If you think the words ‘celebrity’ and ‘investment’ are rather incongruous, you’re not alone. It seems that there is a new breed of celebrity who is choosing not to blow their millions! Instead, these celebrities are seeing their wealth as a means to business enterprise. They are investing well and making wise business decisions. Let’s take a look at some of these celebrities impressive homes.
10) Oprah Winfrey’s Promised Land (Montecito, CA)
Price: $52 Million (2001)
In his final speech, the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We as a people will make it to The Promised Land.” Oprah has named her sprawling 42-acre Californian estate “The Promised Land” in honor of the great personality’s memory. If he were to be alive today, he would definitely be proud of the achievements of today’s African Americans like Oprah. “The Promised Land” is a Neo-Georgian mansion embedded within the surrounding trees. It has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, two theaters, a gourmet kitchen, a barn, a wine cellar, a tennis court, ponds, orchards, an outdoor entertainment area, a manmade lake with fish, and a huge guesthouse with a pool.
9) The Manor (Los Angeles)
Price: $85 Million
Owned by heiress Petra Stunt (daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone), The Manor is a mansion located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. This French château-style mansion has 123 rooms. It is the largest home in Los Angeles County.
8) Bob Hope’s Space-Age House (California)
Located in Palm Springs, California, Bob Hope’s Space-Age House is a futuristic building. It was constructed to resemble a volcano, featuring a concrete roof with a hole in the center that lets light into a central courtyard. Some people have compared it with a spaceship and a giant mushroom. The California mansion was designed by John Lautner.
7) Justin Bieber’s Rented ‘Salad Spinner’ Glass House (Beverly Hills)
Beiber’s Beverly Hills “Salad Spinner” Glass House is an architectural wonder. Its circular walls of glass and soaring steel beams create a mesmerizing courtyard with spectacular views of the infinity edge pool, overlooking the city and the ocean. The Canadian singer is paying $60,000 monthly for this rented property.
6) Charles Sieger’s Castle ‘Château Artisan’ (Miami)
Price: $10.9 Million
This incredible $10.9 million fortress home is designed by Charles Sieger; it is his home. Charles has designed and built many creative high-rise residential and commercial buildings. This mansion is inspired by French and British chateaus; that is the reason why it is named “Château Artisan.”
5) Celine Dion’s Water Park Mansion (Florida)
Celine Dion’s $72.5 million Jupiter Island mansion has its own water park; two massive pools in the property are connected by a water park. The house, which is built at her oceanfront Florida estate, has crisp white interior, eight bedroom guesthouse and many more luxuries. The water park has a giant twisting slide, a foot bridge and a lazy river.
4) Naomi Campbell’s ‘Eye of Horus’ House (Turkey)
Supermodel Naomi Campbell’s luxurious eco-mansion is shaped like the Egyptian ‘Eye of Horus’. Located on an island off the coast of Turkey, this stunning mansion has a huge landscaped terrace and a greenhouse-style roof to take care of heating. This glass-domed retreat is water and energy self-sufficient. The ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus was designed by Spanish architect Luis de Garrido.
3) Lionel Messi’s Ball-Shaped House
Messi’s mansion is shaped like a football. The ground on which the mansion sits appears like a football pitch. If you view the property from above, including the structure at the front, it looks like it makes the shape of number 10. This mansion shows his love for the game. According to reports architect Luis de Garrido will build this house on the land owned by the the soccer star in Barcelona city.
2) Naomi Campbell’s Spaceship House (Moscow)
Naomi Campbell’s Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin reportedly built her a 2,650 square meter spaceship shaped house in Moscow. This futuristic style building, which is dubbed Capital Hill, is unique and appears like a set for a science fiction film. The house has smooth curves, huge glass panels, tall ceilings, indoor swimming pool, gym, Finnish spa, Turkish bath, Russian bath and many luxuries. Spaceship House by Zaha Hadid Architects.
1) John Travolta’s Fly-In Home (Florida)
John Travolta is an avid and accomplished pilot; in fact he is obsessed with flying. The Saturday Night Fever star has had his house designed with two outbuildings attached for the aircraft to taxi up to. Currently he can park a Boeing 707 and a Gulfstream in his property. The superstar can walk under a canopied walkway to his aircraft and be airborne once the gate to the runway is opened! All this is possible for him because he lives in Jumbolair, an exclusive $12.5 million airport home in north of Ocala, Florida.