The world’s rich and famous across the world draw a lot of attention thanks to their love of exotic vehicles. However, this Richie Rich club also has a few quirky members who prefer nothing better than to stay under the radar. So here are five humble cars used by ultra-rich people from across the world.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 34, is the sixth richest person in the world with a net worth of $67 billion. With such riches at his disposal, Zuckerberg could have any car he wants in the world. However, Zukerberg’s daily ride of choice is the Honda Fit which is sold in India as the Jazz.
Zuckerberg’s Fit is one from the previous generation of the premium hatchback from Honda. Zuckerberg’s Jazz uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 117 bhp. He has also been seen using a Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch and an Acura TSX sedan. While both of these are more expensive than the Jazz, they’re far less expensive compared to exotics usually found in hyper-rich garages.
With a net worth of $86.1 billion, American businessman Warren Buffet is the third richest person in the world. However, despite his insane wealth, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is known for his love of McDonald’s and for driving himself. Unlike his contemporaries, who prefer opulent rides, Buffet’s daily drive is a Cadillac XTS sedan. When he purchased the Cadillac XTS with the help of his daughter in 2014, Buffet traded in his old 2006 Cadillac DTS.
The cost of the XTS is equivalent to Rs. 33 lakhs and is the largest sedan on sale in the Cadillac lineup. Powering Buffet’s large Caddy barge is a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. The engine is available in two states of tune – 304 bhp and 410 bhp, though it is not known which is used by Buffet’s car.
Steve Balmer, the former CEO of Microsoft is worth $42.1 billion and is the 19th richest person in the world. Balmer was a classmate of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and dropped out of Stanford University to join the company and succeeded his friend as the CEO of the company in 2000.
While Ballmer owns an NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers, his ride of choice is a humble Ford Fusion hybrid. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid, was gifted to Ballmer by Ford Motor Co. to commemorate the one-millionth car to have Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. Powering the Fusion hybrid is a 2.5-litre petrol motor producing 156 bhp and an electric motor which ups the combined power output to 191bhp.
Roman Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian businessman best known by the public for owning the London-based football club, Chelsea. With a net worth of $11.1 billion, Abramovich is the richest person in Israel and was once also the richest man in Russia.
He has a pretty lavish lifestyle and can be found in the south of France aboard his 533-foot Eclipse yacht, the second largest in the world, which he purchased for $400 million in 2010. On dry land in France, Abramovich is often seen driving around in the electric car pictured above, which looks like a large golf cart.
Steve Wozniak, better known by his nickname Woz, is the co-founder of Apple, the world’s first company to be valued at over $1 trillion. Woz designed and hand-built the Apple 1 computer, the first ever product sold by Apple. With a net worth of $100 million, Woz is known for his philanthropic work and is still one of the most recognized and loved figures in Silicon Valley.
Wozniak’s daily ride is the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Bolt hatchback from Chevrolet is powered by an electric motor that produces 200 bhp and 360Nm of torque.