Through hit singles, record-breaking album sales, and worldwide tours, musicians like Harry Styles, Alicia Keys, and Dolly Parton have been able to rake in massive amounts of cash throughout their careers. And with cash, often comes material things, like jaw-dropping, customized luxury homes.
Dolly Parton – $1.2 million
Famous country singer Dolly Parton used to live in this beautiful mansion constructed back in 1941. In 2017, she listed it on the market for $1.2 million after doing some refurbishments. She successfully sold it to a couple who moved in right after purchasing.
Vanessa Hudgens – $2.7 million
Rising to fame in her early teens, Vanessa Hudgens made sure her hard-earned money was put to good use. Her home is a perfect example of that. She spent $2.7 million for her Tuscan-styled Studio City Mansion, which had six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a spa, a pool, a barbecue area, and a cabana.
Lorde – $2.8 million
The “Royals” singer was born in New Zealand, so it was natural for her to have a home to go back to after overseas work. The four-bedroom estate, which rests in one of the most prominent neighborhoods in Auckland, cost her about $2.8 million.
Rebel Wilson – $3 million
Tribeca neighborhood in New York City is quite a hotspot for celebrities to settle, and singer Rebel Wilson is among these stars to own a property there. Her $3 million apartment measures 1,343 square feet and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Meanwhile, the 19th-century building where her apartment rests has a wine cellar, a swimming pool, and a fitness center for its residents.
Hilary Duff – $6.2 million
Another Disney teen idol to rise to fame, Hilary Duff made fortunes after starring as the title character of the television series Lizzie McGuire. She also invested in a good home and spent $6.2 million on it. The Mediterranean-themed mansion located in San Francisco has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, a wine cellar, a gym, a cognac room, and a game room.
Harry Styles – $8.5 million
Former One Direction member Harry Styles bought his L.A. home in Hollywood Hills for $6.87 million. However, he shortly put the five-bedroom mansion back on the market for $8.5 million. For curious buyers, it has a state of the art security system, a screening room, a gym, a hot tub, a pool, and a spa.
Mel B – $9 million
Melanie Brown (Mel B), former Spice Girls member, has also managed to invest in real estate. Together with then-husband Stephen Belafonte, they bought a property which had four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Unfortunately, the two went separate ways and sold the house for $9 million.
Mariah Carey – $13 million
Pop icon Mariah Carey owns a Los Angeles estate that’s worth $13 million. The mansion has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a posh patio, and a huge family room.
Christina Aguilera – $13.5 million
Christina Aguilera loves making music and investing in home makeovers. In particular, her L.A. estate is worth $13.5 million and had several magazines feature its brilliant design. Filled with rooms of different colors, the mansion has a game room containing some old arcade games. It also has a personal recording studio and a huge walk-in closet.
Alicia Keys – $14.9 million
Unlike most artists who choose to live in big cities like New York or Los Angeles, Alicia Keys bought her $14.9 million home in New Jersey. The property has eight bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a two-lane bowling alley, a movie theater, an indoor pool, and a recording studio.
Taylor Swift – $17 million
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has a lot of awards under her belt, but that’s not all that she has. She also has plenty of real estate investments, including her $17 million Rhode Island mansion. It measures 11,000 square feet, has eight bedrooms, and offers a gorgeous view of the shoreline and the bay next to it.
Louis Tomlinson – $21 million
Another One Direction member to make the list is Louis Tomlinson, who reportedly set up an online savings account to buy a new home. He spent $21 million on the Hollywood mansion, which has four bedrooms and a separate, private guest house.
Gwen Stefani – $13 million
Gwen Stefani and partner Blake Shelton currently chare a home they bought together in May 2020. The home is 13,000 square feet and sits in San Fernando Valley, California. The couple’s home boasts an outdoor kitchen, a full home theatre, and a spa-like swimming pool.
