Many of us are unlikely to reach the staggering wealth that some celebrities possess. Yet, as humans, we always want to see, touch, and feel what we could have. Learning about celebrity homes allows us to imagine a life we could one day live if we put in more effort or take that new corporate job we aren’t crazy about.
None of us can deny that celebrities can take things to the extreme, reflecting in the houses they purchase. While some stars will buy a home because it resonates with their identity, others will buy up prime real estate because it has all the latest and greatest furnishings and gadgets.
Regardless of the reasoning behind buying a home, the celebrities on this list all have one thing in common: they’ve all purchased exorbitantly expensive residences that cost more money than most of us will earn in a lifetime.
If you want to glimpse into some of the most expensive, extravagant, luxurious, modern, and charismatic homes ever designed and bought by celebrities, keep reading. Who knows, you may even find some unique inspiration for your own home that you can take away and implement, even if it is on a lesser scale.
1. Sylvester Stallone ($110 million)
The most expensive celebrity home on our list belongs to famous actor Sylvester Stallone. Unlike other celebrities on our list, Stallone built his mega-mansion himself in 1994. The house is situated in the sought-after suburb of Beverly Hills inside an exclusive enclave community. Due to the ingeniously elevated design, this home has almost unobstructed panoramic views of the famed Rodeo Drive.
Although it is unknown how much the home cost to build back in the 90s, we know how much it will cost to purchase it now. In January of 2021, the state of the art 21,000 square foot house with a two-bedroom guest house was placed on the housing market for a tear-jerking $110 million, which has earned it the kingly title of being one of the most expensive celebrity homes in history.
The colorfully designed mega-mansion features eight spacious bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a breakfast room, a formal lounge, two powder rooms, and a dining room. Uniquely, some of the rooms in the mansion are decorated with movie memorabilia and contemporary art.
Additionally, some of the notable interior features include a cigar room with its own air filtration system, a fully equipped home gym, and a luxuriously furnished screening room. There’s also a sauna, steam room, and art studio.
Other notable exterior features of Stallone’s home include three acres of park-like grounds, multiple sunbathing patios, a putting green, and an infinity pool. Furthermore, car enthusiasts will likely love that this home has an expansive air-conditioned eight car garage.
2. Oprah Winfrey ($101 million)
Oprah Winfrey might have grown up in a low-income environment, but against all odds, she managed to make a success out of her life. The star is well known for her business mindset and, as such, has quite an impressive property portfolio. However, her most remarkable home is definitely her Promised Land estate, estimated to be worth $101 million in today’s market.
Interestingly it took much effort on Winfrey’s part to acquire the property as it wasn’t on the market. However, the previous owners Marlene and Robert Veloz ultimately decided to take Winfrey up on her generous $54 million offer. Since then, she has added other buildings, features, and amenities that have allowed its worth to increase exponentially.
The Promised Land estate is made up of approximately 13 buildings packed with impressive and luxurious furnishings and appliances. It’s situated in Montecito, California, on almost 70 acres of land. It’s believed that Winfrey’s primary residence in her estate is the 23,000 square foot neo-Georgian mansion which has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two theatres, and 10 fireplaces.
Although the two pools, tennis court, and koi pond are impressive, the opulent private bathroom is perhaps the most unbelievable. Winfrey reportedly had an entire team of artisans design and build a luxurious bathroom that features a bathtub that was uniquely carved into the shape of her body.
3. Pierce Brosnan ($100 million)
We all know how expensive oceanfront real estate can be, but no price is too high when you’re a celebrity with a high net worth. It may seem unbelievable, but 007 actor Pierce Brosnan owns one of the most expensive celebrity homes. Brosnan bought two lots of land for around $10 million and built this coastal real estate wonder that features panoramic views from nearly every room.
Due to the almost excessive opulence and Japanese-style spa, the 13,000 foot Thai-inspired home is similar to a five-star resort. However, despite its grandeur, the actor decided to place the oceanfront home on the market in October 2020 for a whopping $100 million.
The coastal home has an open plan layout which allows loads of natural light to filter in throughout the day. Each room in this five bedroom house has gorgeous teak flooring and handcrafted woodwork with floor-to-ceiling windows. Besides the impressive bedrooms, there is also a chef’s kitchen filled with modern appliances, 14 luxurious bathrooms, and a custom-designed butler’s pantry with a temperature-controlled wine closet.
Other features and amenities that make this home worth its hefty $100 million price tag include a recording studio, screening room with bar, saltwater pool, plunge pool, steam room, and multiple saunas. Another perk for the new owner of this celebrity home will be 117 feet of private beachfront that comes with the property.
4. George Clooney ($100 million)
You might not ever be able to own a celebrity house due to their expensive price tags, but you could rent one. For example, those thirsting for a taste of celebrity lifestyle luxury can rent out George Clooney’s $100 million villa if they have the budget and are visiting Italy.
Clooney’s gorgeous Villa Oleandra was built in the 18th century but has since been updated to include all the modern luxury amenities and features befitting a celebrity lifestyle. According to sources, the villa is a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary interior design styles and furnishings.
The mansion boasts 25 rooms with ornately carved ceilings, an expansive garage, a private gym, and numerous massive bathrooms. Additionally, one of the best features this home has is its comfortable outdoor theatre. There’s also a unique pizza room and a specifically engineered and constructed wall that keeps the lake from pouring directly into the home.
