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Add Nicolas Cage to the list of celebrities feeling the economic pinch. He's reportedly $6 million behind in his taxes and has filed a $20 million lawsuit against his longtime money manager.
But unlike most people struggling with credit card balances and mortgages, the reasons behind his financial woes are a little bit off the beaten path.
The Daily Beast, in a massive expose about Nic's financials, reports that he has "more than a dozen" houses to his name, two islands in the Bahamas, and somewhere between 30 and 50 cars (depending on who you ask and when). But that's just the tip of the debt-spurring iceberg for Cage.
Just some of Cage's extravagances, as detailed in the article, are:
- The Shah of Iran's Lamborghini, which the actor is said to have bought for $50 million.
- Cage's car collection also includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces, Bentleys (yes, those are plural) and a 1955 Jaguar he has on display in his billiards room. Cage is said to have a full-time mechanic on his staff.
- Two yachts and a jet.
- Nic has four California homes: one in Newport Beach, one in Venice Beach, one in Malibu and one in San Francisco. His other homes are in Middletown, Rhode Island, New York City and Las Vegas.
- His residences abroad include a castle near Bath, England, an 11th-century estate in Etzelwang, Germany, and the aforementioned two entire Bahamian islands.
- He once had a massive, rare comic-book collection, which he sold for $1.6 million in 2002.
- In the "pets and wildlife" category of Nicolas Cage's property, he has a handful of purebred dogs, rare birds, a host of lizards, two albino King Cobras, and other, unidentified "creepy crawlies." There's also a dinosaur skull that Nic bought in an auction for $276,000 after a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio.
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