It goes without saying that celebrities get to live incredibly luxurious lifestyles. But besides being able to enjoy fast cars and five-star vacations, the Hollywood elite can also expect to call some truly extravagant mansions home. Indeed, the hard work of these 50 celebs has paid off in lavish pads that have to be seen to be believed.
50. Sylvester Stallone
Considering that he’s built like a tank, it makes sense that Sylvester Stallone’s La Quinta pad is similarly sturdy. Sometime around 2010, the buff action hero bought this 5,000 sq ft desert home – which houses four bedrooms, wine room and spa – for $4.5 million. Since 2015 the Rambo movie star has been trying to sell the property. But despite being situated in a golfing community, the manor remains on the market.
49. Billy Joel
Situated in the Hamptons, New York’s swankiest community, Billy Joel’s former beachfront property has just about everything. Indeed, the $20 million mansion has four bedrooms, a recording studio and – naturally – a piano room. In fact, the only thing it lacks is a pool, but – with 145ft of private beach at its disposal – this is no problem whatsoever.
48. Steve Martin
Anyone with a passion for modern architecture should look no further than Steve Martin’s $11 million Montecito abode. Constructed in 1974, this striking semi-underground retreat feels like something out of a James Bond movie. And with four bedrooms spread over 7,400 sq ft as well as magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, it certainly has the goods to go with its looks.
47. Céline Dion
Let’s face it: who wouldn’t want to live in a giant water park? Not Céline Dion, who chose to turn her Florida home into a veritable aquatic arcadia. Now, the 20,000-square-foot property features water cannons and slides as well as two swimming pools. Nevertheless, such extravagance doesn’t come cheap – as evidenced by the mansion’s $38.5 million price tag.
46. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
After the success of A Quiet Place, the movie’s stars, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, have become quite the Hollywood power couple. And in 2018 fans got a peek at the pair’s home life when they put their Brooklyn townhouse on the market. The $6.5 million, 5,200-square-foot dwelling contains seven bedrooms, a parlor and plenty of outdoor space.
45. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Now perhaps the biggest action star of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger carved his place in movie history with hits such as The Terminator before moving on to a career in politics. His $11.9 million mansion in the heart of Brentwood, California, is just one sign of his success, and it features such amenities as a swimming pool and a tennis court spread over its 14,500-square-foot plot.
44. Steven Spielberg
Fittingly, Steven Spielberg’s LA home is steeped in cinematic history, as it once belonged to Cary Grant, among a host of other stars of the big screen. The director has made the property his own, however, since snapping it up for $6.5 million in the 1980s. He’s increased its size to 20,000 square feet, for instance, as well as adding his own amenities – including a TV room designed to resemble a Hobbit house.
43. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
As stunning skylines go, the view from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Beverly Hills abode can’t be beaten. And the $15 million mansion is well-equipped for long evenings outside, too, thanks to a sumptuous patio space and outdoor kitchen. The spacious bathrooms and exceptional master suite help make the home’s 5,100-square foot interior equally inviting, however.
42. Khloé Kardashian
Though she is arguably not quite as famous as her older sister Kim, Khloé Kardashian still maintains a lifestyle worthy of a queen. To wit, the reality star bought this 9,000-square-foot Calabasas estate from none other than Justin Bieber in 2014. The Spanish-style home – which reportedly set Kardashian back $7.2 million – features six bedrooms and a spacious pool.
41. Johnny Depp
If luxury mansions aren’t your style, however, then maybe islands float your boat instead. And if that’s the case, then you may envy Johnny Depp, who in 2004 bought the 45-acre Little Hall’s Pond Cay for the paltry sum of $3.6 million. Perhaps Depp practices his captaining skills when sailing to the Bahamian retreat, too…
40. Dwayne Johnson
As Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, Dwayne Johnson can easily afford the finer things in life. And certainly, his $4.5 million South Florida home is no exception, featuring every amenity the Fast Five star could want. Spread out over a massive 13,000 square feet, the magnificent mansion features a gym, swimming pool and home theater. It also has six bedrooms and seven baths.
39. Elton John
With its owner set to give up touring next year, Elton John’s luxury 5,000 sq ft Los Angeles estate serves as the perfect retirement pad. Dating back to 1966, this $7.2 million property features open space floor plans to suit the Rocketman’s love for hosting large gatherings. Moreover, a pool and hot tub provide additional space to entertain should the party go outside.
38. Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Although no one would expect Jay-Z and Beyoncé to live in squalor, the breadth of their Beverly Hills home is truly unbelievable. In fact, the 23,000-square-foot modernist property – which cost the pair a reported $85 million – features such amenities as a wine cellar and a huge garage with space in which to park 16 vehicles.
37. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has come a long way from her impoverished roots, it’s fair to say. After all, the billionaire media mogul has called this lavish 23,000-square-foot mansion in Montecito, California, her home since 2004. Nicknamed “The Promised Land,” the house is set within 42 pristine acres and allegedly cost the star $50 million. But if she were to ever get bored, Oprah has another six houses to choose from. Yes, that’s right: six.
36. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Why buy a house when you can build one to your exact tastes? That’s exactly what Will and Jada Pinkett Smith did when they commissioned architect Stephen Samuel to design this Malibu mansion. Built at a cost of $20 million and spanning 25,000 square feet, the home features tennis and basketball courts, horse-riding facilities and a private lake.
35. Tiger Woods
With a string of endorsement deals and tournament wins to his name, Tiger Woods is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. And so naturally, the golf star can splash out on luxury homes like this $54.5 million Florida retreat. In addition to its own jetty, the lavish 9,700-square-foot estate features a four-green golf course on which Woods can practice his swing.
34. Ryan Seacrest
Formerly owned by Ellen DeGeneres, this luxury Beverly Hills pad is now the abode of fellow TV star Ryan Seacrest. The property – which was purchased in 2012 – covers 9,200 square feet and features not one, not two, but three adjoining guest houses. Unfortunately, though, thanks to its $37 million price tag, it’s a palace that only TV titans can afford.
33. Clint Eastwood
A longtime resident of Carmel in California, Clint Eastwood has many properties in the area. But none are as magnificent as his 22-acre Mission Ranch. Purchased in 1986 for $5 million, this historic site has been frequented by travelers like Robert Louis Stevenson – who set part of his Treasure Island in the surrounding area — and boasts incredible views of the California coast.
Rihanna is one of pop music’s hardest-working stars, but at least she has one hell of a pad to return to after packed months of touring. Located in her native Barbados, the $22 million estate boasts unbelievable views over the Caribbean Sea and comes equipped with an infinity pool and a two-deck pier. The 10,000-square-foot condo even has a 24-hour concierge service. We wonder how much “work, work, work” it took to buy this place.
31. Simon Cowell
Famed for his harsh reviews on American Idol and The X Factor, British music mogul Simon Cowell has a particularly impressive Beverly Hills property to call home. Designed by the impresario himself, the 9,335-square-foot estate – thought to be worth around $12 million – features a spa and a home theater system and took five years to build. Who knew being mean could pay off so well?
30. Denzel Washington
With two Oscars to his name, Denzel Washington is certainly one of Hollywood’s most respected stars. The Training Day star seemingly rewarded himself, then, with a luscious 28,880-square-foot mansion in the heart of Beverly Hills. Besides eight bedrooms and a whole lot of other amenities, the estate is also home to Washington’s production company, Mundy Entertainment.
29. Paul Simon
Purchased in 2002 for $16.6 million, Paul Simon’s ostentatious Connecticut cottage is a far cry from the humble folk rock that made its owner a household name. Originally built in 1938 this Georgian-style estate stretches out across 2,400 sq ft, boasts six bedrooms and a pool. And of course, it also features a recording studio in which Simon can cut his albums.
28. Taylor Swift
While most celebs appear to prefer the heat of Beverly Hills, Taylor Swift chose a more down-to-earth location for her dream home. Indeed, the “Out of the Woods” singer picked this 11,000-square-foot Rhode Island property as a retreat from the bright lights of Hollywood. In addition to its seclusion, the $17 million pad features a pool and spectacular ocean views.
27. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Good things come to those who wait, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent years perfecting their dream home. First purchased in 2014 for $20 million, the Hidden Hills estate spanning 15,667 square feet has cost the couple two years and $10 million in renovations. However, with luxuries such as a home spa, music studio and basketball court now at their disposal, it seems that their patience has paid off.
26. Britney Spears
Located in the Thousand Oaks area of California, Britney Spears’ beautiful 62,000-square-foot estate showcases the star’s extravagant lifestyle. For instance, the house features separate main and guest wings and bathrooms loaded with hot tubs. However, despite the home’s fine features, the Circus singer moved on in 2017, having sold the pad for a cool $7 million.
