There’s nothing like the Christmas season for giving gifts. “Praise Jesus!” exult the retailers, and the billionaire corporation CEOs…especially when the following people are buying the presents. Yes, what you’re about to see borders on the absurd when you really break it down. Some of these gifts cost more than the average American family will make in a decade, but the ridicule these celebrities deal with on the daily? Priceless. They’ve earned their reward. Just ask them. Before we drop our jaws in 2016, let’s consider the gifts of Christmas’ past.
7. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Once upon a time, there was a young actor, and comedian named Nick Cannon, and he had a smile that earned him several million dollars–his dimples, several million more. And this charismatic, young lad fell head over heels in love with a woman he once crushed on as a youth. Her name: Mariah Carey. They seemed an odd couple destined for an eternal bond. So much so, they showered one another with precious gifts to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a very special Christmas, Nick really ponied up the cash and threw down FO-Hunnies for a Rolls Royce Phantom. That’s right, $400,000 for a car. Alas, this fairy tale didn’t last after the couple consummated their relationship, and brought twin babies into the world. It was too much. They couldn’t hang. No more Nick and Mariah.