Fast cars, flashy clothes and expensive jewellery, just a few things you might associate with the rich and famous. However, it might surprise you to know that the Hollywood elite is no stranger to the property market. With this in mind, here are 10 celebrities that you’d never guess were property moguls.
The fact that Beyoncé is the Queen of everything is nothing new but we didn’t realise her talents stretched to the world of property investments. The American singer and songwriter is the proud owner of an Italian Renaissance style mansion on the Pacific Coast worth a whopping $45million. That’s seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a tennis court, a cinema, a guesthouse and a swimming pool in case you were wondering.
Owner of an MTV Movie Award, a Golden Globe Award and a People’s Choice Award, the former Friends star also has a Bel Air based estate worth $21 million. Jennifer Aniston also recently renovated and sold a property for $35 million proving that her talents go way beyond the big screen.
Robert De Niro
Hollywood actor Robert De Niro doesn’t do things by halves. Since 1973 he has starred in around 90 films during his career so it’s no surprise that his property portfolio is just as impressive. The Oscar winning movie star now resides in a $26million New York apartment in Manhattan’s West Village, moving out temporarily, due to a fire, into a property that owned the city’s most expensive rental price tag.
Is there anything Taylor Swift can’t do? Taylor Swift shot to fame topping the charts singing country songs and recently topped the Forbes’ rich list with her partner Calvin Harris. She has conquered the music world and moved on to the world of property with a house in Beverley Hills, a condo in Tennessee and a Rhode Island mansion, complete with a private beach.
Leonardo DiCaprio captured our hearts as a child star in Romeo and Juliet and went on to win awards for his acting skills in hit films such as The Aviator. Since taking a break from acting, DiCaprio has been polishing his property portfolio, which boasts a Manhattan penthouse and two sizable properties in Malibu.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s passion for movies is clear for all to see but did you know he also has a passion for real estate? His property portfolio goes way beyond domestic buildings and includes everything from office buildings to shopping malls. He also owns a seven-bedroom home in Los Angeles with stunning ocean views.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban boast an extremely enviable property portfolio including a sprawling farmhouse in Tennessee, a $6.5 million estate in Bunya Hill in Australia’s Southern Highlands, not to mention three flashy penthouse apartments in Sydney’s Milsons Point and New York penthouse.
Madonna is the proud owner of a multi-million-property portfolio on both sides of the pond and like her singing career; it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Her main house is based in London but she caused quite a stir when she invested in a $32.5 million Georgian-style townhouse, based in Manhattan. The property was even featured in Architectural Digest.
With a wage that most of us can only wish for, it is no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo’s property portfolio is truly thriving. He currently owns four homes, including a villa and a flat in Lisbon, a property in Madeira and a £4 million mansion in Cheshire, and has just built a £6 million property in Portugal. Other investments include a £8 million luxury hotel on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo.
Rupert Grint came to our screens as Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley and has since gone on to own so much property he has created a company to manage it all at the tender age of 27. The child star is the owner of a £12.9 million property empire that covers a 20-mile radius in Hertfordshire.
So there you have it, 10 celebrities that you'd might have never guessed were property moguls.
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