There is an old saying that “home is where the heart is”. Perhaps, for these celebrities home is where they can have an indoor swimming pool, home theatre and indoor bowling ally. Many people dream of the day they can be millionaires and can finally be financially secure. The dream for some is to win the lottery or become rich and famous. It would probably be wise to save money and plan for the future, unless you have too much money. Many celebrities work their whole life to gain fame and fortune. So, if they want to buy a ridiculously expensive house with a moat they should go ahead. It’s common for people to dream up their amazing dream home. Celebrities do that too but they can always go a step further than somebody just dreaming. If a celebrity wants an extravagant kitchen with multiple stoves and fridges, they can have it. They can pretty much do what they want and often they’ll purchase homes that a non-celebrity could only dream of.
Many of these celebrity mansions are on acres of land and in many cases are actually near each other. Many celebrities end up buying homes in the same neighbourhood and sometimes even buy homes from each other. Some of these mansions are actually more famous than the celebrity living in them. Additionally, these celebrities often go all out on decorating and designing their mansions. These celebs love their homes and enjoy all the toys and frills they’ve added on. Here is a look at 15 Most Outrageous Celebrity Mansions.
15 Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen once lived in a mansion that would put Buckingham Palace to shame. Tom Brady is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and Gisele is considered one of the most beautiful and greatest models of all time. They purchased the property in 2008 for $11 million and built their dream home from scratch. The home is 22,000 square feet and includes an outdoor dining area, a swimming pool and a moat surrounds the entire property. Tom and Gisele’s master bedroom includes a massive marble hot tub, his and her walk-in closets and an outdoor water plunge pool built into the couple’s bedroom balcony. At the time, their newborn baby, Vivian, had her nursery across from her parent’s room. Vivian’s room included her own bathroom and outdoor terrace. The home also contains a large gym that includes a weights room and a separate cardio room. Additionally, the mansion contains a library, cigar room and wine cellar. In 2015, they sold the house to Dr. Dre for roughly $40 million. Tom and Gisele have since purchased a $20 million, 5,000 square foot apartment in New York City.
14 Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska and at one point lived in one of the most impressive mansions. She was the first woman and youngest person to be Governor of Alaska. She was also the first woman to be a Republican Party vice-presidential candidate when she ran with John McCain in 2008. In 2009, she wrote her memoirs Going Rogue, which was a New York Times bestseller. In 2014, she hosted her own series, Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Her impressive home was located in Scottsdale, Arizona. She purchased the home in 2011 for $1.695 million. It is 8,000 square feet and resembles a tiny resort. It includes an outdoor living area with a kitchen, pool and spa. There is also a multipurpose sports court that can be used for tennis, basketball and more. Inside, the home contains 6 bedrooms, a kitchen, several fire places, a wine cellar and an impressive media room. Sarah Palin sold the mansion in 2016 for $2.275 million.
13 Kaley Cuoco
Some mansions might look gorgeous and breathtaking from the outside, but might also bring some bad luck with it. Kaley Cuoco is best known for her role in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She has also appeared in several memorable TV series, including 7th Heaven, 8 Simple Rules and Charmed. In 2014, Kaley and then husband Ryan Sweeting, moved into their 8,000 square foot mansion. They purchased the home from Khloe Kardashian after her failed marriage with Lamar Odom. The home is located in Tarzana, California and cost the couple $5.49 million. The mansion features an outstanding pool, surround by gorgeous palm trees. Inside the home includes seven bedrooms, an impressive kitchen and a phenomenal entrance and staircase. It also features a pool table and exceptional TV and media room. However, much like Khloe and Lamar the relationship between Kaley and Ryan didn’t work out. Many believe the house might be cursed and it appears all celebrity couples might want to avoid this gorgeous mansion.
Rihanna is a Grammy Award winning artist and one of the best selling artists of all time. She has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Talk That Talk, Unapologetic and Anti. She plays the role of Marion Crane in the TV series Bates Motel. Also, she’ll be starring in an all female remake of Ocean’s 11. She once lived in a 10,000 square foot mansion in Pacific Palisades. It was known as “The Fortress” and cost $15 million. In 2016, she purchased a $1.8 million mansion in Barbados for her father. She recently purchased a $22 million mansion villa in her homeland Barbados. The home overlooks the Caribbean Sea and includes a gym, outdoor whirlpool, concierge and infinity pool. Additionally, she has access to a private beach, tennis court and golf course. Also, the mansion property includes two docking areas for yachts. The security is top notch and includes a security team, closed circuit cameras and Biometric fingerprint lock.
