Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is a pretty lucky guy. One of the world’s best rappers, former CEO of Def Jam Records and a multiple Grammy winner worth about $450 million. If that wasn’t enough, he’s married to Beyonce Knowles, the super-talented singer who was kind enough to buy her husband a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his 41st birthday.
Beyonce ordered the car a year in advance and managed to keep the whole thing, including the color choice, under wraps the entire time. The 99 Problems hitmaker already owns a Rolls Royce Phantom, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maybach 62S and a Pagani Zonda Roadster.
The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport boasts 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque, getting the convertible to 60 mph in less than 2.7 seconds. Top speed is 255 mph, and the price is north of $2 million. Jay-Z has joined the club of owners of Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, which include, Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise, Tom Brady, Ralph Lauren, hip hop producer Scott Storch and Chris Brown.