As bankrupt Nicolas Cage
Once Nicolas Cage was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, becoming the star of such films as "National Treasure," "Leaving Las Vegas", "Lord of War" and "Face". For many years he headed the list of the best actors in the United States. At the time of 2010 his fortune was estimated at $ 150 million, but recently it became known that 54-year-old actor for seven years, has managed to squander much of the acquired wealth.
In such a situation it is likely to blame the habit Cage live in grand style, and nothing does not deny. That is to buy on the insane prices home, buy skulls of dinosaurs and shrunken heads of African pygmies. At the moment, the actor left 25 million dollars, which seems to us a considerable amount, but compared to what it was, it's really small. Winner of numerous film awards are now removed to the right and to the left to somehow fix the situation.
So, what did Nicolas Cage has spent most of his fortune?
At some point, Cage was the owner of 15 houses, including the home of 25 million on the waterfront in Newport Beach, California, and another house worth 8, 5 million dollars in Las Vegas (pictured master bedroom house in Las Vegas formerly belonged Cage). Also the actor owned chalet in Aspen, several houses in San Francisco, New York and Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
In 2006, Cage purchased the infamous New Orleans mansion Lalor almost 3, 5 million dollars. The house belonged to Delphine Lalor, one of the most brutal killers of women in the history of the city, which tormented and tortured their slaves in the 1800s.
However, after a strong financial and mortgage crisis in 2008, these mansions and estates depreciated sharply. Another problem is that these homes are not buyers.
Actor belonged to the real tomb, erected for him in New Orleans near the Lalor house. On the tombstone height of 2, 7 meters is engraved in Latin, Omnia Ab Uno - "all one". Cage never told why he built a pyramid.
The actor began collecting animals in the beginning of his career. He spent about 270 thousand dollars for the animals - two king cobras albino octopus for 150 thousand dollars, shark and crocodile.
the Lamborghini Shah of Iran
In 1997, the actor bought at auction for 450 thousand dollars Lamborghini Miura SVJ 1977, once belonged to the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, with mileage 3, 2000 kilometers.
Obviously, a big history buff, Cage bought the skull of a dinosaur, that, according to one version, to outdo other Leonardo DiCaprio bought a dinosaur skeleton. In the end, it turned out to be stolen skull, and had to be returned to the Government of Mongolia.
Dried head pygmies
According to unnamed sources, Cage keeps a collection of pygmies dried heads. Initially, this practice is bounty hunters who wore the head with them and showed all his trophy. It was believed that in this way the hunter subdued enemy
The cost of collection of comic actor was estimated at 1, 5 million dollars. One of the main values of the collection was stolen from his home in 2000 and found a decade later, in the storage room. Cage was forced to sell a comic book for $ 2 million.