At the top of the most expensive homes in the entire world is Buckingham Palace which is valued at a massive $1.5 billion. Far behind it is a property in Mumbai, India, The Antilia which is valued at over a billion. While these are at the extreme end of things, the list of the most expensive celebrity homes also comes with some that are by no means lightweight in cost with some stretching into hundreds of millions. Just as one can guess based on the values of the properties, they have everything from luxury to space, and what have you.
Most Expensive Celebrity Homes
1. Four Fairfield Pond: $248.5 million
Owner: Ira Renner
This is not only one of the most expensive homes in the United States, but it is also one of the most expensive in the world, costing more than a quarter billion. The 63-acre mansion has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, and a dining room that measures a massive 91 foot. More so, it has 3 swimming pools, bowling alley, tennis courts, and it is designed with its own power plant.
Owning this mansion does not come without its huge price as the tax on the property was placed at $649,281 in 2017.
2. Ellison Estate, Woodside, Calif.
Owner: Larry Ellison
If you have a net worth that is estimated at over $59 billion, it will not be surprising if you own a mansion that is valued at over $200 million. What is more is that Larry is known for his great taste for architectural excellence which has made him buy properties in different parts of the world including Japan.
With a man-made lake, the property has everything as far as taste and class are concerned. The 23-acre mansion comes with 10 buildings, a pond, a tea house, and much more.
3. The Manor: $175 million
Owner: Petra Stunt
One of the most expensive celebrity homes in the United States, The Manor was placed for sale at $200 million before it was later listed again at $175 million. Formerly owned by TV giant Aaron Spelling, it was sold by his wife, Candy Spelling to Petra Stunt who is the daughter of British business magnate and Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone for $85 million in 2011.
The Manor has 56,500 square feet of living space, a bar, and a wine cellar, and it has a provision for a hundred cars in case of a party. Also, it has 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, two swimming pools, and a tennis court.
4. Xanadu 2.0: $178 million
Owner: Bill Gates
Located in Medina, Washington, Xanadu 2.0 is owned by one of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates. The mansion covers 66,000-square-foot and it features things like a 60-foot swimming pool that has an underwater music system, a library, exercise room, and an underground cave. More so, the mansion has 7-bedroom, 24 bathrooms, and a reception hall that measures 2,300 square foot and can comfortably take as much as 159 guests or even 200 guests for dinner party and cocktail party respectively.
The home makes use of high technology for things like changing the artwork on the walls, monitoring the climate, lighting of rooms, and other tech stuff.
5. Palazzo di Amore: $190 million
Owner: Jeff Greene
Measuring 53,000 square feet, this house was for around $35 million in 2014 and was sold in 2017 for $190 million, making it to the top of the most expensive homes in the US at the time.
Palazzo di Amore which as pointed out is owned by Jeff Greene, has as much as 12 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, an entertainment center with a bowling alley, a movie theater, and a car garage that can take up to 27 cars.
6. Seven the Pinnacle: $155 million
Owners: Edra and Tim Blixseth
This cozy mansion is located in Big Sky, Montana. Owned by real estate developer and timber baron Tim Blixseth and Edra before their divorce, this property attracted the deepest pockets around, thanks to its private ski and golfing community.
The property has things like 10 bedrooms, multiple pools, heated floors, a gym, and much more that stands it out as far as luxury is concerned.
There was a time when Tim was among the 400 richest in the United States, however, following his unending divorces and other financial dealings that didn’t go well, he lost almost all he had.
7. Fleur de Lys: $102 million
Owner: Michael Robert Milken
This property is placed at the top of the list of most expensive homes in Los Angeles County. It was first owned by David I. Saperstein and Suzanne Saperstein but after the couple suffered a very bitter divorce, it went to Suzanne who in 2006, sold the property for $102 million to Michael Robert Milken.
The mansion has 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a two-story library, a large ballroom, and a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar. This has been described as one of the most extravagant homes you will find in Los Angeles.
8. Playboy Mansion: $100 Million
Owner: Daren Metropoulos
Formerly owned by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner whose home it was from 1974 until 2017 when he died, the mansion was built in 1927 and through the years, it has become a venue for TV production, magazine photography, events, and much more.
