If your pockets were as deep as Bill Gates what would you drive? A new Porsche or a 7-year-old one? Each year, Forbes magazine compiles a list of the worlds wealthiest people. While awaiting the release of the 2006 list, ForbesAutos.com wanted to give you a look at the vehicles driven by the billionaires at the top of the 2005 list.
Top 10 Vehicles Owned by Billionaires
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The cars and trucks driven by those in the Top 10 of the 2005 Forbes list was, in short, shocking. You wont find a Bugatti, Ferrari or BMW driven by these billionaires. But you will find a Lincoln, a Mazda, even a Dodge and Ford. It seems that for the super-rich, a vehicle is seen not as a status symbol, but as a means to an end in which to get from point A to point B. Status is something that these billionaires need not prove to others. In many cases, the people on our list prefer to live inconspicuously, avoiding the limelight at all costs. This might explain why many of their vehicles cost less than your own daily driver.
To compile our list, we obtained motor vehicle registration records from each billionaires respective state. For those not residing in the U.S., we relied on interviews with company representatives or past interviews with the billionaires themselves. Their net worth was taken from Forbes.coms 2005 Worlds Billionaires List.
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