Celebrities like to kick back and enjoy their time alone away from the cameras. When they buy a house, they often spend their hard-earned cash making it their dream home. Whether it’s a large swimming pool or just a soft mattress at night – no detail goes unchecked. We examine some of the best homes from your favorite celebrities. With a strong 401k and insurance policies to last a lifetime, we see how the rich and famous choose to spend their money.
Jennifer Lawrence – $8 Million, Beverly Hills
Jennifer Lawrence’s home was formerly owned by reality star and country singer Jessica Simpson. This 5,500 square foot home is in Beverly Hills and comes with five bedrooms and wardrobes each decorated in a French style, including a lap pool located in a hidden backyard and surrounded by greenery. This is the perfect place for a starlet to get some quiet. She often resides in the house in between filming her Oscar-winning performances! Find out where this Marvel hero lives, on the next page…
Scarlett Johansson – $3.8 Million – Los Angeles
Scarlett Johansson spent around $4 million for this four-bedroom place in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. At approximately 3,500 square feet, this mansion has everything she needs. It includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, a fireplace, kitchen with an open floor plan, and other such amenities. In the garden, there is a swimming pool, spa, cabana, and more additional space. The Avengers star doesn’t have to worry about upkeep on this house with her big-budget roles.
Chris Evans – $3.5 Million, Hollywood Hills
He’s the Marvel hero everyone routes for – Captain America! It wasn’t a civil war for Chris Evans, but a bidding war that he had to win to acquire this 4,600 square foot house. Located in Laurel Canyon, the property has a master bedroom, dressing room, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and a steam shower. Chris has even built a spacious open-concept kitchen to nurture his love for cooking and keep the Captain well fed!
Meg Ryan – $10.9 Million, Soho
Meg Ryan’s loft is not like yours. It may appear fairly simple, but this is the actress’ ninth home renovation project. The place is over 4,000 square feet with a 40-foot gallery, exposed brick walls, ebony wooden floor, floor-to-ceiling French doors, including 13 windows and eight wardrobes in the master bedroom. If her career ever slows down as an actress, she can always take up interior design as a new job. This next actor is a mad-hatter for Hollywood Hills…
Johnny Depp – $19 Million, Hollywood Hills
Johnny Depp has bought a house in many places – Los Angeles, an island in the Bahamas, and even a village in France. However, we’re now looking at his primary home in Hollywood Hills. In 1995, he paid a modest $1.8 million for the house, which was built in 1927. It’s built up of six houses (five owned by Depp), and covers 7,430 square feet in total. It boasts eight bedrooms, 29 rooms, and 10 bathrooms.
Mandy Moore – $2.5 Million, Pasadena
Mandy Moore wanted a change from the usual luxury lifestyle, so she bought herself a new chic place to fit her new style of living. The cost of this upgrade was $2.5 million, this 3,500 square foot home has three bathrooms, a spa, a large kitchen with a breakfast nook, three bedrooms, and an office. In the backyard, there is private access to the pool with multiple patios and space for a couple of SUVs. Click to find out where Justin Bieber lives with his new bride…
Justin Bieber – $20 Million, Hollywood Hills
Newly-wed Justin Bieber can enjoy married life in his futuristic mansion in Hollywood Hills. The engagement to capture the world’s attention, he and Hailey Baldwin can rest easy with its six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and an impressive infinity pool. We’re unsure if the glass surrounds require special insurance, but for the parties he’s known to have in his youth, it might be worth the investment! His $200 million fortune is helping him pay the $60k a month rent. Find out which Joker has just moved house, by clicking next…
Jared Leto – $2 Million, Hollywood Hills
This singer-turned-actor Jared Leto invested in a 2-story, 4,000 square foot compound for $2-million dollars in the Hollywood Hills. Leto’s home comes with tropical landscaping covering the house’s exterior, four bedrooms, a huge pool, and his own fully-equipped recording studio for when he is feeling creative. This allows the actor and singer to indulge in any activity that he sees fit for the day as well as maintaining his privacy.
Michael Jackson – $32 Million, New York
Even though the King of Pop died in 2009, it doesn’t stop him from holding properties across the country. One o his homes included this impressive house built in the 1800s. It totals 12,700 square feet over six floors – with seven bedrooms. The marble countertops and design are true to his taste and personality. The house now belongs to the Michael Jackson estate, and it’s unclear if it will stay there. For $32m, it might be worth getting some of that money back by selling it. Click to find out which celebrity is currently hiding in Hidden Hills…
Drake – $7.7 Million, Hidden Hills
Canadian rapper Drake banked on Hidden Hills for his home for quite some time. He bought the house for ‘only’ $7.7 million compared to the $27 million asking price it has today. This mansion comes complete with a gigantic set of swimming pools, waterfalls, and extravagant man-cave-type rooms that include a few secret passageways. We definitely get why Drake had his eye on this place and how good of an investment it is.