25. LeBron James
Ever since signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, LeBron James has called the nearby town of Akron his home. And while the 30,000-square-foot estate may be far from West Coast glamor, it nevertheless boasts all the comforts any NBA star could ask for, including an aquarium and bowling alley. Plus if that weren’t enough, the $9 million mansion also includes its very own casino.
24. Lil Wayne
Self-proclaimed “young money millionaire” Lil Wayne has a luxury home to match his swagger. Currently valued at $18 million, this fantastic Miami mansion spans 15,000 square feet and features, impressively, a skate park on the roof. However, while the park certainly is extravagant, we can’t help wondering if a half pipe would be safer on the ground.
23. Jennifer Lopez
Although she may still be “Jenny from the Block,” Jennifer Lopez’s swanky Bel Air pad is definitely a step up from her street-smart youth. The 14,000-square-foot mansion – bought from actress Sela Ward for $28 million in 2016 – dates back to the 1940s and features a vineyard, amphitheater with room for 100 people and infinity pool.
22. Matt Damon
Situated just a stone’s throw from downtown Miami, Matt Damon’s $15 million Florida getaway is perfect in terms of both location and amenities; there are a pool house and wine cellar on the grounds, after all. But there may be another reason why the Martian star had his eye on the 12,705-square-foot home: his best friend Ben Affleck once lived just down the road.
21. John Travolta
Few people would be willing to live near an airport, but airplane enthusiast John Travolta is a clear exception. In fact, the Grease star loves aviation so much that he built two runways at his Qantas mansion. Since 2002 the property, which comes equipped with a 16-car garage, has housed Travolta and his five privately owned aircraft
20. David and Victoria Beckham
As they also own property in London and the pretty English region of the Cotswolds, David and Victoria Beckham have their pick of places to call home. However, nothing quite beats the splendor of their 11,500-square-foot former villa in Beverly Hills. Sold in 2018 for a rumored $33 million, the mansion features six bedrooms as well as a pool and a library – which may very well host copies of the ex-Spice Girl and soccer star’s respective autobiographies.
19. Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart
Between traversing the stars as Han Solo and raiding ancient tombs as Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford prefers to spend his downtime in quieter locations. Alongside his wife Calista Flockhart, the actor bought this $12.6 million Brentwood mansion in 2010. And while there are no treasure-filled catacombs across its 13,760 sq ft, the property does at least feature seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a separate cottage outside, complete with a screening room and guest accommodation.
18. Blake Shelton
Although Blake Shelton made his way to Nashville to chase a career in country music, he’s originally an Okie. And the star has not one but two properties in his home state, with both located close to Tishomingo, Oklahoma. There, Shelton owns both a 1,200-acre ranch and a separate compound that – thanks to its tiki huts – has more of a Hawaiian flavor.
17. Jane Fonda
With an estimated $200 million in the bank, Jane Fonda can practically have her pick of any house she chooses. Naturally, then, her former Beverly Hills mansion – which she sold in 2018 for $8.5 million – is quite a showstopper. A gym, a media room and a swimming pool are among the most enviable features of the 7,100-square-foot home.
16. Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe’s 3.4-acre Montecito estate has gone through many changes during the star’s residency. Since making his purchase in 2005, the Parks and Recreation star has brought in acclaimed designers to help the mansion – which includes a guesthouse and pavilion – reach its full glory. And thanks to Lowe’s efforts, in 2018 the home was estimated to be worth a jaw-dropping $47 million.
15. Kathie Lee Gifford
Originally constructed in 1998, Kathie Lee Gifford’s Key Largo pad is perfect for those with a penchant for sea views. Indeed, visitors to the eight-bedroom estate can look out to the Atlantic if they so wish. However, given the host of amenities spread throughout the home’s 11,400 square feet, the $10.5 million property is equally well-equipped for any rainy days.
14. Michael Phelps
Arizona may not be known for its bodies of water, but that hasn’t stopped Michael Phelps from calling the state his home. The Olympic swimmer purchased his Paradise Valley mansion back in 2015, with the property valued in 2018 at $4.15 million. The 6,010-square-foot abode comes with everything an athlete of his caliber could desire, too, including a swimming pool and sports center.
13. Tom Hanks
What could be more affluent than owning your own Pacific Palisades mansion? Well, if you’re Tom Hanks, the answer is clearly owning two Pacific Palisades mansions right next door to each other. Spanning a combined 11,300 sq ft, these homes – which boast amenities like a library, bar and billiard room – were purchased in the mid-2000s for $13.1 million in total.
