They are some of the richest black singers in the world today, owning mansions, private jets and luxurious yachts, welcome to today’s top 10 video as we dive inside the billionaire items owned by the worlds richest black singers.
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10 – Chris Brown – Rare Mercedes Benz
Its not often we open a video with a car, however this car is special and was given as a special gift to a rather inspirational singer.
While many rich and famous celebrities own supercars, Chris Brown has taken this to a whole new level with a rare Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss gifted to him from girlfriend Rihanna.
Costing around $1 million pounds, the rare car was the last in the SLR model line-up and it’s named after the great British race car driver, Sir Stirling Moss.
Developed alongside McLaren, the Formula 1 specialists, the car features a carbon fibre chassis but it would be best not driving it in the rain as it has no roof.
The car features a 650-hp supercharged 5.5-litre V8 engine, has an insane top speed of 350 km/h and a 0-60 speed to match hitting the bar at 3.3 seconds.
With a 5 speed automatic transmission, acceleration is said to feel like you are standing on the wingtip of a 747 and after owning it for a few years, models are now said to be selling for upwards of $25 million dollars.
9 – Whitney Houston – Mendham Mansion
Now well and truly sold, this massive estate was the crowning achievement of Whitney Houston’s professional singing career.
Selling over 200 million records, Houston’s current net worth topped out at around $20 million dollars and she was one of the most successful black singers in the world.
Sitting on just over 5 acres of property in Mendham., the massive home featured its own recording studio and sold for its asking price of $1,599,000 dollars.
Consisting of a sound/mixing room, piano room and vocal studio, this was later turned into a media room, office and exercise room.
Featuring three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, the home has a three-season great room and tennis court to the rear.
After buying the home fr $2.7 million in 1987, the 12,561-square-foot remained in her hands until 2010, roughly two years before her death in 2012.
8 – Snoop Dogg – Private Jet
Famous in the rapping world for his catchy songs, weed smoking antics and cryptocurrency investments, Snoop Dog has a massive net worth topping $150 million dollars.
Being one of the world most iconic rappers lets you travel in style and Snoop has access to this $61.5m million dollar Gulfstream V.
This jet typically accommodates four crew and fourteen passengers while Snoop has access to separate lavatories, a full-sized galley, power outlets, fold-out tables, satellite TV, fold-out work tables and multimedia entertainment systems.
The cabin is extra quiet despite the planes loud engines and to the rear of the plane is a conference seating area with humidifier to keep passengers comfortable.
While Snoop Dog enjoy’s flying private, he just as much enjoy’s flying commercial and has been seen in first class on many flights around the world.
7 – Mary J. Blige – New Jersey Mansion
Once described as jaw-dropping, Mary J Blige finally off-loaded this massive mansion in 2020 with her sale efforts taking over half a decade.
Purchasing the massive home back in 2008, she paid roughly $12.3 million dollars for the 25-room home.
Described as a country-French manor, the home has access to over 18,250 square feet of living space, eight bedrooms, ten full and three half-bathrooms.
Features include a massive gym with sauna, indoor basketball court, games room, 14-seat home theater, and a wine cellar complete with its own tasting room.
The private elevator gives access to all three floors while set behind behind cast-iron gates with an extensive driveway is a six-car garage.
Multiple living and dining rooms in the home are connected by marble floors and archways and the home has access to a massive garden.
Outside you will find a large pool house and swimming pool with trees lining the borders of the home for complete privacy.
6 – Jay-Z – Bombardier Challenger 850
When travelling the world, Billionaire Jay-Z opts for a Bombardier Challenger 850 as his mode of private travel and he owns a $40 million dollar version that was gifted to him by girlfriend Beyonce.
The customized jet features a full kitchen, two bathrooms, a whopping wingspan of 69ft and a length of 87ft.
Currently the largest model made by the manufacturer, the incredible size and luxury inside the jet is phenomenal with accommodation for up to 16 passengers and seven crew.
Large TV’s provide great entertainment and the plane features a fully-stocked bar to help quench thirst at a moments notice.
