9 Craziest Things Nicolas Cage Wasted His Money On

By: Cate Willikers

Nicholas Cage has worked pretty steadily throughout his career, which is how he was able to accumulate so many things. Several years ago, he found himself in some pretty hot water when the taxman came knocking on the door one of his many mansions. He found out that he owed more than $6 million in unpaid taxes. The Oscar-winning actor blamed his business manager, Samuel J. Levin, and filed a $20 million lawsuit, alleging that Levin had been reckless with his money. Levin countersued, claiming that Cage brought about his own financial ruin with his lavish spending habits. We think Levin was probably right – check out Cage’s insane purchases!


9. Gulfstream Jet

The actor bought himself a gulfstream jet to travel the world in. He was reportedly advised against making the purchase, but he had his mind set on it so he bought it.

http://www.shorelineaviation.net/gulfstream-air-charters/ Source: www.shorelineaviation.net


8. Islands

Nicolas Cage bought not one, but two Bahamian islands.

http://www.privateislandnews.com/worldwide-part-1-the-truth-about-celebrity-owned-private-islands/ Source: www.privateislandnews.com


7. Lots Of Luxury Vehicles

He owned nine Rolls Royce cars, as well as an assortment of other vehicles, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys. At one point, he was reportedly buying one luxury vehicle a month and had even employed a full-time mechanic to service them.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rolls-Royce_Phantom_II_Thrupp_%26_Maberly_1935.jpg Source: commons.wikimedia.org


6. A Small Collection Of Castles

The “Leaving Las Vegas” star bought (and later sold) the medieval castle of Schloss Neidstein in the Oberpfalz region in Germany. He also bought Midford Castle in Somerset, England. He never spent a night there, but he spent lots of money renovating it to his liking. He later sold it.

http://www.youtheentrepreneur.org/15-highly-successful-people-spare-time/ Source: www.youtheentrepreneur.org


5. Yachts

Nicolas Cage owned two yachts, the Weston and Sarita.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/pictures/PHOTOS/pictures-19810581-detail/pictures.html Source: www.bristolpost.co.uk


4. Two Albino King Cobras

He has a thing for exotic animals. According to one source, in one of his homes he has a handful of purebred dogs, rare birds and lizards. He also has two albino King Cobras, as well as “an antidote serum on the wall, so that if you got bit by a snake you could save yourself.”

http://galleryhip.com/albino-king-cobra.html Source: galleryhip.com


3. Dinosaur Skull

He shelled out $276,000 for a dinosaur skull. He had been in a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio for the artifact.

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/will-nicolas-cage-lose-his-prized-tyrannosaurus-skull Source: www.mnn.com


2. Pyramid Tomb

He bought himself a pyramid-shaped tomb in a New Orleans graveyard. When he dies, this is where he wants his body put.

http://www.curatorofshit.com/omnia-ab-uno-nicholas-cages-tomb-is-not-as-dumb-as-you-are/ Source: www.curatorofshit.com


1. Shrunken Heads

Nicolas Cage has an array of “shrunken heads” in his home. No one is sure whether they are actual human heads or if they belonged to animals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrunken_head Source: Wikipedia