Touring the magnificent mansions where your favourite stars reside.
In the glitzy world of Hollywood, success often comes draped in luxury and opulence. While fame and fortune may be the currency of the stars, it is the sprawling mansions that ultimately set the stage for their legendary tales. These lavish abodes, towering high in the hills of Los Angeles or nestled by the pristine beaches of Malibu, are not just homes—they are symbols of achievement, status, and the quintessential American dream.
As we glide through the world of celebrity real estate, we’ll unveil the extravagant lifestyle of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. From private theatres to Olympic-sized swimming pools, these mansions are more than just residences – they are monuments to put it loosely.
Here’s our round-up of the top 15 most expensive, envy-inducing mansions owned by celebrities. Let’s explore the palatial homes that redefine luxury and success in Hollywood’s dazzling universe.
Cher: Approx. US$136 million
In October 2022, the Wall Street Journal announced Cher’s sale of her magnificent Malibu mega-mansion for an impressive $136 million. This Venetian-style estate, resting on a sprawling 1.7 acres of land (with the primary residence spanning approximately 13,200 square feet), boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Among its notable amenities are a vast infinity pool, a tennis court, and luxurious high-end finishes throughout. Additionally, the property features a unique climate-controlled wig room, purportedly housing 100 hairpieces.
Oprah Winfrey: Approx. US$101 million
Oprah’s Montecito residence reportedly carries a price tag of $101 million, and it encompasses a 5,000-square-feet mansion set within beautifully landscaped grounds. Among the property’s standout features are lush fruit orchards, well-kept horse stables, and an equestrian arena for riding enthusiasts. The unassuming ranch-style home offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms, occupying a little over five-and-a half acres. This expansive estate also includes a manicured lawn, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. While interior pictures remain private, most of the property is shielded by tall hedges and trees, a characteristic feature of its aptly named Hedgerow location. In an update, Oprah recently sold a portion of the mansion for $14 million earlier this year to Rawson Marshall Thurber, the director of Red Notice.
George Clooney: Approx. US$100 million
George Clooney’s Lake Como villa has graced the silver screen in movies like Ocean’s Twelve and has made appearances in popular Nespresso advertisements, making it a well-known treasure. But for those unfamiliar with the intricate details of this picturesque home valued at USD$100 million, let us offer you a glimpse of its magnificence. Dating back to the 18th century, Clooney acquired one of Lake Como’s most expensive lakeside estates, known as Villa Oleandra, in 2002. The actor remarked at the time, “I realised how beautiful life was in Italy and how it really helped calm me and not feel so pressured”. This lavish property seamlessly blends ornate features and meticulous landscaping with the lush Italian surroundings. It boasts an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a garage to accommodate Clooney’s motorcycle collection. Villa Oleandra boasts a total of 25 rooms, including a gym, an outdoor theatre, and, of course, an obligatory “pizza room” because, well, it’s Italy. Apart from renowned neighbours like Donatella Versace, Clooney has also played host to a slew of celebrities, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Barack and Michelle Obama.
George Lucas: Approx. US$100 million
George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, named after the iconic Star Wars series, stands as one of the priciest celebrity estates. While Lucas doesn’t officially reside here, he spared no expense in developing this sprawling 19-square-kilometre California haven. Nestled in Nicasio, Marin County, California, Skywalker Ranch began as a modest land parcel in 1978 and has since become Lucas’ occasional retreat. It serves as the hub for Skywalker Sound, a sound effects company housed within the massive 14,213-square-metre Technical Building. This facility boasts a world-class scoring stage, six feature mix stages, 15 sound design suites, 50 editing suites, an ADR stage, two Foley stages, and the 300-seat Stag Theatre. The Skywalker Ranch also showcases the iconic Main House and the serene Lake Ewok. The 4,645-square-metre Main House hosts the Lucas film research library, featuring an exterior resembling an 1869 Victorian cattle rancher’s home. Inside, you’ll find a stained-glass ceiling, an elegant spiral staircase, wooden walls, and an extensive collection of film-related books. It also boasts an animal barn, a fruit and vegetable garden, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a vineyard, a bee colony, an olive tree grove, a fire station, and even a restaurant, making it a dream getaway. Moreover, the ranch includes a hilltop observatory and a concealed, expansive parking area. Several Star Wars-themed elements and a colossal Yoda statue add the finishing touches to this remarkable property.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Approx. US$88 million
As the reigning royalty of the music world, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Los Angeles residence is nothing short of regal. Nestled in the prestigious Bel Air neighbourhood, renowned for its notable residents like Jennifer Aniston and Elon Musk, their ultra-modern mansion commands an impressive price tag of USD$88 million. This lavish abode boasts eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and a 15-car garage spacious enough to double up as a showroom, complete with bulletproof windows. Beyond its smart exterior, the property features four pools, staff quarters, and a basketball court, among other amenities. In all, the estate comprises six distinct structures, offering a combined living space of approximately 30,000 square feet. Yet, this opulence remains discreetly tucked behind imposing iron gates, fortified with the latest technological security features. Before moving in, Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly invested USD$750,000 in renovations. Their acquisition of this property in 2017 marked the highest-selling transaction in Los Angeles County at the time.
