TOP 10 CEOs in California and their Exotic and Luxury Cars
The most successful CEOs in California live an elite lifestyle. They are the top earners in the state, they have high-end cars and houses, and they spend their days working hard to maintain that status. Here is a list of ten of these rich CEOs’ with pictures of what luxury looks like for them. It’s not just about money; it’s about living life on your own terms.
1. Elon Musk – CEO of SpaceX
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Musk is CEO of SpaceX, Blue Origin, Hyperloop Technologies, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity; with the only thing missing from his resume being world domination. However he has made it clear he doesn’t want to rule the world, Musk said in an interview with Esquire “I’d like to see us go beyond Earth into the universe.”
Musk bought a 1967 E-Type Jaguar with his initial bonus from Zip2, the web software firm he and his brother started. He once owned a McLaren F1, which he later destroyed. Musk also acquired the Lotus Esprit submarine vehicle from James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 2013 for $920,000 at auction. Moreover, he’s also driven an Audi Q7 which, accordingly, inspired the Tesla Model S’s falcon-wing doors. In 2007, Musk owned a Hamann BMW M5 sports vehicle, which was a modified BMW with different glazes to make it seem fiercer and more aggressive. Musk’s recent car is a Porsche 911 a Ford Model T which he said was given to him by a friend. Right now, Musk drives a Tesla Model S regularly.
2. Larry Ellison – CEO of Oracle
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Larry Ellison served as CEO of Oracle for its 34-year lifespan. He is the founder of the company, and in 2016 he stepped down from his position to become CTO (Chief Technology Officer) but still has major say in the business.
For someone who had a net worth of $60 Billion at one point, you can bet to see Ellison driving an expensive luxury car. Amongst the cars he has driven are an Audi R8, McLaren F1, Lexus LFA, and the Lexus LS 600hL.
3. Evan Spiegel – CEO of Snap Inc. (Snap Chat)
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Evan Spiegel is the CEO of Snap Inc., he co-founded the mobile app, Snapchat. Snap Inc. is popular for its free photo messaging and multimedia mobile application which deletes photos and videos after they are viewed by all recipients. Spiegel had started at Stanford University studying product design while still in high school, eventually dropping out to accumulate his wealth and build Snap Inc.
Spiegel has driven a BMW 550i with customizations. His parents also bought him a new 2006 Cadillac Escalade when he learned how to drive. While Spiegel purchased himself a Ferrari after the Series B funding round in June 2017. He has also acquired a Tesla Model S, Porsche GT3 RS, Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, and a Ford Model T.
4. Michael Dell – CEO of Dell
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Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, which is a $74 billion company he started in 1984 by using his student loan to fund the small business. He’s now worth over $18 Billion.
Mr. Dell likes to live a high-class lifestyle. He owns a large automobile collection, which includes a Porsche Carrera GT, Hummer H2, and a 2004 Porsche Boxster. To travel and visit nations for special causes, his family also utilizes a private jet, the Boeing Dreamliner 787.
5. Sean Parker – CEO of Airtime
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Sean Parker is the creator of Napster and was an original co-founder of Facebook. He also served as its first president. Parker currently leads Airtime, which he founded in May 2012.
Parker owns an Audi S5 but is usually seen driving with his $100K Tesla Model S when he’s in Los Angeles.
6. Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook and has an estimated net worth of $122 billion. Zuckerberg may not be rolling in the dough like his counterparts, but he certainly has enough to afford a nice car or two. Zuckerberg owns a twin-turbocharged V12 Pagani Huayra.
7. Oprah Winfrey – CEO of Harpo Productions
Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated TV show of its kind. She is also co-founder and chairman of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backward), which produces several projects under her name.
Oprah has driven a Tesla Model S, Lincoln Navigator, and Cadillac Escalade. She’s been seen getting into and out of the backseat of a black Cadillac Escalade several times. Oprah also owns a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.
8. Tim Cook – CEO of Apple
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and has been its head since 2011. He is known for his business expertise but most importantly his tenacity to do what’s best for Apple Inc., even if it means going against its founder – Steve Jobs – who was a major influence in Cook’s life.
Cook, having a frugal reputation, drives a BMW 5 Series.
9. Sundar Pichai – CEO of Alphabet Inc. (Google)
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[Sundar Pichai took over as Google’s CEO back in August of 2015 and has been a leader in the tech industry since 1994. Before being appointed CEO, Pichai oversaw most of Google’s products including Google Chrome, Android, and apps such as Gmail and Google Drive.
Mr. Pichai sports a BMW 730, a Mercedes Benz V Class, and a Mercedes S650. Pichai certainly rides in vehicles that have the boss word written over them.
10. Jeff Bezos – former CEO of Amazon
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Mr. Bezos is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon. He founded Amazon in 1994 after making $60,000 from his first business, an online bookstore. The online retailer quickly expanded into selling just about anything one can think of.
Bezos has a Cadillac Escalade, a Lincoln Stretch Limousine, a Mercedes Benz S450, and, his daily driver, a Range rover. But what stands out among his car collections are his Bugatti Veyron Mansory and Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.
These are some of the top CEOs in California, and what they drive. They’ve made it big with their respective companies, so what do they drive? Let’s find out! Michael Dell likes to live a high-class lifestyle and owns a Porsche Carrera GT and Hummer H2; Oprah Winfrey drives a Tesla Model S; Tim Cook has been Apple’s CEO since 2011 and drives a BMW 5 Series; Sundar Pichai is Google’s CEO and drives an Audi S5 as well as Mercedes Benz V Class/S650 – these are just some of the most notable examples from this list.
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