Aahh, insurance. Most of us see insurance cover as a grudge purpose, as while we logically realise that insurance is a necessary evil, we still despair at having to cough up money every month for no immediate gratification.
When it comes to celebrities, insurance is far beyond a necessarily evil; it is considered to be a straight investment, particularly when it comes to a rather unusual insurance type: body parts. When you consider that body parts can make or break an entertainer’s career, it’s actually unsurprising to learn that many of them, choose to insure them.
Here are 10 of the most expensive body parts that have been insured:
Bruce Springsteen- Voice – $6 million
“The Boss”’s career has been defined by his distinctive, raspy voice that has allowed him to build a stellar career and release some of popular music’s’ most iconic songs. Back when he was in his prime, Springsteen decided to ensure his voice for $6 million, which equates to substantially more in today’s money (when adjusted for inflation).
Tom Jones – chest hair –$7 million
This Welsh crooner, who is responsible for such classic hits such as What’s New Pussycat and She’s a Lady is equally as famous for his ability to draw in female devotees. Jones’s chest hair is probably his most revered body part and has been insured for $7 million as such.
Daniel Craig – body- $9.5 million
James Bond actor Daniel Craig has flaunted his well-toned body in his films before, particularly in Casino Royale. He obviously reckons that his body forms a large part of his appeal, as he insured his muscular-body for $9.5 million.
America Ferrera –smile – $10 million
Best known as the headliner for the quirky TV series Ugly Betty, America Ferrara’s star has shone through her beautiful smile, which she has ensured for a “tidy” sum of $10 million.
Julia Roberts – smile – $30 million
Roberts probably has the most famous mile in Hollywood, and her unique, toothy smile probably best embodies her magnetic presence on-screen. Roberts can rest assured about her smile – she’s ensured it for a staggering $30 million.
Michael Flatley – legs – $40 million
Flatley has made his name with the unique Irish dance called River Dance, which has brought him untold fame and wealth. Realising that his legs are essential to his success, Flately has ensured them for the handsome sum of $40 million.
David Beckham –legs– $70 million
The most famous football player in the world would not be able to “bend it” very well without his famous legs. Realising this, Beckham has ensured them for the astronomical sum of $70 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo – legs–$144 million
Ronaldo is considered to be one of the best footballers currently playing in the world and is one of the highest paid. Without ensuring his legs for the immense total of $144 million, he might be having sleepless nights thinking about his potential loss of income.
Jennifer Lopez – bottom – $300 million
Lopez was probably one of the first celebrities to become famous for her well-rounded “booty”, and it has become something of a trademark for her. And Lopez is determined to protect this “asset” – she’s ensure it for $300 million.
Mariah Carey– legs- $1 billion
One might think that the most expensive body part to be insured for this songstress would be in a one-in-a-million voice, but rather, it’s her legs that get her financial backing. Her legs have reportedly been insured for a jaw-dropping $1 billion, or $500 million per leg.