Every one of us has collected something at least once in our lives. Take a look at your fridge? Are there many magnets from countries you’ve been to? Or maybe you have a collection of coins from different times at home? Have you collected stamps, wrappers, stickers? Stars also have a penchant for hoarding. But when you’ve got millions of dollars in your accounts, you can get into collecting bigger things. Others collect their fleet of cars. Others collect yachts, others buy up dinosaur bones, not sparing 2.5 million dollars. They can afford it!
Tom Hanks: typewriters
The two-time Oscar winner has a collection of 200 vintage typewriters in various scripts: Latin, Arabic, and even Cyrillic. The actor is so keen on typewriters that he takes them on tour and the road. Hanks not only collects electromechanical devices for typing on paper, but he also fixes them. He can easily disassemble and reassemble any of his exhibits and once even consulted the programmers who created a typewriter emulator for iPad.
Quentin Tarantino: board games
The director, known for his love of non-linear plots, collects vintage board games. The Pulp Fiction author has hundreds of boxes in his collection, which he catalogs and organizes by name and genre. Tarantino’s favorite board games are Universe and Dawn of the Dead.
Rod Stewart: Model Trains
The British singer, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was number 33 on Q magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers, put an entire floor of his house on a toy train. The musician created a replica of 1940s Chicago and set up the layout with parks, houses, and train terminals. The 73-year-old rocker even takes some model trains with him on tour.
Claudia Schiffer: spiders
The German supermodel has loved insects since she was a child. Schiffer has a massive collection of dried invertebrates, her house is decorated with invertebrate-themed paintings, and her knitwear collection is devoted to spiders. These arthropod predators are the ones who most inspire UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador: Claudia can spend hours watching a spider weave its web.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Action figures
DiCaprio has one of the world’s largest collections of toy characters, including Star Wars characters. It includes plastic Harrison Ford and
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in various parts of the epic and a unique He-Man action figure from the 1980s animated series ‘Masters of the Universe.
Markus Wischenbart: watches
Markus Wischenbart is one of the most famous watch collectors of celebrities. He speaks openly about his love of watches and always seems to be up for a fun conversation about watches.
Markus is such a great watch collector that he has formed a strong relationship with Glashutte Original. For those who don’t know, it’s a company that specializes in creating luxury watches. There are plenty of Markus pictures with a beautiful watch on his hand, so it’s clear to anyone that he’s a big fan of this accessory.
Grandmaster Flash: souvenir mugs
Former leader of the band Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the DJ now collects the most common souvenir mugs sold in every tourist shop. When he’s on tour, the Barbadian musician buys up mugs bearing the names of cities he’s been to. The Grandmaster already has more than 10,000 mugs in his collection, and each piece is insured.
Sean Connery: Fighting Scottish kilts
Sean Connery prides himself on his battle-ready kilts. As a true Scotsman, he not only buys traditional men’s skirts but also enjoys wearing them. Sir Sean Connery organizes the annual Dressed to Kilt charity runway show, where showbiz stars walk the runway in traditional Scottish costumes.
Penelope Cruz: clothes hangers
The Spanish actress’s passion is clothes hangers. Penelope’s wardrobe has many outfits and no less – hangers for every taste: wooden and plastic, monochrome and multi-colored. Taboo – only on the hangers of wire, which the actress does not recognize.
Nicolas Cage: Superman comics
Nicolas Cage is a fan of Superman and collects everything related to him. The actor has amassed the most extensive and most expensive collection dedicated to the comic book hero. The gem of it is a rare Action Comics, the first issue the actor bought in 1997 for $110,000, and 15 years later, he sold it for $2.16 million.