Celebrities will spend ridiculous amounts of money on a home. The bigger the star, the bigger their home seems to be. With their huge salaries, celebs have no problem designing their homes to be extremely over the top, with multiple pools, full basketball courts, spectacular gardens and even private pathways that lead to white sandy beaches.
Jay Z and Beyoncé have topped a few lists when it comes to stars owning multimillion-dollar homes. Of course, with the couple's combined salary, we're still questioning why they haven't just bought their own private island by now. The duo lives exceptionally well, and you won't ever find them living in anything less than $10 million.
When you make it big in Hollywood, one of the first things a celeb purchase is an extravagant home. So it isn't odd to see new stars like singers Camila Cabello and Halsey living like royalty. However, not all A-list stars want to live in 10 bedroom homes with beautiful pools, tennis courts, and 15 car garages. In fact, some of the most well-known stars, who make millions no doubt, are happy to live a remarkably frugal life. You'd be shocked to learn that some of your favorite Hollywood celebs have lived or are currently residing in trailers, apartments and have even rented their places for a price you wouldn't believe.
Check out which celebs go all out when it comes to buying a home and which A-listers would rather live small and comfortably for next to nothing.
20 Sarah Jessica Parker - $18 Million
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick live it large in New York City. The city is known for its outlandish prices for homes, but that doesn't stop A-listers like Parker and her husband to shell out major cash and buy a townhouse for themselves. The couple's townhouse was described in a listing detail calling it "architectural and historical embodiment of pristine New York luxury living." The statement could not have been any truer. The home contains six bedrooms, seven fireplaces, and in one bathroom you'll find a carved stone tub. Of course, one thing that Parker kept in mind before making the large purchase was that the home featured an extensive walk-in closet.
19 Jennifer Lopez - $28 Million
In 2016, Jennifer Lopez purchased a whopping 14,000 square foot Bel-Air home for $28 million. The luxurious home features seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a thirty-seat screening room for when guests want to come over and watch movies. Jenny from the Block really knows how to pick a beautiful house. The home was designed and built by famed architect Samuel Marx in 1940 and features 10 carved wood or stone fireplaces and a vaulted ceiling in the living room. Let's also mention what J.Lo has going on outside her house. Lopez has two guesthouses, a terrace with an infinity pool, a 100-seat amphitheater, a vineyard, a man-made swimming pond with a beach and a mini-golf course to top it all off!
18 Jennifer Aniston - $38 Million
Jennifer Aniston and her ex-husband Justin Theroux shared a magnificent home together in the Bel Air area, and it was even featured in an issue of Architectural Digest, which showcases some of the most beautiful homes in the world. The former couple separated after two-and-a-half years of marriage earlier this year and shared this home where they spent those years renovating from top to bottom. The modern, minimalist property is a dream, with what Aniston described as "Old World meets New World." The couple also turned a vineyard that was on the property into a network of "pocket gardens" and terraces, while the inside featured midcentury furniture, antique Japanese screens and silk rugs.
17 Will And Jada Pinkett Smith - $42 Million
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have previously described their mega-mansion as "a spiritual endeavor" and what makes it unique is that is was all completely built by hand. The custom 25,000 square foot home, which sits on 150 acres in Malibu, California, was also featured in an issue of Architectural Digest for its impressive features. The home contains nine bedrooms, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a meditation room, numerous secret nooks, an enormous pool that is supposed to resemble a lake or pond, a full basketball court, separate tennis courts, a large pasture and a lake with a gazebo. There is no doubt that Will and Jada, and their two children; Jaden and Willow are living the life in their massive mansion.
16 Ellen DeGeneres - $45 Million
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi purchased a stunning Santa Barbara beach house for a whopping $45 million. The home is located right on the beach and is located in a quiet coastal town named Carpinteria. According to Coastal Living, the home is 6,000 square feet, features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, in addition to an 883-square-foot guesthouse. The one-acre property also has a clay tennis court, private courtyard, and a plunge pool. The home is a dream with an open floor plan and a spacious living room with great natural lighting. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to views of the stunning Pacific.
