When celebrities see their bank accounts gain weight, they don’t hesitate to improve their quality of life. Among the things they do is to increase the size of their houses or buy million-dollar properties. Although there are sizes and styles for all tastes, many of their houses deserve to be in all type of rankings. What kind of decoration would you have in your house if you were famous? Your imagination may not overcome the eccentric tastes of some celebrities. Many of their whims may seem like lies, but they are the result of millions of dollars invested in a multitude of extravagances, since money can generate strange hobbies.
It is impossible to deny that celebrities are living very well in their sweet homes. That is the reality in which they live, and it does not seem that they will give up that kind of lifestyle. Their houses are a living example of the opulence in which they bath in. After all, what would you do if you were a music star, Hollywood actor, oil businessman or owner of a technology company? The whims of the wealthy do not have limits.
20. Mariah Carey’s $125 Mansion In Beverly Hills
Little was known about Mariah Carey after her breakup with multimillionaire James Packer last October. She premiered the video clip of the song ‘I Don’ t’ where she appears throwing a wedding dress to the bonfire, but her public appearances have been limited. Mariah’s latest news is about the new mansion she’s moved into. Located in the exclusive Beverly Hills area, the property has 15,000 square meters, nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, swimming pool, tennis court and a movie theater. Singer Mariah Carey holds the title of living in Hollywood’s most expensive house: it costs $125 million dollars and includes luxuries like Italian marble walls.
19. Bill Gates’ $140 Million Dollar Mansion In Washington
One of the people with the most money accumulated in his bank account in the world. The founder of Microsoft clearly could not be left out of this list. He has a $140 million home in Medina, Washington. Each room you enter has unbelievable speaker technology because the music you choose follows you wherever you go. The house also includes touch windows and sensors to measure body temperature and accommodate the thermostat to it with state-of-the-art technology. The pool has an underwater sound system so you can listen to your favorite music while swimming. The property has 24 bathrooms and an elevator. There are also 23 parking spaces in the garage, so if you’re going to visit the good old Bill, you’ll have your space.
18. Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s $88 Million Mansion In Los Angeles
Renowned singer Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z, the rapper and hip-hop mogul, bought an $88 million dollar property in Los Angeles. The luxurious residence has a contemporary design and cutting-edge technology. The extravagant property has its own vineyard, plus four swimming pools and other amenities that make it one of the best mansions in California. In addition, this home has its own press room, a wing of the house especially for people who work for the couple in marketing and style, and even a helipad, for when Jay or Queen B get bored of riding in their super sports cars and want to take a spin in the air. If they get tired of their luxurious mansion they can just hop on their $40 million private jet that Beyonce got Jay-Z for fathers day and travel the world.
17. Cher’s Former Property Now Worth $85 Million
The most prestigious properties in Beverly Hills reach astronomical figures when they go on sale. In the 1970s, Cher commissioned the construction of her home in a space of about 16,000 square meters. In 1988, the singer sold her impressive property to American actor Eddie Murphy for nearly six million dollars. For six years, Eddie Murphy and his family were the famous occupants of this mansion. However, the last owner of the estate bought many of the surrounding lands to expand the property into what it is today. The property stands on a plot of land of about 65,000 square meters. The current price of this impressive mansion, which has been completely refurbished, is $85 million dollars. The house has almost two thousand square meters, distributed among super luxurious common areas, eleven bedrooms and seventeen bathrooms.
16. Celine Dion’s Property On Juniper Island
Since they don’t have a shortage of money, millionaires can afford to have a closed property. That’s at least what Celine Dion has done with her Florida mansion, which went on sale in 2013 for $72 million and has just been sold to a mysterious buyer at half its initial value. That is, $38.5 million. This stunning house, which the singer erected on Jupiter Island with her husband René Angélil in 2010, has an area of over 1,000 square meters, with unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean. The property includes a gymnasium, a private cinema and a guest house next to the swimming pools and a water park that the Dion couple built for their children.
