There’s No Place Like Home: These Celebrities Never Left Their Hometowns
It doesn’t matter how successful these celebrities become in Hollywood; they will always return to their roots. They live at high-profiled real estate properties from Los Angeles to New York, where most of the biggest stars have at least one home. However, since some of them are incredibly wealthy these days, more often or not, these celebrities would always purchase a piece of land in the same city where they grew up. The Beverly Hills mansions with gorgeous infinity pools and the luxurious penthouses on the Upper East Side aren’t enough to make these stars feel at home. Maybe nothing beats going back to the place where they spent most of their childhood.
It might even come as a shock to you when you realize that most of our favorite stars are living in their hometown. Once in a while, they might be living in the city of angels’ concrete jungle; whenever they are working on a movie project, they come home to places such as Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and many more. They put a lot of their investment money on these properties because it is worth it. Here are some celebrities living in small towns away from the paparazzi; some might even be living next door.
Kevin Jonas | New Jersey
Kevin Jonas is known for being a Disney child star. The now 33-year-old and his brothers Nick and Joe used to be a part of the popular boy band called The Jonas Brothers. Unlike his brothers, Kevin chose a quiet life away from the spotlight.
As of 2021, with a jaw-dropping net worth of $40 million, Kevin must have a financial advisor who helps him keep track of his growing assets. He has been happily married to his wife Danielle Deleasa since December 19, 2009. They now share two beautiful daughters, Alena Rose and Valentina Angelina. This little family has a lot of property investments in the Garden State because Kevin was practically born at Teaneck, New Jersey and born at Wyckoff. In fact, some of it was designed by the custom home company that Kevin himself co-founded. It makes sense that these love birds live in a $2.5-million mansion in New Jersey with their beautiful kids.
Eminem | Detroit, Michigan
Eminem’s whopping net worth of $230 million means he has a lot of real estate properties all over the United States. He must have hired a financial advisor to keep track of his growing assets.
He spent most of his childhood in Michigan and he had never been shy about how much he loves his hometown. In fact, in 2001 he bought an 8,900-square-foot home in Clinton Township, Michigan. He spent over $1.5 million on this property. For years, this became Eminem’s primary residence. Two years later he made another real estate purchase. This iconic rapper spent a staggering $4.8 million for a 15,000-square-foot mansion in Oakland, Michigan. It was surrounded by electric fences and even had a 24-hour manned guard booth for his safety. Despite all that, he ended up selling the estate for $1.9 million.
Reese Witherspoon | Nashville, Tennessee
45-year-old Reese Witherspoon may have been born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but she was raised in Nashville, Tennessee by both of her parents who are doctors. Given the fact that she is a multi-awarded actress who is basically one of the most influential women in the world, it makes sense that as of 2021, her net worth is already estimated to be around $240 million.
Over the years she has been wise enough to value her hard-earned money. In fact, she does some careful investment planning before spending wads of cash for a property. Sure, she has large mansions in Los Angeles just like most Hollywood A-listers. However, Reese’s properties are mostly located in Nashville, Tennessee, the place where she feels most at home. Three of her mansions are in the area. Reese and her husband Jim Toth would split their time between her hometown and Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, where their $12.7-million property is located.
Drake | Toronto, Ontario
Canadian rapper Drake is one of the most prominent figures in popular music. He is given credit for making Toronto sound so famous. This 34-year-old singer-songwriter was born in Toronto, Ontario, on October 24, 1986. He spent most of his childhood in the Great White North.
Now that he is rich and famous with a $180 million net worth, Drake can buy any property he wants and he has a lot of mansions in the United States. However, he still stays true to his roots as a real Canuck. In fact, Drake purchased a piece of land in suburban Toronto back in 2016. At that time, it was valued at $6.7 million and a 35,000 square feet chateau-style mansion was set to be built on it. It was rumored that it will include a rooftop hot tub, an NBA-regulation-sized basketball court, and a garage that can fit ten cars. Moreover, he also has a gorgeous condo in downtown Toronto. Drake is basically living large in his hometown.
Hugh Jackman | Sydney, Australia
The ever-so-dreamy Aussie actor Hugh Jackman is one of the best actors in Hollywood. He also holds the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero according to the Guinness World Records. Not only was he born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but he also got his degree and graduated from the University of Technology Sydney and Edith Cowan University. He may have started working as a professional actor a little later than some of our biggest stars, but it was better late than never.
As of 2021, Hugh has a net worth of around $200 million and one of his properties is an 11,000 square-foot living space inside a ten-floor building in New York City. The property was valued at $40 million in 2012. However, this star is not about to shy away from his hometown. In 2016, the Sydney-born actor bought a $6-million estate with his beautiful wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, in the Land Down Under. Their humble abode is a lot fancier than his childhood home, nonetheless, it is still close to his roots.
Jamie Lynn Spears | Kentwood, Louisiana
Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn Spears was one of the biggest Nickelodeon teen icons back in the early 2000s. She was born in McComb, Mississippi, but she practically grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. Now that Jamie is all grown up, one of her latest projects is the Netflix romantic drama series Sweet Magnolias where she plays the role of Noreen Fitzgibbons. The 30-year-old has a whopping net worth of $6 million, as of 2021.