Kobe Bryant – $6.1 Million, Los Angeles
With a $500 million fortune, we’re not surprised that Kobe Bryant chose to retire! Today, he enjoys his $6.1m home fitted with a salon, gym, home theatre, and a swimming pool. His initial asking price for the LA mansion was $8m, but someone eventually bought it for $6.1m. Kobe Bryant is recently enjoying a new career as an Oscar-winning filmmaker, so no need to worry about banking on a comeback to sports!
Chloë Grace-Moretz – $3.4 Million, Hollywood
While regular 21-year-olds tend to consider loans and mortgages rates before even they start thinking about buying their own home, actress/model Chloë Grace Moretz has already made more than one real-estate investments. The latest property that ended up in her real estate portfolio is this gorgeous 5,600-square-foot mansion worth around $3.4 million. In addition to five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the pad includes a large master bath complete with a Jacuzzi tub. Meanwhile, this late-night host has us all wondering how much he just spent on a new house…
Bill Maher – Undisclosed, Beverly Hills
In today’s world, a little mystery goes a long way. In work, Bill Maher doesn’t care what you think – and the same can be said for his personal life. This home was previously under the ownership of Ben Affleck, Susan Dey, and Drew Barrymore. It’s unclear how much he paid for this property, but we expect it to be a lot – banking on at least a few million. How much do you think he paid for this secluded house?
Rihanna – $22 Million, Barbados
Rihanna bought her house for $22m in Barbados that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It has direct access to the beach and is her dream home from before she was a rich a successful celebrity. the property has a large outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa, a tennis court, golf course and two docking yacht areas for guests who sail over from abroad! It must be a great place to visit when you want to escape the craziness of California – would you visit? Click on the next page to see which Love Actually star has moved to New York…
Keira Knightly – $6 Million, New York
Keira Knightley has a fantastic apartment in the hip TriBeCa neighborhood that she bought in 2015. The $6 million, three-bedroom home is over 3,000 square feet and has a private patio with a modern touch to it. The house matches the actress’ persona although she probably pays a lot for the insurance. Even with that, most are still envious of this bohemian hideaway.
Miley Cyrus – $2.5 Million, Malibu
The young diva snagged up a two-bedroom Malibu dream house with two acres of the lush landscape for $2.5-million. This home is a stark contrast to her personality as a wild child but every mega celeb needs a place to go to for peace and quiet. Today, she enjoys it with her fiance, Liam Hemsworth, as they plan for their wedding during their exciting engagement. She has a driveway big enough for a few SUVs suitable for the future family! Our next celebrity was living in Washington D.C, until this happened and he had to leave…
Tucker Carlson $2.2 Million, Washington, DC.
Cable news’ most popular anchor, Tucker Carlson had purchased this 4,784-square-foot residence for him and his family in 2011. It had more than enough space for his four children to run around when they were growing up. He had to move up to New York for his show on Fox News, and so the family sold it to relocate in the Empire State. It had seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and one-half bath.
Kanye West – $20 Million, Hidden Hills
Kim and Kanye own a few houses, most notably this $20m house which he renovated no less than five times! No need to take out a mortgage when you’re worth nearly a billion dollars. Still, the mansion doesn’t please Kim entirely – she is now eyeing up a $200m property with a massive 123 rooms, and a tennis court and bowling alley. Let’s hope they cool it down a bit – we’re not sure insurance will cover something that big. Turn the page to see where this former teen star lives…
Christina Aguilera – $13.5 Million, Los Angeles
Christina Aguilera is another star who follows her heart to buy and design her dream house. Her 11,000-square-foot mansion was this starlet’s personal project, including a recording studio, walk-in closet, walls of shoes and more rooms which all have their own color scheme. It even has arcade rooms, compiled of all her kids’ favorite arcade games and pinball machines. This singer knows what she likes and is not intimidated by the price or others opinions. What about this former wrestler? Click to find out who lives in Beverly Hills…
Hulk Hogan – $1.6 Million, Beverly Hills
The TV star, wrestler, and TV personality has had his ups and downs during his career which started in 197u. Today, he lives in a $1.6m Beverly Hills home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and totaling around 2000 square feet. Its beach views are a major selling point and raises the insurance policies surrounding the property and its value. It is situated next to another estate owned by the Hogan family.