Marc Anthony – $22.4 million
Grammy-winning singer Marc Anthony has put up in the market his Coral Gables mansion in Florida for $22.4 million. He bought the 12-bedroom property back in 2017 and spent $19 million on it. The house also comes with 13 bathrooms, an elevator, and a swimming pool.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen – $24 million
Singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen bought their Beverly Hills home in 2014 for $14.1 million. They ultimately sold it for $24 million in 2020 and moved to a larger property to accommodate their growing family. The mansion measures 8,500 square feet and features an intricately patterned ceiling from Thailand.
Lady Gaga – $5.25 million
One of Lady Gaga’s most beautiful homes sits in Hollywood Hills. It’s the former house Frank Zappa lived in before his death. The home has a large swimming pool, a greenhouse, seven bedrooms, and six bathrooms.
Simon Cowell – $25 million
American Idol judge Simon Cowell acquired his Beverly Hills mansion back in 2004 for $8 million. The six-bedroom property has massage tables, huge helpers’ quarters, and an advanced security system worth $1 million. He sold the house for $25 million in 2020.
Jennifer Lopez – $32.5 million
Jennifer Lopez, aside from her dancing and singing talents, is also experienced in the real estate department and her latest purchase is a waterfront mansion in Star Island, Miami. The mansion has 10 bedrooms, a wine room, an industrial chef’s kitchen, a large infinity pool with an attached hot tub, and a cabana bath out back. Her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez co-owns the property.
Jon Bon Jovi – $34 million
Another musician to make a significant real estate profit is Jon Bon Jovi. In 2007, Jon Bon Jovi bought his Soho penthouse for $24 million and listed it on the market in 2013 for $42 million. The apartment rests on the top floor of the New Museum’s 158 Mercer Street building and has five bedrooms, seven baths, and two chef’s kitchens. It was ultimately sold in 2015 for $34 million.
Celine Dion – $38.5 million
Another music superstar who has profited off their estate is Celine Dion. The Bahamian-inspired, beachfront property is located in Jupiter, Florida and includes water parks with a lazy river and twisting waterslides. In addition, it also has two guest houses, a simulated golf range, and a tennis house with a full tennis court.
P. Diddy – $43.6 million
In 2014, P. Diddy spent $40 million to buy his Holmby Hills estate in California, which is about $43.6 million now when adjusted for inflation. Sitting on an acre of land, the mansion includes 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a 35-seat theater, and an underwater tunnel leading to a lagoon-style pool. There’s also a separate guest house and a spa pavilion with a private beauty salon, massage room, and steam room.
Dr. Dre – $43.6 million
Like P. Diddy, rap artist Dr. Dre also purchased his Brentwood, California home in 2014 for $40 million ($43.6 million today when adjusted for inflation). The five-bedroom house includes a moat and a huge infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There’s also a poolside cabana with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor bathtub.
Cher – $45 million
Undeniably a real estate hotspot for stars, Malibu is also Cher’s location choice for her Italian Renaissance–style home. It has hand-polished marble, copper ceilings, Mexican fireplaces, Gothic chandeliers, and Moroccan rugs. To top things off, the mansion also features a gallery and an infinity pool outside offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
Howard Stern – $54.9 million
Famous radio host Howard Stern bought his home in Palm Beach, Florida in 2017 for $52 million (equivalent to $54.9 million today). The five-bedroom estate sits on 3.3 acres of land and is a neighbor to an exclusive country club.
Jay-Z and Beyonce – $88 million
Celebrity power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z own one of the greatest homes in the world. Their Bel-Air mansion is the sixth most expensive home ever bought in Los Angeles. Its astounding features include four pools, a 15-car garage, a full spa and wellness center, and 30,000 square feet of space gated by six different glass-walled structures.
Rob Gronkowski – $2.5 million
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ former tight end Rob Gronkowski currently resides in a massive Miami penthouse. Spanning 3,560 square feet, his five-bedroom unit boasts a stunning panoramic view of the cruise port and downtown Miami. Moreover, its living room includes large porcelain tiles with floor-to-ceiling windows that stand 20 feet tall. Talk about a beautiful beach home.
Chuck Liddell – $2.6 million
MMA and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell may have already retired, but not before he had the best place to do so. In 2012, the legendary fighter spent $2.6 million to purchase his Hidden Hills mansion. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a library, a huge pool, and a full basketball court.
