- Many of the world’s biggest celebrities use their enormous wealth to treat themselves to a breathtaking mansion.
- Oprah Winfrey has an estate in California worth $US90 million, complete with a beautiful rose garden.
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a chateau in France that cost $US60 million, and was the location for their wedding in 2014.
While some celebs are veritable real estate moguls that invest their ample funds into a plethora of realty, others may just own one, incredibly expensive property.
Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Beyoncé are just a few big names with even bigger estates.
Keep scrolling to see just how much money some celebs are willing to drop on a single place.
Oprah Winfrey has a 65-acre estate in California estimated to be worth almost $US100 million.
While she purchased the 23,000-square-foot mansion for $US50 million in 2001, today it’s estimated to be worth almost twice that, thanks to the addition of more land and lavish renovations.
The expansive mansion has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, two theatres (one inside and one outside), a wine cellar, a barn, ponds and orchards, a tennis court, a lake, and a huge guesthouse with a pool. There is also a tea house, because why not?
The Playboy Mansion was sold in 2016 for $US100 million.
Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion is arguably the most notorious home in the world. The 30-room house features a game room, zoo, aviary, grotto, tennis court, basketball court, wine cellar, and a screening room with a built-in pipe organ.
Hefner originally bought it for only $US1.1 million in 1971, but sold it for $US100 million in 2016. Despite that being about half of his asking price, at the time it was the largest residential real estate deal in Los Angeles history.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought a Los Angeles pad that cost $US88 million.
The power couple, whose combined worth Forbes put at $US1.16 billion, purchased a modern mansion in Bel Air for around $US88 million, which includes a full spa, a media room, and four outdoor swimming pools. The property also includes a basketball court, a 15-car garage, and staff housing.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie paid around $US67 million for a chateau in the south of France.
This French chateau, called Chateau Miraval, was purchased by the then-couple in 2008, for about $US67 million. In 2014 it became the location of their wedding, which took place in the remains of a Romanesque chapel on the property. The place also includes forests, olive groves, a private lake, fountains, a vineyard, and a moat.
The estate is made up of 1,200 acres, with multiple structures that were built in the 17th century. The main house alone boasts 35 rooms.
Tom Cruise has a home worth $US59 million.
Tom Cruise’s Telluride, Colorado, home spans a whopping 298 acres, and includes forest trails, sprawling hills, and horse riding stables. It also has its own private helipad, without which Cruise’s hundreds of acres of land would most likely be impossible to navigate.
The 10,000 square foot home has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a custom library, rec room, and separate guest house.
Tiger Woods’s Florida estate is worth around $US54.4 million.
Tiger Woods’ estate in Florida is on Jupiter Island, which boasts one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country. Naturally, the 12-acre property comes with its own 3.5-acre golf course, as well as a tennis court, oxygen therapy room, full gym, wine cellar, game room, media room, and two boat docks.
Ryan Seacrest’s luxurious spot cost $US49 million.
Ryan Seacrest bought his Hollywood Hills home from fellow celebrity Ellen DeGeneres for around $US49 million. The nine-bedroom property features a 9,200-square-foot main residence, a pool, and separate guesthouses. DeGeneres had put together the compound by buying up and combining neighbouring properties.
Gwen Stefani has a home worth $US35 million.
Gwen Stefani spent $US35 million on her Hollywood Hills spot, known as “The Summit,” which has seven bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. Jennifer Lopez even lived there from 2000 to 2004. The place also includes an infinity pool, playground, a tennis court, and a chicken coop.
Lady Gaga snagged a California mansion that cost around $US23 million.
Lady Gaga bought a mansion in Malibu that cost around $US23 million in 2014. The six-acre estate has ocean views, a gym, a two-lane bowling alley, a home theatre, game room, and an 800-bottle wine cellar.
It also boasts stables and a dressage ring, a saltwater swimming pool, a guest cottage, and a bocce ball court.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s mansion cost $US20 million.
Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West bought their Hidden Hills, California, mansion for $US20 million in 2014, and have allegedly spent an additional $US20 million in renovations, according to TMZ
The three-acre, eight-bedroom property includes eight fireplaces, two pools, a vineyard, a full music lab, and, of course, lots of closet space.
The estate is now said to be valued at $US60 million.
Jennifer Lopez paid $US28 million for her Bel Air mansion in 2016.
The “World of Dance” judge purchased the 8 acre estate from actress Sela Ward, who bought the property in 2003 for only $US3.8 million, according to the LA Times. The property had a price tag of nearly $US40 million while on the market.
The nearly 14,000-square foot mansion was built in 1940 by famed architect Samuel Marx. It includes 13 bathrooms, seven bedrooms, a 30-seat theatre, and even a manmade swimming pond with a beach.
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