because they can.
—By CNBC's Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 28 Oct. 2014
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