10. John Lennon
As a Beatles band founding member, Lennon was one of the most important figures in the music industry in the ’60s. The Beatles were one of the biggest bands in history and Lennon was the main songwriter and composer. Because of this, he became a wealthy man before he turned 30.
Although Lennon’s first car was a Ferrari 330 he drove when he passed his driving test, he was never a true car guy. However, some car fans remember him as the proud owner of an outlandish, unique Rolls Royce.
In the late ’60s, Lennon bought a new, super-luxurious Rolls Royce Phantom. It was the most expensive, luxurious car he could find. But the formal black Phantom was not what Lennon wanted. Instead, he commissioned a painter to do a wild mural on it with vivid colors.
The car immediately became Lennon’s trademark, although Rolls Royce conservatives and purists protested it. They claimed Lennon deliberately destroyed one of the most iconic symbols of Great Britain.