Over the years, Jamie has purchased several real estate properties, which was a part of her investment planning. Despite her fame and fortune, she still decidedly purchased houses in the place where she was born and raised. Jamie bought a 2,528-square-foot home located in Liberty, Mississippi. After she sold her 3-bedroom home back in 2010, she moved to Brentwood, Tennessee, where she bought a 6,242-square-foot home. Right now, Jamie is residing at Kentwood, Louisiana. In fact, her sister Britney Spears traveled back home to live with Jamie and her daughters for a while.
Zach Galifianakis | Alleghany County, North Carolina
American comedian and actor Zachary Knight Galifianakis is famously known for starring in The Hangover trilogy from 2009 to 2013. To this day, he is still extremely famous. In fact, his net worth of $40 million is still growing and he is using some of it as investment money for real estate properties.
This 51-year-old star has houses all over the United States. One of which is an 833-square-foot home with 2-bedrooms and a bath. He purchased it back in 2002 and at the time the property was valued at $566 thousand. This home is located in Los Angeles, like most Hollywood actors, he needed to have a place there. However, growing up in North Carolina gave Zach a deep connection to his hometown so it made sense when he bought a 60-acre farm up in Alleghany County, North Carolina. He calls this estate, Farmageddon. It is said that the farm has horses and honeybees. Given the fact that Zach is also a writer, he utilizes the place as a writing retreat too.
Warren Buffett | Omaha, Nebraska
He may be one of the richest men in the world, but Warren Buffett never forgot about the town he grew up in. The seventh-wealthiest person was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He even got his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As of June 12, 2021, his net worth was already estimated to be around $110 billion.
Warren obviously owns a lot of real estate properties. After all, he is an incredible investor. Oddly enough, he still decided to live in a quiet town in Omaha, Nebraska. Despite earning millions of dollars every year, he chose to live in a modest five-bedroom home. He bought the property back in 1956 and it only cost him $31,500. This humble American is one of the most relatable billionaires on earth. A home can be purchased in the same neighborhood as Warren’s for about $2 million, proving that the area isn’t exactly Bel Air level.
Chance The Rapper | Chicago, Illinois
Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is one of the biggest names in the music industry. He rose to prominence after he released his debut mixtape in 2012. His real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett and he was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in West Chatham on Chicago’s South Side — a middle-class neighborhood. This rapper is already on his way to becoming one of the best musicians of all time.
As of 2020, Chance already has a whopping net worth of $25 million. In fact, he is one of the highest-paid actors in the world after he earned more than $50 million between 2017 to 2019. A part of his investment planning is real estate properties. However, he would rather live in his hometown, Chicago, Illinois. Chance, alongside his wife, Kristen Corley, moved into this humble abode back in 2018. This $4.2-million condo has an exercise room and a spa attached to it. This contemporary home is complete with a floor-to-ceiling wall that overlooks the ever-so-gorgeous Lake Michigan.
John Cusack | Chicago, Illinois
American superstar John Cusack, along with his sister Joan Cusack (who is just as famous) was born outside of Chicago. The 54-year-old actor was born in Evanston, Illinois. After a while, his family moved to Manhattan, New York. In fact, John was in the middle of completing his college degree at New York University before deciding it wasn’t for him. Acting was something he really felt passionate about. His career took off when he began taking roles for films in the early eighties.
Eventually, John became a huge success, and as of 2020, he’s been reported to have a net worth of $50 million. John was smart enough to invest his money in real estate properties. After all, it must have been part of his financial planning. He once owned a beachfront property in Malibu worth $2.1 million but was able to sell it for a whopping $10.3 million. Like a lot of famous celebrities, John is one of those who stays true to his roots. In fact, in 2005, he purchased a 5,000 square-foot condo worth $2.9 million located in his beloved Chicago.
Jeff Daniels | Chelsea, Michigan
66-year-old American actor and musician Jeff Daniels is a multi-awarded celebrity. He has received several Golden Globe awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards. It comes as no surprise that this veteran actor’s net worth is already around $45 million. He must have a financial advisor who helps him keep track of his growing assets.
Jeff was born in Athens, Georgia, but since his parents were originally from Michigan, they went back to that town. Growing up in Chelsea became so enriching for him. In fact, he got his college degree from Central Michigan University. He started rising to prominence in the seventies. Eventually, he attained all the fame and fortune that comes with being a successful actor. Despite that he has numerous real estate properties all around the United States, he chose to reside in Chelsea, Michigan, with his wife and three kids. He even runs a company he founded in his hometown, the Purple Rose Theatre.
Usher | Atlanta, Georgia
Usher Raymond IV is one of the most prominent singer-songwriters in the music industry. This talented star was only 12 years old when his mom started putting him in local singing competitions. Not long after, he caught the attention of LaFace Records and signed a contract with them by the time he turned 14. Usher is now one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with a jaw-dropping $180 million net worth.
