BY: MALIAKA BRYCE
Each quarter I take time out to update my Vision Board – a task that helps me stay focused on achieving my goals. Exotic cars are my weakness and motivator of choice. Dreaming of driving a sexy V12 makes me work a little faster and harder. My latest vision board inspiration comes from four of my favorite Caribbean Celebrities and their dream cars.
- Nicki Minaj – Trinidad and Tobago
This island girl owns a few beautiful cars, most of which are bright pink including her Lamborghini Aventador valued at $400,000, and Bentley Continental GT worth $250,000. She was also spotted in a $500,000 Maybach 62S boosting a 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine with an astonishing 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.
Onika Tanya Maraj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica and Queens, New York. The rapper/actress released three platinum-selling albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and The Pinkprint. Her album sales coupled with her various movie roles and stint as an American Idol judge, helped Minaj earn approximately $70 million in her career, according to celebritynetworth.com.
- Bob Marley – Jamaican
During his lifetime, Bob Marley owned a number of luxury vehicles including a BMW, Land Rover Defender & Mercedes 500SL. Nesta Robert Marley was the world ambassador for reggae music and one of Jamaica’s biggest superstar singers, musician and songwriter selling over 25 million records throughout his career. To celebrate Marley’s 70th birthday, Jamaica’s Land Rover dealership and the Marley family fully restored Bob’s classic Land Rover truck to its former glory. The vehicle is now on display at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston Jamaica. The Marley estate is said to be worth over $130 million dollars placing him on Forbes Magazine’ list of the five top-earning dead celebrities.
- Wyclef Jean – Haitian
Wyclef owns an exotic car collection of over 37 cars including a $1 million dollar – Mclaren F1 “The fastest car in the world” and the rarest most expensive cars in the world, the Pagani Zonda C12 at $1,400,000. Wyclef’’s cherry red C12 is one of only three in America. Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a world famous singer, rapper, musician, actor, and politician. Jean moved to the States from Haiti at the age of nine and rose to fame as a member of the Fugees, winning three Grammy Awards for his work in music. According to People with Money Magazine his property holdings, endorsements, restaurant chain, football team, Vodka, perfume and fashion line puts Wyclef’s net worth over $146 million
- Usain Bolt – Jamaican
Bolt is the fastest man alive and the richest runner in the history of track and field and owns a fleet of very fast vehicles including the Nissan GT2 worth over $100,999 custom designed and finished in real gold, Ferrari F30 Spider and a Ferrari 458 valued at over $291,000.00. The Olympic 100m and 200m champion sprinter has endorsements from Puma, Gatorade, Virgin Media, Visa, a best-selling autobiography and commands an appearance fee ranging from $250,000 to $500,000. It is estimated that Usain is worth close to $100 million.
So, keep dreaming big – because if they can do it – so can we… Right?