This Is How Nicolas Cage Blew A $150 Million Fortune

It’s not exactly a secret that Nicolas Cage is one of the more…eccentric…actors of our generation. Yes, he’s had some absolute bombs that are practically a gold-mine for memes but he’s also an Academy Award winner from one of Hollywood’s royal families. Knowing this, it shouldn’t be surprising that at Cage’s career peak, he had a net worth of over $150 million!

Also knowing Cage, it’s not a shock that he managed to blow all that cash in the most exuberant ways. He filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and has since been taking on any and every movie role he can to stay afloat. Check out all the outrageous purchases Cage has made over the years and some of the weirdest things he does when he’s not blowing his cash.

A $276,000 Dinosaur Skull

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Yep, a real fossilized dinosaur skull. In 2007, someone auctioned off a genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex skull that was unearthed in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. The highest bidder happened to be none other than Nic Cage, who paid a whopping $276,000 for it.

Since it was sold at a private auction, the skull was considered a stolen artifact but that didn’t stop Cage from keeping it at his residence for seven years. In 2015, he handed the skull over to authorities so it could be returned to Mongolia.