Celebrities are known for their crazy antics and wild money-spending habits.
Are we really surprised to find out that there is also a list of celebrities who invest in outrageously priced insurance policies – on body parts?
I guess it’s logical: if you’re famous for one specific trait or part you’d do anything to ensure that the money still comes in after time and ageing have their say.
We’ve assembled a list of the top 5 celebrities with insurable bits:
The Boss has a distinguishable voice that has had fans hooked since 1975. Through his defining musical days he obviously recognised the value of his vocal chords to his livelihood and insured his voice for a reported $6 million (US). Should anything happen to his hoarse voice, Springsteen will still be one step up.
J-Lo’s booty has been the talk of the town since she appeared on the scene in the 1997 biopic Selena. She rose to celebrity status in the music and dance scene and used her booty to her advantage. Women everywhere have lunged and squatted for days on end trying to mimic the shapely rear-end. J Lo’s behind is insured for a whopping $1 billion.
We can all guess what Dolly has had insured and you’d be right to assume the obvious. This lovely and chipper country star has a range of talents and admirers. She has written some of pop’s hottest hits, including Whitney Huston’s I Will Always Love You. She has founded the Imagination Library, a foundation to promote children’s literacy. Her lady parts, which are a distinguishable characteristic of the otherwise tiny star, are insured for $300,000 each.
Tom Jones, the original sexpot, knows what the ladies (of his generation) love: His chest hair. The suave singer, who is now a silver fox, had his chest hair insured for $7 million. We’re not sure about the terms of the insurance payout, but we assume shaving or waxing do not apply.
David Lee Roth
Van Halen’s David Lee Roth was (and maybe is?) a desired icon of fans and groupies everywhere. The cocky rock star not only has the confidence to still wear tight leather trousers, but actually insured his sperm against any possible (likely) paternity suits from backstage groupies. Ew, David Lee Roth, ew.
There’s a high likelihood that these insurance policies come with specific and lengthy fine print terms and conditions. However, if Tom Jones were to unfortunately lose his chest hair, we’d all rest easy knowing that though he’d be hairless at least he’d still be rich.
Do you know of any outrageous insurance policies, celebrity or not? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.