It’s no secret that when you’re rich and famous, everything you own is fabulous — especially real estate. And whether it’s a private island, vineyard or historic home, celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey know how to put our modest beach bungalows to shame with their breathtaking spreads.
As part of our month-long celebration of celebrity, we’re taking a look at the lavish property of your favorite stars. But it’s not all about estimated value. Dropping millions for a home you’ll likely use only a few weeks out of the year is definitely a baller move, but we’re more interested in the unique ways celebrities outfit said home as well as the history behind them. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spent seven years creating a Washington compound intelligent enough to anticipate his every need while Prince‘s Paisley Park studio complex has witnessed years of musical genius in the making. From the iconic mansion of Elvis Presley to Oprah’s reported eight — yes, eight — homes around the world, gather some ideas for your next vacation (or Pinterest board) by checking out the most lavish celebrity property owners.
And to any celebs reading this: Need any visitors? We promise we’re neat!
[Photo Credit: Chris Craymer/Oprah magazine, Splash News]