Nearly 45% of the respondents (44.84%) chose Jay Leno’s unbelievable car collection as the most desirable of the lot. James Douglas Muir Leno — popularly known as Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show” from 1992 to 2009 and 2010 to 2014 — began his TV career writing and performing minor roles before becoming a guest host on “The Tonight Show” in 1987, eventually serving as Johnny Carson’s official replacement in 1992 (via Biography).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Leno is now worth $450 million, and the duPont Registry estimates the value of his car collection at over $52 million. Leno has 181 cars and 160 motorcycles, and the numbers tend to grow (or shrink).
Name it, and Leno probably has it. He frequently talks about and drives some of his cars on his YouTube channel, “Jay Leno’s Garage.” His collection includes hyper-expensive vintage classics like a 1928 Bugatti Type 37A, a 1932 Packard Twin Six, a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, a 1934 Duesenberg Model Walker Coupe (valued at about $20 million), and the mythical McLaren F1. Leno’s man cave near the Hollywood Burbank Airport also houses steam-powered automobiles, a V12-powered American LaFrance fire truck, and a 1909 Baker Electric EV, to name a few.