Mark Wahlberg: Approx. US$87.5 million
Completed in 2014, Mark Wahlberg’s recently owned Beverly Hills Estate commanded an impressive value of US$87.5 million. This opulent blend of European-inspired design and modern luxury spans three storeys and boasts an astounding 12 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a poolside cabana, and a full-size tennis court. It’s replete with extravagant features, including a grand entry with dual staircases, a two-storey library, a movie theatre, a wine cellar, and a gym. The 6.2-acre estate further indulges in recreational offerings with a driving range, a skate park, a grotto-style swimming pool, and a five-hole golf course complete with sand traps. As a nod to his Massachusetts roots, Wahlberg added a Boston Celtics-themed basketball court to the mix. However, it’s worth noting that the actor recently sold the mansion earlier this year for a sum of US$55 million.
Tina Turner: Approx. US$76 million
The late rock ‘n’ roll queen’s Swiss residence, Chateau Algonquin, truly deserves the title of “simply the best,” with a value of an impressive US$76 million. This sprawling estate covers 5.5 acres and boasts ten distinct structures, offering private lakefront access. Turner and her husband acquired this magnificent property less than two years before her passing. Comprising 10 unique buildings, a serene pond, a babbling stream, a swimming pool, and a boat dock along Lake Zurich, the estate exudes captivating charm. Described as having a “cartoon palace energy”, it features ivy-clad walls, meticulously tended gardens, and eclectic interior decor, including a life-sized two-legged horse sculpture suspended beneath a domed ceiling. A framed rendering of Turner as an Egyptian queen adds to the regal ambiance, while a room adorned with gilded Louis XIV-style sofas showcases the rock legend herself, often found sprawled upon one of them. Fun fact: Adding to the estate’s mystique, a metal plaque on the gate reads in German, “Do not even think about bothering Tina Turner before noon.”
Kim Kardashian: Approx. US$70 million
When Kim Kardashian invests in a property to the tune of USD 48.7 million, you know it’s the epitome of luxury and opulence. The former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star acquired this extravagant Maui residence from actor Barret Swatek and her husband, investor Adam Weiss. Remarkably, this Mediterranean-style villa, one of the most expensive celebrity homes, had previously belonged to Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Spanning 692 square metres, this villa is situated on a sprawling land parcel of over 12,000 square metres. In addition to its four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, this opulent celebrity haven offers a lavish living space with unobstructed ocean views. You’ll also find a waterfront family room and dining area that seamlessly opens onto a patio. The property boasts outdoor amenities like a swimming pool, a cabana with a fireplace, a tennis court, and exclusive beach access.
The Weeknd: Approx. US$70 million
Although the property wasn’t publicly listed, its staggering value was driven by its jaw-dropping amenities and upscale surroundings. The Weeknd—the Canadian R&B sensation Abel Tesfaye, acquired this 3,065-square-metre mansion from Dutch socialites Reinout and Danielle Oerlemans. Spread on a sprawling 6,474-square-metre estate, the house boasts panoramic vistas of the Bel-Air Country Club. This luxurious abode features nine bedrooms and an impressive array of amenities, including a full-size sports court, a spa, a sauna, a hammam, indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor infinity pool with a waterfall, a movie theatre, a gym, and a music studio. The interior showcases elegant elements such as a black marble fireplace, coffered ceilings in the office and formal dining area, floor-to-ceiling windows, open terraces, a gourmet kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, and premium fixtures, all of which contribute to its substantial price tag.
