When you are paid a lot for doing your job, you will definitely invest your earnings in something big and expensive. This is exactly what celebrities are doing. They make the most out of their earnings by building mansions, filled with areas and facilities that we don’t normally see in an ordinary home. Given their fame and success in their respective fields, these celebrities have managed to create a majestic place for them to live.
If you are wondering which celebrities have splurged on their abodes, here is a list of the top 10 celebrities with the most expensive homes.
10. Ozzy Osbourne, Hidden Hills, California ($10 million)
This Black Sabbath lead singer eventually had his own self-titled reality show. He has also established himself as the Godfather of Heavy Metal. Given the success Ozzy Osbourne has accomplished in his field, he was able to invest in such a huge property in the state of California. This 10,953 square foot home composed of six bedrooms and ten bathrooms definitely deserves a spot in the list.
9. Will Smith, Calabasas, California ($20 million)
Everyone knows Will Smith, the “Fresh Prince”, for the success he has achieved in the movie industry. Thus, he was able to invest in such a huge abode composed of basketball courts, golf course, and many other luxuries. The place was so big that it eventually had its own zip code.
8. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brentwood County, California ($23.5 million)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor turned politician, reaped the rewards of years of hard work in the entertainment industry. Hence, this 14,500 square-foot mansion in California is definitely one of the most expensive celebrity homes in the world. The Terminator star who became California’s governor really made the most out of his success in the industry.
7. Christie Brinkley, Long Island, New York ($30 million)
This successful supermodel was able to establish a house in Long Island, New York, which has 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There is also an observation deck rising up to 50 feet. Christie Brinkley has indeed made the most out of her earnings as a top model. She was once considered Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” and true enough, she now lives in a very extravagant mansion.
6. Jerry Seinfeld, The Hamptons, New York ($32 million)
After creating nine seasons of a show that made it big not only in the United States but all over the globe, this guy has made himself rich. Jerry Seinfeld was able to build an elegant house in the Hamptons, thanks to his popular show. In fact, the mansion even has its own baseball field since he was also known as a baseball lover. The show was really a big success that enabled him to acquire such a lovely mansion.
5. Billy Joel, Miami Beach, Florida $35 million
This house located in an exclusive La Gorce island measures up to 303,310 square feet. The place has its own pier, boat slip, swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and patio. Even if the overall design seems weird, Billy Joel says he just loves things done that way.
4. Hugh Hefner, Los Angeles, California $54 million
Hugh Hefner is definitely the envy of many. He seems to have everything one could only ever hope for. He ran a very successful business and acquired a huge mansion in Los Angeles. This eventually became the Playboy Mansion. It has a huge swimming pool, game room, wine cellar, and even tennis courts. It became popular for having beautiful and sexy ladies playing around the mansion every now and then. Of course, the excitement doesn’t end there. The mansion also has its own zoo, aviary, and waterfalls! With all the amenities of Hugh Hefner’s mansion, it may seem like he has everything that one can only dream of having.
3. Oprah Winfrey, Montecito, California ($85 million)
Her very successful Oprah Winfrey show ran from 1986 to 2011. This branded her as the “Queen of Talk”. With all the earnings for being in the industry for over 25 years, Oprah was able to invest in an extremely huge and expensive mansion. Aside from her successful talk show, she has also achieved success with all her endorsements and bestseller books. In fact, anything endorsed by this lady is sure to attract lots of customers resulting in skyrocketing sales.
Her mansion is made of 6 bedrooms, 10 fireplaces, 14 bathrooms, a lake for her exotic fish collection, and her own movie cinema. Despite having such huge investments for herself, Oprah also gives back to others and is known for being so generous. She usually gives freebies to her audiences during her shows. Even if her show has already stopped, it still continues to earn millions from royalty to this day.
2. Bill Gates, Medina, Washington ($147.5 million)
Bill Gates was once considered a geek, but was able to transform all his nerdy ideas into something that people use in their everyday lives. In fact, he has made lots of money from his billion dollar Microsoft corporation over the years of its operation. With this, he was able to build a house worth $147.5 million. It has a total area of 66,000 square feet and even has its own well-equipped library. Indeed, the once richest man in the world lives in a very fancy mansion. Many other operating systems might have been introduced these days, but being the pioneer in this field, Bill Gates is sure to reap the rewards from it.
1. Aaron Spelling, Los Angeles, California ($150 million)
This television producer has made several TV hits from Charlie’s Angels to Starsky & Hutch, Charmed, Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, and Melrose Place. He raked in lots of money out of the huge television success and as a result, he was able to purchase a 56,500 square-foot home. The said mansion has 4 garages and an orchard. It also has a swimming pool, tennis court, skating rink, and a bowling alley. It is said to have a modern gym inside. After huge television hits, garnering positive audience responses one after another, it is no wonder that Aaron Spelling is able to live in a paradise home.