The most expensive celebrity homes never fail to impress, with their stunning architecture, breath-taking interiors and gorgeous grounds, but whose mega-mansion is the priciest and how much did they sell for?
Shows like Selling Sunset and The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals are a must-watch for all property fans, making it easier than ever to get a glimpse at the stunning houses of our dreams. But it’s celebrities who often have the pick of the bunch when it comes to the most awe-inspiring mansions of all. Though with so many A-listers’ houses hidden away in secluded estates, it’s sometimes hard to know which really splashed out on their mega-mansions.
Now the team at money.co.uk are ready to shed light on the world’s most incredible celebrity homes - and the eye-watering prices they sold for. As part of its new Lustworthy Listings explorer, a tool that allows users to input their postcode to explore the twelve most up-to-date super mansions in their area, their experts have analysed some super-high-end luxury estates most could only dream of.
So, get ready to indulge your curiosity and explore the impressive A-list abodes as we reveal the top 10 most expensive celebrity homes you might not have known about...
Top 10 most expensive celebrity homes
1. Bill Gates’ ‘Xanadu 2.0’ in Medina - $125 Million
It might have taken a staggering seven years to be completed, but Bill Gates’ mega-mansion ‘Xanadu 2.0’, takes the top spot at a whopping $125 million! And he certainly pulled out all the stops with this dream home, including golden sand imported from a Caribbean Island, famous artwork hanging on every wall and even a man-made stream filled with salmon. Plus, for nights where you're looking to have a little fun, there's even a giant trampoline room!
2. George Clooney’s 18th Century Villa in Lake Como- $100 Million
It’s perhaps no surprise that George Clooney’s ‘Villa Oleandra’ in Laglio, Italy is one of the most expensive celebrity homes around. Nestled on the banks of picturesque Lake Como, the ornate features and natural beauty of his Italian home perfectly complement the already stunning surroundings. Though despite the authentic appearance, it's clear that no expense was spared when it came to the home's array of modern features. Villa Oleandra has everything from a gym and tennis courts, to a pizza room and outdoor theatre.
3. George Lucas’ Californian Ranch - $100 Million
The mesmerising ‘Skywalker Ranch’ gained its name in honor of George Lucas' iconic movie series. But whilst Star Wars might be loved for it's sci-fi modernity, George's ranch is more traditionally styled and sits on a huge 26-acre estate. And it seems the acclaimed director knows how to keep himself entertained at home. With a 300 seat theatre, vineyard, outdoor swimming pool, farm animals, and bees for manufacturing his own honey, there is certainly no danger of the movie maker growing bored at home.
4. Jay Z and Beyonce’s Los Angeles Pad - $88 Million
Jay Z and Beyoncé are undoubtedly one of the world's premiere A-list power couples and they really splashed the cash on their magnificent Bel Air mansion. This most recent addition to their already extensive property portfolio includes everything the ‘elite modern family home’ could need. For those hot California days, the couple have four outdoor swimming pools to cool down in, as well as a fully-equipped spa, basketball court and, of course, a 15 car garage for anyone stopping by for a visit.
5. Angelina Jolie’s French Chateau - $61 Million
Who says you can’t live in a castle if you want to? Angelina Jolie’s South of France chateau takes the fairy-tale fantasy to a whole new level with 1000 acres of land surrounded by its very own moat. The chateau also boasts a vineyard, 35 bedrooms, a banquet hall, swimming pool, and even ‘his and hers’ gyms. After all, when you're this wealthy, why should you have to share your fitness space?
6. Tom Cruise’s Rural Retreat in Colorado - $59 Million
Tom Cruise’s mansion truly makes the most of the scenic mountain views on the outskirts of Telluride in Colorado, with floor-to-ceiling windows that span the 10,000 sq. ft home. Its timber walls and native stone chiminea give the expensive home a wonderful rustic charm. And for those quiet moments when he's not off filming, the action movie star can enjoy his mansion's private trail system, hockey, tennis, basketball courts and private motocross track.
7. Tiger Woods Jupiter Island Estate - $54.5 Million
With the ocean as its backdrop, Tiger’s custom-built haven in Florida lets you take in the views of the picturesque Jupiter Island from its glass-fronted elevator. Perhaps no surprise given his status as a world-class sportsman, Tiger's home really celebrates fitness with it's design. It features a basketball/tennis court,100-ft lap pool, 60-ft diving pool, spa, four putting greens, a putting studio, and a running track.
8. Ellen DeGeneres’ 17th Century Montecito Villa - $45 Million
Inspired by Tuscany, Ellen DeGeneres' 13-acre estate brings a touch of European flair to California and was originally designed by architect Wallace Frost in the 1930s. Ellen shares the villa with her wife Portia de Rossi, who earlier this year was recovering after undergoing emergency surgery. The couple's Montecito home includes plenty of amenities to provide tranquillity, including nine fireplaces, multiple libraries, two pools and a tennis court. And that's not all, as Ellen gets to count Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex amongst her neighbours!
9. Kylie Jenner’s Luxury Home in Holmby Hills - $36.5 Million
The youngest ever self-made billionaire Kylie Jenner purchased a California mansion that is practically a luxury resort and is perfect for the glamorous star to entertain guests and throw lavish events. With 7 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 20 parking spaces, a bar, games room, home cinema, a chef’s kitchen and a swimming pool that runs through the house - this property offers everything she could ever wish for in a home. And if that wasn’t enough, Kylie also owns two guest apartments as part of the home, where friends and family can stay over, giving them all the peace and quiet they need.
10. Taylor Swift’s ‘1934 Styled’ Mansion - $30 Million
As any die-hard fans of Taylor Swift's songs will know, the pop star is of the opinion that some things "never go out of style". Her stunning 1934 Georgian revival estate is proof of this, designed in the historic style and featuring plenty of space to entertain guests, including seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms. And the hitmaker isn't the first famous face to own this beautiful home, which originally belonged to renowned film producer Samuel Goldwyn.
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In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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