Well, this is interesting, with many big names often preaching about how the world needs to step up to deal with climate change, it can sometimes feel like we’re not doing our part.
However, are the rich and famous really holding up to their words? After Leonardo DiCaprio famously used a private jet six times in six weeks, we decided to investigate – are the celebrities who preach about the environment really doing their best to help save it?
We’ve compared the fuel efficiency of a Toyota Prius, the environmentally friendly car of choice, over an average yearly usage of 8,000 miles, and compared that against some ‘eco-friendly’ celebrities’ vehicle collections – to find the biggest celebrity climate hypocrites.
Celebrity Climate Hypocrites include:
Elon Musk – The Tesla and SpaceX founder, who frequently lectures the world on the benefits of reducing carbon emissions, still owns two petrol cars in his Ford Model T and 1967 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. He also uses his Gulfstream G650ER private jet to travel the world on business, which uses an eyewatering 490 gallons of fuel every hour. Hypocrisy rating – 5/10.
Bill Gates – Gates owns a collection of vintage Porsches, with the 18mpg 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe being the vehicle he uses on a daily basis. For longer journeys, he uses the Bombardier BD-700 Global Express jet mainly for business. Hypocrisy rating – 7/10.
Leonardo Di Caprio – After winning awards such as the United Nations Messenger of Peace and the Clinton Global Citizen Award, it’s safe to say that Leonardo DiCaprio is Hollywood’s climate King. However, he has been involved in several controversies which contradict his strong environmental beliefs such as flying by private jet from Cannes to New York to pick up an environmental award and back again. Hypocrisy rating – 8/10.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – After winning his International Climate Leadership Award in 2009, Arnie told us about his vision to fight climate change by passing a new law while Governor of California that rolled back emissions by 25% and approving a multimillion-dollar solar roof initiative. Nearly 10 years on, and his average CO2e emissions rating is one of the highest on our list. His most fuel-sapping vehicles include a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse, military-grade Hummer H1 and his Gulfstream III jet. Hypocrisy rating – 10/10.
We rather like the look of their garages and the size of their private jets. However, if you would like to take a look at some of the worst celebrity hypocrites, and the celebs who actually walk the walk, here: https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/celebrity-climate-hypocrites.html