Most people imagine or think that rich people are driving around in fancy cars with big houses but that is not always true and some of the world’s wealthiest people who can afford whatever they want to – do quite the opposite.
Believe it or not, many high profile billionaires of world drive in cars that you and I see daily on roads.
So here are 5 billionaires who drive cheap cars.
- Alice Walton
She is the wealthiest women in the world valued at nearly $45 billion, Wal-Mart co-heir Alice is as frugal as they come, but her reason might be a bit more sentimental.
Her father and founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, drove a 1979 Ford F-150 before he died. Now, Walton drives a newer, but still quite old, 2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch
- Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t like much to spend on what he drives and find comfort in cheap cars.
His chosen car is Acura TSX valued at just $30,000 (in addition to a Volkswagen GTI) are that it’s safe, comfortable and not ostentatious.
- Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer is the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, has a sentimental connection to his affordable sedan, the 2010 Ford Fusion originally value at about $28,000.
Steve Ballmer’s father worked as a manager at Ford Motor Company. For that reason, Ballmer has strictly owner Fords throughout his entire life and even his Fusion delivered personally by Ford’s then CEO Alan Mulally.
- Ingvar Kamprad
He is the founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, is a notoriously frugal, claiming once that nearly everything he wears was brought at a flea market.
He had got angry when he knew that old furniture at the Ikea head office had been replaced with higher-end furniture – Ikea’s very own product.
For nearly 20 years, Kamprad drove the very same 1993 Volvo 240 GL. He only replaced when his friend convinced him that this car is now too old and is dangerous to drive.
- Warren Buffett
He’s the king of frugal himself, anyone who’s studied Warren Buffett knows just how frugal he is.
He methodically orders the same one of three different options from McDonald’s every morning for breakfast, $3.17 on the top end when the market is doing well and he wants to really splurge.
In addition to that, Buffett drove the same 2006 Cadillac DTS for nearly a decade before his daughter convinced him to upgrade to a new Cadillac XTS with a worth of $45,000
He told Forbes “I only drive about 3,500 miles a year so I will buy a new car very infrequently.”