15 Of The Most Expensive Celebrity Body Parts
What’s your favorite body part? On yourself? Is it your nose? Do you have a cute little button nose that’s just adorable? Or maybe you’ve got a big juicy butt that drives everyone else wild? Whatever it is, chances are you haven’t got it insured. Not like the fifteen celebrities on this list. So precious are their individual body parts and so integral are they to their revenue streams, that they take out enormous insurance premiums on them. Seriously. Sports stars insure their legs a fair bit, did you know that? Well, now you do. And you’re about to learn a whole lot more about the top fifteen most expensive celebrity body parts. So strap in!
Let’s start off with a pretty crazy one, shall we? Kanye West’s wife, North’s mother, reality TV star and butt owner, Kim Kardashian has her backside insured by the quite incredible price of $21 million. Sure, it’s all anyone cares about when it comes to Mrs. Kardashian West, but still. Imagine that contract. ‘If your butt goes up in flames, we’ll hand you $21m.’ What a meeting that must have been.
What do you think of when you picture Julia Roberts? Her massive great big Mona Lisa Smile, of course. Her lips, teeth, gums… All massive, all seemingly trademark of the Pretty Woman. But it’s the insurance we’re interested in. And she has her pearly whites valued at a whopping $30m! That’s quite a payout were she to, say, lose her smile in a bizarre boating accident or something. We don’t know. How do you lose your mouth…?
When you bag the biggest job in the movie business, you need to look after yourself. When Daniel Craig nabbed the Bond job from under the noses of Henry Cavill and Sam Worthington pre-Casino Royale, he immediately bulked up and got buff. And it told. When he emerged from the sea in his first 007 flick – in those little blue shorts – he made a billion women swoon at once. So it made sense to get his bod insured. For a princely $7.5m.
The Boss. The epitome of America, Mr. Bruce Springsteen has a body part insured too, you know? What part? Well, he may be Born In The USA To Run, but it’s not his legs he’s insured. It’s not even really a body part. It’s more abstract, but the insurance broker accepted it anyway. Unlike Tom Jones, The Boss did decide to insure his voice. Lloyds of London were the company, $5m was the amount.
Despite being a singer, actress and director – and not a glamour model of wet nurse, it may seem a little strange that Madonna might insure her breasts for $2m, but that’s exactly what she’s done. So if they fell off, The Queen of Pop would stand to make a quick couple of million. It’s all rather bizarre, isn’t it really? Ms. Ciccione’s formerly conical norks are worth a million bucks each. There’s some trivia for you.
Rolling Stones guitarist and Jack Sparrow inspiration, Keith Richards would be pretty much out of work without use of his middle finger. He’d also be useless at flipping people off. So he values it highly. Very highly indeed. $1.8 million, indeed. Which is a lot for one little digit, isn’t it? He must really love flipping the bird about the place, mustn’t he? Mind you, you would too if you had to hang around with Mick Jagger all day.
Diva Mariah Carey hasn’t got her voice insured like Brice Springsteen has, oh no. She has her legs insured. For an amazing $1 BILLION! Yep. That’s right – you read that correctly. BILLION. Not million. Why? Well, she had just signed up to a huge promotional campaign for the Gillette ‘Goddess’ range. So the insurance premium – which, obviously, made the news – may well have been a publicity stunt.
Gene Simmons, the 60-year-old co-founder of the rock band Kiss, at the height of the band’s fame, insured his very famous – and very long – tongue. For a cool million dollars. Nowadays, despite his rock n’ roll leanings, he’s still in the insurance game. He co-runs Cool Springs Life Equity Strategy, an insurance company for the mega rich and super famous. And super rich and mega famous.
Keen to keep it nice and vague, German supermodel Claudia Schiffer got her entire face insured for a million bucks. Not her mouth or lips or anything, her whole pretty face. And we can see why, he was unlikely to bag too much modelling work without her face. If a burglar stole it or she left in on a bus or something, it’s going to affect her earnings. So she needed to have that cushion of a million wazoos to fall back on if it all went wrong.
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth insured his penis – nicknamed ‘Little Elvis’ some years ago before a big tour. “It wasn’t my body, it was Little Elvis,” he said. “Before we were leaving they said, ‘We’ll have to insure Eddie [Van Halen, guitarist]’s fingers, because he’s going to be using those a lot on the road, and [drummer] Alex Van Halen’s elbows, we’re going to have to insure those because he’s going to be using them a lot.’ And I said: ‘What about Little Elvis? We’re going to be using him a lot.”‘
$144 million. That’s how much the Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has his precious legs insured for. And with good reason. Should the best – or second best – soccer player in the world become unable to kick a ball, all sorts of people, not least himself, become incapable of raking in the cash as easily as before. That said, he’s so good, he’d probably still be pretty good sans legs.
Welsh crooner and Las Vegas legend Sir Tom Jones has insured a part of his body for a cool $5 MILLION! His voicebox you might think…? Erm, no. Not quite. His chest hair, if you please. He may sing that ‘it’s not unusual…’ But insuring your tight and curlies for $5m really is! How odd, huh? This really is one of the weirder celebrity insurance premiums.
Pittsburgh Steelers player Troy Polamau is a professional NFL player. So has he got his kicking leg insured? Or throwing arm insured? Nope. He’s got his scraggly greying locks insured. It’s three feet long, his hair. And the insurance premium was taken out for him by the shampoo company Head & Shoulders. Which is all very weird, isn’t it? It’s not like the old days of sport, is it?
Rihanna is one of the world’s most famous and desired women. Her shapely legs are plastered over many a magazine and the star of many a music video. So it’s not a huge surprise that the singer’s pins are worth more than a million bucks. Damn, some of these insurance companies would be in some serious trouble if a fire broke out at the Grammys or Oscars, wouldn’t they?
Adam Lambert stood in for the, well, dead Freddie Mercury who couldn’t make it for Queen’s 2014 tour. $47 million he insured his voice for. That paperwork was filed halfway through the tour, so you’d have to imagine that the tour was something of a success. Not bad for a TV talent show type, huh?