In 2016, the 21,987-square-foot property was listed at $200 million but ended up being bought by Daren Metropoulos at $100 million.
The Playboy Mansion which is at the Holmby Hills area in California comes with 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a gym, tennis court, zoo, and much more.
9. Oprah’s Montecito Property: $90 million
Owner: Oprah Winfrey
With billions of dollars to her name and hundreds of millions given out in philanthropy, Oprah also has different homes to her name, but it is her Montecito Property that is one of the most expensive celebrity homes, pricing at somewhere close to a $100 million.
The property which was owned by Robert Veloz and his wife, Marlene who bought it in 1998 for $14 million, was later sold to the talk-show hostess in 2001 for $50 million. Today, the worth of the property has been placed at more than $90 million.
Built in 1912, the 42-acre estate which later had another 23.26-acre parcel of land adjacent to it bought over by Oprah has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and everything else to make you live like a billionaire.
10. Jay Z and Beyoncé Bel-Air Property: $85 million
Owners: Jay Z and Beyoncé
Owned by probably the biggest duo in the music world at the moment, the power couple bought the Bel Air property after it was completed in 2017. With close to 30,000 square feet of living space, the mansion has six structures that include wellness facilities, a media room, as well as 4 outdoor swimming pools.
Even though it was not listed publicly, there were revelations that the asking price for the property was $135 million. However, the Carters were able to get it for less than 90 million.
11. Tom Cruise’s Telluride Home: $59 Million
Owner: Tom Cruise
Spanning 298 acres, this property is one of the most luxurious mountain hideaways in the United States. The mansion which is located outside of Telluride, Colorado, has great views of Mt. Wilson. Inasmuch as it is a luxurious property, it is proving to be mission impossible for the actor to have a buyer after putting it up for sale twice in 2014 and 2017.
The estate was completed in 1994 and it is designed with walls and ceiling of cedar wood. It has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms to show, and 1,600-square-foot guesthouse which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
12. Tiger Woods Jupiter Island Home: $54.5 million
Owner: Tiger Wood
If you are the greatest golfer of all time, there is no reason why you shouldn’t own a home that is out of this world, somewhere in Jupiter Island Florida. The beachfront property has a golf practice facility on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
After the golfer purchased the home in 2011 for $40 million, he invested another $15 million to turn it into what it is today. However, it was later reported that the property was gradually sinking.
Among the things the estate comes with are a 60-feet diving pool, 4-bedroom home, and a basketball court among other things.
13. Howard Stern Palm Beach Home: $52 million
Owner: Howard Stern
This Palm Beach mansion was purchased by America’s Got Talent judge in 2013 from Martin Trust and his wife, Diane for $52 million to make him one of the celebs to own a home in Palm Beach. Measuring 18,673 sq. ft., there is not so many details provided about the mansion.
However, it is known that its value as at 2011 was $35.77 million and then in 2012, it was valued at $40.8 million following the tax rolls of 2012.
14. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith California Mansion: $42 million
Owners: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
During the California wildfire, there was the fear that things may get out of hand and reach to the $42 million mansion of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, forcing the Hollywood power-couple to evacuate even though they were not in the evacuation zone.
With a respective net worth of $20 million and $300 million, Pinkett and Will Smith own the Malibu home that is 25,000 sq. ft. in size and comes with a state-of-the-art recording studio, basketball and tennis courts, and 9 bedrooms among other things.
15. Dr. Dre’s Prime Real Estate in Brentwood
Owner: Dr. Dre
This $40 million 14,000 sq. ft. home was owned by Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady who later sold it to the legendary producer after it was first priced at $50 million. Brady and his wife bought the land upon which they later built the home in 2009 and sold it in 2014.
With a view of the Pacific Ocean, the property has 5 bedrooms, a gym, outdoor kitchen, and a poolside cabana.
Among the most expensive celebrity homes, you will also find different $40 million properties including that of P. Diddy’s family home in Holmy Hill, CA.