Are your legs worth a billion dollars? According to the insurance industry, Mariah Carey’s are. Think about it a moment – one thousand millions. Now those are some expensive stems.
Most A-List celebrities are movie stars and sports heroes, so it should come as no surprise that they prize (and value) their bodies considerably more than the average Joe.
Below are the most bizarre body parts insured by our favorite stars. They include everything from derrieres to chest hair.
Breasts – Holly Madison
Ex-Girl Next Door Holly Madison insured her lady lumps for $1 million, making Dolly Parton (whose famed bosom is covered for a measly $600,000) look like a slouch.
The Butt – Jennifer Lopez
The butt that launched a thousand implants, various reports have Jennifer Lopez’s bootilicious rear insured for between $300 million and $1 billion. But of late, J-Lo’s received some major competition for the junk-in-the-trunk crown. Close on her heels is famed royal-in-law Pippa Middleton; Pippa’s Maid of Honor padding set off a world-wide craze and the tabloids just can’t seem to get enough of her trendy boots and skinny jeans.
Chest Hair – Tom Jones
That Tom Jones insured his chest hair for $7 million is particularly ironic considering how many people pay to have theirs removed.
Feet – Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley, of Irish dancing fame, insured his fancy feet for $39 million (apparently $38 million was too little?) After all, he IS the Lord of the Dance.
Hands – Keith Richards
Provided the rest of him hangs together, Keith Richards’ hands will return a hefty sum of $2 million should anything happen to them.
Legs – Mariah Carey & Friends
Far and away the most popular body part to insure, celebrities seem to have a real paranoia of losing their legs. For footballers David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, this may make some sense – but Jamie Lee Curtis? Really?
Mariah Carey – $1 billion
Cristiano Ronaldo – $144 million
David Beckham – $70 million
Tina Turner – $3.2 million
Heidi Klum – $2.2 million
Jamie Lee Curtis – $2 million
Angie Dickinson – $1 million
Rihanna – $1 million
Betty Grable – $1 million (1940s dollars, non-inflation adjusted)
Mary Hart – $1 million
Teeth – America Ferrara
America Ferrera – of “Ugly Betty” and “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” fame – had her grill insured by Aquafresh for $10 million as part of a charity campaign.
Tongue – Gene Simmons
The KISS front man values his protruding muscular hydrostat at $1 million. Just how he would lose this tongue is a mystery…
And some other random fun facts about crazy celeb insurance:
– David Lee Roth’s sperm insured his sperm for $1 million to cover any potential paternity suits.
– Cricket player Merv Hughes insured his famous trademark mustache for $317,000.
– Funny man Ben Turpin was the first celebrity to insure a body part. He valued his comical, often crossed eyes at $25,000 in the 1910s.
Katie has a love-hate relationship with celebrity culture and the insurance industry (in that order). She is a conspiracy theorist who believes Pippa Middleton is a fraud perpetrated by the UK’s powerful skinny jeans lobby.