As of 2021, Usher can practically afford to live anywhere on the planet. However, he chooses to stay in Atlanta, Georgia, where he grew up after moving from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Usher has a lot of property investments around Georgia. One of them was located in Alpharetta, Georgia. It was a 10,000-square-foot mansion that was worth $1.2 million. He also had a property at Roswell, Georgia. It was a 13,000 square-foot estate worth $3.4 million. Unfortunately, he ended up selling both of them by 2018. He still probably owns a house in Georgia, but it is kept under wraps for his safety.
Dave Chappelle | Yellow Springs, Ohio
American stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle is one of the best comics of all time. In fact, he won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for three consecutive years. He was born in the suburbs of Washington D.C., growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, to extremely politically active parents. Dave indulged himself in the world of art. In fact, he studied theatre arts. During summer, he used to spend time in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his dad because his dad used to work as a professor in Antioch University.
As of 2021, this 47-year-old star has a $50 million net worth. Since 2001, Dave has been happily married to his beautiful wife, Elaine Mendoza Erfe. They share three wonderful kids together. They have two sons and one daughter, Ibrahim, Sulayman, and Sanaa. Dave and his wonderful family live on a 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio. After all, he grew up there. However, he has other investment properties in Xenia, Ohio.
LeBron James | Akron, Ohio
The four-time award winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, LeBron James is one of the biggest celebrities in the sports industry. No wonder he has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2021. After all, he gets a $100 million salary per year. Among his various investments are real estate properties. He has mansions all over Los Angeles, two of them are valued at $21 million and $23 million. Not to mention his $9-million home in Miami.
Because LeBron was born in Akron, Ohio, this is the place where he discovered his love for basketball, all thanks to Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced the sport to him when he was just nine years old. Basically, he is deeply rooted in his hometown. This is why LeBron owns a 30,000 square feet living space with twenty rooms. This compound is filled with amenities one can only dream of. This place is complete with a bowling alley, a recording studio, a barbershop, and a casino. This man is living large and he is enjoying the finer things in life.
Pitbull | Miami, Florida
The Sunshine State has always been famous for its wonderful cities, especially the Miami coast. The diverse city is full of life and color, from its gorgeous beaches to its crazy nightlife. Although the city is continuously greeted with flocks of tourists, the place has remained in tune with its rich Latin culture and live music.
Speaking of music, Armando Christian Perez, who is better known as Pitbull, was born and raised in Miami in 1981. He even pegged the nickname Mr. 305, the area code that represents his hometown. He became Mr. Worldwide when he released the chart-topping single, I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho). Moreover, he continues to be inspired by his city roots, as evidenced by his debut album, M.I.A.M.I., and he always brings a bit of Latin flair when collaborating with other foreign artists. Now, with multiple investments and properties around the world, he still continues to live the Miami life with several beach houses and real estate to his name.
2 Chainz | College Park, Georgia
College Park is one of the most monumental cities in the state of Georgia. The small town is full of history especially when it comes to music. It is often credited for taking part in the Southern hip-hop evolution in the mid-’80s. It is also full of unique infrastructures, from its recreation centers to its century-old buildings.
When it comes to putting the city on the map, 2 Chainz takes the cake. Born Tauheed Epps in 1977, he rose to fame in 2010 after co-founding the Playaz Circle. Together with Dolla Boy, they released the single Big Dawg, which featured mainstream artists such as Birdman and Lil Wayne. Now, he continues to create revolutionary trap and rap music. He has graced the nation with his talent but remains a loyal local of College Park. Indeed, he resides in a 5,452 square foot home located in the area that sits on a 22-acre lot.
Mary Steenburgen | Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock is not so little. It is one of the most heavily populated cities in the state of Arkansas. It’s home to the greatest museums in the United States. The city offers one of the best fusion experiences in the South. People come for their favorite Southern food and cocktails, smiling the night away.
Speaking of entertainment, Mary Steenburgen is an Oscar-winning actress who is famous for movies such as Melvin and Howard. She is one of Little Rock’s finest and was born in 1953. She got her degree in drama from the local Hendrix College and started her career in Manhattan in 1972. Inspired by her hometown’s interest in entertainment, she is best recognized as a triple threat, having made it big in film, television, and music. She continues to live between her two homes together with her husband Ted Danson — the home in her hometown and another in California.
Shawn Mendes | Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, a Canadian Metropolis, is famous for its towering buildings and ethnic diversity. The exciting city is an essential stop to travelers all over the world. It’s a place best recognized for standing on its own as a home for multicultural patchwork and fashion. It’s also the home of the Toronto Raptors and several successful celebrities.
Of course, it’s not limited to sports icons but is home to one of the pop industry’s finest as well — Shawn Mendes. He was born in Pickering just east of Toronto in 1998. He started his career using the social media application Vine, and in the year 2015, he released his hit single Stitches. The Señorita singer continues to make waves in music and has been credited for debuting number one in his hometown. He is currently with his beau, Camila Cabello, in Los Angeles but still frequents his home in Toronto. Nothing like a downtown penthouse condo!
Steve Buscemi | Brooklyn, New York
The Big Apple is famous for its picturesque vibrant lights and captivating people from all around the world. From Broadway performances to exclusive shops it has been one of the greatest destinations to date. The city represents hard work and freedom. The city is its people.
