Malibu’s Carbon Beach has long been one of the most exclusive enclaves in the world.
With just 70 properties, the stretch of beach between the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway is home to Hollywood elite and billionaire business tycoons, earning it the nickname “Billionaires’ Beach.”
But the sandy crescent isn’t just for billionaires anymore. After a years-long fight, California will open a new path to allow the public to access the beach. It will be only the third such entrance to the 1.5-mile stretch of sand; residents have fought hard for decades to limit public access.
Keep scrolling to see some of the ultra-rich residents of “Billionaires’ Beach.”
Madeline Stone and Meredith Galante contributed to this story.
The 21-mile tract of Pacific Coast shoreline that makes up Malibu is one of the most exclusive places in the world. But Carbon Beach, which extends for just over one mile along the coast, is even more elite, earning it the nickname 'Billionaires' Beach.'
Carbon Beach is comprised of around 70 private residences, which are owned by some of the biggest names in the entertainment business, along with tech titans, lawyers, and financiers. It's also home to the Malibu Beach Inn, a boutique hotel wih a popular oceanfront restaurant.
Music industry mogul David Geffen has been a longtime Carbon Beach resident, but he is reportedly trying to sell his compound for $100 million. Geffen was a leader in the fight against public beach access, but eventually opened a path near his home in exchange for a remodeling permit.
CBS President and CEO Les Moonves bought this contemporary home from Microsoft's Paul Allen in 2014 for $28 million in early 2014. The tech tycoon reportedly decided to unload the mansion because he 'hated the sound of the ocean,' the New York Post reported at the time.
Attorney Stuart Liner bought a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom Carbon Beach mansion from music industry titan Irving Azoff (pictured) for a reported $10 million in 2012.
Billionaire building tycoon and art collector Eli Broad and his wife spend summers in their Carbon Beach home, which was designed by architect Richard Meier and completed in 2001.
DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg bought his 8,800-square-foot mansion in 1998 for just $3.3 million, according to Forbes.
In 2012, Ellison bought the home belonging to former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel for $37 million. The three-quarter-acre lot has three structures: a home, lavish guest house, and barrel-ceiling screening room.
One of his Malibu homes, a 2,800-square-foot oceanfront cottage, is available to rent for $65,000 a month this summer.
In 2004, he paid $17.6 million for the parcel that's now home to Nobu Malibu, an ultra-trendy Japanese restaurant popular among Hollywood A-listers. In 2013 he opened a Mediterranean restaurant called Nikita just next door.
He bought the Malibu Racquet Club for $6.9 million in 2007. The facilities have been vastly improved since the purchase, and tennis pros Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams have been spotted here.
Jamie McCourt, the ex-wife of former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, reportedly owns a Carbon Beach home that the couple bought in 2007 from actress Courteney Cox for $27.2 million.
Joel Silver, the producer behind 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Die Hard,' and 'The Matrix,' paid $14.4 million for his mansion in 2003. He's known to throw a celebrity-packed Memorial Day party every year at the beachfront house.
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