Oh, to be armed with millions and millions of dollars! You get to buy the most luxurious vehicles, drive the fastest race cars, travel to the most beautiful cities, swim in the most secluded beaches, dine in the most exclusive restaurants and shop in the most classy designer stores. At the end of the day, you would still need to relax and unwind, and what better place to do that than in the most posh homes?
The following is a list of the most expensive homes of celebrities in the United States:
10 Aaron Spelling, Los Angeles, California $150 million
The late television producer was responsible for such hits as Charlie’s Angels, Starsky and Hutch, Dynasty, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place. Anyone who has had an access to a television set probably has seen one of his shows. He then turned the earnings from those hits into a fantastic celebrity home. Sitting on an estate measuring 56,500 square feet, the house has four garages and an orchard. Several sports facilities are included, like a bowling alley, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a skating rink. A modern gym is also set up within the house.
9 Bill Gates, Medina, Washington $147.5 million
He founded Microsoft and turned it into a billion-dollar empire. Almost everyone is familiar with the Windows operating system developed by Bill Gates’ company. It may not be cool as Apple’s system nor is it as secure as Linux-based systems, but whether we admit it or not, Gates is probably the most intelligent of all the geeks because he was able to transform a technological idea into an everyday necessity. And more importantly, he was able to transform it into money!
Part of that money have been used to buy Gates a mansion in Washington. Estimated to cost around $147.5 million, it measures 66,000 square feet. Aside from the usual amenities associated with a mansion, it also has a well-equipped library.
8 Oprah Winfrey, Montecito, California $85 million
The queen of talk deservingly lives like royalty in a 23,000-square-foot mansion in Montecito in California. The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 years from 1986 to 2011, earning her plaudits and acclaim for her advocacies and millions of dollars for her endorsements. Oprah’s impact is such that we call her by her first name. Her endorsements also carry a lot of weight, with books becoming bestsellers and movies achieving blockbuster status on the strength of Oprah’s blessing. Up to now, her shows still earn her millions as a result of syndication.
Oprah is also known for her generosity. Her show had episodes that featured her favorite things, which she would then give away to her audience. She is equally generous to her home, equipping it with six bedrooms, ten fireplaces, fourteen bathrooms, her very own movie cinema and even a lake specially made for her exotic fish collection.
7 Hugh Hefner, Los Angeles, California $54 million
Life is unfair. This guy got all the luck, hooking up with some of the most beautiful girls in the world, running a business that is the dream and envy of every guy, and owning a popular and well-appointed mansion in Los Angeles, California. The house is so popular that it is known all over as The Playboy Mansion. It has its obligatory swimming pool (I mean, what better way to entice your models to wear a string bikini?), game room, wine cellar and tennis courts. But what really takes the cake are its very own zoo, an aviary and a waterfall. And have I mentioned the beautiful models running around in string bikinis? Talk about having the sexiest cake in the world and eating it too!
6 Billy Joel, Miami Beach, Florida $35 million
This is a massive mansion measuring 303,310 square feet. The house is located in an exclusive enclave in La Gorce Island and has a 150-meter frontage on Biscayne Bay. It includes a kitchen fit for a chef, a wine cellar and a four-car garage. The mansion also has its own pier with a boat slip, a huge swimming pool and a patio with an outdoor kitchen. He simply loves this house just the way it is.
5 Christie Brinkley, Long Island, New York $30 million
Billy Joel’s uptown girl owns this huge house in Long Island in New York. The supermodel has outfitted this super house with eleven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and an observation deck that goes up to 50 feet.
4 Jerry Seinfeld, The Hamptons, New York $32 million
Nine seasons of doing an eponymous show about nothing certainly yielded a lot of things from Jerry Seinfeld. He first brought us terms like the soup nazi, yadda yadda yadda, and master of your own domain; he then bought a house in the Hamptons worth $32 million. Seinfeld is a known baseball lover, which is why he had his very own baseball field built into the mansion.
3 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brentwood County, California $23.5 million
The Hollywood Terminator who became California’s Governator. He owns a 14,500-square-foot mansion that has ten bathrooms, seven bedrooms and a tennis court. Conan the Barbarian certainly has classy taste.
2 Will Smith, Calabasas, California $20 million
The Fresh Prince does not reside in Bel Air, but in Calabasas, California. And he must have become a king when he transferred because his mansion is actually a castle, refurbished and fitted with its own lake, basketball courts, tennis courts and even a golf course! The place is so huge that it has been assigned its own zip code!
1 Ozzy Osbourne, Hidden Hills, California $10 million
The Prince of Darkness who became the Godfather of Heavy Metal. The Black Sabbath lead singer got older to become the star of his own self-titled reality show. Yes, they may yell at each other all the time, but who cares? If you’re living in a 10,953-square-foot house, you would also need to shout at the top of your voice just to be heard. The mansion has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms, more than enough rooms to house the Osbournes.