One of Brooklyn’s finest, Steve Buscemi, is considered to be one of the most passionate actors in the industry. He rose to prominence for films like Reservoir Dogs, Big Fish, and Fargo. Apart from acting, he has also tried his hand in directing. Among his directing credits are films such as Lonesome Jim and Interview, which he also starred in. When he’s not working, he relaxes back home at Seventh Avenue. His house is so well-known that it is constantly documented by bloggers. Oddly enough, it is said that he constantly leaves random things outside his doorstep. Fortunately, his neighbors don’t seem to mind the actor’s antics.
John O’Hurley | Kittery, Maine
Maine is one the most scenic places in the world with its rocky Atlantic Coast and serene waters. It is famous for one of its cities, Kittery, which is recognized as one of the best fashion shops in the country with over 120 shopping outlets. It’s a pretty fancy place that offers a great degree of culture.
When it comes to fancy lifestyles, John O’Hurley is no stranger to this spectacular place. He was born in Kittery in 1954. He is widely recognized for hosting Family Feud for over five years since 2006 and is also credited for portraying Jacopo Peterman in the hit sitcom Seinfeld. Currently, he continues to work in TV, with upcoming roles in That Totally Made Up Comedy Show and other projects in pre-production. Another thing interesting about him is that he has several million-dollar properties in Coldwater, Canyon, as well as a permanent residence in his hometown.
Rafael Nadal | Manacor, Spain
Into street markets and surreal caves? The city of Manacor has a lot to offer to interested visitors. Spain remains a very influential country, and its influence is slowly making its way around the world. From music to food, to beauty standards, the country is home to multiple high-profile names in the entertainment industry.
In sports, Rafael Nadal is known to be a product of Manacor and was born in 1986. He is credited for being one of the top-ranking tennis players internationally. He has represented brands like Nike, Lanvin, and Quely. Given his big credit score, it’s no surprise that he owns a 40,000 square-meter sports center located in his hometown that includes a tennis academy and a museum. He also lives in a residential estate in Mallorca and owns a holiday home in the Dominican Republic. It is said that he often takes his luxury yacht for a ride in these places.
Michael Bublé | Burnaby, British Columbia
Burnaby is known for its peaceful surroundings, from its parks, lakes, and terrain. It surely is a great place to settle down and raise a family. It is also not without its tourist spots. It is home to the Atop Burnaby Mountain, known as the Playground of the Gods, which overlooks Coal Harbour.
The city is famous for its celebrities, and it used to be home to singers like Michael Bublé. The Canadian singer was born in 1975 and has been a resident of Burnaby ever since. He was catapulted into mainstream success in 2005 following the release of his album, It’s Time. Among his chart-topping singles is the song Haven’t Met You Yet. The four-time Grammy-winning artist has a massive credit score and has owned many properties in the span of his career. Now, he resides in a 27,000 square-feet mansion in his hometown which is reported to be worth over 6.4 million dollars.
Justin Timberlake | Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee
Leiper’s Fork is known to be a simple woodsy village that exists away from the glitz and the glamour of Hollywood. This “country road” destination is widely recognized for being sophisticated and outdoorsy. At the same time, it’s perfect for trendy celebrities who wish to keep things low-key. The monumental town is home to several high-profile stars — stars like Justin Timberlake.
It’s amazing how he came from a humble place but ended up under the flashing lights of Tinsel Town. He is credited for being a pop culture icon, and among his hits is the song Cry Me a River. He has also made it big in the movie industry with roles in films such as The Social Network and Friends with Benefits. Outside his busy schedule, when he’s not staying in Hollywood Hills, he resides in a house that sits on a 126-acre lot and is worth 4 million dollars.
Jake Peavy | Catherine, Alabama
He once pocketed a whopping $14.5 million as a major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. With that amount, he could easily hire a moving company, choose any of the 50 states to live in, start a family, and retire. However, without hesitation, he still chose to live in Alabama — where he was born and raised. According to The Wall Street Journal in 2014, Peavy and Katie, his wife, were building their estimated $800,000 home, in Catherine, Alabama, which is arm-stretched away from his hometown, Mobile, Alabama. The couple wanted their four sons to acquire the same experiences they had in the state. “I had such a great childhood there,” Peavy says.
Aside from the aforementioned team, Jake Peavy also played for several teams such as the San Diego Padres, the Chicago White Sox, and the Boston Red Sox. He is a two-time Strikeouts Champion, a National League ERA, and a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star.
Rickie Weeks | Windermere, Florida
According to him, “Where you play at is where you play at. But where you come from is home.” To some degree, we can’t help but agree with that statement. Well, the second baseman of the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly started building his dream mansion in Windermere, Florida in 2014. The 13,000 square-foot abode has an indoor half-basketball court, a game room, and a spa with a salon for Tiphany, his wife. The Wall Street Journal revealed that the house, which had a more than $3 million budget, was erected right near his siblings and parents’ abode. Mrs. Weeks stated that she knew she was going to live in Florida once she said yes to Rickie. She even joked about being buried in the backyard.