Britney Spears – $9 Million, California
Pop icon Britney Spears has had a career with ups and downs, yet she still lives in an amazing home. Her nine-million California-Italian style villa is over 13,00 square feet and comes with everything you need inside and out: gardens, fountains, and elevated gazebo. With so much noise in her everyday life, silence is golden for Spears who doesn’t mind the price tag of this estate – a drop in the ocean of her $200 million fortune. She’s practically neighboring with this Hollywood icon…
Denzel Washington – $14.6 Million, Los Angeles
As an incredibly versatile actor, Denzel Washington owns a home in Los Angeles with a large variety of recreational activities. It has a swimming pool, tennis court, cinema room, sauna, walk-in wardrobe, and a car park for his many cars and SUVs. With a fortune of $220m, it doesn’t take much for him to splash out on a few extra toys and gadgets in his house. May he enjoy it!
Seth Meyers – $7 Million, Greenwich Village
This Late Night host’s home sure is something to talk about! His $12 million fortune has helped him buy a two-story, five-bedroom house in Greenwich Village coming in at 3,00 square feet. This duplex is just a short stroll from Washington Square Park, and has a view of the Empire State building over the Hudson River. Not too bad for this funny man! He’s not too far away from this 1990s star currently living in Soho – find out who!
Beyonce and Jay-Z – $88 Million, Bel Air
With a combined fortune of $350m, is it a surprise that this power couple’s home is with almost $100m? As well as its eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms, their amazing 30,000-square-foot Bel Air house has space for four swimming pools, a full-sized basketball court, spa, separate staff quarters, and a garage big enough to host at least fifteen cars. We bet they got this insured, you don’t want any of that to wash away! Turn the page to find out what other Hollywood couple is currently doing renovations…
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt – $6 Million, New York
This famous TV and film couple easily bought this Brooklyn Park Slope house measuring at almost 4,000 square feet. This home contains six-suite bedrooms with amazing architecture, including walk-in wardrobes and design points. They paid around $300k for renovations before moving in with their young children. They can now call this house a home for them and their family.
Lea Michele – $3.3 Million, Los Angeles
Glee alum Lea Michele appears to be happy in her West Los Angeles home that cost her about $3.3 million at the time of purchase. Even though she is not much of a party girl, the home was still featured in InStyle’s magazine as an example of an amazing investment for a young person looking to start a family. This mansion contains multi-colored rooms with cupboards and wardrobes to match, as well as a big backyard and car park. What celebrity has traded it all for a farm? Click next to find out…
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban – $3.45 Million, Tennessee
Just south of Nashville lies this amazing property belonging to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. They have recently listed this 5000-square foot property for $3.4m – are you interested in buying it from them? It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is on a quiet country road. On the rolling hills of Franklin, Tennessee, the house had many good memories inside of it and is ready to be the host of many more.
Lady Gaga – $5.25 Million, Hollywood Hills
Another Pop Icon with a Hollywood hideaway is Lady Gaga, who bought Frank Zappa’s home in Laurel Canyon. This Hollywood Hills house covers almost 7,000 square feet with six bathrooms, seven bedrooms, two guest homes, and a staff house for all her needs. Adding to the insurance bills are indoor and outdoor kitchens, an entire art gallery, a recording studio, and a rooftop tennis court. This home truly has everything a Hollywood star could ever want or need. Some actors prefer Florida, as this actor-turned-pilot will tell you on the next page…
John Travolta – $12 Million, Florida
John Travolta is known for his career which has spanned over four decades. Looking at his house, you will definitely agree that his Florida property is impressive. The $12 million compound is a home and airport including a long landing strip, airplane hangars, pools, and a golf course. We have to assume that he is still getting Grease residuals since his net worth is estimated at $160 million which helps pay off the house very easily.
Katy Perry – $4 Million, Los Angeles
Katy Perry is a singing sensation with a bunch of chart-topping hits; so it’s no wonder she can live like a true California Queen! Her $4 million Mediterranean-style home has special amenities including four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a walk-in closet. The backyard has a stunning view and a massive pool – a great place to watch some fireworks. The price tag has nothing on her $280m fortune – she can afford to splash out a bit! Our heart will go on for this super star and her Florida palace – find out what it is on the next page!
Celine Dion – $65 Million, Florida
Celine Dion is an experienced entertainer with a career spanning 30 years. She decided to build herself a Bahamian-style wonderland in Florida. She added a water park to her 10,000 square foot home complete with pools, man-made rivers, and water slides. At a price of $65 million, this eight-bedroom mansion also comes with a beach-view, master kitchen, multiple dining areas, media, and game rooms and more. With a total fortune of $380m, wouldn’t you invest in a similar home?
