Otherwise known as our modern day gods and goddesses, celebrities are worshipped globally and followed with every inch they walk. But despite the fame and the wealth, being a full-time celebrity is far from easy, so it's little wonder stars invest in incredible homes with all the comforts and luxuries imaginable.
These mini-paradises are some of the most expensive homes in the world and are a sanctuary for those who are recognized continuously outside. Read on below as we take a look at some of the most valuable celebrity homes.
1. Justin Bieber
It may look like an extraterrestrial spaceship, but when you have an eccentric personality like Justin Bieber and have a net worth close to $300m, he can be excused for once paying $60,000 a month for the six-bedroom mansion.
Now a married man, the Baby hitmaker lived in this house on and off for almost a year when he was going through his rebellious phase. The house was also used as a backdrop for the Jake Paul music video, It's Everyday Bro, a song so universally panned it fast became one of YouTube's most disliked videos.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Chat show mogul and self-made billionaire Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her days as a teenage runaway in the American South. If ever there was evidence of the American dream, then Winfrey, 61, is perhaps its cover girl.
Now residing in her Santa Barbara mansion dubbed 'The Promised Land', the 23,000 square foot property resides over 40 acres of finely manicured gardens, which includes over 600 rose bushes and a swanky outhouse.
3. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's mansion in Rhode Island cost her a reported $17m back in 2013, and we can see why the Blank Space star was keen to snap it up.
Boasting 700 feet of waterfront, five bedrooms and 11,000 square feet of living space, the house almost seems like a bargain when one realizes it was listed for $24m in 2011. Wise move Taylor!
4. Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen
One of America's golden couples, Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele command millions each year from their respective endeavors. And as both are arguably the face of their industries, it should come as no surprise that they have a vast portfolio of real estate.
The 22,000 square foot house, or castle as some would call it in Brookline, includes a custom made moat running across the front of the house and a lagoon styled pool with a built-in Jacuzzi attached. While their city home in Tribeca, New York (pictured above) is equally as swanky.
5. Katy Perry
Songstress Katy Perry only purchased this house in June 2015 for an eye-watering $15.5m, but who she bought it off has been a major issue of contention.
It is believed that the seller, Archbishop Joe Gomez, sold it illegally to Perry, and because of his actions, two nuns are taking Perry to court. However, if the pop star does eventually move into the beautiful convent, she'll be able to marvel at the hilltop views and bask in the sprawling gardens as she “sips green tea,” and attempts to “find herself.”
Global superstar Eminem bought this Michigan house back in 2003 from the former CEO of Kmart for $4.8m. And It appears the 42-year-old has stayed close to his humble Detroit routes, opting against relocating from his home state.
Yes, 42-year-old has come a long way since his days sharing a trailer with his daughter and single mother, and now resides in a 15,000 square foot mansion, complete with its own full-size tennis court and mini lake. He also put a Rochester Hills home(pictured above) on the market for a cool $2m.
7. David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckham's are no strangers to the jet-set lifestyle, having previously owned homes in Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, and Milan. However, as David Beckham's famous soccer career ended, they decided to move to the plush London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
They still own their Los Angeles mansion mind you, but after spending £31.5m on this elegant five-story townhouse, it seems as though the Beckham's are keen on returning to their London roots.
8. 50 Cent
50 cent's debut album 'Get Rich Or Die Trying' went on to sell over 11m units, establishing Fiddy as one of the great hip-hop acts of the decade.
However, years later and with album sales dwindling, 50 Cent, real name- Curtis Jackson, was forced to file for bankruptcy thus being forced to sell an enormous 50,000 square foot mansion in Connecticut which has a current value of $14.5m.
9. George Clooney
Situated right next to Lake Como's deep blue waterfront, Clooney often holidays in the popular town.
And with a house like that, it's easy to see why Clooney purchased the gorgeous Mediterranean villa for $10m. Though that was in 2001, and today it is rumored to be worth close to a $100m.
10. Mark Wahlberg
When Mark Wahlberg was a kid living in a tough Boston neighborhood, he was no stranger when it came to breaking the law. Such were the severities of his actions that it eventually led to the Departed star receiving a six-month sentence for blinding a Vietnamese man in what many have called a racist attack.
However, years later, Wahlberg found success in Hollywood and has since established himself as one of the most sought after actors in the business. So it's no surprise that the married father of four spent over five years waiting for his dream home to be completed. The French Manor styled house includes a Boston Celtic s themed basketball court, a swimming pool with a water slide, a guest house and rolling stretches of landscaped greenery.
