They may have the corner office and the best spot in the parking lot, but many CEOs don’t spend their premium salary on flashy items. For some, that includes driving a car that is older, or much less expensive than the luxury ride they could be driving. This iSeeCars.com list takes a look at CEOs with frugal vehicle choices.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: 2010Hybrid. Ford CEO Alan Mulally personally delivered the new car to Ballmer. The Fusion has SYNC functionality, which is was developed by Microsoft.
Tidewater President and CEO, Dean Taylor: a pickup truck. Taylor says he likes all foods, likes all drinks, is living his dream and drives a “pickup truck.” Tidewater provides larger Offshore Service Vessels to the global energy industry.
President and CEO of The National Constitution Center in Independence National Historic Park, Jeffrey Rosen: Passat Wagon The head of the nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution drives a VW Passat wagon. He also says his greatest extravagance is the Acela.
Walmart Founder (former CEO) Sam Walton: 1979 Ford pickup. In 1985, Forbes magazine named Walton the wealthiest man in the United States, yet the vehicle of choice for the notoriously humble Walton was his red pickup. (Walton passed away in 1992)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Read our article on first cars of CEOs.. Zuckerberg reportedly chose the black Acura because it is “safe, comfortable, not ostentatious.” Want to know what his first car was?
Note: Not all images representative of exact cars owned by individuals.