Patrick Peterson – $3.2 million
Another NFL player on the list, New Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson bought his posh Scottsdale mansion in 2015 for $2.6 million. The six-bedroom estate includes a chef’s kitchen, a library, a steam room, and a wine cellar. In addition, a separate guest house has a sports room set up, with a golf simulator. Peterson recently put his house on the market for sale at $3.2 million.
Philip Rivers – $4.2 million
Retired NFL quarterback Philip Rivers is also among the famous athletes to have acquired a posh real estate property, only to put it on sale shortly after moving in. The Spanish-style mansion has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, and a large office. Outside, the yard has a salt pool with a spa, a barbecue area, and a playhouse.
Marshawn Lynch – $5.3 million
NFL star and former running back Marshawn Lynch purchased a lavish house in 2012 for $3.6 million. The high-ceiling property has 5 bedrooms, a home theater, an elevator and a 58-foot boat dock. Its strategic location also offers the most spectacular views of San Francisco Bay from multiple decks. In early 2021, Lynch listed the mansion for $5.3 million.
Troy Aikman – $5.3 million
Another retired football star on our list, Troy Aikman has also sold his Highland Park home in Texas. Measuring 10,662 square feet in land area, the French-style mansion has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, seven spacious living areas, a study room, a game room, and an elevator. Additionally, there is a home theater and a wine cellar indoors.
Dwyane Wade – $5.5 Million
Retired NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is not only a sports enthusiast but also a real estate pro. He and wife Gabrielle Union recently sold their Sherman Oaks villa for $5.5 million, a half million less than the original price they paid for back in 2018. The Mediterranean-style mansion has five bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a marble kitchen, a movie theater, a wine room, a bar, and an elevator. It also has a balcony overlooking the backyard with an outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, and infinity-edge pool.
Peyton Manning – $6 million
Former NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning is yet another football retiree who invested in a posh resting home. Located in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, the Georgian-style estate has seven bedrooms, a traditional study room, a game room with a billiards table, a wine cellar, an elevator, and a seven-car heated garage. At present, the mansion’s appraised value is $6 million.
Russel Wilson – $6.7 million
After signing his contract in 2015, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson reportedly bought his waterfront mansion in Bellevue, Lake Washington. The two-story property has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, five fireplaces, a wine cellar, and a walk-in pantry. It also boasts gorgeous views of Lake Washington, downtown Seattle and nearby mountain ranges.
Von Miller – $8 million
Like Manning, outside linebacker Von Miller chose to reside in Cherry Hills Village. In 2015, he purchased a late-American styled single story mansion that spans 12,000 square feet. Among its notable features is the customized walk-in closet, which stores Miller’s collection of 800 pairs of shoes and 150 pairs of sunglasses.
Michael Jordan – $14.9 million
Michael Jordan is undeniably one of the most successful professional basketball players in NBA history. The same is not true with his real estate investments, though, as his Chicago home has been on the market for several years now. Listed since 2012, the Highland Park mansion is now priced at $14.9 million, a staggering decrease from its original price of $29 million. The mansion has a double grand staircase, a massive kitchen, large bedroom suites, and marble floors. It also has a basketball gym, a circular infinity pool, a tennis court, a game room, a wine cellar, and a huge workout room.
Ivan Lendl – $16 million
Dubbed a tennis legend, Ivan Lendl was one of the greatest players of the sport, ranking first in the world for 270 weeks. Recently, the retired sportsman has put his Connecticut mansion on the market for $16 million. The 18,000 square-foot property boasts 10 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a full gymnasium, a workout room, a sauna, a granite outdoor pool, and a barn with horse paddocks. Last but not the least, the luxurious house has a tennis court.
Carson Palmer – $18 million
Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer may be satisfied with his career after retiring, and we could assume the same with his real estate investments. His Del Mar home built from the ground was finally off the market after five years. Originally priced at $24 million, the six-bedroom property boasts seven bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool, a spa, a barbeque pavilion, a bocce ball court, and multiple decks.