Rob Lowe – $42 Million, Santa Barbara
This The West Wing and Parks and Recreation star recently invested a whopping $42m into this property. He and his wife merged their savings accounts to renovate this new home. Each of the 20 rooms inside the luxurious house is decorated in an old English style with a touch of modern luxury. Their new piece of real estate made such an impression that it was featured on the pages of Architectural Digest. He’s not too far from another Hollywood star and his two teenage kids – find out who!
Will Smith – $42m, California
This Fresh Prince moved as far as he could to the neighborhood of Calabasas, California. This investment on land and water is far from just a home: this estate first cost Will Smith $20 million and comes with all the amenities he needs. The house includes basketball courts, a golf course, a tennis court, a huge garage for 10 SUVs, and a recording studio. It is now worth more than double what Smith paid for it at $42 million, due to the additions he added to the estate.
Selena Gomez – $4 Million, Texas
Actress-turned-pop singer Selena Gomez certainly loves her family and friends – which is why she recently purchased a 10,000-square-foot mansion located in Fort Worth. The decision came after the singer decided she wants to spend more time with her family. The resort-style home comes with seven bathrooms, five bedrooms, a luxurious home theater, two kitchens, parking for eight SUVs, and a gaming room. Together with that, it also has an outdoor kitchen, saltwater pool, and a tennis court. It’s pretty different from this $85 million house on the next page…
Eddie Murphy – $85m, Hollywood Hills
Famous comedian Eddie Murphy bought this $20m piece of land without a mortgage due to his high fortune as an actor and stand-up. He made some new renovations as a homeowner that included turning it into an entire resort – with a pool, sauna, gym, and hot tub. The mansion spans over 16 acres and has nine bedrooms, 32 rooms, and a guest house which is roughly the same size as a normal home.
Michael Phelps – $2.5 Million, Scottsdale
Michael Phelps returned to his five-bedroom home in Scottsdale, Arizona, after another round at the Olympic games. The mansion includes six bathrooms, a large kitchen, dining room, and four fireplaces. This $2.5 million home is a great real estate investment and Phelps could even retire in it. Set on a private land with a pool in the backyard, we are sure he will be able to keep busy during his retirement from professional competition. Speaking of retirement – check out what singer just returned to the public eye in this brand new house on the next page…
Adele – $9.5 Million, Beverly Hills
This famous British icon comes and goes every few years, but it’s undeniable that she leaves an impact wherever she goes. Adele has more than a few awards under her belt, so buying $9.5 million home in Hidden Valley was not something she needed financial advice for. In total, it has four bedrooms each with a fireplace and walk-in closet, two dining rooms, two living rooms, and two baths rooms.
Bill Gates – $147.5 Million, Washington
The man behind Microsoft, and perhaps the biggest philanthropist on the planet. Bill Gates is the owner of a $147.5 million dollar house in Washington. Gates’ home also comes fully equipped with a bunch of home technologies and systems, appearing to be a real-life Stark Tower!. It is a long way away from his childhood home and a great place to relax after a long day’s work – sometimes engaging in writing his latest book. Turn to the next page to find out who lives in a modest New York house…
Rosie O’Donnell – $525,000, New York
The comedian, actress, personality, and political pundit bought a large house in New York that makes her commute to The View much easier than before. There’s a pool, a jacuzzi, and even a movie theater so she can relax at night with friends and family. O’Donnell is also a known philanthropist and spends time, money, and energy raising funds and contributing to charities across the states. Quite the investment, since prices are only going up in the Empire State!
Bernie Sanders – $575k, Champion Island
The 2016 Presidential candidate wants to take money from the rich to feed the poor. This is one of his four houses he shares with his wife who is currently under FBI investigation for fraud. It was built in 1920 and is 1883 square feet – much, much bigger than the average home of his supporters. Let’s hope they have a strong insurance policy – his summer house comes with hundreds of thousands of dollars of maintenance costs. Sanders has something in common with this past president – you won’t believe how much his house is worth!
Jimmy Carter – $167k, Georgia
The former president lives in a modest suburban home and even continues to shop at the supermarkets he visited before his tenure at the White House. His humble two-bedroom home (which he built himself!) is shared with his wife, Rosalynn, and goes to show not all former presidents seek a lavish lifestyle! The only difference in his life today is the addition of Secret Service agents who accompany all former presidents for life. At 94, he has enjoyed the longest life after the presidency than any other person.
Clint Eastwood – $9.75 Million, California
Another old man on our list, the Western actors is entering his 89th year and stronger than ever. His Spanish Colonial estate in California is on a 4.7-acre space of land. He bought it in 1994 for $3.9m and is looking to gain on the investment. In total, it is 7000 square feet with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s the perfect home to host his family and friends which he uses for BBQ dinners and evenings of quiet drinks.