Superstars and supercars are a perfect match, especially if said superstars are athletes. Not only are they some of the biggest earners on the planet, but they are also more likely to reward themselves with the finer things in life and a supercar definitely falls under that category. With that in mind, let’s look at the supercars that superstar athletes own.
Fittingly, this list will begin with Cristiano Ronaldo, who happens to be the sporting world’s most famous athlete based on ESPN’s most recent World Fame 100 rankings. The Juventus forward boasts of an expansive and impressive car collection that includes, of course, several supercars. Most notable in Ronaldo’s collection are a Bugatti Veyron, a Rolls Royce Phantom and three Ferraris: an F430, a 599 GTB Fiorano, and 599 GTO. Financial Express pegs Ronaldo’s collection as being worth over $4.9 million, and judging by the supercars in his garage, that $4.9 million was definitely well spent.
If there’s an athlete alive who can rival or even top Ronaldo’s car collection, then it’s probably Floyd Mayweather. “Money” made $282 million in his August 2017 spectacle against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, adding to an already fat bank account. In fact, Mayweather made more than enough money on that MayMac fight alone to buy all the supercars we saw at the 2018 Geneva Car Show. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder, Bugatti Chiron Sport, the McLaren Senna and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, for instance, will surely be worthy additions to Mayweather’s present collection, 25 of which were featured by Hot Cars. On top of the list is a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, three Bugattis (a Veyron, a Grand Sport Vitesse and a Chiron), a Pagani Huayra, an Aston Martin One-77, several Ferraris (notably a LaFerrari Aperta), two Lamborghinis (an Aventador and a Murcielago) and three Rolls-Royce (Ghost, Wraith and Phantom).
McGregor has turned himself into the UFC’s proverbial cash cow and has been paid handsomely for his efforts. Now, the flamboyant Irishman has a garage full of expensive cars, including some super ones, notably a white Lamborghini Aventador. Mystic Mac also owns a BMW I8, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Chevrolet Corvette and a McLaren 12C.
Sports superstars are also known for their affinity for luxury yachts. Conor McGregor recently bought a yacht made at an Italian shipbuilding yard. The most famous Italian shipyard has to be that of Azimut Yachts. Expect to see Lebron James enjoying his summer on a superyacht in Italy as well.
Like Ronaldo and Mayweather, the best basketball player on the planet also has an enviable collection of cars. The newly minted member of the Purple and Gold earned in 2017 $29 million in salaries alone, plus $31 million in endorsements. data compiled by Ladbrokes reveals that The King also has a lifetime deal with Nike that’s worth over $900 million, which means that he can buy a supercar anytime he pleases. Currently, James has in his garage a Lamborghini Aventador, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Ferrari F430 Spider, a Ferrari 458 Spider and a Chevrolet Camaro SS. He also owns a couple of Maybachs (57S and S600), some old school muscle cars, a Hummer, and — quite ironically — a Kia. With his new home now in Hollywood, there’s a good chance this many-time MVP will add a few more supercars to his already impressive collection.
Cespedes has a palpable passion for cars, and for one memorable week during spring training in 2016, he went to the Mets ballpark driving a different vehicle every day. Two of his notable rides are the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and a fire-breathing Lamborghini Aventador. Yes, Cespedes’s Aventador breathes fire! Perhaps not satisfied with having a supercar at his disposal, the carefree Cuban asked famed car customization expert Alex Vega to customize his Lambo so that it can shoot flames out its tailpipe.