Derek Jeter – $22.5 million
The former New York Yankees shortstop has recently sold his Tampa, Florida home, making it the most expensive house in the area. Custom built in 2012, the 1.25-acre estate offers seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, six-car garage, and two boat lifts. There’s also a clubroom, a wine cellar, a gym, an indoor theater, and a saltwater pool with a spa.
Tom Brady – $23 million
Tom Brady may have won six Super Bowl championships in 20 seasons, but those are not the only impressive records under his belt. He’s also established a winning streak in the real estate business, buying and selling properties. In 2014, he sold his California home for $40 million to hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, and most recently, his Massachusetts mansion for $23 million. Its main house features a grand stairway leading to the five bedrooms on the second floor. It also includes a playroom, a wine room, a gym, a spa, a pool, and a guesthouse with a yoga studio.
Randy Johnson – $25 million
Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson may have made the Hall of Fame for his stellar career, but the opposite is true for his real estate ventures. In 2014, he listed his Arizona home for $25 million, only to ultimately sell it for a deeply discounted price in an auction five years later. The Tuscan seven-bedroom mansion includes a chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, a study lounge, two offices, a game room with a pool table and wet bar. Moreover, there’s also a swimming pool with a water slide, a bathhouse, a fire pit with a wood-burning pizza oven.
Aaron Rodgers – $28 million
2021 must have been Aaron Rodgers’ year, after being hailed 2021 NFL’s MVP and purchasing a luxurious mansion in Malibu under his name. The 4,636-square-foot home is adorned with floor-to-ceiling glass door panels, allowing more natural light and sea breeze to enter. On top of that, his master bedroom connects to a balcony that looks out onto a gorgeous view of the ocean.
Alex Rodriguez – $30 million
One of Major League Baseball’s best, Alex Rodriguez, owns a real estate portfolio that’s just as impressive as his career. In 2010, he bought his Miami waterfront mansion for $7.4 million and shelled out another $7.6 million for refurbishments. Three years later, he listed the two-story property for $30 million, which includes nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gym with a steam room, and an infinity pool. Most notably, it has 12-foot, floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide a panoramic view of the bay and the Miami skyline.
Joe Montana – $30 million
Ever wondered how legends live? Well, just take a look at NFL star Joe Montana’s California mansion. The 9,700-square-foot main house features three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a massive wine cellar that can hold 3,500 bottles. Outside, there is a horse-riding area, a basketball court, a swimming pool, a skeet-shooting range, and two creeks to canoe in. Initially posted on the market for $49 million, the price was lowered to $30 million after almost a decade.
LeBron James – $36.7 million
One of the greatest basketball players in NBA history, LeBron James, has again closed a deal for a third home in L.A. Sitting on 2.5 acres of land, the lavish mansion boasts stunning views of both Beverly Hills and the Pacific Ocean. It also includes four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two guesthouses, a tennis court, and an indoor movie theater.
David & Victoria Beckham – $43 million
Celebrity power couple David and Victoria Beckham have accumulated huge fortunes in their respective fields, so it’s no wonder they can afford several real estate properties. Their Victorian-style property located in Holland Park, Kensington, serves as their main residence in London. It features a classic black iron gate leading to the porch. Inside, the main house is a gym, a wine cellar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a spacious patio wrapped in old English wooden accents.
Tiger Woods – $51.2 million
Tiger Woods is one of the largest golf legends in the world, and it is only fitting that he lives in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the country. In 2006, he purchased his Jupiter Island home in Florida for $40 million (about $51.2 million today). The main house has three bedroom suites apart from the master bedroom, a gym, a media room, a basement wine cellar, and elevator. There is also a separate guest house and detached garage, but most importantly, a wide range golf practice facility built inside the property.
Greg Norman – $60 million
Just like Woods, Greg Norman is both a golf star and a Jupiter Island home owner. His seven-building oceanfront property boasts 10 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, a professional tennis court, a fitness center, a movie theater, a gourmet kitchen, a wine cellar and an elevator. He bought the estate in 1991 for $4.9 million and has continually restored and renovated it until recently, when he placed it on the market for $60 million.