Rickie Darnell Weeks Jr. was born on September 13, 1982, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Some of the other teams he played for are the Tampa Bay Rays, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Seattle Mariners. He was a Major League Baseball All-Star in 2011 and a recipient of the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy.
Jon Jay | Miami, Florida
When he acquired the means to buy his own property, Jay immediately snagged a Miami Beach condo for $570,000. The 1,100 square-foot home was purchased in 2011. However, he did not stop dropping huge amounts of investment money. According to The Wall Street Journal, he purchased a 3,900 square feet, five-bedroom mansion for $800,000, which is located near Lake Catalina. However, they did not move in right away as the house went through extensive renovations first. He acquired the property after marrying his stunning wife Nikki Stecich in 2013.
Jonathan Henry Jay was born in Miami, Florida, on March 15, 1985. He is a professional baseball player, specifically a center fielder. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels but he also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Diego Padres, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, to name a few.
Todd Frazier | Toms River, New Jersey
Todd’s wife, Jackie, expressed to him her desire to live in Florida, but she also said that she’s happy to live in Toms River, New Jersey, which is the home state of her popular husband. Reports say that the couple dropped an estimated $700,000 to build their dream home. As it turned out, it was a 5,000 square foot abode with five bedrooms, a patio, a swimming pool, and a basketball court. According to Jackie, “He got to pick the town, I got to pick the house.” It seems like an amicable deal for us.
Todd Brian Frazier was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, on February 12, 1986. He is a professional baseball player who was drafted as a third baseman. He played for several established teams such as the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees but is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His investment in the sport gave him an impressive net worth of $7 million.
Todd McClure | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ryan Todd McClure was born on February 16, 1977, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is now married to a woman named Heidi, and according to The Wall Street Journal, in 2014, Todd initially dropped $400,000 to acquire a 60-acre investment land in his hometown, where he eventually raised his four children in a double-wide trailer. After his inevitable retirement in 2013, he started talking with JBS Construction to build his dream home, which surely took a while to finish and has multiple bedrooms and baths — understandable, considering it has an area of 7,900 square feet. The estimated cost of the abode is around $1 million.
Todd is a former football player who played in the center position. He played for Atlanta Hawks for 14 years, from 1999 to 2012. It was the only team he played for throughout his football career.
Isaac Bruce | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
In 2014, The Wall Street Journal revealed that Bruce was building a sprawling mansion near Fort Lauderdale, where he grew up with his 14 siblings. The investment property is 6,500 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and a swimming pool. It had an estimated value of $1 million. It is also an arm-stretch away from his business, Bruce Zone, a gym. During his stint with the St. Louis Rams, he expressed his love for the changing seasons, especially the snow, the farmers’ markets, and the beautiful scenery. However, he also stated that he always considered himself a citizen of Florida and “no matter where I lived. This is where I am supposed to be.” We guess that you could all relate to this. No matter how far we’ve traveled, there’s no place like home.
Bruce has played for St. Louis Rams from 1994 to 2007. He then transferred to the San Francisco 49ers and played from 2008 to 2009. He came back playing for the Rams in 2010 and retired.
Angelina Jolie | Los Angeles, California
The Maleficent actress was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975. Back when we thought that their mansion in France was going to be their forever home, they eventually sold it after splitting. Consequently, Jolie purchased a property in her hometown, Los Angeles, for $25 million. The sprawling Hollywood mansion has six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a home gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a tea house, and a wine cellar, to name a few. According to Hello Magazine, the 2.1-acre estate used to be the abode of the legendary director, Cecil B. DeMille and is just a five-minute drive from Brad Pitt’s home.
Jolie and Pitt tied the knot in 2006. They have six children, three of whom were adopted. Just when their fans believed their bond to be unbreakable, they eventually called their attorneys to undo their marriage. However, we can all agree that she did an exceptional job in her films.
Billie Eilish | Los Angeles, California
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Although she already started raking in money from her investment in music, she still lives with her parents in their humble abode in Highland Park. Velvet Ropes mentioned that the LA home only has two bedrooms, with the two kids occupying each room. Their parents, on the other hand, sleep in the living room. However, this might not be their setup since Finneas already moved out and reportedly paid $2.73 million in October 2019 for an estate in Los Feliz, a known neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Billie has become one of the biggest names in music. Some of her known hits are Bad Guy, Everything I Wanted, and Therefore I Am, which later entered the Billboard Hot 100 top 10. In 2020, she became the youngest artist to win four major categories at the Grammys.
Katy Perry | Santa Barbara, California
Once a California girl, always a California girl. Well, maybe Katy actually said this because she was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Aside from her magnificent Beverly Hills mansion, the chart-topping singer and her beau Orlando Bloom dropped a huge amount of investment money to acquire a sprawling estate in Montecito — and of course, it’s in California. According to Velvet Ropes, the newly purchased mansion has 6 beds and 12 baths, spread over more than 7,000 square feet. The property also boasts a pool cabana and a detached guest house. She indeed represents the West Coast!