11 Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He also owns one of the most impressive mansions in the world. Jerry had his big breakthrough with his stand up comedy routine that often featured observational humour. He went on to star in the critically and commercially acclaimed sitcom, Seinfeld. He is one of the richest celebrities in the world and has put that money to good use. He purchased his home from musician Billy Joel for $32 million. It’s on a massive property and includes a swimming pool and pool house. Jerry is also known for being an avid car collector, so one can only assume that his garage is as impressive as the rest of his home. Additionally, he built a baseball field on the property. He also owns a 1.4 million dollar two-story garage in New York City that he uses to store several of his Porsches.
10 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is known all over the world for her acting and singing. She has released several memorable albums, including On The 6, J. Lo and Como Ama una Mujer. She has starred in numerous films, such as Selena, Out of Sight and Monster-In-Law. She currently stars in the NBC series Shades of Blue. She has owned several incredible mansions throughout her life. In 2010, J.Lo and her then husband Marc Anthony, purchased a 17,000 square foot home in Hidden Hills, California. The three-acre home included a pool, a recording studio, full-service bar, movie theater, dance studio, dressing room and massage room. After her divorce from Anthony she purchased a home with then boyfriend Casper Smart. This home was located in Water Mill, New York, and was purchased for $10 million. This home included a theater, steam room, pool house and a sparkling pool. However, she broke up with Casper and later moved into an impressive penthouse in New York City.
9 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
At one point Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were like Hollywood royalty. In 2016, the world was shocked to find out that Brad and Angelina were splitting after being together for years. While they were together they owned and lived in several mansions all over the world. They owned the gorgeous Chateau Miraval in the French countryside. They bought the home for $60 million and it includes 35 rooms, an olive grove and is surrounded by a moat. They also owned a home in New Orleans, which they purchased for $6.5 million and included 5 bedrooms, an elevator and they lived across from Matthew McConaughey. They also lived at a 5,300 square foot mansion in Los Angeles that included several outbuildings and a swimming pool. Additionally, they would spend time at their apartment in the Waldorf Astoria Towers in New York City.
8 Tiger Woods
During his prime, Tiger Woods was considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was also one of the highest paid athletes during that time. He has won 79 PGA tour events, 14 major golf championships and is the youngest player to achieve a career Grand Slam. He was ranked number one in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 and again from June 2005 to October 2010. With all his success and money he bought one of the most impressive mansions ever. His home is on Jupiter Island, Florida and he purchased the mansion for roughly $60 million. The mansion resembles a golf course and includes a gym, pool, boathouse, a running track and a massive guesthouse. It should come as no surprise that it also contains a small golf course and a golf-training studio. Inside the house there is a gaming area for his kids, a movie theatre and a huge wine cellar.
7 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are one of the most powerful, richest and influential couples in Hollywood. Will Smith is best known for his starring role in the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He’s starred in several memorable films, including Bad Boys, Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. Jada Pinkett has also starred in several memorable films, such as Menace II Society, The Matrix Reloaded and Scream 2. The word “mansion” doesn’t seem appropriate when describing the Smith home. Mini-country seems to fit better when describing their place. The house is located in Calabasas and includes 13 bedrooms. Additionally, the home includes a small golf course, mediation room and a recording studio. Outside of the house features a basketball court, tennis court and a lake. The estate is so massive and impressive that it even has its own zip code.
6 Aaron Spelling
In 1988, television producer Aaron Spelling, built his outstanding mansion known as “The Manor” or “Spelling Manor". Aaron Spelling is best known for producing several critically and commercially acclaimed TV series, such as The Love Boat, Charlie’s Angles, Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210. The Manor is a 56,000 square foot French chateau-style mansion. The two-story home is built on 4.6 acres and includes 123 rooms. The cost of building the house was $12 million and features three rooms for wrapping presents, a gym, four two-car garages and a large theatre. The mansion also includes a bowling ally, a pool and a skating rink. Aaron Spelling died at The Manor in 2006. In 2011, socialite Petra Stunt purchased The Manor for $85 million. She removed the fireplace mantels, chandeliers and wall lights in order to upgrade the home. In 2016, The Manor went up for sale and is listed at $200 million.