Tom Hicks – $100 million
Tom Hicks is a sports enthusiast and businessman who currently owns Liverpool, one of the most expensive and famous football clubs in the world. His former Dallas Preston Hollow mansion, once valued at $100 million, set a U.S. record as the highest price paid for a residential property back in 2017. It has a 28,996-square-foot living space with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, two wet bars, and a ballroom on the ground floor. There’s also a separate 3,000-square-foot guest house and large pool house with a movie theater in the basement.
Stanley Kroenke – $132.5 million
Stanley Kroenke is yet another owner of a premier football league, Arsenal FC, as well as numerous NFL teams, including the Los Angeles Rams. In 2012, he bought his Augusta, Montana ranch for a hefty sum of $132.5 million. Spanning about 123,000 acres of land, the estate is most apt for cattle keeping and agriculture. It actually comes with 4,500 cows and huge portions of irrigated land.
Julia Roberts – $10 million
The Pretty Woman star’s gorgeous mansion is located in Malibu and boasts a stunning view of the beach right outside the window. Roberts reportedly bought the property next to her mansion and joined the two together. Undoubtedly, it cost her millions and we clearly see why.
Kourtney Kardashian – $12 million
Settling anew in La Quinta, Kourtney is the latest of the Kardashian members to acquire a home in the said city (after Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner). Sitting on almost one acre of land, this newly-constructed mansion has six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. In addition, it reportedly has a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a custom bar and separate wine room, and a backyard infinity pool.
Julianne Moore – $12.5 million
In 2003, Julianne Moore purchased her West 11th Street townhouse for $3.5 million. It has French-inspired architecture and interior design and is well protected by a state-of-the-art security system. She recently posted the property on the market at $12.5 million.
John Travolta – $12 million
Travelling can sometimes be inconvenient, especially with the long queues at the airport. John Travolta understands this, so he decided to build an airport next to his house. He also got a landing strip, airplane hangars, a pool, and a golf course, as if an airport wasn’t enough.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle – $14.7 million
After stepping down from their duties, British royal Harry and his family now reside in Montecito, California. Their estate sits on 7.4 acres of land and boasts nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, saunas, a library, gym, game room, home theater, and an arcade. For guests, there is also a guesthouse with two bedrooms and bathrooms!
Kris Jenner – $15 million
The Jenner-Kardashian matriarch made huge profits after selling out her Calabasas home she bought three years ago. The estate marked up $5 million in value over its original cost. It has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and is located just across the street from her daughter Kim Kardashian-West’s mansion.
Ryan Murphy – $16.5 million
American television producer Ryan Murphy originally bought his estate in Beverly Hills for $10 million. He ended up selling the seven-bedroom mansion at a lower price than he initially wanted, after more than a year on the market without progress. Murphy then moved to a bigger place in Brentwood with his partner and photographer, David Miller.
Tom Hanks – $17.5 million
Like Murphy, Tom Hanks decided to sell his Pacific Palisades houses back in 2016, but he didn’t receive immediate offers. But, as soon as the price of the 4-bedroom Spanish-style mansion dropped, buyers also started expressing interest in it. While it was obviously lower than his initial asking price, he still sold the property.
Heidi Klum – $24 million
Heidi Klum owns a gorgeous, Italian-inspired property in Los Angeles. It has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a spa, a sparkling pool, a golf course, and hiking trails. When she’s not modeling, she’s likely enjoying time at her mega-mansion.
Mel Gibson – $29.8 million
Actor Mel Gibson’s version of paradise resides in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. The estate, also known as Playa Barrigona, stretches almost two miles along a majestic shoreline overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Casa Guanacaste, its main accommodation, has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Ellen DeGeneres – $33.3 million
In 2013, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres spent $26.5 million to acquire her estate in Santa Barbara. Comprising two adjacent properties, the estate sits on 16.9 acres of land and takes after the 17th century Italian impressionistic design. She decided to list iton the market for $45 million, but only sold it for $33.3 million in 2020.
