What better way to compliment your supercar collection whilst simultaneously boosting your status than adding big cats to the equation? A few months ago, Arab, Humaid Abdalla AlBuQaish gained his fifteen minutes of fame by revealing to the world his car and big cat collection via Instagram. Not only does this mega-wealthy young man possess a lion, a tiger and a cheetah, he's best friends with them. Whilst they like nothing better than using expensive Italian machinery as climbing toys, they also reciprocate the love and affection Humaid Abdalla AlBuQaish gives to them.
For the rich men of the Gulf nothing says 'I'm loaded' quite like taking your pet cheetah out on a speedboat. A cheetah will set you back tens of thousands of dollars, whilst a rare white lion will go up to $50,000 - although this is a drop in the ocean for these mega-rich kids, the cats will add around 400-lbs in weight should they take them out for a spin.
This does seem a little cruel, but the cats are loved and treated well, and luckily for their owners, the Ras Al Khaimah Wildlife Park in the United Arab Emirates will always be there to adopt should you end up looking like a joint of meat to them.
James Harris is an automotive writer who can be found at Gargling Gas
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Snowy roads, check. White Lamborghini Aventador, check.
Earlier this year, Swizz Beatz (the new co-owner of Monster) announced a partnership with Lamborghini so seeing Swizz driving around in a new Lamborghini Aventador doesn't surprise me, especially since he loves nice cars. Just last week, he shared a couple photos of a white Aventador sitting pretty on the snowy streets of NYC.
I guess the Aventador was just too much for DJ Afrojack. Less than a year after buying the matte black Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, it's sitting on a sales floor with a price tag of 385,000 Euro (roughly 525,000 USD). Maybe he's just loving his new Audi RS6 too much now.
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