We cannot deny that celebrities enjoy taking things to the next level. They appear to have the best of everything, from excellent holidays that the majority of us can only dream of to luxury cars made by Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bugatti. Of course, this includes where they live. After all, why live in a “normal” house when you can live in one that is completely out of the ordinary? The celebrities on this list have managed to push their way to the top of the heap. Here are the world's most expensive celebrity homes.
Taylor Swift: $30 Million House
This Georgian revival house is the stuff of fantasies. It includes seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and plenty of room for guests. Furthermore, because of the house's coastal position, the views from the outside are equally wonderful as the inside. In fact, the house is so beautiful that no visitor will leave without being blown away by its beauty.
Kylie Jenner: $36.5 Million House
It would be an exaggeration to label Kylie Jenner's Holmby Hills house a holiday resort, as it offers everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday. In fact, the house boasts seven bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, twenty parking places, a bar, games area, home cinema, chef's kitchen, and a swimming pool that covers the length of the property.
As a result, this house provides Kylie with the ideal environment for entertaining guests and hosting her typically opulent events. As if that wasn't enough, she also has two guest flats in the house where guests and family can stay.
Ellen DeGeneres: $45 Million House
This 13-acre estate is a Tuscan-inspired retreat that brings a bit of Italian flair to California. Initially designed in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost. There are nine fireplaces, multiple libraries, two pools, and a tennis court in the villa to provide peace and quiet. In addition, neighbours include Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, as well as Oprah.
Tiger Woods: $57 Million House
This custom-built haven in Florida has an ocean backdrop. Thus, it is the perfect place to soak up those views is from its glass-fronted elevator. Making the most of the outdoors is key to the architecture of this house.
It offers a basketball court, a tennis court, a 100-foot lap pool, a dive pool, a spa, four putting greens, a putting studio, and a jogging track. Many people say living in this house is like living heaven on earth.
Tom Cruise: $59 Million House
With floor-to-ceiling windows that cover the 10,000 square foot property, the action film star's Colorado mansion takes advantage of the magnificent mountain views on the outskirts of Telluride.
The home's timber walls and natural stone chiminea lend it a rustic feel. Its private trail system, hockey, tennis, basketball, and private motocross track keep the star and his guests entertained.
Angelina Jolie: $61 Million House
With 1000 acres of property surrounded by a moat, the actress' château in the south of France takes the fairy tale fantasy of living in a castle to a whole new level.
It has its own vineyard, 35 bedrooms, a dining hall, a pool, and even 'his and hers' gyms. The house is one of the most wanted celebrity houses among billionaires, but Angelina is unwilling to sell it anytime soon.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé: $88 Million House
There is no doubt that they are one of the world's most powerful couples and that they deserve to live in one of the world's most beautiful houses. An idea shared by Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who spent $88 million on a hillside house in Bel-Air.
It is the sixth most expensive home ever purchased in Los Angeles history. The house contains four pools, a 15-car garage, a full spa, and a wellness centre. The 30,000 square feet of living space enclosed by six different glass-walled structures are among its most enticing features.
Celine Dion: $38.5 Million House
The celebrity sold her house on Florida's exclusive Jupiter Island for $38.5 million in 2017. The house contains 11,000 square feet of living space, 13 bedrooms, and 14 bathrooms. But the main aspect is aquatic: Dion felt that a pool would be insufficient for entertaining guests, so the property included a full private water park.
Jennifer Lopez: $28 Million House
The celebrity owns a vast multimillion-dollar house portfolio that spans the country and the globe. Her $28 million French country-style mansions in Bel-Air, designed by famed architect Samuel Marx in 1940, are at the heart of it all. It has a guest house, 17 parking spaces, a screening room with 30 seats, and a pub.
Mel Gibson: $29.8 Million House
This is one of the most beautiful houses owned by celebrities. The resort is set on more than 400 acres of pristine rainforest. Furthermore, the house boasts more than two miles of pristine beach-front overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The action movie star listed it for $29.8 million in 2017, down from the original asking price of $35 million.
Simon Cowell: $25 Million House
America's Got Talent judge Cowell sold his Beverly Hills mansion in 2020 for $25 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and the amenities are fantastic.