Khloe Kardashian & Kris Jenner – $37 million
Another Kardashian to make the list is media personality and socialite Khloe. However, she isn’t the sole proprietor of the estate as the two side-by-side mansions, still under construction, are also co-owned by her mother, Kris Jenner. Located in the gated community of Hidden Hills, they join family members Kylie and Kim, and Kourtney’s old beau Scott Disick, who all have homes there.
Jennifer Aniston – $21 million
Jennifer Aniston has garnered a massive amount of wealth and success throughout her career, especially during her time on the 90s sitcom, Friends. Today, she owns a Bel Air mansion with six and a half bathrooms, a guest house, an ocean view, and four bedrooms.
Ryan Seacrest – $45 million
In 2010, Ryan Seacrest bought his Beverly Hills estate from Ellen DeGeneres for about $40 million. Today, the modern mansion is estimated at $45 million and has nine bedrooms and two posh guesthouses.
Cindy Crawford – $47 million
In 2018, Cindy Crawford sold her Malibu, California mansion for $45 million (estimated at $47 million today). The high-priced property measures more than three acres and rests on a cliff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Demi Moore – $47.4 million
Like Crawford, Demi Moore sold her luxurious New York City penthouse for $45 million in 2017 ($47.4 million today). Priced originally at $75 million, the triplex is located at San Remo, an exclusive neighborhood in Central Park West popular for housing famous people. These include Bono, Diane Keaton, Glenn Close, Steven Spielberg, and Steve Jobs.
Vanna White – $47.5 million
Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White divorced her husband back in 2002 and sold their Los Angeles home after. The said mansion has 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, pool, a mini spa, and a vineyard. It also rests along an exclusive neighborhood where Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, and Sylvester Stallone also reside.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett – $49.7 million
Celebrity couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith acquired their Calabasas, California home in 2003, but only moved in 2010 as construction took a while. At the time, they spent $42 million for the estate, which is nearly $50 million today. Their custom-designed Moroccan-themed home includes a recording studio, a pool room, a meditation lounge, and nine bedrooms.
Tom Cruise – $59 million
Also a skilled craftsman, Tom Cruise personally designed his log mansion in Telluride, Colorado back in 1994. Built from heavy bleached timbers, the property features floor-to-ceiling windows and boasts a stunning view of the west. It also includes a hockey rink, a basketball court, a tennis court, and some private trails.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West – $60 million
Another Kardashian lister with an extravagant home is Kim and ex-husband Kanye West. They purchased their Hidden Hills mansion from Lisa Marie Presley for $20 million in 2014, and continuously added refurbishments suiting their needs. In 2019, the estate was appraised at $60 million.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – $80 million
Celebrity ex-couple Brangelina bought Château Miraval, a castle and vineyard in the south of France back in 2008. It cost them a good fortune of $67 million, which is about $80 million today. The main house has 35 rooms, a helipad, indoor and outdoor pools, a video game room, and a home theater. Outside, the property has a dirt bike course, a chateau garden, and a moat.
George Clooney – $100 million
In 2002, George Clooney purchased Villa Oleandra, an estate in Laglio, Italy for $10 million. Reports recently say Clooney received offers for $100 million to sell the place, but no transaction has been finalized.
George Lucas – $100 million
Filmmaker George Lucas started laying out foundations of Skywalker Ranch as early as 1978. The property, estimated at $100 million, housed Skywalker Sound, Lucasfilm’s sound mixing and music recording division. It also includes a working ranch, a sophisticated art collection, and a world-class 300-seat movie theater.
Oprah – $101 million
Oprah bought her 42-acre Montecito, California estate for $50 million in 2001. In 2012 though, a tax assessment estimated its value to have increased at $90 million ($101 million today). The property includes a main house measuring about 5,000-square-foot, and horse stables, equestrian ring, avocado and fruit orchards, and well-maintained grounds outside.
Bill Gates – $145 million
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spent $63 million over seven years building his Medina, Washington home. Today, the 66,000 square feet estate is valued at about $145 million. It boasts six kitchens, 24 bathrooms, and more interestingly, an insane collection of art and artifacts. This includes the Leonardo Da Vinci manuscript, which is worth $31 million.