This is amazing jet is capable of high-speed cruising at 528mph while the cruising range comes in at 3390 miles.
5 – Diana Ross – Manhattan Mansion
When it comes to Fifth Avenue high-rise flats, no expense is usually spared and the same can be said for this 1920’s themed apartment once owned by Diana Ross.
Recently hitting the market in the city, the $65 million dollar home was put up for sale in 2012 and features mahogany doors, marble floors and 11 inch ceilings.
Three kitchens adorne this apartment and the home gym has the most amazing views of central park anywhere in the city.
Designed by Emery Roth, this amazing home has access to its own recording studio, with the upper-level master suite contains a gas fireplace and two en-suite bathrooms.
The apartment has its own library and wrap-around roof terrace that can be used for special night time occasions.
The lower level of the home has access to another six bedrooms, allowing friends and family to stay at any time.
4 – Lionel Richie – Ferrari Scaglietti
This executive grand tourer manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari between 2004 and 2010 was designed to replace the smaller 456 and is commonly known as the Ferrari 612.
Fitted with a 5.7 Litre F133 V12 engine, Richie’s car has a 6-speed manual transmission, a top speed of 320 km/h and allows an acceleration time to 100 km/h in 4 seconds.
A total of just 3,025 cars were produced and after 2008, it became even harder to order the cars, with a special order process in effect.
Several concept cars spawned from the 612 including the 612 GP Berne Edition, 612 Sessanta, Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition and 612 Kappa.
The average price for a Ferrari Scaglietti is around $119,188 dollars.
3 – P-Diddy – Yacht
With its name, Maraya, derived from Arabic and meaning many mirrors, this amazing superyacht was made just for entertaining.
Worth an estimated $900 million, Sean combs is used to living the high life while becoming the ultimate entertainer and businessman.
With a length of around 117.8 feet, this yacht commands an insane price tag of $65 million dollars with five floors, ample exterior space and lavish interiors.
The yacht features its own nightclub and disco area, screening room, formal and informal dining rooms, and a chef’s kitchen with its very own personal chef.
Accommodation on board is for 12 guests across six cabins, including the master suite and two VIP staterooms with access to a study and bathrooms with private balcony in the main suite.
The good news is, that if you can afford to buy the yacht from Mr Combs, you can still rent it out for around $355,000 per week.
2 – Rihanna – House
Being worth $600 million dollars, Rihanna is not shy to owning a number of fine properties and her total portfolio stretches over $100 million dollars.
One of her most illustrious properties includes this $21.8 Million Beachfront Condo, Paynes Bay, Barbados.
The 10,000-square-foot condo is part of One Sandy Lane, a luxury resort, and it boasts five en suite bedrooms, its own private terrace and views over the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Numerous luxurious amenities are located within the estate, such as a fully equipped gym and 24-hour concierge.
Fingerprint biometric security is built in and the complex has its own security patrols while also having a large swimming pool and private beach area.
Purchased back in 2013, the home is one of only five in the complex to be the most luxurious.
1 – Alicia Keys – Futuristic Razor House
When it comes to interesting homes in the heart of California, The Razor house tops the list with its inspiration behind Tony Stark’s Malibu lair in the Iron Man film franchise.
Featuring 10,653-square-feet of living space, this massive home has featured in several television commercials for both Visa Black Card and Calvin Klein.
Designed by Wallace E. Cunningham, the home was purchased by Keys for a reported $20.8 million dollars and took over six years to build.
One of the most expensive homes to sell in the exclusive La Jolla enclave, the home has several levels below ground that lead to a terrace on the upper floors.
The main residence features six bedrooms, two of which are masters with spectacular ocean views through end-to-end, floor-to-ceiling curved glass.
The home includes its own multi-level guest house has 1,301 square feet and includes two bedrooms and a curved floating staircase, along with library, movie theater and fully-equipped gym.
Two steam rooms, roof-top spa and a built-in outdoor BBQ are great for casual living and rumour has it that it does have a secret room below ground.
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