5 Taylor Swift
The Grammy Award winning Taylor Swift is one of the best selling solo artists of all time. With the amount of money she makes it’s no surprise she’s living in a mansion that could be mistaken for a castle. Taylor Swift has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, including Fearless, Speak Now and 1989. She purchased an 11,000 square foot mansion for $17.75 million. The home is located in Rhode Island and rumours suggest she paid for it in cash. The mansion was built in 1930 and has 700 feet of shoreline with an ocean view. It sits on the highest point in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The house includes a pool, 8 bedrooms and 8 fireplaces. She also leases a townhouse in New York for $40,000 a month. Previously, she purchased a $2 million penthouse in Nashville and home in California for $3.97 million.
4 Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner is the founder of Playboy magazine. He is known for his lavish lifestyle and extravagant parties. Hugh Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 and it quickly became the number 1 men’s magazine. He is also very well known for his impressive Playboy Mansion located in Los Angeles, which was originally designed in 1927. The 21,987 square foot mansion contains 22 rooms and includes three zoos, a built-in pipe organ, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a basketball court. The house also includes a wine cellar, which features a Prohibition-era secret door. The boathouse contains a gym and a sauna. 'The Games Building' is a separate building and it includes pinball machines, a jukebox, a player piano and arcade games. Outside the mansion includes a koi pond with a citrus orchard. The property also includes an outdoor kitchen used for parties. In 2016, the Playboy Mansion was sold for $100 million but Hugh Hefner will remain in the mansion until his death.
3 Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is widely regarded as the “Queen of All Media”. She should also be known as the Queen of all mansions. Oprah Winfrey is the richest and most influential African-American. She hosted her own daytime talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, from 1986 to 2011. She owns many impressive properties that put all the other celebrity mansions to shame. Her California home is worth a whopping $85 million and has a breathtaking view of the ocean and mountains. The home is so impressive that it even has its own name “The Promised Land”. The home includes 13 fireplaces and has its own lake. Additionally, she owns a vacation home in Maui that sits on 163 acres. She also owns a $14 million ski house in Colorado. The ski house is 8,700 square feet and includes a treetop fire pit, six decks and a wine cellar. She also owns property in Florida, a house in New Jersey and an apartment in Chicago.
Prince is one of the most iconic and legendary musicians of all time. Prince won seven Grammy Awards and sold over 100 million records worldwide making him one of the best selling artists. He has released numerous critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Prince, 1999 and Parade. Additionally, he starred in the film Purple Rain and received universal praise for the album of the same name. His mansion in Minneapolis is iconic and as mysterious as Prince. The mansion is named “Paisley Park”, which is inspired by the Prince song “Paisley Park”. Prince was very private about the home and for a long time very little was known about it. The $10 million mansion was built in 1987. The 65,000 square foot mansion includes a private nightclub, rehearsal space and offices. It also included a private residence for Prince to live in. It featured a relaxing music room that would fill up with Prince’s signature purple hue. Paisley Park included a recording studio and production spaces. It contained a vault that holds Prince’s master recordings and unreleased music. The Prince Love Symbol is prominent on the floor of the lobby. Prince died on April 21, 2016 at Paisley Park. The mansion has since been converted into a museum giving the public a closer look at the iconic Prince.
1 Bill Gates
As of February 2017, Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in the world. His home isn’t really a mansion but more like a small planet. Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and at one time was the CEO, Chairman and Chief Software Architect. His home is so impressive that it’s named “Xandu 2.0”. Xandu was also the name of the estate in the critically acclaimed film Citizen Kane. The 66,000 square foot home is worth roughly $124 million and is located in Medina, Washington. The mansion contains a high-tech sensor system that helps adjust the lights and temperature of a room to a guest’s preference. It is an “earth-sheltered” home meaning that it uses natural surroundings to reduce heat loss and helps manage the temperature. The house includes a trampoline room and a massive reception hall that fits 200 people. There is a 2,100 square foot library with a domed roof. The Library includes two secret bookcases with one featuring a hidden bar. There is an artificial stream that is regularly stocked with fish. Also, Bill’s favourite 40-year-old maple tree is monitored electronically 24 hours. The house has 6 kitchens, 24 bathrooms and a home theatre.
Sources: businessinsider, elitereaders, washingtonpost