11. Johnny Depp
Before their divorce, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were a serious power couple. It's hardly surprising then that Depp's Hollywood home, where he wed his now ex-wife Amber Heard, is one of the most stylish homes on the list.
The first two photos are of said Los Angeles home, while the other two offers a sneak peek into his mysterious, hidden-away holiday home in France that is valued around $55m.
12. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith's mansion in Calabasas would put others in California to shame. In fact, it's so big that not only does it accommodate basketball courts, golf courses, and guest houses, but it also has its own ZIP code.
And while the fresh prince may no longer reside in Bel Air, you'd bet that there's only going to be one prince in Calabasas.
13. Mark Zuckerberg
At only 27 years old, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth was valued at $3.5bn. But like Buffet's home in Nebraska, Zuckerberg's house, which was purchased for $7m in 2011, it resembles more of an upper-middle-class abode than that of a young billionaire's crib.
Nevertheless, it appears the Facebook founder is more than happy in this Silicon Valley home, where he resides with his college sweetheart and wife, Priscilla Chan.
14. Bill Gates
The Microsoft founder's estate in Medina, Washington is the biggest private residence in the world and is worth an estimated $120m.
Of course, that's mere pocket change for the world's richest man, who's 2015 net worth currently, stands at $81.5bn according to Forbes. Yet, this place seems more than enough for Gates, who spent seven years building on a plot of land he bought for only $2m in 1988.
15. John Travolta And Kelly Preston
Some stars have fleets of foreign cars dappled expansively across the driveway. Others prefer idyllic waterfalls in the backyard, and maybe even tennis and basketball courts to boot.
But it appears legendary actor John Travolta prefers neither. Instead, the licensed pilot has a fleet of jets in his runway. Yes, you read that correctly. A runway, not a driveway....
16. Warren Buffet
Ironically, one of the richest men in the world has the smallest home on our list. And though Buffet is known more as a shrewd businessman, the American rose to global fame in 2008 when Forbes placed him first on their annual rich list.
This made Buffet the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $62bn. Yet, the key to Buffet's success is arguably his frugality and a willingness to save rather than to spend. One only has to look at the Berkshire Hathaway CEO'S modest bungalow in Nebraska to realize that.
17. Hugh Hefner
When Playboy acquired the mansion from engineer Louis Statham in 1971, little did he know of the legendary status the house would have. Today, the home is not only known around the world, but it's also valued at a staggering $54m, and that has likely only increased since the death of Hugh Hefner in 2017.
However, the mansion has had over $15m of renovations, which have included the construction of a wine cellar, a waterfall and swimming pool area, a licensed zoo, and the customary basketball/tennis court combo. Oh, and did we mention the bunnies?
You'll be missed, Hef!
18. Lady Gaga
One of the most talked about pop stars on the planet recently spent $23m on a 10,000 square foot Malibu compound w.ith nearly 6 acres of property all to herself.
It includes a saltwater pool and jacuzzi as well as stunning mountain views, and an 8-horse stable and sweeping coastal views across the Pacific.
19. Tamara Judge
She may not be as talented as the others on our list, but there's big money to be made in reality tv. Yes, Tamra Judge gained stardom on the Real Housewives of Orange Country and quickly became one of the country's foremost business entrepreneurs as a result of her exposure on the series
For many years, she resided in this stunning Ladera Ranch mansion with husband Eddie Judge. As you can see, it was a stylish 3,930 sq ft home with all the trappings of luxury and comfort one could possibly need.
20. Edward Norton
Actor Edward Norton is one of the greatest of his generation, starring in moving dramas such as American History X and the cult classic Fight Club. Achieving both critical and commercial success, And with a net worth of close to $80m, Norton can pretty much live anywhere he wants.
He recently sold his beautiful Malibu beach house of 10 years for $5.25m. A signature coastal mansion which boasts living space of 1000-square-feet and 43-feet of beach frontage, Norton's former enclave is undoubtedly a stunner, both on the inside and the outside.
21. Emily Ratajkowski
Model turned actress Emily Ratajkowski spent $2 million on this dated but stylish 1650-square-foot home in the Los Angeles community of Echo Park.
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this cute abode hides behind highrise gates on a double lot. With high ceilings and grand living spaces, this house may not be as big as the others, but it's certainly got its charm.
22. Mike Wolfe
Geared towards a more rustic, masculine taste, this home belongs to American Pickers star Mike Wolfe!
