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We’re all in awe of the highly successful and famous because at the end of the day, they have the bank accounts of our dreams. Success stars like Mark Wahlberg, Warren Buffett, even Selena Gomez are insanely rich. But what did they spend their first paycheck on? It’s a curious thought for sure. And if you’ve ever had it, we’re here to answer that question with the following mega-rich celebs.
Mark Wahlberg is currently ranked number 10 on Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors. But Mark Wahlberg came from very humble beginnings – and if you remember him as Marky Mark from the Funky Bunch – a rather shameful upbringing at that. So what did he buy with his first paycheck from his forgettable rap album? He spent is all on a brand new Mercedes Benz, and says that he didn’t even leave enough money for gas to drive it.
You may not like her brand of humor, but the redheaded comedian (who has a net worth of $20 million), spent her first check on her parents. “I splurged on my mom and dad first, because, you know, they’re very working class and always took care of me and paid for my acting classes and my braces, which I still hear about. So it was all about getting them a nice place to live, and that’s really the most fun part,” she says.
No surprise here, but Warren Buffett (the world’s greatest investor), who at 11-years-old was a newspaper delivery boy, bought stock with his first paycheck. Now he’s worth over $63 billion – thanks to his portfolio of stocks.
Shark Tank panelist and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, is a bigger basketball fan than many know. When he was only 12, Mark sold garbage bags door-to-door, and with his first paycheck, bought himself a pair of a shiny new pair of basketball shoes. We’re not sure how good Mark’s game is, but his net worth – which is at $3 billion – is phenomenal.
Unlike many pro-athletes, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick gave his first NFL contract to Camp Taylor, which is a charitable organization that helps kids with heart issues. Heart warming isn’t it (no pun intended)?
“I bought a lot of shoes. I love shoes,” says Modern Family’s 17-year-old, $75,000 per episode earning star, Ariel Winter on what she spent her first big paycheck on.
Dita Von Teese
You may have never heard of her, but Dita Von Teese made a fortune in lingerie. It all started for her when she was just a teenager and was working at a lingerie store, aptly enough. So with her first check she bought lingerie, which she says she based her first collection on.
How many of you wish you could just hit it big so you can set your family for life? Well that’s exactly what actress and singer Selena Gomez did with her first check. She gave it to her family. She’s currently worth $18 million.
“There were three lousy discounted pairs of Robert Clergerie shoes in navy and brown, plus full-price black ones I craved. I bought the black ones. And I paid full price!” Not great judgement (if you ask us) for your first paycheck on the part of Judy Sheindlin and star of her own show, Judge Judy.
Kristin Chenoweth, who is a tiny, but huge Broadway star worth $10 million bought herself a Maltese poodle with her first check. Must be nice to be her, or her dog.