It’s tough to dispute that celebrities like pushing things to their limits. They appear to have the finest of everything, from world-class vacations that most of us can only dream of to expensive automobiles like Maserati, Rolls Royce, and Bugatti. This, of course, includes where they reside. Why live in a “normal” house when you can live in one that is completely extravagant? The celebrities on this list have managed to push themselves to the top of the heap.
Here are the biggest celebrity houses in the world
Jennifer Lopez – $28 million
Jennifer Lopez paid $28 million for this 14,000-square-foot Bel Air estate in 2016, despite it being on the market for $40 million. The seven-bedroom, thirteen-bathroom home was designed and built by renowned architect Samuel Marx in 1940 and includes a main living room with carved wood or stone fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and a vaulted ceiling, a downstairs pub, a 30-seat screening room, and a stone-accented kitchen with skylights. There are two guesthouses, an infinity pool on the terrace, a 100-seat amphitheater, a vineyard and organic vegetable garden, a man-made swimming pond with beach, a pagoda with a fire pit, and a mini golf course on the grounds.
Celine Dion Jupiter, FL estate – $38.5 million
Although Celine Dion’s 5.7-acre oceanfront estate in Jupiter, Florida was sold earlier this year, it is still worth noting. The Bahamian-inspired estate was custom-built for her, and contains a resort-style water park with a lazy river and twisting waterslides. The main house, which is 10,000 square feet and open concept, has every imaginable luxury, including a bespoke wardrobe with computerized clothing racks and shoe carousels.
There are two more guest homes outside, as well as a simulated golf course, tennis house with tennis court, pool house with built-in kitchen, another pool (infinity-style), and beach house with massage room. She actually sold it?
George Clooney – $100 million
Despite speculations that George Clooney planned to sell Villa Oleandra, his estate in Laglio, Italy, according to a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, this does not appear to be the case. The home, which was built on the banks of Lake Como in the 18th century, is now the perfect blend of its original elegance with all of the modern facilities that one would expect in a home with this price tag.
It features ornately carved ceilings and tile flooring, but it has been refurbished to incorporate a complete gym, massive spa-like baths, and a “pizza room,” for example. Landscaped gardens, a pool, tennis courts, a garage for his motorbikes, and an outdoor theater are among the many features of the property.
Cindy Crawford – $50 million
Cindy Crawford’s beachside Malibu estate, which was originally listed for $60 million, is now available for $50 million. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom Hacienda-style villa was constructed in 1944 on three acres of ground overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but Cindy and her husband, Rande Gerber, recently refurbished it. The home has a wraparound deck with a fire pit and pool that pulls the outside in. A tennis court and a private road to the beach are also included in the 5,500 sq. ft. home and pool on the park-like property.
Tom Cruise – $59 million
Tom Cruise’s 10,000 sq. ft. house, which spans 298 acres just outside of Telluride, CO, features floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room that provide panoramic views of the mountains. Cedar timbers surround the walls and ceilings, and a spectacular fireplace was built with natural stone. There’s a home gym, rec room, and library in the home. A private path system, a lit basketball, tennis, and hockey court, a private motocross track, and a lovely 1,600 sq. ft. guesthouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are all available outside.
P. Diddy – $40 million
P. Diddy opted to make this 2-story, European-style villa his “family home” in 2014, despite owning numerous homes. The home, which sits on an acre of ground in Holmby Hills, CA, has eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a 35-seat theater, and an underwater tube that connects to a grotto and lagoon-style pool. The guest house is in a separate house, and a “spa pavilion” with a private beauty salon, massage room, and steam room is little further away.
Dr. Dre – $40 million
Despite the fact that Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady built this 14,000 sq. ft. estate on 4 acres of excellent real estate in Brentwood, CA, they sold it to Dr. Dre before moving in. He got a 5-bedroom home with a moat and a massive infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean for the astronomical sum. A fantastic poolside cabana with a sitting area and TV, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor bathtub are also available.
Dr. Dre can take use of the chef’s kitchen, out-of-this-world master bathtub, home gym, and various sitting rooms, among other things, within the house, which was primarily built from recycled or old materials.
Ellen DeGeneres – $45 million
Ellen’s gorgeous Santa Barbara estate, which is now on the market, spans little less than 17 acres and overlooks the mountains and the Pacific. The 10,000-square-foot home is, of course, the focal point. Built in 1930, “The Villa” has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as an 850-square-foot living room with rustic exposed beams, 18th-century Italian tile floors, a fireplace, and a library. Jordan Hall, an indoor-outdoor living space, makes it simple to enjoy everything the outside space has to offer, including the pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, sunken tennis court, and beautiful gardens with fountains.
Ellen, by the way, is a real estate magnate in California, where she flips houses on a regular basis. She paid $26.5 million for this villa in 2012.
Bill Gates – $125 million
Although Bill Gates isn’t exactly a celebrity because he doesn’t perform or sing, he is well-known enough to be featured (and at the top) on this list. Bill’s state-of-the-art lakeside estate, Xanadu 2.0, near Medina, WA, is difficult to describe, so here are a few highlights. The 66,000-square-foot house has seven bedrooms and twenty-four bathrooms, as well as six kitchens, a 2,100-square-foot library with a domed roof, an exercise room with a sauna, separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, a steam room, and a trampoline room, an indoor/outdoor pool with underwater music system, a man-made stream stocked with trout and salmon, and a theater.