Her real name is actually Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, and Perry is her mother’s maiden name. She did this to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson. As we all know, Katy Perry has a lot of hits to her name, including Dark Horse, Firework, and Roar, which topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Gwyneth Paltrow | Los Angeles, California
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an award-winning actress, singer, and writer who was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 1972. She came from celebrity parents; her father, Bruce Paltrow, is a producer and director, while her mother, Blythe Banner, is Tony Award-winner. In 2015, she found herself deeply in love with Brad Falchuk. This made her tie the knot once more. In relation to that, Paltrow reportedly owns two houses in the US, one in the Hamptons and one in Brentwood, Los Angeles, where she and Brad got married. The house has no known specifications, but it surely has multiple bedrooms and baths for her two children, Apple and Moses.
Gwyneth has acting credits in numerous films, including Iron-Man, Avengers: Endgame, and Shakespeare in Love, where she snatched an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Rihanna | Barbados
In an interview for The Ellen Show, Riri was asked where she lived, but her reply was kind of vague. However, she mentioned that she has an apartment in Los Angeles as well as in New York, and she pretty much lives around the world. Although she made it big in the United States, she never forgot her roots. In 2013, Mail Online revealed that she finally purchased the beachside home in Barbados — in the One Sandy Lane resort that she was renting. The $22 million, five-bedroom property is located on the island where she grew up and was born.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty bought this house when her reported net worth was just $90 million. After several years, numerous business ventures, and investments, her current net worth is now at $550 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She is responsible for several smash hits, including Umbrella, Take A Bow, and Diamonds.
Jennifer Aniston | Los Angeles, California
Jennifer was born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, on February 11, 1969. After spending some time in New York City, she flew back to the City of Angels and worked numerous part-time jobs before landing acting roles. Since she made it big, she barely left the city. In fact, after selling her Beverly Hills mansion, she moved to another neighborhood, which is in Bel-Air. According to Velvet Ropes, Jen reportedly purchased a 10,186 square feet abode that has 7 beds and 11 bathrooms for $20.97 million. In addition, this is where she and her ex-husband Justin Theroux tied the knot in 2015. Unfortunately, they split in 2017, and it was reported that a lot of lawyers were involved.
Well, aside from her well-known sitcom, Friends, she also made us laugh out loud with her appearances on the big screen. Some of the films she’s been involved with are Bruce Almighty, We’re The Millers, and Marley & Me.
Kim Kardashian| Los Angeles, California
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Although she has the means to purchase properties in any state or country, she and her ex-husband Kanye West chose the well-known city to build their family. Information about the abode is limited but it’s known that the mansion underwent extensive renovation and has eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Other available features include two swimming pools, a pond, and a basketball court. According to Velvet Ropes, the KimYe couple purchased the property for almost $20 million in 2014. However, after the renovation, its value rose drastically to $60 million.
Kim Kardashian has been married to hip-hop artist and businessman Kanye West since 2013. They eventually had four children. However, in 2020, reports about them talking with their divorce lawyers have been prolific.
Kristen Stewart| Los Angeles, California
The Twilight actress might have had issues regarding infidelity in the past, but she has proved to be a loyal citizen to her hometown, Los Angeles. In February 2021, Stewart reportedly dropped a whopping $6 million of investment money to acquire a stunning estate in Los Feliz. The 1927 Mediterranean revival abode features four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a living room with a cozy-looking fireplace, and a dining room equipped with French doors. The property is reported to be 4,864 square feet. According to the New York Post, the house has a history of celebrity owners, and ER actor Anthony Edwards used to live there.
Kristen Stewart was born on April 9, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. We got to know her because of her role in the film series Twilight, which we’re hoping will have a sequel in the future. However, she also lent her acting prowess to various projects such as Charlie’s Angels, Snow White, and the Huntsman, and Jumper.
Kylie Jenner| Los Angeles, California
Kylie was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 10, 1997, to popular parents Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner. Since she is earning significant money from her various investments, she was able to purchase a sprawling mansion in Holmby Hills, which is also located in her hometown, Los Angeles. The $36.5 million property has seven beds, 14 bathrooms, an indoor theater, and a club-style game room, among other features.
Kylie is the youngest daughter among the Kar-Jenner siblings. Aside from their reality series, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, she also became prominent after the success of her makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics. She was once hailed as a “self-made billionaire” but her current reported net worth is $700 million. She is now a mom with her adorable daughter Stormi who she shares with artist Travis Scott.
Kate Hudson | Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles
You may know her from movies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Skeleton Key, Raising Helen, Deepwater Horizon, and Bride Wars, which are among the actress’s renowned film credits. However, the actress’s first breakthrough came during the eve of the 21st century, in 2000 when she starred in the comedy-drama film Almost Famous, effectively making herself a household name.
The actress’s acting skills, which she is mostly blessed with, can be traced back to her parents, musician and actor Bill Hudson, and actress Goldie Hawn. Currently, the actress lives in her home city of Los Angeles, in the exact same house her mother lives alongside long-time partner and fellow actor Kurt Russell. Originally bought by the couple in the 1970s, it is safe to assume that a young Kate ran around the estate back then, which the couple sold over a decade after purchasing.
