They have the best bank accounts in the world. But what are they riding? If some people boast of luxurious limousines or prestigious sports cars, in general, cars are surprisingly discreet… When they are not popular!
Carlos Slim Helu
He is the richest man on the planet, with an estimated fortune of nearly $80 billion. This 73-year-old Mexican is successful in business and owns a large number of companies. Although he opted for a Bentley sedan (a Continental Flying Spur at €200,000), our man did not choose the most prestigious Mulsanne at over €300,000!
The director of Microsoft has an estate estimated at 67 billion dollars. What to offer some beautiful toys! But no, modestly, friend Bill travels in a Ford Focus on a daily basis. He did, however, indulge himself with a fantastic Porsche 959, an 1980s supercar worth around €220,000.
H.H. Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
A Saudi businessman, Prince Al-Walid is a member of the princely Al Saud family and grandson of King Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia. He naturally opted for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, at well over €400,000.
Fifth richest man in the world, Larry Ellison made his fortune with the company “Oracle Corporation”, specializing in database management. He certainly has good taste, because he treated himself to an extremely rare McLaren F1, one of the most extraordinary GTs of all time and worth around 5 million euros.
This Swedish entrepreneur made his fortune by creating Ikea. Aged 87, he is at the head of a fortune estimated at 33 billion dollars. However, he lives modestly and his daily mount is an old Volvo 240 from 1993. An indestructible station wagon, as elegant as a piece of furniture from his company and worth around… a thousand euros.
She is the second richest woman in the world and the heiress of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, an American retail chain. No limo or sports car, but a robust utility vehicle: a Ford F-150 King Ranch, worth around 25,000 euros…
At not even 30 years old, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history! CEO and founder of Facebook, he doesn’t worry about driving a gold-plated Lamborghini, but is content with an Acura TSX sedan, developed by Honda and bought for the equivalent of around €25,000.
American politician and businessman, Michael Bloomberg is also the mayor of New York. In a city that lives a hundred miles an hour, we better understand his choice of car: an Audi R8 (around €140,000)! Admittedly, it is not the most expensive, nor the most efficient of sports cars, but it is one of the easiest to live with!
At the head of a considerable fortune, the ex-CEO of Google is however not the type to boast in a noisy and showy sports car. No, his thing is rather ecological cars. Thus, he drives every day in a… Toyota Prius!
Having quickly made a fortune thanks to the Internet, this industrialist is the founder of Dell. Michael Dell was one of the youngest billionaires in the world! If he offered himself a Porsche, he nevertheless remained surprisingly reasonable by leaving aside the legendary 911 to move towards a Boxster (around 60,000 €)!