According to reports, the house boasts side-by-side massage tables, a live-in butler and maid quarters, and a $1 million security system with retina scan authorization. That's not a bad return on the $8 million he paid in 2004.
Lady Gaga: $25 Million House
The musician spent $22 million on the house back in 2014 when she purchased it. However, today, the house is worth a staggering $25 million after the renovation took place.
The house is located in a typical suburban neighbourhood which makes it different from many celebrity houses in gated communities. Visitors are greeted by an extra-long driveway, stables, a horse-riding ring, and barns, as well as super-scary guard dogs. The design was influenced by traditional homes in the south of France.
Cindy Crawford: $47 Million House
The celebrity sold her house back in 2018 for $45 million despite not receiving the $60 million she had requested. However, today the house is worth $47 million. It is one of the most expensive properties in the posh neighbourhood. The 5,254-square-foot seaside house is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding acres of rugged natural wilderness make the views breathtaking. Furthermore, the sprawling property provides privacy that is uncommon for A-listers.
Phil Spector: $3.3 Million House
There is no doubt that many people are hesitant to buy a house where a murder has taken place, especially one that made national headlines. However, this unusual castle eventually sold, although it had been on the market for years.
In fact, it sold for $3.3 million after its owner, disgraced producer Phil Spector, died in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson this January. Spector purchased the sprawling estate, known as the Pyrenees Castle, for $1.1 million in 1998.
Kris Jenner: $15 Million House
The celebrity is the matriarch of the Jenner Kardashian-chan. She sold her house for $15 million. The value of the house has increased over what she paid three years ago when she bought the house.
The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house is located directly across the street from her daughter Kim Kardashian-Opulent West's house.
Derek Jeter: $29 Million House
The retired New York Yankees shortstop had this waterfront home built for him and his family in Tampa, Florida, in 2012. However, he recently sold it. The property is enormous, spanning 30,875 square feet on 1.25 acres of land, and it offers plenty of privacy thanks to a six-foot-high gate.
There's a home gym, two three-car garages, a saltwater pool, and an outdoor kitchen. A clubroom with a full bar and a pool table are also available. Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, had been renting the property from Jeter for $75,000 per month.
Michael Jordan: $17.3 Million House
Most of his houses are on Jupiter Island in Florida. However, Jordan purchased this house in 2010 for $14.7 million, which equates to $17.3 million today. When it was purchased, it was the most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beaches region.
There are six bedrooms on the second floor alone, for a total of eleven. The real advantage, of course, is based in the highly exclusive Bears Club, a first golf community designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Zsa Zsa Gabor: $20.8 Million House
Many celebrities move from house to house without ever making their massive home their permanent residence. Not Zsa Zsa Gabor, the eccentric, and superlatively quotable late film star who lived in the same Bel-Air house for four decades.
Gabor and her partner, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, welcomed an offer on the house in 2012. However, Gabor lived in the house for the rest of her life thanks to an unusual arrangement. Five years later, in 2017, she died, and the agreement was finalized. Only one year later, in 2018, the property sold for $20.8 million, nearly twice the amount paid in 2017.
Gwen Stefani: $21.7 Million House
Gwen Stefani paid an astonishing $13.3 million for The Summit. A sprawling Hollywood Hills house, with her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, in 2006. Most of the house's six massive bedrooms open into the outdoor lounge and recreation area, which includes a tennis court and a pool.
Jennifer Lopez previously owned this house. It also has a guest house with sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley. She listed it for $35 million in 2017 but sold it two years later for $21.7 million. She and her fiancé, Blake Shelton, recently purchased another house in Encino for a relatively low price of $13.2 million.
LeBron James: $23 Million House
When the late celebrity signed with the Lakers in 2018, he needed a place to live in Los Angeles. He bought this $23 million house with eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in the affluent Brentwood neighbourhood.
Natural French oak floors and Marble countertops made from wood sourced from Spain are among the features of this ultra-modern house. A rooftop terrace, a master bedroom with a private patio, a cigar lounge, and a wine cellar are also available. Despite having a full gym, the house, surprisingly, lacks a basketball court.
P. Diddy: $43.6 Million House
In 2014 P. Diddy spent an amazing $40 million on a massive house in Holmby Hills, California. In 2020, that was the equivalent of approximately $43.6 million.
