20 Luxurious Celebrity Homes (You’ll Never Guess Who Paid In Cash!)
by Daniel James
We all know that celebrities lead a much more lavish life than we do—after all, celebrity homes can be up to 10 times larger than the average suburban house—but what sort of homes, exactly, do the rich and famous spend their money on? We got the scoop to answer that question and more. Trust us; these places will blow your mind, and it’s hard not to get jealous.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Leaving behind his $12 million Hollywood Hills home, Ashton Kutcher moved into this $10 million estate in Beverly Hills with wife Mila Kunis and daughter Wyatt.
Jennifer Lopez’s $18 million estate in the Hamptons is so vast that a stalker was able to hide away in her pool house for a week back in 2013 before being discovered!
Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Sporting a six-car garage, eight bedrooms, a spa, and more, this 22,000-square-foot estate befits such a famous couple. But after spending years building the opulent estate, they sold it to Dr. Dre in late 2014 for $40 million and are currently building a new place in Boston.
Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island estate is more than 11,000 square feet of waterfront luxury. She reportedly paid $17 million for the property—in cash!
Tiger’s $60-million Jupiter, Florida, mansion has everything from a running track to a pool. And, obviously, a golf course.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
The Kardashian/West family lives in a French-inspired $21.5-million estate in Bel Air. The scale and attention to detail is exactly the sort of style we’ve come to expect from this power couple; the property boasts two spas, an outdoor entertainment pavilion, and an on-site vineyard!
It wouldn’t be a list of pricey celeb estates if we didn’t include Oprah’s $55-million megamansion in Montecido, California. Of course, this particular estate is just one of many, as Oprah owns multiple homes, from Chicago to Hawaii.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi live in a ranch home on a property in the Santa Monica mountains. With the appeal of a woodland escape for Portia and the appeal of a major design project for Ellen, the home was a perfect fit. Ellen allegedly spent close to five years decorating the house!
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
This couple shares a 25,000-square-foot estate in Malibu with their children. With such amenities as a lakeside gazebo and a recording studio, the family has a truly beautiful property.
Building his dream home in Beverly Hills allegedly took Simon Cowell five years to complete. At 9,000 square feet, it defies imagination, as does the cost, which has been estimated at more than $29 million.
Seinfeld lives in a lavish estate once owned by Billy Joel. With a massive outdoor area, a beautiful swimming pool, and an adorable guest house, it’s no wonder that he paid $32 million for it in 2013.
Rihanna owns many properties, but her $15-million mansion in her hometown of Barbados ranks among some of the most beautiful estates you’ll see, with a beautiful arched terrace, a massive pool, and a view of the ocean.
Cher’s infinity pool and patio in Malibu overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Obviously the view is stunning, but her 14,000-square-foot Italian renaissance style home is just as beautiful. Cher recently listed the home on the market for an impressive $41 million.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
One of several places Brad and Angelina call home is the south of France, where they live in an amazing $60-million estate called Chateau Miraval, which boasts more than 30 rooms. Pitt once jokingly said he wasn’t even sure he’d been in them all!
Katy Perry bought two adjoining homes in Los Angeles for $11.2 million. From her pool, you can see the entire Los Angeles skyline. Of course, Perry has been in the news lately for her interest in purchasing an eight-acre convent and retreat house in L.A., submitting an offer for $14.5 million for the property.
Justin Timberlake purchased a sleek, modern penthouse at SoHo Mews in New York City. If you’ve ever wondered what a beautiful view of the city and the Empire State Building costs, it’s around $7.6 million!
Purchased in October 2015, Britney’s new Italian villa in Thousand Oaks, California, comes in at the “lower” end of the celebrity cost spectrum at $7.4 million. However, this home is one of several that Britney owns; she owns property in other spots from New York to L.A.
Miley recently bought more than five acres just outside of LA County. After having several security issues at her last home, Miley was looking for a change of pace. She found it with this more traditional “ranch style” home with a riding track and a barn for horses. There’s even a chicken coop! They say you can take the girl out of the country but …
Jlaw bought a home in Beverly Hills for $7 million. The former owner? Jessica Simpson, who moved in just after her divorce from Nick Lachey. It’s definitely a step up from Panem.
Newer to superstardom, Amy Schumer lives in a $1.695-million penthouse in New York City. It may be tiny (just one bedroom!), but it does feature a private staircase to a roof terrace and a view of Central Park.