15 Tom Cruise - $59 Million
Tom Cruise's massive 10,000 square foot home just outside of Telluride, Colorado, sits on 298 acres and looks like a splendid and cozy dream house. The impressive mansion features floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, which lets Tom and his guests get amazing views of the mountains. Inside the actor's home, you'll find a gym, rec room, and a library. Outside the house, Tom has a private trail system, a basketball court, tennis court, hockey rink, a private motocross track, and an over 1,000 square foot guest house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It appears that Tom was really looking for a home that featured plenty of open space for activities and staying in shape, especially for the sort of acting roles we usually see him play.
14 Jay Z And Beyonce - $88 Million
With Jay-Z's net worth set at an estimated $900 million and Beyoncé with a net worth of $355 million, we're surprised this A-list power couple hasn't bought an island to call home. However, their mega-mansion is still extremely impressive and is so big, it is made up of six different structures. The house is literally a compound, comprised of a 30,000 square foot main house that has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, a gaming/entertainment building, a 15-car garage, a smart house that has a helipad, four pools, and a basketball court. The couple's home is located in Bel Air, with the initial asking price of $135 million; however, this dream duo knocked it down to $88 million.
13 Oprah Winfrey - $88 Million
Oprah Winfrey's Montecito, California, home is often called "The Promised Land" and is quite outstanding, sitting on 42 acres with a beautiful Neo-Georgian style main house. The home is simply glorious and features six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, two theaters, and numerous terraces so Oprah can sit out and relax and see all of her spacious land. Outside of her mansion, the former talk show host has equestrian facilities with riding rings, paddocks, covered stalls, a house for horse trainers, and stable and farm. Who knew Oprah was so into horses? The home also features a pool, two outdoor fireplaces, a lake for fishing, a two-acre avocado grove, a rose garden, a koi pond, and a guesthouse.
12 George Clooney - $100 Million
George Clooney's stunning Italian home, which sits on the banks of Lake Como is truly magnificent with its original charm, dating back to the 18th century. The mansion is located in Laglio, Italy, and has 25 rooms, an outdoor theatre, a swimming pool, mesmerizing landscaped gardens and a garage for all of his motorcycles. Anyone would fall in love with this home, with its ornately carved ceilings, luxurious rooms, huge bathrooms, and a separate "pizza room." Clooney's Villa Oleandra has a romantic charm and we're not surprised that the actor fell in love with the estate and its location, who wouldn't want to spend the rest of their life here?
11 Bill Gates - $125 Million
Bill Gates' mansion is nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0" after the title character's estate in Citizen Kane, and it is one of the most jaw-dropping homes owned by a celebrity. The seven bedrooms, 24 bathroom home overlooks Lake Washington in Medina, Washington and is known for its design and technology it incorporates. The estate is grand and took seven years to build. Some of the most unique features of the home are the 60 feet by 17 feet swimming pool, which has an underwater music system, a 2,500-foot square gym, a dining room that is a whopping 1,000 square feet, and a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling. Property tax on the house averages out to a whopping $1 million a year.
10 Matthew McConaughey's Airstream
Actor Matthew McConaughey has been in plenty of popular films and you would think he would be living large in a mansion in California, but would you believe that the "Dallas Buyers Club" star enjoys a simple life in his customized airstream? We're not sure if he still uses it, but McConaughey's airstream once sat in Malibu, where he was close to the beach and able to surf whenever he wanted too. The airstream was customized with a practical mind-set so that everything he could possibly need would be there. "If it looks good but it's not functional, then it's not worth anything," the actor said. Inside, McConaughey has a simple living space where he keeps a number of journals and photo albums, and a picnic-style table and small kitchen.
9 Katy Perry's Bedroom Flat At The Colonial House
Following her split from actor Russell Brand, Katy Perry moved into a three bedroom flat in the Colonial House in West Hollywood. The building was designed by Leland Bryant and was home to many other famous celebs, including Cary Grant and Bette Davis. For a three-bedroom apartment, the "I Kissed A Girl" songstress reportedly paid $8,500 a month, which is pretty much nothing for the A-lister. The rooms all look practical, with a decent sized bathroom and master bedroom. The Colonial House also features a pool, which we believe Katy Perry probably lounged at quite often after her divorce. If you want to spot a celeb here, you can rent your own one bedroom for $3,800 per month.
