Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
- Source of Wealth TV personality, Media proprietor,self-made
- Nationality United States
About The Homes of Billionaires: Monster Mansions
Promised Land, Montecito, Calif.
Owner: Oprah Winfrey, worth $2.7 billion
Purchase Price: $50 million in 2001
The media queen’s 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style manse sits on more than 40 acres, boasting a tea house, more than 600 rose bushes and an upscale outhouse.
Silicon Valley Mansion, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Owner: Yuri Milner, worth $1 billion
Purchase Price: $100 million in March
Bought as a secondary home, the Facebook investor broke records with the recent purchase of a French chateaux-inspired limestone abode that touts indoor and outdoor pools, a ballroom and second-floor living areas that gaze out on San Francisco Bay.
The Vanderbilt Mansion, New York, N.Y.
Seller: Sloan Lindemann Barnett, daughter of former billionaire George Lindemann
Pending Buyer: Libet Johnson, heiress to the Johnson & Johnson family fortune
Pending Price: $48 million
In the largest Manhattan home sale since Lehmann Brothers folded in 2008, Johnson is scooping up the five-story, 12,100-square-foot townhouse belonging to fellow heiress and friend Lindemann Barnett.
Fair Field Estate, Sagaponack, N.Y.
Owner: Ira Rennert, worth $5.2 billion
Property value: $200 million, according to tax assessments
The industrial billionaire’s hulking 29-bedroom, 39-bath Hamptons compound has not one, but three swimming pools, plus its own power plant on premises.
Porcupine Creek, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Owner: Larry Ellison, Net worth $39.5 billion
Purchased from former billionaire Edra Blixseth
Purchase Price: $42.9 million
The world’s fifth-richest man has spent hundreds of millions on homes, including the recent purchase of a 240-acre estate boasting a private golf course, resort-style pool and amphitheater.
Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Florida
Owner: Dmitry Rybolovlev, worth $9.5 billion
List Price: $125 million Final Purchase Price: $95 million
The sprawling oceanfront 60,000-square foot compound, bought from Donald Trump in 2008, includes diamond and gold fixtures and a nearly 50 car garage.
Crown Lane, Greenwich, Conn.
Owner: Steven Cohen, worth $8 billion
Bought in 1998 for $14.8 million
The hedge fund mogul’s massive 35,000-square-foot mansion includes a basketball court, indoor pool, ice skating rink and nearly $750 million worth of artwork displayed throughout.
Further Lane de Menil estate,East Hampton,N.Y.
Owner: Ron Baron, worth $1.4 billion
Purchase Price: $103 million for land
The investment guru snapped up 40 acres of empty oceanfront Hamptons property during the market’s height with the intention of constructing his own home.
Penthouse of Trump Tower, New York, N.Y.
Owner: Donald Trump, worth $2.7 billion
Estimated Property Value: $50 million
With more than 30,000 square feet of bronze-, gold- and marble-bedecked space, the Donald occupies the top three floors of his namesake high-rise, considered one of the most expensive apartments in New York City.
Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Wash.
Owner: Bill Gates, worth $56 billion
Home Value: $121 million, according to tax assessments
The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by the world’s second-richest man boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500- square foot gym and a library with domed reading room.
Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.
Owner: Stephen Schwarzman, worth $5.9 billion
Purchase Price: $30 million in 2001
The triplex apartment once owned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. has 35 rooms, including a screening room, billiards room, gym, steam room and sauna.
The Castle, Austin, Texas
Owner: Michael Dell, worth $14.6 billion
Built in 1997
Looking out on Lake Austin, the computer czar’s granite and stainless steel abode, with its indoor pool and gym, sits behind high walls and touts tight security.
Source: Forbes Magazine