15. Michael Jackson’s Whimsical Neverland
The now deceased king of pop owned several mansions, although at the end of his life he had serious economic problems. The house he acquired in 1988 for some $30 million is now estimated at $70 million. The singer popularized his own mansion called Neverland in the 1990s. The name is due to the island of Peter Pan and the truth is that it could not have been better chosen. Among many other eccentricities the mansion has a small zoo and an amusement park with Ferris wheel, carousel and even bumper cars. In total, there are 7 miles of land where you can move around sitting on a small train.
14. Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Chateau In France
Hollywood’s most famous couple ended their relationship not long ago. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce because of irreconcilable differences, and even though they had only been married for two years and had a 12-year relationship, it is estimated that they will have to distribute a fortune estimated at 400 million dollars. Their main residence is in the eastern part of Hollywood, a house that Pitt bought during his five-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston. The property has several houses that have been acquired over the years to enlarge their home and give their children more fun. But the real mansion is Chateau Miraval located in Brignol, France. The couple reportedly bought it for $60 million in 2008.
13. Tiger Woods’ $60 Million Mansion In Florida
Tiger Woods not only struggles to regain his former glory after the scandal broke out about his dozens of mistresses, subsequently ending his marriage to the Swedish model Elin Nordegren. The golfer also struggles to recover on a more personal level. With this goal in mind, Woods is very excited about the completion of his 10,000 square mansion, priced at $60 million. The property has an outdoor swimming pool and a traditional diving pool, a jacuzzi, an athletic track, a small golf course, a guesthouse and a “boathouse” where all the golfer’s yachts are located.
12. Oprah Winfrey’s Incredible Mansion With A Tea Room
The powerful hostess and media entrepreneur has several properties. Her main house is a 16-hectare plot of land in Montecito, California. The $50 million mansion has eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The property also has a house for visitors and a construction that is Winfrey’s favorite: the tea house, where she will read, drink tea and get away from daily business. After all, it is not easy to have been named by Time magazine as one of the four people who have shaped the 20th and early 21st century, and in 2010 Forbes magazine honored her as the world’s most influential celebrity.
11. Ellen DeGeneres’ Italian-Inspired $45 Million Home
Ellen DeGeneres lives in her home in Santa Barbara, although she has it for sale. She asks for her estate, which she acquired five years ago and is described as “Italian-inspired”, the figure of $45 million. A wonderful construction of about 1,000 square meters, with its stone, wood and rustic and contemporary airs. It is also surrounded by the sea and mountains, includes a swimming pool, tennis court, guest accommodations, and a porch to enjoy the overwhelming views. The house is known as “La Villla” and was built in the 1930s. DeGeneres explained to Sotheby’s, the luxury real estate agent who sells the property: “The house always surprises you. It is revealed to you in a new way every day. It’s not too beautiful or perfect, but it manages to be both spacious and welcoming.”
10. Carlos Slim’s $44 Million Home In Mexico
Of course, one of the richest people in the world would have one of the best houses. Slim has so many properties around the world that, together, they amount to over $1 billion. His property ranges from castles in Europe to complete buildings in New York. His favorite house is located in Lomas de Chapultepec, the most exclusive neighborhood of Mexico. It only cost him $44 million. As for the decoration of the house, it is all on Slim’s account, who has declared himself a great art lover, which is why we can see some religious paintings with the virgin of Guadalupe and some sculptures that decorate his entire house, as well as having a lot of green areas around the house.
9. Tom Cruise’s Multi-Million Dollar Properties
Tom Cruise is getting rid of all his real estate assets. The actor has just sold his Los Angeles mansion, where he lived with Katie Holmes while married, but who apparently filed for divorce because of Cruise’s obsession with his religion. Millionaire Leon Black has paid $35 million for the 1,000-square-metre traditional-style home with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, tennis court, swimming pool and even guest house. In 2015, the actor sold his Hollywood Hills home to Eva Longoria, a property he bought for $800,000 and for which the actress paid $11.5 million, a perfectly sound business for one of the most famous followers and leaders of Scientology.
8. Jerry Seinfeld’s $32 Million Secluded Property
Jerry Seinfeld is known thanks to the series Seinfeld that brought him a lot of fame and is still in the minds of many. With the millions he earned, he did not hesitate to pay $32 million for his home in East Hampton, which has 24 rooms, all of them with soft colors to highlight the tone of the woods that surrounds the property. There are also two swimming pools, one inside and the other outside, tennis and bowling courts. Currently, Seinfeld is the creator and presenter of Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series, which will certainly increase the numbers in his bank account considerably.
