Oprah Winfrey is American television tycoon who has a personal wealth of $2.7 billion, not too shabby. In 2001, with that gigantic stack of cash, Oprah bought Californian home for $50 million. The property covers 42 acres of land and the mansion alone covers 23,000 square feet.
50 Cent’s stunningly enormous 51,657 square foot luxury home located in Connecticut has an impressive 19 bedrooms, 37 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 5 Jacuzzis, 2 snooker rooms (cos one obviously isn’t enough), an indoor swimming pool, a night club, a gym, an indoor racquetball court, a tennis court, a home cinema, indoor shooting range and oh yeah a pond. Bling bling!
John Travolta owns a not so beautiful but very luxurious and impressive style Florida mansion. Its cost: $2.5 million. Parking facilities? Of course, mainly one huge hangar for his Boeing 707 and one for the Gulfstream… and of course several smaller garages for his collection of 15 cars.
Rock star legend Rod Stewart owns a mega mansion painted all in sunshine yellow in Palm Beach area. Its cost was $12.5 million, and a very impressing feature is that it has it own private beach, football pitch and a carting track.
Celine Dion owns a $20 million “Water-park” house, on Jupiter Island, Florida. The mega structure water park construction around the house uses no less than 6 million gallons of water per year; however, she and her husband Renee have constructed on the property 5 huge private wells so that they will never encounter a water shortage. The entire mansion is surrounded by huge pools and artificial rivers that definitely are forte points for both kids and grown ups alike during torrid summer afternoons! The interior of the home is entirely decorated in elegant black and white furnishings and accessories.
Still the Fresh Prince for many, while for others a very dear character from the “Pursuit of Happiness”, and for others of a certain generation the lyrical mastermind behind the shake your hands from side to side masterpiece “Boom boom shake the room”. Will Smith lives in a refurbished castle in Calabasas, California.
Truly exclusivist and luxurious, this little castle is estimated at $20 million, and of course it comes with its own lake and huge sports arenas such as an ultra modern tennis court & basketball field.
Hugh Hefner has a personal worth of over $40 million all thanks to his Playboy Empire. His Playboy Mansion is both is home and headquarters, the notorious Californian party home covers a total of 6 acres of land and has a staggering 26 bedrooms in the main property that takes 20,000 square feet.
Comedy super star Jerry Seinfeld bought this luxury estate from rocker Billy Joel for a reported figure of $32 million and has been refurbishing it ever since.
The East Hampton, New York home has a 22 car garage to fuel Seinfeld’s motor passion and as a devoted New York Mets fan, he even has his very own private baseball pitch.
Oracle software founder and CEO Larry Ellison, is very famous not only for his work related achievements, but also for his real estate acquisitions. He spent $65 million on a collection of beachfront houses in Malibu, and transformed them exactly the way he wanted them: into comfortable, luxurious little beachside palaces. His real estate list does not end here, as he owns 12 homes in total in Malibu, on which he spent $180 million.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
“Top Gun” star and his wife simply love ludicrously expensive real estates. They own several homes, one of which in London UK, and the other in Telluride Colorado, but none of these two homes exceed $6 million. The real deal is their home in Beverly Hills, which they bought for the exorbitant price of $35 million. Luxury, elegance and opulence are describing this palace both inside and out!
The home has 9 bathrooms and 7 master bedrooms, with private pools and a tennis court. The mansion features a fence enclosure, so that the family can enjoy their privacy.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The ultimate celebrity couple own this $40 million estate in Long Island, New York and if you think it looks nice on the outside then you should see the inside. It has a ridiculous 18 refurbished bathrooms, yes 18! The Tudor style property covers an incredible 22,000 square feet and it comes with both a swimming pool and private tennis courts.Source
He’s the man behind such great films as Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and the last Indiana Jones film, okay scratch the last one but with a personal wealth of over $3 billion, he’s bought a pretty amazing home.
His recently refurbished East Hampton property in New York is worth approximately $25 million and like any self respecting billionaire would have, their is a state-of-the-art film studio. Spielberg’s home even has a private stables and a guest house so his A-list celebrity friends can stay over.
When Clooney isn’t making blockbuster films in Hollywood, he tends to enjoy the quiet life, this is optimised with this Italian villa in the small town of Laglio which has a total residency of only 930 people.
He bought the luxury property in 2002 for $10 million and has added some nice refurbishment touches. It now boasts having it’s own private jetty into the water, a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, tennis courts and beautifully manicured gardens.
Tony Hawk is a skateboarding superstar and he has the crib to match, trust me with a personal brand worth over $1 billion, you get an extremely luxurious house. His Southern Californian home covers over 3,800 square feet, it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which he shares with his family.
He even has a recently refurbished guest house so his A-lister friends can stay over in their own private building.
It’s not easy being a millionaire pop star that’s loved by millions of woman world wide, oh wait a sec, yes it actually is very easy. Robbie ‘I like to take my shirt off’ Williams’ LA home boasts an impressive 10,681 square feet of land.
The entire property has been refurbished with an astonishing total of 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The property’s tor de force is the outdoor aquatic arrangement, the pristine swimming pool and relaxing hot tub just oozes luxury.
Former Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is used to a life of luxury and wealth, this is truly reflected in his regularly refurbished home. His Californian house covers 16,500 square feet of space and that includes 4 bedrooms and a whopping 6 bathrooms!
The pierre de resistance of Simmons’ home is his archive room where he has just about every piece of Kiss memorabilia out there, even a Kiss coffin!
Naomi Campbell is a multi-millionaire known as much for her controversial nature as for her successful modelling career. Her modest Jamaican ocean front home only has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, which for a major celebrity is a small property, but for Campbell it’s all about luxury and simplicity.
Sandra Bullock’s New Orleans property may not look as extravagant on the outside but once inside, it’s all bells and whistles.She bought the house for $2.25 million and it covers an astonishing 6,615 square feet.
It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it’s also been refurbished with marble mantelpieces and antique mouldings. Outside she has a lavish swimming pool with barbeque area to keep all guests entertained.
The Black Sabbath singer and family who rose to wider fame with the self titled MTV reality TV show, share the luxurious Hidden Hills in California shared with other A-list celebrities.
Their property takes up 10,953 square feet of land and cost an estimated $10 million. The home that covers 2.3 acres has 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, they also have the almost compulsory outdoor swimming pool.
Mary J. Blige
Grammy winning soul singer Mary J. Blige is a bit of a bargain hunter when it comes to real estate as this property shows. She bought this lavish 18,250 square feet home for a snip at just $12.3 million, a mark down of over $5 million from the original price.
The New Jersey mansion comes with a 14 seat home cinema, a fully equipped personal gym, a basketball court and even an elevator!
Hollywood’s much loved couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony live literally in a wonderful palace in LA area, with an interior resembling a museum of art collections rather than being a simple family home. Elegance and sumptuous luxury in white and other soft tones are the perfect words to describe this wonderful mansion.
Halle Berry is an Oscar winning actress, and she’s definitely got the swanky home to match. Her West Hollywood home in California has a modest 4 bedrooms, the outside alone has an extravagant swimming pool, a hot tub and even two fire pits made of out real volcanic lava. Now that’s some luxurious refurbishment.