Cars owned by Top Business Personalities across the world: We all love cars. As soon as a new vehicle comes in the market, one tries to buy it, if the car is within the budget. But if you’re a world’s top business personality, then definitely you don’t have to ponder on money. These entrepreneurs have all the money in the world that makes it possible for them to afford a handsome monthly payment on their cars. They all drive in the best cars available in the world. And from their part, there is no harm in owning these cars as they earn much more than most people do in their entire time.
A drawn out introduction is generally required while writing something in order to demonstrate the personality of the person, but here we’re dealing with world’s top business tycoons who don’t require any introduction. They are billionaires who live a life of luxury and have an excess to almost everything available in the world. Likewise, they use super-duper luxury cars as their mode of transportation. There are many super expensive cars from various automakers that require a hefty amount to be paid in order to buy, which only billionaires can afford. Some of the cars are popular on their own, while others are noteworthy because billionaire drives them. So, let’s not reckon anymore, and check out the choices of world’s top business people in choosing the wheel that make them to stand out from the rest.
Bill Gates- American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor
This man needs no introduction. With a net worth of approximately $79.2billion, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in the world. The world’s richest man is known for his fascination with vehicles apart from computers. Gates has always had an inclination for fast cars. Over the years, he has owned a Porsche 959, 2008 Ford Focus, Porsche 930 Turbo, a Mercedes, a Jaguar XJ6, a Carrera Cabriolet 964, and a Ferrari 348. Even, to race around the desert, he bought a 1979 Porsche 911. Out of all makers, German maker Porsche is his favorite.
During the starting days of Microsoft, Gates bought the Porsche 930. Since the beginning, Gates has a thing for fast cars, which was probably the reason why he bought the fastest production car available from the German automaker at that time. The 930 boasts of a 260 PS engine with maximum 256 horsepower and can reach 60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds, with the car’s top speed at 153 mph.
Porsche 911 Carrera:-
This two door, 2+2 high performance sports car by Porsche is definitely an eye candy for serious car lovers. The convertible is built with abundant amounts of stainless steel. But above all, it possesses rear-mounted and water-cooled 3.4-liter engine that has 24 valves and 6 cylinders. Gates is now enjoying a car that has maximum 296 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. The car can speed up to 60mph in just five seconds.
Bill Gates owns a 1988 Porsche 959 coupé; it is one of only 337 units in the world. As there was no crash-test rating for the car, it took then-President Bill Clinton to sign a federal law to allow the billionaire to drive the car. The car can reach 60 miles per hour in less than 3.7 seconds with a top speed at 195 miles per hour.
Carlos Slim Helú- Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist
Carlos Slim Helú is one of the richest men in the world, with the net worth of about $79.2 billion declared by Forbes. This multi-billionaire has no interest in flashy super-yachts or lavish houses around the world. Helú, even known as “Warren Buffett of Mexico” doesn’t own a fleet of cars and loves to drive by himself. The Mexican telecom tycoon generally hops inside his Bentley Continental Flying Spur to drive himself to work. Another vehicle in the small collection of Carlos Slim cars is the navy military style Mercedes 4×4, custom painted in black.
2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur:-
Flying Spur is an ultra-luxurious sedan, which ably combines finish and pure comfort with the classic British car design inspired from Bentley Continental GT coupé. This four door Bentley is powered by a 6.0L W12 twin-turbo engine that gives the car 560bhp, thereby help the Continental Flying Spur to reach a top speed of 194mph. The power plant is fixed to a six speed automatic transmission that allows this car to go from o to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Warren Buffet-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist
Starting his career as a salesman, the “Berkshire Hathaway” chairman became the world’s richest person in 2008. With the net worth of $72.7 billion according to Forbes, Warren can buy pretty much anything he wants. Unlike other billionaires, Buffett has no interest in expensive symbol of wealth. Warren Buffet is not only famous for being rich, but also for his simplicity. He is widely acclaimed to lead a life of a ‘simple man’. Along with a Lincoln Town Car, Buffett owns a Cadillac DTS too. He purchased that car in a show of support for the then-flailing American company General Motors.