12. Barack and Michelle Obama
Barack and Michelle Obama’s 8,200-square-foot home isn’t as opulent as their former residence, but it may be a welcome downgrade after life in the White House. The couple leased the Washington, D.C. estate in 2016 then snapped it up a year later for $8.1 million. And with Jeff Bezos living just down the road, the ex-president and First Lady are in suitably influential company.
11. Mark Zuckerberg
Despite being worth $52 billion, Mark Zuckerberg seems to prefer his real estate to be rather unflashy. A case in point is the entrepreneur’s Palo Alto homestead, which he bought in 2011 and appears somewhat unassuming from the outside. Nevertheless, an on-site pool, pavilion and spa all make the 5,600-square-foot property more than just a place to get away from Facebook HQ.
Adele has been rolling in the dough ever since she hit the big time with 2011 album 21. So, perhaps inevitably, the British songstress has found some suitably lavish spaces to call home. This massive 85-acre estate in West Sussex, England, housed the singer between 2011 and 2012, for example. And given the manor’s 13 bedrooms and indoor swimming pool, we wonder why she ever wanted to leave the estate, which was valued in 2018 at $9 million.
9. Richard Gere
Richard Gere’s 12-bedroom Hamptons home is any interior decorator’s dream. However, it’s the 6.3 acres of land in which the manor sits that really justifies the $36.5 million price tag. The estate also features a basketball court and swimming pool – not to mention a private jetty and beach well away from the prying lenses of the paparazzi.
8. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Perhaps you’d expect a metal icon such as Ozzy Osbourne to live in a Gothic cathedral. However, the star’s former Los Angeles home – which he shared with wife Sharon until 2013 – is altogether rather elegant. Indeed, the 10,950-square-foot villa – complete with a 19th-century chandelier – seems more fit for high society than for a fabled hell-raiser. However, the recording studio contained inside may have helped the rocker exorcise any demons.
7. Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen
Perhaps taking their cue from Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen chose to create their Brookline, Massachusetts, abode from scratch at a cost of $4.5 million. Spanning more than 14,300 square feet, the custom residence contains five bedrooms, a library and a gym among its features.
6. Tommy Hilfiger
Not every luxury celebrity house needs to be a country estate, however. Tommy Hilfiger proves that, since his penthouse has every comfort a home requires – and it’s right in the middle of Manhattan, to boot. Given the pad’s luxe interior and prime location, then, it’s perhaps no surprise that the fashion designer wants an awful lot of money if he is ever to sell the 6,000-square-foot space: $50 million, to be exact.
5. Bill Gates
After buying a plot of land in Medina, Washington, for $2 million in 1988, Bill Gates worked hard to build his dream home. Seven years and $63 million later, then, and “Xanadu 2.0” had been transformed into a monument to the Microsoft founder’s success. Perhaps inevitably, there’s a fair share of tech in there too: the 66,000-square-foot mansion features ultra-modern temperature sensors and interactive digital artworks, for example.
4. Joel Osteen
Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Joel Osteen is loaded. And with an estimated $50 million bank balance, this televangelist can afford to live in accommodation that’s anything but modest. Reportedly worth $10.5 million, his two-acre estate in Houston boasts six bedrooms, a pool house, a huge driveway and no fewer than three lifts to carry you between floors.
3. Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby lost more than just his freedom when he was convicted of indecent assault in 2018. To wit, the formerly beloved comedian called this Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts pad home before moving to SCI Phoenix to begin his three to ten-year prison stint. We’re guessing his current cell isn’t quite as lavish, but that’s no more than this disgraced star deserves.
2. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan’s Highland Park retreat – valued at around $15 million – is the perfect place for basketball enthusiasts. Besides featuring a regulation court within its 56,000-square-foot living space, the house has Jordan’s Chicago Bulls number 23 emblazoned on its gates. Surely this is to sports fans what Graceland is to music?
1. Hugh Hefner
Prior to his death in 2017, Hugh Hefner lived the life of a king in the Playboy Mansion. The name by which the legendary LA party den is popularly known rather ignores its sheer size, though, as the dwelling boasts 29 rooms spread over 21,900 square feet – making it more akin to a palace. And although the pad may now be owned by Daren Metropoulos – who handed over $100 million for the privilege – the house will spiritually always be Hef’s.