Every year celebrities can bring home staggering figures from the work they do. It would take most of us a lifetime to get through the sheer amounts of cash that are thrown at them so the question really is: what do they spend it all on? A huge house obviously.
Image is everything to a big star and celebrities don't want at-home interviews or showbiz parties held anywhere which doesn't appear like a palace. Celebs often use their own homes as a reflection of their hard work, success and status. They would never dream of moving into a property without having a dedicated housekeeping team. The dream home has to look perfect from the second they walk through the door.
Property is a great way to invest money wisely. Once you begin to make serious figures on real estate investments then you really have hit the jackpot. Many celebrities have real estate companies begging to get inside their wallets and they have a whole catalogue of dream homes to choose from.
A lavish lifestyle is one we can only dream of but these stars are living it. Take a peek inside these fifteen extraordinary, luxury properties which are the envy of many.
15 Mark Wahlberg
It's no surprise that Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Park, Los Angeles mansion is finished to perfection as it did take five years to complete. He purchased the 30,000-square-foot property which includes a full-size gym, giant swimming pool, cinema room and two storey library for $8 million in 2009.
There is plenty of room for his four children - Ella Rae, 9, Michael, 7, Brendan, 4, and Grace, 3, to run around in this dream family home. He met his wife, model Rhea Durham, in 2001 and the pair have been married since 2009. Although he can clearly live a life of luxury now, this wasn't always the case after he grew up in a rough area of Dorchester, Boston. Wahlberg told USA Weekend News that he had taken his children to visit his old neighborhood: "I want them to know that not everyone is as fortunate and how important it is to work hard and give back".
14 Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder is the style director and major shareholder for the Estée Lauder Companies. She is currently worth over $1 billion making her one of the most successful business women in the world. So it's no surprise that her Aspen, Colorado holiday home is a real luxury retreat with breathtaking views over the Colorado mountains.
Other rooms in the spacious ski chalet include a marble bathroom, a game room, a snowboard storeroom and oak lined bedrooms. She shares her holiday home with husband, Eric Zinterhofer, the co-founder of private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners and their two young sons. It's the perfect escape for a true power couple.
13 Bob Hope
Bob Hope's previous Toluca Lake, Palm Springs home is currently on the market for $23 million - again. The original sale was in 2013 with a price tag of $50 million but hoping for a quick sale this figure has been slashed in half. The new owner will have Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy and Kiefer Sutherland as their neighbours but with over 5 acres of land on the property it will be quite a journey just to get next door.
The mansion also boasts six bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, tennis court, rose garden, a golf course and two pools indoors and outdoors. Hope was an American comedian, actor and singer who spent over six decades in the entertainment business. He passed away in 2003 at 100-years-old. He died with an estimated wealth of $115 million from hard work and savvy business investments throughout his years.
12 Celine Dion
International superstar Celine Dion understands how important luxury is for a high-demand diva and this is clear from her Florida Water Park Mansion. To unwind after long tours, Dion can either enjoy a dip in her lagoon-style pool or take a stroll along her very own private beach which stretches over 415 foot. The eight bedrooms are all decorated with regency style furnishings proving the My Heart Will Go On singer enjoys the finer things in life.
Dion shares this vacation home with her husband and manager, René Angélil. The pair first met when she was just 12-years-old and Angélil was 38-years-old. Seven years later they began a relationship together and were married not long after. They share their home with their three young children, René-Charles, and twins Eddy and Nelson. Dion has an estimated net worth of $630 million.
11 Karlie Kloss
23-year-old Karlie Kloss is one of the hottest models right now with top designers falling over themselves to work with her. Her modelling career will have plenty of worldwide travel so it's a good idea that she has prepared herself a new rest-nest in New York's popular West Village. Proving that she's not the kind of girl who will settle for anything, she told Vogue magazine last year that it took her two years to hunt for the perfect apartment.
American interior designer Nate Berkus put all the rooms together for her, he said that he wanted to express Karlie's individual style but also her age. She is a huge football fan and even has a TV room where she can watch support her home team the St. Louis Rams. With best friend Taylor Swift in her own apartment just a few blocks away it's safe to say that these two are always enjoying girly nights in.
10 Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
Before it all went sour, country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert shared a beautiful home in Nashville together. The couple who had been married since 2011 boasted a $2.6 million mansion with a two-storey living room, marble staircases, five bedrooms, 15-hole private golf course, library and jacuzzi.
After the split Shelton and Lambert appeared civilised with each other on social media. That all changed when Shelton's supposed mistress, 24-year-old singer Cady Groves, began telling press that she had been indulging in an affair with Shelton since 2013. She told In Touch magazine, "If people knew what really happened, the world would explode". She fuelled the fire even more when she began tweeting Shelton after his divorce announcement messages like, "I never quit loving you — you just ran". We have no doubts that losing his beautiful home and wife is probably one of Shelton's biggest regrets.
9 Donna Karan
Fashion designer Donna Karan's home in Parrot Cay, in the Turks and Caicos Islands is worth $39 million, and that's just her holiday home. Although how the home came to be built is a sad but beautiful story. Karan was married to painter Stephan Weiss for seventeen years until he died of cancer in 2001. Karan told Architectural Digest magazine, "He asked me to promise that I would build a house on the property for each of our three children. He imagined it as a retreat where three generations could enjoy total privacy but be together. Three hours from New York, I have this amazing cocoon of serenity that reminds me of the two places on the planet where I feel happiest: Africa and Bali".
The property which is worth $26 million is a private sanctuary with ocean views and an infinity pool. A huge fan of yoga and proud-speaker of it's benefits, the home also has a studio dedicated to meditation. Her fashion label DKNY exploded on the scene in 1996 and has since teamed up with many celebrity ambassadors including Cara Delevigne and Rita Ora.