Lincoln Town Car:-
Warren Buffet travels in a third generation Lincoln Town Car. This gorgeous looking four-door luxury sedan is powered by a 4.6L Modular SOHC V8 engine that provides 235bhp of power. The license plate of the car which reads ‘thrifty’ is enough to say it all. The dashboard and door panes feature beautiful wood trims and the interior posses the art audio studio and climate control. This six passenger majestic car is the ultimate in luxury, comfort and pleasure.
Amancio Ortega Gaona- Spanish Fashion Executive and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group
Amancio Ortega Gaona is the richest man in Spain and among the top 10 richest people in the world with the net worth of $64.5 billion. The fashion executive and founder and chairman of the “Inditex fashion group” value his privacy. He is one of the most elusive world’s billionaire, who is known to have never granted an interview to any of the media outlets. This Spanish billionaire is also not high on luxury and sports cars. He owns a Audi A8 that meets his criteria for luxury as well as comfort.
The owner of world’s biggest fashion retailer is an enthusiast driver and is a proud owner of Audi A8. The car is powered by 4.2L high-tech Quattro 4-wheel drive and a user-friendly multimedia interface. The car is manufactured on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform and chassis is mainly composed of space frame aluminum. The interiors of the car are smooth and stylish in appearance, with the glowing red dashboard and metal and carbon shades cover the steering wheel. Dynamics, performance, adjustable suspension, and a highly efficient 8-speed transmission perfectly compliment A8’s interiors. The engine chained to a six speed tiptronic automatic transmission system allows the sedan to reach 0 to 62mph in 5.7 seconds with the maximum top speed of 155mph.
Larry Ellison- American Programmer, businessmen and Philanthropist
Oracle founder Larry Ellison is no stranger to the good life. His possessions include everything from mega-yachts to fighter jets to his own luxurious Hawaiian Island. This Silicon Valley titan is known for being quite the car collector. Ellison owns a huge, huge collection of exotic cars, including the Audi R8, McLaren F1, Lexus LFA, Lexus LS600h L and others. Out of his car collection, his favorite is the Acura NSX.
Larry’s favorite car Acura NSX or Honda NSX is a sports car powered by an all aluminum V6 petrol engine and features Honda’s Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission and also comes in variants with 5 and 6 speed manual transmission. Producing a torque of 224 lb ft, it can reach to a speed of 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds with the top speed of 165 mph. It’s a fast, high-tech, light-weight, and precise-handling vehicle. Lightweight aluminum is used to make the car lighter. The NSX remained true to its original theme of Japanese precision.
This gorgeous car known for its style and remarkable performance is another car owned by the software tycoon. Being one of the classiest cars of the decade, F1 is powered by a BMW 6L V12 engine and power output of 627hp. As gold is the best reflector of heat, the F1 cylinders are 24-carets gold plated. The transmission of McLaren F1 is controlled by 6 gear manual one and overall with purely athletic vocation interiors. The center-seated former world’s fastest car can hit a top speed of 231 mph and is one of the most expensive cars. The car was declared the fastest ever car to hit the road in 1998; however the production of the cars stopped the same year.
Larry owns a Audi R8. This two-seater sports car features a 4.2L V8 engine. That uses Fuel Stratified Injection technology and has a displacement of 4,163cc. The grace of Audi car lies in the center of the steering wheel. The car has a gently shining grey and red dashboard with elegantly curved centerpiece. R8 powers output of 420 metric hp and achieves 0 to 60mph within just 4 seconds and the top speed of 330kph.
Alice Louise Walton- Heiress to the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Alice Walton is the billionaire daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart stores Inc. Like other billionaires she doesn’t own a fancy vehicle, but a 2006 Ford F-150 King. The vehicle does complete justice to the personality of Alice Walton.
2006 Ford F-150 King:-
The heiress of Wal-Mart fortune and one of the richest people in the world owns a 2006 Ford F-150 King. The interiors of Ford F-150 are quite luxurious for a pickup truck that gives a feel of a luxurious sedan. It is famous for its saddle shop, leather work and distinctive “Running W” brand. The F-150 comes with 5.4 liter V8 with the four-speed automatic transmission that produces 300 hp and 365 lb ft of torque. It’s a good investment both looking and quality wise. This big vehicle has four full-sized doors, and a well-proportioned cabin and it always makes one feel that it’s a truck. The back seat is wide, comfortable to sit on with good leg room.