Money makes the world go round. Agree? These women definitely agree and believe with all their heart. Who wouldn’t want to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous? It’s everybody’s dream. But some people, particularly these women have gone the extra mile just to be able to live that dream.
Gold diggers you say? Although we still believe that true love exists and not ALL May-December relationships are solely for monetary benefit, we doubt that these women are all in it for love. After all, Hollywood is where instant fame and wealth can be easily achieved especially if you have the body and the looks. Let’s take a look at some of Hollywood’s Biggest Gold Diggers.
Before she became Peta Cavendish, she was Peta Todd, a former English glamor model and Page 3 girl. A section in the tabloid paper where girls pose topless. Peta first appeared in The Sun’s Page 3 when she was just 18-years-old.
He then met and married professional cyclist Mark Cavendish, who’s not only rich but is also known to treat people like trash. We don’t know if that’s what attracted Peta or it’s his fat bank account. There are even rumors that she has to put up with her husband’s extramarital affairs because she likes to be wealthy.
11. Kim Kardashian
Yes, we all know that Kim is now a filthy rich reality star. But long before her, glamorous lifestyle, she was a bit of a gold digger and celebrity wannabe. She dated famous, rich and sometimes older men which is totally normal for a young and beautiful woman.
All of it didn’t end up so well but thanks to her explicit tape, she became an overnight celebrity and probably a millionaire. Something that she’s been wanting for so long. As if we are not aware of her road to fame and fortune. But even now that she’s filthy rich, she has never hesitated to forgo using her exes to increase her fame and fortune.
10. Oksana Grigorieva
The Russian beauty didn’t just come from out of nowhere. She’s a singer-songwriter and pianist. She taught music in the U.S. and patented a technique of teaching musical notes to children. That’s beauty and brains.
But it seemed like that wasn’t enough so she dated troubled actor and director Mel Gibson. They eventually had a child together but the following year their relationship became troubled which ended in a highly publicized court battle. Mel initially offered her $15 million but she wanted more. Unfortunately, she was awarded a measley $750,000 and a house for her and her daughter until she turns 18. Greed got the best of her.
9. Courtney Love
Well, this should not come as a surprise. The infamous singer, mother and the love of the late Kurt Cobain is a self-confessed gold digger. She said that she only likes men who have a ton of money to their name and doesn’t believe that there is anything wrong with that.
We like her honesty but we no longer feel sorry for any man who chooses to date a woman who’s a self-proclaimed gold digger. Better yet prepare all the necessary papers to protect your wealth from this woman.
8. V. Stiviano
V. Stiviano was seeing Donald Sterling, the businessman, lawyer and former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Donald was still married so we know what her real intentions are.
After private recordings of him making racist remarks were made public he lost ownership of the NBA franchise. Guess who leaked the recordings? Of course, none other than her mistress. She knew she wouldn’t be able to get a hold of his wealth so she made other ways to make profit out of him. Bullionaires should choose the women they’re with or they’ll end up bankrupt.
Isn’t it obvious that Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends are all after his love? Who are we kidding? Hefner’s ex, current and future girlfriends will probably always be after his money and fame. Although not everyone will admit but it’s a dead giveaway.
Kendra straight up admitted she was gold digging when she,decided to move into the Playboy mansion. She said she wanted to live there because the weekly allowance seemed like a lot and she loved the idea of being able to party all the time and have very little responsibility. It worked for her, and now she’s famous. She even admitted being grossed out kissing Hugh back then.
6. Vanessa Bryant
Kobe and Vanessa were longtime sweethearts. They met when they were both young and Kobe wasn’t a big superstar yet. So with that, we know she wasn’t in it just for his money. Or is she?
For years, they had a seemingly happy marriage and Kobe’s career was taking off until he was involved in several scandals. He was accused of rape and infidelity. Despite the news, Vanessa stayed with husband. The reason? She got a lavish $4 million dollar diamond ring as an apology. Whether it’s true love or diamonds, people saw her as a gold digger. But hey, they’re expecting their third child now so maybe they patched things up.
5. Heather Mills
Heather Mills is an English media personality who came to public attention when an accident with a police motorcycle resulted in the amputation of her left leg below the knee. She continued to model using a prosthetic limb and sold her story to a tabloid newspaper.
When Sir Paul McCartney’s wife of over 30 years passed away, the musician became an eligible bachelor again. That’s when Paul and Heather met each other. After 6 years of marriage, they divorced and Heather declared that she wanted a quarter billion in the divorce settlement, and was furious that she just got $50 million. Now her true color was revealed.
Before she became the ex-wife of pro golfer Tiger Woods, she used to be a nanny and model. It’s actually quite hard to believe this since Elin is a well-educated woman and wasn’t even interested in meeting Tiger Woods. It was Tiger’s golf pal, Jesper Parnevik who hooked up the former couple but later regretted it after news of infidelity broke their quiet marriage. Despite Tiger’s efforts to fix their marriage, he was unsuccessful and she eventually got a $100 million settlement.
Now she’s dating a much older billionaire which is a little questionable. However, one of the many women that Tiger ‘dated’ when he was still married called Elin a gold digger and that Tiger stayed married to only to save his money. You be the judge.
3. Shana Moakler
The former beauty queen, model, actress, and reality TV star had a roller coaster ride in her search for fame and fortune. She dated several well-known men starting with rock star Billy Idol and described him as a gentleman but was “not too sweet and sensitive.”
In the same year after their breakup, she started dating boxer Oscar De La Hoya and moved in together after a couple of months. Soon after moving in, they welcomed a daughter and got engaged before giving birth to their daughter. But a year after, Shana suddenly ended their engagement when she saw Oscar escorting another woman in the Latin Grammy Awards. She filed a $62.5 suit and was settled for an undisclosed amount but was still receiving financial support. A year after, she dated Dennis Quaid for 8 months and became Mrs. Travis Barker. Two years later, they got divorced and was famous than ever.
2. Kimora Lee Simmons
The independent woman and business tycoon don’t come off as the gold digging type. She’s known as a workaholic and perfectionist. But before being a business mogul, she was a fashion model making waves as a bi-racial model.
When she was 17-years-old, she met Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam and Phat Farm clothing. The two dated for 6 years before getting married. They had two beautiful daughters but divorced 6 years later. Kimora wasn’t after Russell’s money, she was after his business empire. She took over his clothing company, starred in her own reality TV show and made a name for herself as a demanding CEO. Although she worked hard to make a name for herself, she wouldn’t be where she is without Russell as her “booster.”
1. Anna Nicole Smith
Anna’s life was a roller coaster ride which sadly had a tragic ending. She started working at a fried chicken joint before working the pole where she met oil tycoon, J. Howard Marshall II. She was 26 and he was 89 back then. It was obvious what her intentions were. They tied the knot and less than a year after that, Smith passed away. Then her lengthy battle for a portion of his wealth started.
After the long legal battle regarding Marshall’s estate, Anna won a significant portion of the money, but not the $800 million that she thought she was entitled to. She didn’t let that put her down as she went on to become an actress, model, and spokesperson for weight loss supplements, before suddenly passing away from a drug overdose. May she rest in peace.
Women are interesting creatures indeed. They could make men move at the palm of their hands. It’s a talent which unfortunately could be used to take advantage of men, rich men. Beauty is indeed deceptive so men, beware especially if you’re an old billionaire.