Recession-Busting Celebrity Purchases

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Brad Pitt spent a reported $960,000 on a painting by German artist Neo Rauch while visiting Art Basel in Switzerland this week. Nearly a million? For a painting? Is it made of gold bricks? No, evidently it just depicts a race car being tuned up, and it’s kind of ugly, but hey, if it makes Brad happy, we won’t judge. Much. [People]

Over the past month, we’ve noticed quite a few celebrities making outrageously expense purchases. Could this mean the recession is over? Keep reading to see how much Chris Brown spent on his new car, and how much Jessica Simpson spent on Tony Romo’s birthday gift.

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