7. Will Smith’s Ecological Property
Actor Will Smith and his family own one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrity houses. They live in a gigantic mansion designed and built from their first stone according to the wishes of the actor and his wife Jada Pinkett. Both asked the architect for a “mansion of organic style and ecological spirit.” The property has adobe wall cladding and plenty of handmade furniture by African artisans. However, it also has a huge swimming pool, an artificial lake and a golf course, the maintenance of which entails a cost of water that no ecologist would approve. The property also has a recording studio, where he and Will’s kids have recorded several singles.
6. Lady Gaga’s $23 Million Mansion
The singer recently bought a multi million-dollar mansion in Malibu, California. The house has a huge garden with swimming pool, without doubt, an ideal place to rest. Lady Gaga wants her stay at home to be always unforgettable, and although the singer is usually on a trip, she nevertheless requested the construction of an exclusive recreation room so that she and her guests do not get bored. The mansion costs $23 million and the property measures 2.4 hectares. With this size, the building has the capacity to house five bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, a wine cellar and dozens of spaces made so that the pop star can spend her days counting her money.
5. Kanye West And Kim Kardashian’s Ultra Luxurious Compound
Undoubtedly, Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West are still in demand. The couple bought a Mediterranean style house in 2013 for almost half its sale price and transformed it into a minimalist and very modern space. Her new buyer is an Ukrainian philanthropist based in Silicon Valley, but little is known about him. After years of round-trip renovations and further refurbishment, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sold their famous house located in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles for $17.8 million. The spectacular one-and-a-half-acre mansion has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, huge windows that open and close electronically, swimming pool and a large garden, plus the incredible view over Los Angeles.
4. Taylor Swift’s Famous Rhode Island Mansion
Taylor Swift, the new pop princess (although she was a sweet country singer at the beginning), paid $17 million in cash for a beautiful house. At just 28, this long-legged blonde can boast a titanic heritage. A small, modest and welcoming little mansion that the singer bought to spend her days as a true star. The house has all the luxuries you can imagine, but the most impressive thing is that it has a pond in which only the dolphins of the sea can enter. The property, called High Watch, is a historic house in the city of Westerly, Rhode Island, which is located on the beach.
3. John Travolta’s Home Has Runways For His Planes
Actor John Travolta’s house is one of the most curious, as it is designed to park planes next to it. Several boarding gates leave the main building and go directly to the actor’s private planes, piloted by him. Among his airplanes there is a Boeing 707, with capacity for 180 passengers. Travolta’s house is called Jumbolair and is located in northern Florida. They say that when the actor shoots a movie in some faraway corner of the United States, he often flies home to dinner and hangs out with his family, and the next morning he flies back to the set. His house is valued at $14 million, although we are delighted that he has two runways for his five planes.
2. Diddy’s Amazing $40 Million Mansion
Easily one of the world’s wealthiest entertainers, Diddy recently exhibited his home for Vogue magazine in a format that takes a tour of the celebrity house while the reporter asks 73 short questions. Diddy, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes magazine to be over $700 million, bought the property in 2014 for $40 million. The European-style villa has about 17,000 square feet of living space, the land is one acre and has a lagoon-like swimming pool with a grotto connected by an underwater aquatic tunnel. Not bad for a person who loves apple pie with ice cream as a midnight snack.
1. Larry Ellison’s $170 Million Mansion
The founder of Oracle software company and multimillionaire Larry Ellison (he was also CEO from 1977 to 2015), is one of the world’s richest men. Ellison’s current address is a home in Woodside, California, valued at $170 million. The property is designed in a style similar to a Japanese emperor’s palace and also hosts a collection of samurai costumes and swords. While this is the place where he lives most of the time, it is not the only property the tycoon has acquired. He owns at least 12 other homes worth several millions of dollars each. His most recent acquisition is the island of Lanai, located in Hawaii, for which he is said to have paid around $500 million. Larry Ellison owns 98% of the island, which has a population of 3,200 people and has already built a large luxury hotel and an airstrip for local flights.
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