8 Lindsay Lohan's Rented Mansion
Lindsay Lohan has a bad reputation for getting evicted from her homes after failing to pay her rent. However, she managed to snag a rental home in Beverly Hills back in 2012, paying $8,000 a month. Her home featured four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a high perimeter wall for security and privacy, a lush garden, a pool, and a spa. The next year, it was rumored that Lohan ditched her Beverly Hills mansion because she couldn't afford the rent or was just "resettling" in New York City. Her home was even listed on Zillow and had an asking price for a whopping $10,450 a month.
7 Anne Hathaway Gets One Bedroom Apartment In Brooklyn
After splitting from Raffaello Follieri, who went to prison in 2008 for four and a half years after pleading guilty to 14 counts of conspiracy and money laundering, actress Anne Hathaway found herself moving out of his $37,000 a month rental at Manhattan's Olympic Tower and moving into a large one bedroom in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hathaway fled to the famous clock tower penthouse with then-fiancé Adam Shulman and settled on paying $6,400 a month, which is a lot less than she had to splurge to live with her former con-artist beau. The couple rented the apartment, which also features a windowless home office.
6 Tim Tebow Resides In A High-Rise
When Tim Tebow played for the New York Jets, instead of purchasing a mansion somewhere in New Jersey or New York, the former athlete chose a modest rental home in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was reported that Tebow wanted to avoid the temptation of moving into Manhattan, where prices for homes can be in the millions, and settled to pay $10,000 a month in Jersey for his rental home. Back in 2012, the former Jet signed a lease on a two-bedroom apartment in a luxury high-rise building in the city and seemed fairly happy with his new digs.
5 Amy Schumer Shares NYC Studio With Roommate
When Amy Schumer was trying to make it big in the acting world, she moved to New York City when she graduated from college in 2003. "I found a small studio for a monthly rent of $1,275 in Chinatown via Craigslist where I dealt with a [weird] broker - again with my habit of gravitating towards abusive relationships - who tried to give me advice on how to hack it in this city," she once said. She also learned that the rent was way too high for a person trying to make it in acting and had to find a roommate to live with her in her tiny studio apartment. "I placed an ad on Craigslist and found a student from Ohio willing to pay for half the rent to sleep on a loft bed," she said. Thankfully, Schumer made it big and said goodbye to her small space.
4 Chace Crawford Sticks To New York City
"Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford couldn't resist not living in the city that never sleeps, so he decided to rent a penthouse in the Financial District in New York City. The building, named Dwell95 was styled and designed by French designer Philippe Starck. The rooms look very modern and upscale even if Crawford is just renting out space. With the apartments already furnished, the actor shells out $5,100 per month, which isn't much for an actor these days. And as an actor starring on a show all about glam, fashion, and fun, he knew he had to find a place that encompasses all of that and a little more.
3 Adele Lived Above A Discount Store
Before Adele became one of the most famous singers in the world, she lived with her mother in a small apartment above a discount store in south London. You wouldn't believe that this multimillion-dollar A-lister started out very small before she earned her big break in Hollywood. Today, Adele lives large and doesn't have to share a small apartment with anyone, residing in a very impressive Los Angeles home and is definitely worth a lot more than her tiny apartment back in London. Hopefully, the starlet got her mom her own place, too.
2 Vincent Kartheiser's "Cabin Loft"
"Mad Men" star Vincent Kartheiser isn't much into luxury. The actor opted to live in one room, 609 square foot bachelor pad that has been dubbed a "cabin loft." The small area works great for the actor and it is not too shabby, featuring customized details like a bed that operates on a pulley system, a redwood headboard that "flips down to double as a desk," and outside, Vincent has a dry sauna that has an installation made from 2,500 bits of wood. While many A-list stars would be appalled to live here, Kartheiser seems to enjoy the little things in life.
1 Ellen Pompeo Gives Her Trailer A Makeover
You would guess that Ellen Pompeo lives like a queen, however, the actress is quite all right living in her Hollywood set trailer while she's filming. According to RV Share, the "Grey's Anatomy" star uses her trailer for downtime and it even went through a massive renovation. The cramped trailer with its brown cabinets and dull lighting was transformed into what looks like more of an A-listers expensive and chic living space than a dingy trailer. The cabinets and walls were painted white and design experts helped decorate the trailer adding bold metallic and lots of natural lighting. Anyone would want to make this his or her permanent home after seeing what an extensive makeover the trailer received. We don't blame Pompeo for wanting to live here for a long time if she wanted too.