Jay Leno (Dan Holm/Bigstock.com)
For most of us, a sensible Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa is enough to satisfy our automotive needs. For others with a particular love of the motor car and the requisite cash, an additional weekend vehicle might be desired – perhaps something sporty like a Mazda MX5 or a Nissan Juke Nismo. But some people aren’t satisfied unless they've bought every supercar they can lay their hands on. It’s hard enough choosing between taking the car or the bus in the morning – but these poor individuals experience incalculable perturbation when they open their garage door: The Ferrari 250 GT SWB, or the McLaren 675LT? The vintage Aston Martin, or the Lambo?
10. Nick Mason - Pink Floyd Drummer
Bugatti T 40 (ermess/Bigstock.com)
When Mason isn’t in the stadium progressing rock with his Pink Floyd band mates, he's probably driving a car. With over forty costly classics in his garage – including a Bugatti T35, an Aston Martin LM18, a Ferrari 213 T3 and a Porsche 962 – he has a lot of driving to do.
9. Ralph Lauren - Polo Shirt Designer
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When Ralph isn't designing another polo shirt, he's probably also driving one of his cars. He has more than 60 sporty numbers to choose from, including Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Jaguars – of which nearly all are red.
8. Jay Kay – Jamiroquai Singer
Rolls Royce Phantom (Maksim Toome/Bigstock.com)
When Jay Kay isn’t wearing one of his many hats, he's probably driving one of his many cars (or doing both at the same time). Of his 68 cars – which include Rolls Royces, Lamborghinis, Mercedes, Bugattis, Maseratis, Chevys and Aston Martins – many are coupes, probably because he doesn’t want to squash his hat while driving.
7. Dmitry Lomakov
When Dmitry Lomakov isn't being an obscure Russian, he's probably trying to fix one of his 120 obscure Russian cars. These antiques are housed in a special automotive museum in the Russian Federation. The passionate petrolhead's prized autos include a rare 1977 Chayka GAZ-13. Dmitry also managed to lay his hands on Adolf Hitler’s very own Mercedes Benz.
6. Gerard Lopez - Lotus F1 Team Owner
Porsche cars (Defotoberg/Bigstock.com)
When Lopez isn’t trying to get people to talk about his venture capital business instead of his massive car collection, he's probably talking about his massive car collection. He has lots of them, including Porsches, Peugeots, Bugattis – some of which you may have seen when he appeared on Top Gear.
5. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani – Businessman
2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 (sarymsakov/Bigstock.com)
When Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani isn't spelling out his name very slowly to his telephone banking service or dentist, he's probably driving one of his 168 cars – or perhaps getting someone else to drive one while he sits in the back. His difficult choice of which Bentley, Maybach, Bugatti or Mercedes-Benz to drive in the morning may well see him opting for the bus instead. He has helped fund his massive car collection by being the 22nd richest man in the world.
4. Ken Lingenfelter
1959 Chevrolet Corvette (krisrobin/Bigstock.com)
When Ken Lingenfelter isn’t wishing he had a few more cars than Jay Leno so he could beat him on this list, he’s probably driving a car. His 40,000 square foot garage contains lots of them, including US muscle cars such as Corvettes, Mustangs, alongside European supercars from marques that include Bugatti and Porsche.
3. Jay Leno
Jay Leno (Dan Holm/Bigstock.com)
When Jay Leno isn't annoyed with Oprah and Conan for having had better ratings than him, he's probably comforting himself with the fact he has more really old cars than either. He owns a 1909 Baker Electric, a 1931 8-liter Bentley, a 1909 Stanley Steamer, a 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II and a 1927 Duesenberg Model X. Unlike some critics’ opinions of Leno’s Tonight Show format, many of these still work.
2. Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
Emirates Auto Museum in Abu Dhabi (p.lange/Bigstock.com)
While many people think Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan calls himself the "Rainbow Sheikh" because of his collection of Mercedes S-Classes in every colour of the rainbow, it's actually because it’s quicker to say. He also owns a Mercedes monster truck and the world's largest Bedouin Caravan (comprised of Jeeps). He has helped fund his collection by being a billionaire member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling elite.
1. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Saab 900 (Artzzz/Bigstock.com)
When Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah isn't busy driving one of his 7,000 cars, he's probably wondering if a sensible Saab 900 might have sufficed. With 574 Mercedes-Benzes, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, 209 BMWs and 179 Jaguars (among many others), if the Sheikh drove a different car every day from now on, it would take him 19 years to go through his entire collection.