Angelina Jolie – Approx. US$61 million
With her French heritage and fluency in the language, it’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie would own a distinctive French Provence home. While the couple (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt) continues to navigate their divorce settlement, even after five years, the Correns property they’re trying to sell still captivates with its enchanting allure. This fairytale-like estate sprawls across 1,000 acres of land and is encircled by a moat, adding to its dreamlike charm. Valued at USD$61 million, this magnificent property offers a modest 35 bedrooms, a grand banquet hall, a swimming pool, and “his and her gyms” for those who prefer solo workouts. Nestled in the beautiful Provence region, this chateau, adorned with blue shutters and stone walls, boasts its very own vineyard. Now, if only Jolie were to bottle her own rosé to complete the picture.
Tom Cruise: Approx. US$59 million
Even with surveillance systems and towering walls, there comes a time when celebrities yearn for complete seclusion, often seeking refuge in a snowy paradise, if only temporarily, as Tom Cruise did. However, the Colorado retreat of the Mission Impossible actor surpasses the typical cabin experience. Nestled on the outskirts of Telluride, the mansion embraces breathtaking mountain vistas with its floor-to-ceiling windows, spanning across its expansive 10,000 square feet. Despite the property’s substantial price tag of USD$59 million and generous size, it exudes cosy charm through its rustic design and fittings. Cruise’s home features timber walls, a native stone chimney, and a plethora of sports and leisure activities on-site for the action star’s well-deserved downtime. This includes a private trail system, hockey, tennis, basketball courts, and even a private motocross track.
Adele: Approx. US$58 million
Adele’s Beverly Hills mansion, once owned by Sylvester Stallone, became her lavish retreat after she acquired it for an impressive $58 million. Situated on a sprawling 3.5-acre property, it boasts an infinity pool, a putting green, and a vast outdoor space perfect for hosting gatherings. Nestled in North Beverly Park, the house offers an astounding 1,726 square metres of living space, encompassing eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Originally designed by renowned architect Richard Landry, often referred to as the “King of the Megamansion”, this property doesn’t skimp on amenities. Inside, you’ll find a gym, sauna, swimming pool, a movie theatre, a bar, and two adjacent guest houses, making it a true haven of luxury and comfort.
Ellen DeGeneres: Approx. US$45 million
Amid Los Angeles’ lockdown in 2020, Ellen DeGeneres treated her fans to a glimpse of her expansive Tuscan-inspired villa on her namesake show. This Italian oasis is nestled within a sprawling 13-acre estate and originally designed by architect Wallace Frost in the 1930s. However, given DeGeneres’ penchant for lucrative property renovations, it’s safe to assume she added her own personal flair to this hillside residence. With its sweeping views and a plethora of amenities to immerse oneself in the serene surroundings, DeGeneres’ property, valued at USD $45 million, boasts nine fireplaces, multiple libraries, two pools, and a tennis court. Among her neighbours are none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with Oprah. One can only wonder if they indulge in a friendly game of tennis from time to time.
Kylie Jenner: Approx. US$36.5 million
Back in March 2019, Forbes crowned Kylie Jenner, then just 21 years old, as the “youngest self-made billionaire” globally. As expected, the founder of Kylie Cosmetics and reality TV star boasts a multimillion-dollar residence. Her sleek and contemporary Holmby Hills property, valued at an estimated USD$36.5 million, has made appearances in a few videos. However, what remains relatively unknown about the estate is its impressively spacious layout. This opulent abode features seven bedrooms, an astonishing 14 bathrooms, a generous 20 parking spaces, and a chef’s kitchen. Leisure spaces are abundant, including a games room, a home cinema, and a swimming pool that reportedly runs “through the house”. The luxury resort-like property even offers two guest apartments, ensuring that the Kardashians, Jenners, and Scotts (referring to her former partner, Travis Scott) can comfortably stay whenever they please.
Taylor Swift: Approx. US$32 million
Back in 2015, Taylor Swift made a significant purchase, acquiring her Beverly Hills mansion for a sum of US$25 million. This grand residence, formerly belonging to the renowned film mogul Samuel L. Goldwyn, holds a special place in Hollywood history and was even granted landmark status. The sprawling 11,000-square-feet Georgian Revival mansion boasts seven bedrooms and an impressive 10 bathrooms. Swift became the first non-Goldwyn family member to own this historic property. Inside, a sweeping staircase graces the foyer, complemented by a screening room and a spacious entertainment area. Dating back to 1934, Swift has expressed her intent to meticulously restore this mansion to its former glory.
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