Can you imagine receiving a diamond ring as a two-year-old? It’s not too hard to believe when your mum is Kylie Jenner, who was once listed as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. We’d consider Stormi Webster one of the luckiest toddlers ever born after receiving a US$1 million diamond ring as a birthday gift.
Besides Stormi, the children of some of the world’s most rich and famous certainly receive better gifts than the “average” person. From a diamond-encrusted Barbie to a private jet worth millions, check out these incredibly expensive gifts millionaire celebs have given their kids.
US$760,000 artwork for Harper Beckham
In 2014, power couple David and Victoria Beckham gifted their daughter Harper with a commissioned painting by one of the UK’s most famous artists, Damien Hirst.
The two-metre-tall heart-shaped painting embellished with butterflies is believed to have been worth US$760,000. Small change for a couple worth US$900 million. The painting now hangs in the nine-year-old’s bedroom.
US$65,000 Michael Jackson jacket for North West
Besides young Stormi, seven-year-old North West is another lucky Kardashian, who received a black velvet jacket which once belonged to pop superstar Michael Jackson, worth US$65,000, from her doting parents.
Kim and Kanye gifted North West an actual Michael Jackson’s jacket for Christmas. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/MH47eaJc5D
— luisjosé. (@narcicismo) December 24, 2019
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, with a combined net worth of US$2.2 billion, didn’t blink when they bought the piece of pop history at an auction last year to make Christmas just a little bit more special for little Northie.
US$80,000 diamond-encrusted barbie for Blue Ivy Carter
Blue Ivy certainly celebrated a very sparkly first birthday when her parents went all out and bought her a custom-made diamond-encrusted Barbie.
Queen Blue Ivy Has A Barbie That Are Worth More Than Anything I Own 😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/AeLEcQmjeK
— BEYGÉNCY (@LastrassiAnn) July 24, 2020
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, whose combined net worth would be about US$1.34 billion, spent almost US$80,000 on the blingy Mattel doll. This doesn’t factor in the cost for Blue Ivy’s first birthday bash.
Did Aaradhya Bachchan really get a US$32,000 Mini Cooper?
In 2012, when she’d just turned one, it was reported that Aaradhya Bachchan had received a swanky BMW Mini Cooper from her magnanimous parents, Bollywood film producer Abhishek Bachchan and actress Aishwarya Rai.
Aaradhya Bachchan will celebrate her first birthday on Nov 16 but she is already the owner of a Mini Cooper S. pic.twitter.com/PoAIgZNX
— Vijay Mohan Das (@FilmyVijay) November 15, 2012
However only after the press had a field day with such extravagance, months later grandfather Amitabh Bachchan, 77, stepped in to say the red and black luxury vehicle was actually his, claiming the distinctive number-plate was actually a reference to his own second birthday.
US$7 million private jet for Suri Cruise
What’s a seven-year-old supposed to do with a private jet? You’ll need to ask Suri Cruise, who probably set a record for one of the best birthday gifts a child could ever receive. Well, most expensive, anyway.
Award-winning actor Tom Cruise dropped US$7 million on a Cessna Citation private jet for Suri’s birthday present. Don’t worry, the private jet barely scratches the surface of the actor’s US$570 million-deep pockets.
Note: This story was originally published on SCMP and has been republished on this website.