Having a net worth of $150 million at one point, Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage sure knew how to spend his boatloads of money. Known for his eccentric spending habits along with his tumultuous movie career, here are the 15 most expensive things bought by Nicolas Cage:
15. Leaf Cay Island
While buying a house is quite a steady accomplishment for the average Joe, that is not good enough for the rich and famous. Celebrities are no strangers to owning Islands for their private use and such a list includes Johnny Depp, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Celine Dion etc.
Of course, Nicolas Cage is not an exception as he purchased the tropical Leaf Cay Island. Located on the south of Bock Cay, Bahamas, and having a size of 35 acres, the actor purchased it for $3 million.
14. Midford Castle
Owning a private island was not enough for Nicolas Cage as he went an extra mile ahead by buying Midford Castle. The 18th-century castle is spread over 295 acres of lands and consists of 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, several garages and stores.
Best of all, the castle comes with its own private security. Cage bought the castle for $6.3 million in 2007 and spent even more millions on remodeling it. However, the actor did not own it for long as he sold it just two years later.
13. Schloss Neidstein Castle
Make no mistake about it. Nicolas Cage owned not one but two European castles fit for a king. Located in Etzelwang, Germany, the Schloss Neidstein Castle consists of 28 rooms which include 10 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 165 hectares of meadows and forests.
Cage bought the 11th-century castle in 2006 but did not own it for too long either. In 2009, the actor had sold it to his German advisor and lawyer Konrad Wilfurth.
12. The Very First Superman Comic
Nicolas Cage’s love for Superman is no secret. He named his second son Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) and became very close to playing the superhero in Tim Burton’s cancelled movie Superman Lives to the point of screen tests in costume.
Therefore, it should come as no shock that Cage would purchase a near-mint copy of Action Comics #1. Released in 1938, the edition featured the debut of Superman and has since become a collector’s item. The actor bought it for $150,000.
11. Shah of Iran’s Lamborghini
Along with its V12 engine and a capacity of 440 brake horsepower, the Lamborghini also had a fair share of history as it was previously owned by none other than the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Not so surprisingly, that is not the only car he owns. Which brings us to …
10. Rolls Royce Collection
By June 2004, he had owned up to 50 cars and 30 motorcycles. Having just one Rolls Royce car is enough to epitomize your status symbol but not for Nicolas Cage. The actor owns a whopping nine one Rolls Royce cars! Apart from his Rolls Royce collection, Cage also spent $1 million on a Ferrari Enzo, just one of only 349 ever made.
9. A Haunted Mansion
Fans of American Horror Story: Coven would be familiar to the LaLaurie Mansion. Spread over 10,000 square feet and consisting of 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, one might imagine it as a luxurious mansion but at one point, it was the farthest thing from it. In the 1800s, Madame Delphine LaLaurie brutally tortured and murdered her slaves in it.
Following her departure, the mansion has been rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of the dead slaves. Ever the fan of supernatural, Nicolas Cage purchased the allegedly haunted mansion for $3.4 million in 2007.
8. Four Luxury Yachts
A-list actors and successful businessmen are bound to own a luxury yacht but this is Nicolas Cage we are talking about! He owned not one but four luxury yachts. One of them had an onboard Jacuzzi and a restaurant in the lower deck.
Quite impressive but not impressive enough for Cage. The actor spent $20 million on redesigning the yacht which resulted in 12 master bedrooms, a lounge, a bridge and a study room.