There are several technical elements, such as spinning artwork and pressure-sensitive flooring, that guarantee security is aware of everyone’s whereabouts at all times. Of course, your location shouldn’t be an issue because each guest is given a microchip in a pin that detects their location and allows them to adjust the temperature and lighting to their liking.
Gwen Stefani – $35 million
Jennifer Lopez formerly owned Gwen’s Hollywood Hills 12,000 sq. ft. home, which is currently for sale for $35 million. The gated and guarded home, dubbed “The Summit,” features dramatic architecture and a black-and-white design scheme, as well as 6 bedrooms, including a master suite with two separate master bathrooms and dressing areas, five patterned marble and granite fireplaces, and every indoor luxury you could imagine.
A 1-bedroom guesthouse, as well as a big infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, dining, and living space with fireplace, a playground, lit tennis court, and a chicken coop, are all available outside. The property also has spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley.
Tiger Woods – $54.5 million
This stunning 10,000 sq. ft. home on illusive Jupiter Island was custom constructed to Tiger’s (and former wife, Elin’s) specifications and backs up to the ocean. Outside, there are four putting greens with various-depth bunkers, a putting studio, a jogging track, a basketball/tennis court, a 60-foot dive pool, a 100-foot lap pool, a boathouse, and a spa. The 4-bedroom home contains a wine cellar, theater, and gaming room, as well as a glass-fronted elevator for those who wish to forgo the steps and take in the wonderful sea views.
There were claims in 2013 that the house was sinking due to Florida’s soft soil (apparently not an unusual problem in the Sunshine State. ), but there isn’t much more information accessible since then.
Lori Laughlin – $35 million
Lori Laughlin of Fuller House and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli own this 12,000 sq. ft. LA-area home, which is also on the market for $35 million. The couple paid $13.995 million for the 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom home with views of the Bel-Air Country Club in 2015, but have since completely renovated it, allowing for the massive price increase.
The neo-Mediterranean-style villa now has a double-height exposed wood ceiling in the foyer, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a basket weave pattern stone tiled floor, and a gold-toned bar connected to the living room by three large archways. Multiple stone terraces, arching loggias (a fancy phrase for open-sided rooms), and a spa may be found outside.
George Lucas – estimated at $100 million
The 4,700-acre Skywalker Ranch was bought by the legendary filmmaker in 1974, and it is estimated that he spent over $100 million restoring and modernizing it over the years. Specific information on the Marin County, California property is currently unavailable. Visitors must be invited, and photography is not permitted. (In fact, it’s been said that Ronald Reagan requested a tour of the property during his administration, but was denied.) The site is said to have multiple structures, a 300-seat theater, a separate 2-story library, an outdoor pool, 200-car subterranean parking, a blooming garden, and vines. It also has its own fire station, according to reports.
Mel Gibson – $29.75
Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican hideaway made our list, despite the fact that he owns a number of luxury homes. The 500-acre property, dubbed “Playa Barrigona,” features nearly two miles of gorgeous coastline, three residences, and hundreds of acres of rainforest home to a variety of species.
The main home, which has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built with coral stone and has beautiful stone carvings, Italian and Spanish tiles, and balconies with views of the courtyard, pool, and open-air dining area and commercial kitchen below. The other two properties had everything you could possibly want in a home, including individual pools.
Demi Moore – $45 million
Despite the fact that Demi sold her NYC triplex in August, it is still on the list since it is such a fantastic property. When it initially went on the market in 2015, the asking price for this “floating house” that soars above Central Park was $75 million. The 7,000-square-foot triplex penthouse has six bedrooms and five and a half baths and is located in the historic San Remo complex, where the new (unnamed, so it may be another celebrity) owner will pay $19,322 per month in HOA fees.
The projection room, exquisite plaster ceiling moldings, turquoise tiled fireplace, and 1,500 sq. ft. stone patio that wraps nearly fully around the building’s top tower are just a few of the highlights of this penthouse.
Oprah Winfrey – $88 million
Oprah’s 42-acre Monecito, CA estate, dubbed “The Promised Land,” is nothing short of spectacular. The main house, which has six bedrooms and fourteen bathrooms, has a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, theater (with a second one outdoors), and various (covered and uncovered) terraces from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Outside, there are riding rings, paddocks, covered stalls, a horse trainer’s house, and a state-of-the-art stable and barn, as well as a pool, two outdoor fireplaces, a man-made stocked lake for fishing, multiple ponds, a 2-acre avocado grove, a koi pond, rose gardens, entertainment area, and a guest house with separate pool. When the main house becomes too much for Oprah, she may go to the teahouse, where she frequently relaxes.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith- $42 million
Will and Jada’s bespoke 25,000 sq. ft. home in Malibu, CA, was featured in the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest. The home, which the couple has termed as a “spiritual undertaking,” is nothing short of spectacular, owing to the fact that it was built entirely by hand. The home contains a huge pool made to seem like a lake or pond, full basketball court, separate tennis court, three golf courses, a vast pasture, and a lake with gazebo, in addition to 9 bedrooms, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a meditation room, and several secret nooks.
The river stones inlaid floors, exposed ceiling timbers gathered from our barns, and hammered wrought iron banisters on the staircase are just a few of the minor details.