Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Athletes, with their seasonal earnings, transfer fees, and Endorsements, are among the biggest earners on this planet. They work hard to earn their pay: rigorous hard work, strict training and regimen, great performance on the field each and every time, leading their teams to victory: all these make a sportsman a sought after sports star, and turn him into someone who is on the receiving end of high deals from clubs who want him to play for them, and from companies who want him to endorse them.

At one point, the sports stars realize that they deserve to be paid big, and have earned themselves the reason to get spoilt a little. They choose to use their money to indulge in luxurious items, a great house, a car, etc. Sometimes, these are justified. Sometimes, these expense go out of hand. Let us take a look at Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars.

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

10. Jarret Jack’s Shoe Collection

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Jarrett Jack is an American professional basketball player, who plays as the point guard for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has a net worth of $12.6 million. Like most athletes, especially the basketball players, he has a penchant for shoes. But his penchant has crossed all borders and stepped right into the territory of obsession. While it is generally uber cool to own even a dozen pairs of shoes, Jack owns an insane 1500 pairs of sneakers. To make the idea more understandable, we can say that if he chose to wear each pair one day, he would be good to go for more than 4 years before he will have to think about repeating them. It requires him 2000 cubic feet of closet space to these shoes which have an estimate cost of $375,000.

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9. John Daly’s Gambling Day

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

John Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA tour, and is famous for his driving distance off the tee, and has a net worth of “1 million. He is often on the news for his rocky personal life, which includes his battle with several addictions, like alcohol, smoking and gambling. In fact, gambling is what he has fought with, the hardest. It has been mentioned in his autobiography that he has lost close to $50-60 million because of this vice. In one particular bout of his obsession that became famous, he walked into a Las Vegas casino, straight from a tournament in San Francisco in which he had won a prize cheque of $750,000. There, in five hours of playing slots, he spent $1.65 million.

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8. Mike Tyson’s Tigers

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Mike Tyson is a retired American professional boxer. He is also a former undisputed heavyweight champion. He has a current net worth of $300 million. The undefeated boxer is a big spender like most other sports stars, and he pulled a large one with his multiple Bentley purchase. But his most outrageous purchase, apart from the $2 million bath tub for his wife, are his two Bengal tigers, the endangered tiger species from India, for which he spent $140,000. But he also undertakes huge monthly expenses for them, as these animals are not cheap to care for and feed. He was billed a massive $4000 a month per tiger for their food, training and other services, and another $2000 for insurance every month.

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7. Gilbert Arena

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Gilbert Arena is a professional basketball player. He was last seen playing at the Chinese Basketball League, for the Shanghai Sharks. He is noted to have a current net worth of $50 million, with a salary of $19.2 million a year. Documents from his settlement with his ex-girlfriend state that he spent $675 a pop to get his car washed, and $60,000 on a miniature train set for his children, though he never hired a nanny. His residential pool, one of the largest in the county, cost him over $1 million. Apart from that, he had a tank for his pet sharks. If having pet sharks sounds ridiculous, even more ridiculous is the fact that he spent $5000/month for their food and $1500/month for their keeper.

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6. Eddie Curry’s Monthly Cable Bill

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Eddy Curry is an American professional basketball player who plays as the centre. He is a former NBA player, and is noted for his height, i.e. 7 ft., besides his skill as a player. He has a current net worth of $3 million. He is known in the industry for his tremendously open hand. In May 2010, when he was ordered to pay $75,000 a month to a loan company to which he owed $1.2 million, he tried to fight his case by listing out his regular expenses, and stating that the amount would be difficult for him to pay, considering his monthly payments. His expense list included paying off of a bunch of cars, a personal chef, etc. But the most ridiculous item was the cable and satellite bill of $1075 per month.

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5. Bryant McKinnie’s Bar Tab

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Bryant McKinnie is an American football player who plays as an offensive tackle and is currently a free agent. His current net worth is reported to be $3.5 million. This youth started early, as he displayed great talent right from his college days. Needless to say, he has seen the face of fortune and luxury at an early age, which has probably contributed to making him a generous spender. When he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings as the offensive lineman, he made an enormous expenditure when he spent $100,000 at a Los Angeles night club. The bar tab reached this excessive amount mainly because of the purchase of on one or two but 15 bottles of expensive champagne.

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4. Reggie Jackson’s Vintage Car Collection

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Reggie Jackson is a retired American baseball player who played as a right fielder for 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for five different teams. He has a current net worth of the slugger was inducted in the Hall of Fame for his excellent contributions to the sport’s popularity. Like many other men in the world of sports, he has had a passion for sports, which is why he started his own car collection before he could even drive. A fire in the late 80s destroyed 30 cars, running him £3.2 million in losses. In 2010, he sent 15 cars to an auction. It is hard to put a number on his collection or its value, but it is safe to say that the size of the classic muscle car collection is well above 100.

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3. Chad Ochocinco’s Super Truck

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Chad Ochocinco is an American gridiron football player who plays as the wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He is noted to have a net worth of $5 million. He is known to be an extravagant spender, and even at the worst point of his career when he has had not job, he has shown his pride in being a wealthy sports person. On his 32nd birthday, the player gifted himself a custom super truck. Semi-trucks such as these are usually available at a cost range of $90,000-115,000, but considering the fact that this one is customized, it could have cost even more. These trucks typically run for about 7 miles per gallon. So, driving this monster is a costly deal, too.

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2. Michael Jordan’s Airplane

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Michael Jordan is a former American professional basketball player who is considered among the most popular basketball players in the world of all time. He is also the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, and an entrepreneur, and has a net worth of $1 billion. He himself said that he could fly “…for a little while” on the court, but for a more permanent solution, he chose to buy a plane. He spent a staggering $30 million for the The UNC Tarheel powder blue Gulfstream IV, with Jordan’s signature #23, and Olympic #6 emblazoned on the underbelly. He gave a whole new meaning to his titles like “Air Jordan” and “His Airness” which he had received for his performances.

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1. Tiger Woods’ Mansion

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

 

Tiger Woods is an American professional golf player who is considered among the most successful golf players in the world. He is also one of the richest sports personalities, and has a net worth of $600 million. Like most of the wealthiest of people, Woods made the decision of investing in real estate. He has a rather pricey mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida, which is perhaps the costliest bachelor pad of all sports stars’ mansions. It has a value of a whopping $60 million, and is complete with all top-notch amenities of a sports complex. The two-water front property has a 100 foot swimming pool, a 5700 sq. ft. gym, a golf training studio with 4 golf greens, a diving pool and a spa.

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There are many other outrageous purchases by sports stars. For instance, Danny Granger has customize his Albuquerque house into a super-cool Bat Cave, though its cost is unknown, while Marquis Daniels owns a 3-D pendant of his own head, made of gold and studded with diamonds. From real estate to pets, lifestyle items to fun parties, some players are just comfortable in buying expensive stuff or making huge expenses.

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

1. Tiger Woods’ Mansion
2. Michael Jordan’s Airplane
3. Chad Ochocinco’s Super Truck
4. Reggie Jackson’s Vintage Car Collection
5. Bryant McKinnie’s Bar Tab
6. Eddie Curry’s Monthly Cable Bill
7. Gilbert Arena
8. Mike Tyson’s Tigers
9. John Daly’s Gambling Day
10. Jarret Jack’s Shoe Collection

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