More Dollars Than Sense: 12 Most Insane Purchases From Black Celebrities

Mike Tyson Pet Tiger

Mike Tyson

In recent years, Mike Tyson has been open about how he squandered the fortune he built while he was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.  He is known for purchasing exorbitantly expensive luxury goods, like the $2-million bathtub he reportedly bought his ex-wife Robin Givens for her birthday.

Another example of the champ’s extravagance is his purchase of three white Bengal tigers. Each of the exotic creatures cost $70,000 to own, and an additional $200,000 in food for one year.


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey spends $47,000 a year grooming her pet dogs. The pop star –who  is worth around $487 million – regularly pampers her eight pet pooches by booking them into canine salons.

According to the Daily Mirror,  she also employs a designated chauffeur to drive them to and from the salon at approximately $672 per trip.

Carey is not the only one in the family who likes to shell out big bucks for luxury. After she gave birth to their twins in 2011, her multi-talented husband Nick Cannon surprised her with a $400,000 Rolls Royce Phantom, along with a personalized license plate that read ”MommyMC.”  

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