The unique Leiper's Fork property comes equipped with 32 acres of woodland should he get bored of admiring his excessive collection of all-things motorcycles...
23. Rachel Maddow
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow isn't very popular with anyone whose politics shifts slightly towards the right and judging by this house, it appears even leftist loyalists will be left smirking at this home.
Whilst not lacking in ambition, the interior Maddow and her partner, artist Susan Mikula came up with for this pre–Civil War farmhouse in Western Massachusetts leaves a lot to be desired.
24. Jenna Hager Bush
Geroge W. Bush's daughter recently purchased a waterfront home on Long Island. While a Southern belle at heart, the news anchor teamed up with famous Tennessee interior designer Sister Parish to create a weird juxtaposition of Eastern class and Southern charm- but it doesn't really work.
If you ask us, it looks more like a home a female Patrick Bateman would live in.
25. Pharell Williams
Famed musician and producer to the stars Pharell Williams purchased American funnyman Tyler Perry’s home for $15.6 million after intially being listed for $16.995. The 17,475 square feet is a modern behemoth sequestered in one of Beverly Hills' most exclusive postcodes. Overlooking the glittering Los Angeles skyline, the home also boasts a driveway capable of housing more than 30 cars.
As well as panoramic views and grand, angular ceilings, the cool pad ahas amazing koi pond, allowing for a tranquil escape from the hectic city that it overlooks
Also boasting a state of the art pool, plush veranda, and full-sized tennis courts, this really is the ultimate home for the young, rich and famous.
26. Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber
A house befitting of two former models, Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber's Beverly Hills mansion overlooking the beach is the stuff of dreams. There's so much to love about this house, from the marble bathrooms to the exotic shower and trendy white and stainless steel apparatuses dotted around the plush interior.
Go out outside, and you'll be greeted by a bucolic-like landscape fitted with a series of lush, verdant gardens.
27. Dennis Quaid
Built on a 16,000-square-foot lot, this awe-inspiring Spanish villa-like abode comes complete with an array of modern furnishings from stylistic sofas and chairs to a cozy fireplace. The dining room boasts a wonderous chandelier while the kitchen is fit for a king and comes equipped with some of the coolest Viking refrigerators you'd ever see.
And it gets better. Go upstairs, and you'll find a home theatre and a playroom for the kids. Outside comes equipped with a swimming pool and mini-spa.
28. Russell Simmons
Def Jam co-founder and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons wowed real estate agents when he put his Balinese-inspired home on the market. Located in the affluent area of the Hollywood Hills, Simmons listed the 14,321-square-foot for $8.25 million.
Equipped with the signature I'm rich and I know it TV on top of the fireplaces, the home also houses a plush wine cellar that can store up to 1,500 bottles. There are also three en-suite bedrooms along with the master suite coming with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and spa bathroom.
The coolest part of the home? The outdoor theater sits opposite the swimming pool. This house really is the epitome of a Hollywood mansion.
29. Sandra Bullock
Unlike most Hollywood mansions, this house as a history that stretches back to the Golden Age of 1942 Hollywood. The 3153-square-foot property includes a spacious home office and cute personal gymnasium.
Not ostentatious in the slightest, the Crash actress keeps things refrained and classy in this lovely, stylish abode.
30. Jim Parsons
The Big Bang Theory's home is one cool abode! Going back almost 100 years, the home was built in 1922 and very much appears as a pastiche of the Mediterranean villas prevalent in the many coastal regions of Italy and Spain.
Boasting an amazing tropical garden which lights up like a magical theme park at night, the home also has a series of plush appliances that add a fairytale quality to this dream home.
31. Jamie Dornan
Irish actor Jamie Dornan has recently come into a lot of money following his potrayal of Christian Grey in the movie adaptations of E.L. James's steamy 50 Shades novels. Located in Nichols Canyon, this slick and almost distractingly modern home is the work of esteemed architect Edward H. Fickett.
At 2,510 square feet, Dornan and his family no doubt enjoyed the stunning outside pool area, which screams, "I'm rich and living in L.A."
32. Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are keeping things close to the family by buying this 7,000-square-foot mansion in the American capital. Situated in the elegant Kalorama area of the city, the house was on the market for $5.5m but it is not known if the Kushners purchased the property or are renting.
With stylish, cream interiors, the contemporary abode boasts soaring ceilings and various charming terraces in a home that is very much the epitome of the White Picket Fence.