Minka Kelly | Bel Air, Los Angeles
American actress and model Minka Kelly, born Minka Dumont Dufay, is known for her leading role in NBC’s drama series, Friday Night Lights. The show effectively made her prominent in the acting industry. Originally born and raised in Los Angeles, she went to high school in New Mexico and later returned to Los Angeles with the hope of becoming a model. It was here that when the newly-graduated high schooler was approached by a former model who offered to be her manager.
The actress, alongside her boyfriend, the famed talk-show host, comedian, and television personality, Trevor Noah, put investments towards a $27.5 million Bel Air mansion back in January 2021. And the price speaks for itself, as the humungous 11,000 square-foot mansion contains six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, as well as a stunning view of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Christina Applegate | Trousdale Estates, Los Angeles
Multi-talented celebrity, Christina Applegate, not only knows how to act but also dabbles in dancing. She is known for producing multiple television shows such as 2007’s Samantha Who?, 2011’s Up All Night, and most recently, 2019’s Dead to Me. The actress had a hand in not only producing these shows, but she acted in them as well. Her breakthrough role was that of Jesse in 1998’s Jesse, a show that racked up a ton of credits for Christina.
For her work in the show, she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. Meanwhile, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest role in the iconic NBC sitcom Friends. Now, the actress lives in the picturesque, yet highly luxurious neighborhood of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Among the neighborhood’s famous residents was the “King of Rock and Roll” himself, Elvis Presley, as well as superstar, musician, and actor Frank Sinatra.
Jodie Foster | Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Jodie Foster is an American actress, filmmaker, and producer who has won several awards, including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. She has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work as a filmmaker. Foster began her professional career as a child model at the age of three and made her acting debut in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. in 1968.
Foster struggled to move into mature roles after graduating from Yale University until she received critical recognition for her part in the court thriller The Accused, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1991, the actress played the role of FBI Agent Clarice Starling, opposite Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter in the film Silence of The Lambs. One of the actress’s prized possessions, her five-bedroom Beverly Hills investment estate, is worth $15.9 million upwards, which is not surprising considering the actress’s success and wealth.
Adam Levine | Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles
Since the release of their multi-platinum first album, Songs About Jane, in 2002, Adam Levine, the frontman of the ultra-popular pop-rock band Maroon 5, has been met with continued success. Ever since then, the band figuratively stepped on the gas as they released their next, progressively successful albums; It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, Overexposed, V, and Red Pill Blues.
The 42-year-old pop star, alongside his wife Behati Prinsloo and their two toddler daughters Dusty and Gio, have moved into the former couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s old estate in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. Although the deal was made off-market, the couple reportedly paid a hefty $31 million for the estate, which, for the couple with a combined net worth of almost $130 million, wasn’t too much. Their decision might have included the fact that the Los Angeles native needed to be close to the city in order to do work with his band, which is based in the city.
Tori Spelling | Hidden Hills, Los Angeles
Victoria Davey Spelling, better known as Tori Spelling, is an American actress and author who was born on May 16, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. Having been born to prominent producer Aaron Spelling in the city of Los Angeles, she was almost destined to have a career as an actress. By the age of six, her father hired an acting coach for her. Having made multiple appearances in TV shows such as Fantasy Island, Saved By The Bell, and The Love Boat, the actress would eventually land her breakthrough role, which was that of Donna Martin, in the American teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 — a show that was co-produced by her father.
Now, the 48-year-old actress, alongside husband and fellow actor Dean McDermott, put investments in a $3.7 million Hidden Hills Mansion. The neighborhood in question is famous for being a private enclave for big names in both Hollywood and the music industry.
Rita Wilson | Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles
Rita Wilson is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer who has appeared in films such as 1985’s Volunteers, 1995’s Now and Then, 1999’s Runaway Bride, and 2011’s Larry Crowne. The first two films as well as the last featured her husband Tom Hanks, too. She’s also been involved with shows such as The Good Wife, Girls, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. To her credit, she received her very own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.
She was born in Hollywood, California, to a Greek mother, Dorothea Tzigkou, and a Bulgarian Muslim father, Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff. They initially moved back to Bulgaria after her birth. Shortly after, her father changed his name to Allan Wilson and converted to Orthodox Christianity. This was what gave the actress her Wilson surname. She’s been married to prominent Hollywood actor Tom Hanks since 1998.
Jenna Elfman | Los Feliz, Los Angeles
Jenna Elfman is an American actress and producer best known for playing Dharma in the ABC comedy Dharma & Greg, a role for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999. To her credit, she’s also been involved with the shows Grosse Pointe Blank, Dr. Dolittle, Keeping the Faith, Town & Country, and Big Stone Gap.
In 2012, she had a recurring role in FX’s courtroom drama Damages and became a series regular on AMC’s horror thriller, Fear the Walking Dead, since 2018. Alongside her husband Bodhi Elfman, she put out a huge $2.2 million investment in 2004 for a 4-bedroom 5-bathroom mansion in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Although it has then been sold for double its original price in 2020, the actress still reportedly lives in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Kirk Cameron | Agoura Hills, Los Angeles
Kirk Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC comedy Growing Pains, is an American actor who has appeared in films such as Like Father, Like Son and Listen to Me. He is an active Evangelical Christian who co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Noble. He also collaborates with Christian minister Ray Comfort in the evangelical organization The Way of the Master.
