Let’s face it – if we were super rich then we’d want a colossal pad too! If you’ve got it, flaunt it and these celebs really do. They are spending their big bucks investing in mansions and filling them with facilities that no normal person would find in their home. Here we look at some of the biggest, boldest, most expensive dwellings on the planet and who gets to call them ‘home’.
#1 Jerry Seinfeld
The Hamptons, New York reputedly cost $32 million and it’s a grand affair. Purchased from Billy Joel, the huge home even has its own baseball field and a ‘laid back’ vibe according to Seinfeld. It sits on 12 acres of East Hampton estate and the décor is said to be very understated and natural, which is rare for a celebrity home.
#2 Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner’s pad is legendary and on top of that he gets the beautiful women and the cars! His Playboy Mansion cost a cool $54 million and sits right in the heart of Hollywood. Apparently, it’s full of sexy women cavorting in their bikinis but when you need a break you can escape to the tennis courts, waterfalls, private zoo or just the regular games room!
#3 Oprah Winfrey
Oprah has been gracing our screens for decades and has earned the title of Queen of Talk. She has become very wealthy and as a result now has a spectacularly grand abode that cost a whopping $85 million. She has installed a rose garden, fish lake, orchards and first class guest accommodation. Of course, this is her main home as she gets to call many others home too, all over the country!
#4 Matt Damon
Mostly famous for his action-packed Bourne movies, the star has a mansion with 35-foot-high ceilings and you bet there are a few chandeliers! Located near Los Angeles, his pad contains a generous 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and room for 5 cars in the garage. He has spent around $15 million which is small change in celebrity circles but it’s still a mansion!
#5 Tiger Woods
You don’t have to be an entertainer to hit the big time as sports personalities can seriously rake in the cash too. Tiger has a mansion at Jupiter Island, Florida which allegedly cost £100 million! Naturally, you’ll find a golf course but also tennis and basketball courts. Tiger clearly takes his fitness seriously. We’re not sure what’s inside (unfortunately) but it’s likely to have the usual endless bedrooms and a bathroom for every day of the year!
#6 Will Smith
This colossal estate has its own lake and can be found in Calabasas, California. Will and Jada are also the proud owners of tennis courts, a gigantic garage for all those lovely sports cars and their very own recording studio, recently put to good use when his daughter released a song. It has a sale price of $42 million if you fancy it?
#7 Bill Gates
Mr Gates is one of the richest men in the world so it comes as no surprise that his living quarters are somewhat substantial! Amazing that a guy who didn’t finish college goes on to become a billionaire. There’s hope for us all! He has the most expensive pad so far at a staggering $147.5 million. It boasts 66,000 square feet and reportedly contains all the latest high tech gadgets you could ever dream of plus a rather random trampoline room!
#8 Arnold Schwarzenegger
I wonder if every time he goes out, he says ‘I’ll be back!’. If you lived where he does, you definitely would! Located in Brentwood County, California, the big man who once graced our screens has now turned to politics. The 14,500-square foot mansion cost $23.5 million and sits in a beautiful spot in a prime location.
#9 Christie Brinkley
We’re heading off to Long Island, New York for this supermodel’s abode which consists of an impressive 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. For $30 million, you can also enjoy an elevated observation deck which extends by 50 feet for ultimate views and general showing off!
#10 Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling tops the list for the most expensive home, having bought his for a gigantic $150 million. This sprawling complex of 56,500 square feet is the result of a successful career in television production. The mansion offers an orchard, multiple-car garage space, swimming pool, tennis courts, ice rink, bowling alley and gym! When you’re this successful, you can have whatever you want.