5. Jay-Z & Beyoncé ($88 million)
Jay Z and Beyoncé are well known for their refined style, incredible vocals, and high net worth, but they should also be known for their cunning business skills. The pair considered an uber-modern Bel Air mansion in 2019 that was initially priced at $120 million. After grueling negotiations, they managed to purchase the home for only $88 million.
The entire estate consists of six structures that total an incredible 30,000 square feet of combined living space. It’s constructed out of glass, steel, and gorgeous marbled limestone, with one of the most picturesque architectural features being the dark wood and Italian limestone staircase.
Inside the main house, there are eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Additionally, there are some notable buildings surrounding the Bel Air mansion where Jay Z and Beyoncé reside. These include an entertainment building, a private fitness center, a spa, and a massive 15 car garage.
Moreover, not many celebrity homes can boast that they are equipped with a helipad and bulletproof windows, but the Bel Air mansion can. Additionally, this home has four outdoor swimming pools, a basketball court, and numerous tech-savvy features.
6. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie ($80 million)
For some celebrities, a mansion is too insignificant a home. So after spending some time house hunting, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought an $80 million castle titled Chateau Miraval in the south of France in 2012 but leased the castle in 2008 before they divorced. The main structure can be traced back to the 17th century, but this doesn’t mean it’s outdated.
The main castle features 35 rooms, of which there is a video game room, a home theatre, and an indoor pool. Surrounding the castle are multiple structures, including a partially built 17th century Roman-esque chapel. The castle, along with all its structures, falls on 12,00 square feet.
It’s not only the inside that is impressive. The outside of this property boasts a dirt bike course, a 200-year-old olive tree, a vineyard, pine forests, lakes, fountains, and even a medieval moat to keep the paparazzi out!
7. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian ($60 million)
Before Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought this devastatingly beautiful mansion in the Hidden Hills in Hollywood, the home originally belonged to Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley. Interestingly the pair only paid $20 million for the house in 2014. However, after extensive renovations, it’s believed to now be worth a whopping $60 million after the couple made it their own.
Sadly the lovebirds recently split, with Kim Kardashian keeping the house as part of the divorce settlement. However, it’s believed she will continue to live in the modern mansion, and to be honest, who wouldn’t want to with how spectacular it is.
The home boasts eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a show kitchen, a staff kitchen, a walk-in pantry, and a lounge that has gorgeous vaulted ceilings. Additionally, the theme for the home is modern yet minimalistic with a neutral color scheme.
Some of the more mention-worthy amenities include two well-maintained vineyards, two swimming pools, and a 1,050 square foot entertainment pavilion. There is also a fully equipped music lab where Kanye would record and a garage manned by 24-hour security personnel.
8. Tom Cruise ($59 million)
Not every expensive celebrity home is located in an uber elite area. For example, Tom Cruise’s mountain ranch is located in Colorado just outside of Telluride and almost perfectly blends into its surroundings because of its elegant yet simplistic design.
The estimated $59 million, 10,000 square foot house is located on 298 acres of land and includes horse stables, picturesque sprawling hills, and multiple forest trails. Interestingly, Cruise tried to sell this home in 2014, but he unlisted it after it was on the market for two years.
Inside this delightfully modern yet rustic home are seven comfortably furnished bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a recreational room, and a fully stocked custom library. Cruise reportedly designed the log mansion himself in 1994. Additionally, there is also a beautiful separate guest house that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Ironically, the Colorado mansion might not be as spectacular without its private helipad that allows Cruise and his guests to navigate the treacherous yet magnificent otherwise unattainable private land. There is also a motocross track, a hockey rink, tennis court, and basketball court.
9. Tiger Woods ($54 million)
Sporting celebrity Tiger Woods decided to purchase an expensive $54 million home on Florida’s Juniper Island, with less than 1,000 people inhabiting it. Unlike other celebrity homes, this one has a very distinguishable feature – a gorgeous glass-covered walkway that separates the living areas from the rest of the house that has multiple purposes.
It’s unlikely Woods would have bought the 12 acres of land on which his 9,000 square foot home resides if it didn’t come with the beautiful and functional three-and-a-half-acre golf course. In addition to this, the property also has two boat docks, a 100 foot long swimming pool, and an outdoor tennis and basketball court.
Woods reportedly bought the home for around $45 million and invested another $15 million to get it into the condition it’s in today. Furthermore, some of the amenities on offer in this sporty house include a game room, wine cellar, media room, world-class gym, and strangely even an oxygen therapy room.
10. Sting ($50 million)
It isn’t only mansions, estates, castles, and villas that are expensive, as can be seen with former Police singer Sting’s $50 million Manhattan duplex penthouse. Although this duplex has a hefty price tag, it’s visually stunning and equipped with many features and amenities that make it worth it. It’s uncertain why Sting decided to sell the custom-designed duplex, but he definitely turned a profit on his original $27 million investment.
The duplex, which spans two entire floors and encompasses 5,417 square feet, is situated on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Inside there are four spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms that are luxuriously furnished with everything a celebrity could possibly need. There is also a spacious lounge, chef’s kitchen, a sauna, and a library with built-in shelving.
Moreover, each room has a sophisticated interior theme that is well executed with elegant fixtures such as a spiral staircase and a bespoke free-standing fireplace. Additionally, the house boasts spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for unobstructed views of Central Park.
If you’re going to own a penthouse duplex in one of the most prestigious areas of Manhattan, you need to ensure it has an awe-inspiring terrace. This was likely Stings thinking as the outside of this home is almost more admirable than the inside. There is a 396 foot private terrace that affords spectacular views of New York City.