Cameron was born in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron and Robert Cameron, a retired teacher. He has three sisters; Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace Cameron Bure, who is best known for her role as DJ Tanner on the TV comedy Full House. Currently, the actor lives in Agoura Hills, a mere 40-minute drive away from his hometown of Panorama City, LA. In 1998, alongside Noble, he made a significant investment in their now-home, costing the celebrity couple $645,000.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Montecito, Los Angeles
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, born Rachel Meghan Markle, is a former actress who is now a member of the British royal family. The former actress was born and reared in the Californian city of Los Angeles. Her acting career began during her time at Northwestern University when she was still a student. Her multiracial origins, she said, contributed to her early challenges in the acting industry. From 2011 until their separation in 2013, Markle was married to Trevor Engelson, an American film producer.
Following her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018, she stopped performing and began taking on obligations as a royal herself. She has been recognized as the Duchess of Sussex since then. The royal couple, come June 2020, made a hefty investment of $14.65 million, or £11.2million, into an 18,000-acre home in Montecito, Santa Barbara. There, the couple is primarily investing their time into business ventures and raising their children, Archie and newly-born Lilibet Diana.
Leonardo DiCaprio | Malibu, Los Angeles
Due to his outstanding work in notable film titles, famed Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been ranked as Hollywood’s highest-paid male actor on several occasions. He is known for performing bizarre characters, notably in biopics and historical films. Among the actor’s list of credits are highly-acclaimed film titles. After multiple nominations in other films, he earned his first much-deserved Academy Award from his 2015 movie, The Revenant. Some of his other most notable films are Django Unchained, The Aviator, Inception, and The Wolf of Wall of Street, to name a few.
The actor, a Los Angeles native, bought a $1.775 million beachfront home in Malibu, using his earnings following the success of his 1997 film Titanic. However, the home is just one of the actor’s many properties, proving he is an avid real-estate fan, owning multiple multi-million dollar properties in both the West and East Coasts of America.
Khloé Kardashian | Hidden Hills, Los Angeles
Khloé Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, and model, best known for appearing in the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside her family. Because of its success, spin-offs such as Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons were created.
Kardashian was married to basketball star Lamar Odom from September 2009 to October 2016, only a month after they met. With her sisters Kourtney and Kim, they’ve also developed various apparel lines and fragrances and wrote the book Kardashian Konfidential, which was published in 2010. Alongside her boyfriend, professional basketball player Tristan Thompson, she made investments towards a Hidden Hills home in May 2021, costing them a whopping $17 million. The property was just next to her mother’s, Kris Jenner, home. The two houses are reportedly under construction as of early 2021.
Dustin Hoffman | Brentwood, Los Angeles
Dustin Hoffman is an American actor and director, best recognized for his depictions of antiheroes and emotionally sensitive characters. His first Academy Award nomination came from his performance as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols’ highly acclaimed and legendary picture The Graduate. In the ’70s, he rose to prominence in films such as Little Big Man, Lenny playing as a controversial and pioneering comic Lenny Bruce, and Marathon Man, in which he co-starred with Laurence Olivier.
At the age of 83, the veteran actor has settled in his Brentwood Glen home in Los Angeles, spending his time with his wife since 1980—the American businesswoman Lisa Hoffman. Although the exact price of the investment the actor spent to buy the house is unknown, the neighborhood of Brentwood is generally considered a quaint, quiet neighborhood, perfect for the elderly couple.
Miranda Cosgrove | Outpost Estates, Los Angeles
Miranda Cosgrove is an award-winning American actress and singer who began her career as a child actress, working primarily for Nickelodeon. She started her career at the tender age of seven years old, appearing in a number of TV advertisements. Due to her work with the children’s TV channel, she was named the highest-paid child actor in 2012 by Guinness World Records. Cosgrove has won multiple awards to her credit, including a Kids’ Choice Award, two Young Artist Awards, and two Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
In 2003, she made her cinematic debut as Summer Hathaway in Richard Linklater’s School of Rock. In 2012, she had her breakthrough as Carly Shay, the lead character of the hit adolescent series iCarly. Now, the 28-year-old actress lives in Outpost Estates, Los Angeles, a neighborhood known for its largely Mediterranean-themed homes that dot its surroundings.
Rachel Bilson | Linda Vista, Los Angeles
Rachel Sarah Bilson is an American actress who was born into a show industry family in California. She made her TV debut in 2003 and later got the part of Summer Roberts on the ABC drama series The O.C. She went on to feature in the science-fiction action picture Jumper after making her cinematic debut in The Last Kiss. Bilson was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of therapist Janice Stango and writer, director, and producer Danny Bilson.
Come 2017; the actress made a significant investment of $3 million into her new home in Linda Vista, Pasadena. The house is originally built in the ’50s by renowned American architect Gregory Ain spans a wide range of 3,600 square feet, alongside having six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house’s gigantic size is more than enough for the actress and her daughter Briar Rose Christensen, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Hayden Christensen, better known as the young Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.