The love for fast-moving vehicles is inherent in the genes of ‘man’-kind, ever since the first wheel must have been pushed around by a boy! However grown-up and mature they are, boys will always be boys as far as the thrill of owning a car is concerned.

Bill Gates may be busy shaping tomorrow and making the world a better place for future generations, but even he needs to relax, and it seems nothing makes him happier than a spin in his Porsche 959, once declared the fastest car that could legally be driven on the road. When Gates is not behind the wheel, his Porsche rests in the company of his 930 and 911 Carrera.

Rapper Jay Z’s passion for cars is no secret, so the best gift his celebrity wife Beyonce could give him had to be a dream on wheels. The Bugatti Veyron she presented him with joins an impressive fleet that includes a Rolls Royce Phantom and a Maybach 625.

Haute couture designer Ralph Lauren has around 70 beauties on wheels in his collection. Some even serve as a muse, as did the 1939 Bugatti Type 5750, which became the inspiration for his automotive watch collection last year.

Presenter and stand-up comedy king Jay Leno’s obsession with cars is legendary. He actually has a website featuring his impressive collection of 125 automobiles. He’s a known car-connoisseur, the most recent addition to his fleet being a yellow Chevrolet Corvette. He’s also a proud owner of, among others, a McLaren P1 and a Jaguar Pirana.

For computer scientist and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, his car has to match his rapid thinking skills, so what better choice than the Tesla Roadster, which can bolt from 0-80 mph in under 4 seconds? According to Bloomberg, Brin is also the fourth owner of a Tesla Model X.

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