The rich have it all; fancy cars, designer wardrobes, private jets and the worlds most valuable and enviable houses. You may be drooling over Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s $20 million mansion or Lady Gaga’s $23 million manor, but these houses don’t compare to the ultra-luxurious homes we have on our list today. They belong to the richest of the rich, the billionaire businessmen and real-estate tycoons that rule the world.
Whether it’s building your own tower to live in, owning 400,000 square feet of living space or enjoying your very own private ski-lift, these houses sport amenities that reflect the utmost luxury. Scroll below to see the world’s 10 most valuable houses.
10 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens: London, UK
Known as the ‘billionaire’s row,’ Kensington Gardens is home to some of the richest people in the world and is branded as one of the most expensive addresses across the globe. 18-19 Kensington Palace Garden is also home to Indian businessman and billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, the CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company.
This mansion features 12 bedrooms that span across the 14,736 square foot house, Turkish baths and in indoor swimming pool. Mittal acquired this beautiful estate for $117 million.
9 The Pinnacle: Montana, USA
The Pinnacle is branded as the most expensive house in the elite Yellowstone Club residential community. Owned by the real estate mogul, Tim Blixseth, who is also a co-founder of the Yellowstone Club, the Pinnacle is the largest house in its locality and has its very own ski lift, a gym, a wine cellar, heated floors and several swimming pools.
This estate is the embodiment of luxury amidst a sea of other less expensive, yet ultra-affluent houses and is valued at $155 million.
8 Hearst Castle: California, USA
This multi-million dollar mansion located in California served as a home for famous personalities such as the Jackie Kennedy, Clarke Gable and Winston Churchill in the past, as well as a set for the iconic film, The Godfather.
Named after its previous resident and owner, the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, this property holds one colossal mansion surrounded by three expansive guest houses. The estate is now owned by the California state park system and allows visitors to come and experience the opulence of the property for a small fee. The Hearst castle is valued at $195 million.
7 Ellison Estate: California, USA
Owner and co-founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison built his exquisite 23-acre property back in 2004 in Woodside, California. This Japanese-style estate holds 10 lavish buildings, a koi pond, a bathing house and a teahouse, all nestled amidst scenic nature and lovely views.
The property takes inspiration from a Japanese emperor’s palace from the 16th century and features a 2.3-acre manmade lake. The Ellison estate is valued at $200 million.
6 Fairfield Pond: New York, USA
The Fairfield Pond estate is owned by Ira Rennert, the owner of Renco group, and is considered to be the most expensive property in the United States of America. Spread across 63 acres, this home offers 29 bedrooms, 39 baths, a squash court, a bowling alley, a basketball court, tennis courts and multiple swimming pools.
5 Penthouse in Tour Odeon: Monaco
This 5-floor luxury penthouse inhabits the 45th through 49th floors of the 49 storeys tall Tour Odeon in opulent Monaco. The apartment rises high above the beautiful sapphire Mediterranean sea, offering picturesque 360-degree views of the stunning Monaco coastline. Spread across 35,500 square feet, the affluent home features a rooftop deck, a circular infinity pool, a pool slide and a dance floor.
The opulent apartment is situated in the elite locales of Monte Carlo in Monaco and is currently valued at $335 million.
4 Villa Les Cèdres: French Riviera
Built in 1830 for the King of Belgium, the Villa Les Cèdres is the picture of pristine indulgence and comfort. Set on 35 acres of land, this mansion holds 14 bedrooms, a large swimming pool, a library with 3000 titles, a concierge, a chapel, a winter garden, and many more such treasures.
The house spans across 18,000 square feet and features beautiful French doors, a statue of Athena, and even floor length 19th century portraits. This historical property is considered to be one of the most expensive homes in the world and has a price tag to prove it. The Villa Les is Cèdres is valued at $410 million today.
3 Villa Leopolda: Cote D’ Azure, France
Built in 1902 by Belgian King Leopold II, Villa Leopolda is the epitome of luxury and extravagance in Cote D’ Azure, France. This famous villa served as a set for the famous Alfred Hitchcock’s film To Catch a Thief back in 1955.
Owned by the Brazilian billionaire and philanthropist Lily Sarfa, this affluent 50-acre estate features a helipad, a guesthouse, a swimming pool, a pool house and even an outdoor kitchen. The villa is currently valued at $750 million.
2 Antilia: Mumbai, India
Owned by India’s richest businessman Mukesh Ambani, and developed in one of the world’s most expensive locales, Altamount Road, Antilia is a real-estate marvel like no other. The 27-storey skyscraper home features high ceilings, 6 floors for parking, 3 helipads, a ballroom that spans one entire floor, a private health club, and a staff of 600 to maintain this enormous spectacle.
The 400,000-square-foot home is valued at upwards of $1 billion today, rendering it the world’s second most expensive address.
1 Buckingham Palace: London, UK
With over 19 staterooms, 188 staff rooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, 52 royal suites, and a total of 775 rooms, Buckingham Palace is not only the most valuable, but also one of the most expansive homes in the world. A true real estate gem, Buckingham Palace was originally bought in 1761 by George III and remodelled into a palace by his son, George IV in 1820.
Owned by the British sovereign, the palace is estimated to be valued at $1.55 billion today.