8 Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just can't shake off everyone's favourite Momager, Kris Jenner, who lives just a five-minute drive from their Hidden Hills, California home. The $20 million, 15,667 square-foot property was previously owned by Lisa Marie Presley. With it's very own vineyard within the 3.5 acre grounds there is plenty of room for 2-year-old daughter, North, to enjoy her childhood in.
Alongside the eight bedrooms, there is also a separate smaller home on the grounds which is believed to be West's new studio to create his next album in. The move could not have come quick enough as the pair were living with Kris during the hunt for the perfect new home. Nothing quite says happy newlyweds like sharing a home with the mother-in-law.
7 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith share their Calabasas, California castle (that's right it's actually registered as a castle!) with their children, 14-year-old Willow, 17-year-old Jaden, and 22-year-old Trey from Will's previous marriage to Sheree Zampino. These Hollywood power players actually make their home as tranquil and peaceful as possible. Although the castle grounds are 25,000 square-foot they only use organic products and furnishings within the home.
The property is worth around $42 million and with that price also comes a man-made lake, lagoon-like swimming pool with poolside cabana, a volleyball court, a basketball court and a tennis court. Completely surrounded by hillsides and views of Saddle Peak it's no wonder this family also look their happiest when this is what they can proudly call home.
6 Sean "Diddy" Combs
If there was anyone who was going to have a floor-to-ceiling blinging apartment in the middle of Manhattan, New York then it would have to be Sean "Diddy" Combs. Although this high-rise, 2,300 square foot property is only a tenth of the size of his New Jersey mansion there have been no expenses spared when it comes to the luxury interiors.
The three-bedroom apartment looks over Central Park and provides enough space to chill on the sleek, black leather sofas whilst Diddy performs on the transparent grand piano. Celebrated Puerto Rican designer, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, put the rooms together for the hip-hop superstar. Diddy's has an estimated net worth of $735 million so the $8.5 million price-tag this apartment comes with is just a drop in the ocean for the Bad Boys For Life rapper.
5 John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen share a one bedroom apartment in New York which is intimate and classy. They bought the property together a few years ago for $2.5 million but the 2,000 square-foot property has already grown in value and is now worth $4 million. Perhaps it's the All Of Me singer's star appeal which has boosted the local market.
Designer Don Stewart, who previously collaborated with Kanye West on his former bachelor pad, created this bourgeois home for the couple who were married in 2013. Of course, there is a grand piano in the property as well so Legend can serenade his beautiful wife during nights in together. The apartment is also home for their two little one's - bulldogs Pitta and Puppa.
4 Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump's good taste can not be questioned, especially when you catch a glimpse of her perfectly styled home. Her husband, businessman Jared Kushner, told Vogue magazine earlier this year that she is the one who is in large and in charge around the home. He said, "I would say Ivanka is definitely the CEO of our household". Their Manhattan home, which they share their daughter, Arabella, and son, Joseph, is a little sanctuary when she's not tied to her big desk at Trump Towers.
The 33-year-old former model gave up a successful catwalk-career to work closely with her father, Donald Trump. Her passion for real-estate was more powerful then her love for clothes and has helped her build a strong career. She supports the "Women Who Work" video campaign and is currently an empowerment figure for young women worldwide.
3 Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
It's no wonder Jennifer Aniston and Justin Thereoux have not found the time to make it down the aisle, as they have spent so long renovating their $21 million Bel Air mansion. Until the home was ready for them to start moving their boxes in, the couple had to suffer in this Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills home. The building was designed by modernist Hal Levitt and the price of the rent is staggering $40,000 a month.
This five bedroomed property has the most important facility for all world famous actresses - a temperature-controlled wine room. Thankfully, they can get out this dive and finally settle down together in the new 3.5 acre Bel Air mansion. The area wasn't first choice for Aniston as she wanted to return to her roots of New York but this didn't work out. She told the Daily Mail newspaper, "We tried New York. It was a little rough with the paparazzi. It didn't feel like the New York I grew up in and knew".
2 Kenny Rogers
Country music legend Kenny Rogers sold his Bel Air home earlier this year for a staggering $46 million. The property is just a short drive away from neighbours, Barack and Michelle Obama, at The White House. The home boasts 11 bedrooms, a glass elevator, a ballroom, a tennis court, a cinema room, three living rooms and a master suite which is 3,000 square feet. It's a long walk just to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you have a room that size.
First built in 1938, this historic property was sold under a "turn-key" bargain. This is a new trend in real estate where you don't just purchase the home but you also keep all the furniture and decorations within. Designed by architect Paul Williams, who also built homes for Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra, the home includes it's very own panic room just in case the fans manage to make it over the tall gates.
1 Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen
In 2009, the world's highest-earning supermodel, Gisele Bünchen, married NFL quarterback, Tom Brady, and the pair brought together a staggering net worth of $430 million. Their $50 million, 14,000 square-foot Los Angeles property has six bedrooms and a koi-filled moat. The stunning home certainly reflects just how good this power couple have got it. Together they live with their three children, 3-year-old, Benjamin, 2-year-old Vivian Lake, and 6-year-old John, Brady's son with his previous partner, Bridget Moynahan.
The mansion has views of the Pacific Ocean and they both feel this is not only a private sanctuary but also a traditional family home. Brady told The Huffington Post, "Gisele and I have eight sisters between us, and there are lots of kids. We built this house as a sanctuary for our family — a place where we can enjoy being together. It was important for us to plant roots for our family, and since we both enjoy the creative process, we decided to start from scratch".