The eight-bedroom house has a wine cellar, a 35-seat theatre, a gym, and a lagoon pool with an underwater tunnel leading to a luxury grotto. Overall, his estate totals 17,000 square feet.
Dr. Dre: $40 Million House
Another rap and media mogul spent $40 million on an equally opulent house in 2014. In this case, Dr. Dre purchased a 20,000-square-foot estate in Los Angeles' affluent Brentwood neighbourhood.
The former home of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen features a moat and a 10,000-square-foot music studio. It's worth $43.6 million after inflation, just like Diddy's house.
Howard Stern: $54.9 Million House
The celebrity paid $52 million when he bought the house back in 2017. Today it is worth an incredible $54.9 million.
The five-bedroom estate is situated on 3.3 acres next to a private country club. He isn't the only media personality with an enviable Palm Beach home. Stern shares a building with Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: $60 Million House
They lived in a princely house in Hollywood's Hidden Hills that was originally owned by Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie Presley. Kardashian and West paid $20 million for the sprawling property in 2014 but quickly began pouring tens of millions of dollars into it to make it their own.
The house, which sits next to those purchased by other celebrities, including Clan Kardashian members, was appraised at $60 million in 2019.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith: $49.7 Million House
The mission to buy the house began back in 2003. However, the property was not ready for occupancy until 2010. That year, the powerful couple paid $42 million for it, which is nearly the equivalent of $50 million in 2021.
The Moroccan-inspired home has a recording studio, nine bedrooms, a meditation lounge, and a poolroom.
Demi Moore: $47.4 Million House
Like Cindy Crawford, the celebrity sold her opulent New York City penthouse in 2017 for $45 million. Initially, she had asked $75 million, 27 years after she and her then-husband Bruce Willis purchased it.
It's a triplex at San Remo, an exclusive and storied Central Park West co-op known for housing celebrities. Bono, Diane Keaton, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, and Glenn Close were among those who purchased units.
Oprah Winfrey: $90 Million House
The $90 million house is just one of Oprah's houses, all of which are spectacular. The house is located in Montecito, California. It's not really a house, but rather a 42-acre estate which she purchased for $50 million in 2001.
A tax assessment in 2012, on the other hand, valued it at up to $100 million. When inflation is factored in, that figure jumps into the nine-figure range. The Promised Land property, which includes horse stables and an equestrian ring, avocado and fruit orchards, and lavishly manicured grounds, boasts a breathtaking 5,000-square-foot mansion.
Ryan Seacrest: $45 Million House
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres had originally asked for $49 million for her Beverly Hills property when Ryan Seacrest decided to purchase it for an estimated $40 million in 2010.
That $40 million is now worth slightly more than $45 million. In any case, it's a huge house. The 9,200-square-foot, nine-room modern house, not to mention two opulent guest houses, sits on over three acres of grounds on a private Beverly Hills street.
Elvis Presley: $937,000
There is no doubt that $937,000 doesn't seem like much these days for the rich and famous. In fact, it will only buy you slightly more than half the median-priced house in San Francisco. It would be impossible to discuss celebrity houses without naming the Graceland.
In 1957, a 22-year-old ascending star named Elvis Presley paid $102,500 for what is now arguably one of America's most famous houses, the equivalent of $937,000 today. The 14-acre house, which is now a National Historic Landmark, has five staircases. Excluding the White House, it is America's most-visited house.
Ryan Murphy: $16.25 Million House
The celebrity bought the house from Diane Keaton for $18 million but later decided to sell it. However, it took the celebrity some time to find a client which forced him to reduce the asking price.
He reduced his asking price for the seven-bedroom Beverly Hills house to $16.25 million after it had been on the market for a year and a half. Together with his partner, Murphy relocated his family to a larger house in Brentwood.
Finally, we have looked at some of the highest-priced celebrity houses. However, some aforementioned celebrities own multiple homes, most of which are multi-million dollar houses. Celebrities are those who live different lifestyles from ordinary people.
Most of the items owned by celebrities are pricey, and not everyone can afford them. Based on the list of the most expensive celebrity houses above, we can see that the cheapest house is close to a million dollars, indicating that the luxurious lifestyle is their thing.