LeBron James: $23M
You know LeBron James is loaded beyond belief when he spends $23 million to purchase a new home in Los Angeles, in one of the most exclusive and upscale portions of Tinseltown. James bought his 15,000+ square-foot mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood, which isn’t too far from another home he owns in that area, that cost him $21 million less than three years ago.
James’ new home has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a home theater, outdoor kitchen, and an elevator that takes you to the rooftop of the home. The master suite itself is bigger than the most spacious penthouse apartment most people could ever dream of.
Michael Jordan: $12.4M
For $350,000, most people in the country can buy a very lovely home. But when you’re Michael Jordan, you pay $350k just for the membership initiation fee to purchase a house in a particular community.
After two years of planning, Jordan and fiancée Yvette Prietto moved into their newly constructed 28,000-square-foot home in Jupiter, Florida, which cost $4.8 million just to buy the land, and another $7.6 million to construct, for a grand total of $12.4 million.
The custom home has 11 bedrooms, and a two-story house for security guards to protect basketball’s GOAT. And in what shouldn’t be any surprise for anyone who knows Jordan, there’s a private area for him to smoke cigars, and a basketball court in the house.
Floyd Mayweather Jr: $25.5M
Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s new $25.5 million home in Beverly Hills is every bit as over-the-top as you’d imagine from the flamboyant former champion.
In addition to the 15,096-square-foot main house, there’s a guesthouse with a state of the art gym and a 20-person theater room. The home originally hit the market in 2015 with a listing price of $38 million – $12.5 million less than what Mayweather paid.
After walking away from the Conor McGregor fight with a rumored $285 million payday, it’s estimated that Mayweather has earned $900 million over the course of his boxing career.
Tiger Woods: $44.5M
You want to talk about an oceanfront property? Tiger Woods’ home on Jupiter Island in Florida extends from the Intracoastal Waterway, all the way to the Atlantic ocean. And, as you might expect, the home also has a personal four-green golf course for Woods to get in plenty of practice time.
Inside the house, there’s another putting green, 100-foot lap pool, 60-foot diving pool, a spa, and a tennis/basketball court. In other words, Woods lives in a home that’s exponentially more fancy than the nicest health club money can buy.
Kevin Durant: $12.05M
During the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs, Kevin Durant spent one of his off days doing a little real estate shopping. According to The Los Angeles Times, Durant purchased a 5,136-square-foot oceanside property in Malibu for $12.05 million.
Set on a privately gated street, the multilevel contemporary home was originally built in 1976 and underwent an extensive remodel five years ago. The home is a fully automated smart house with a lofted gym, theater, elevator and surround sound throughout.
The vaulted ceilings were a necessity for Durant, who is listed as 6-foot-10, although most teammates and sports writers will tell you he’s actually 7-feet tall.
Kobe Bryant: $7.59M
Former Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant purchased this 8,741-square-foot home in 2001, when he was just 22-years old! Here’s what you need to know…
Custom amenities include; an 850-square-foot gym, a hair salon and a wood-paneled office with a built-in shark tank. A home theater is outfitted with a lobby entrance, stadium seating and a wet bar. There are four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, including a master suite with a private sitting room. The outdoor area contains a pool and spa with waterfall features, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen.
Bryant’s original asking price was $7.59 million, but he had to “settle” for “only” $6.2 million, when he decided to sell the home in 2015.
Shaquille O’Neal: $20-$30M
Shaq was one of the largest athletes we’ve ever seen in the history of the NBA. Fittingly, he also has one of the largest properties on this list. O’Neals home in Windermere, Florida spans over 70,000-square-feet, and has a 30-foot-wide bed that’s seemingly big enough to fit “the Big Aristotle” himself.
The 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom home has an indoor basketball court, an outdoor pool — which has been nicknamed “Shaq-apulco” — and has Shaq’s favorite Superman logos all over the property. The property is valued around $8 million.
Tom Brady: $40M
House #1: Before Brady and Gisele built their home in Massachusetts, the couple owned this jaw-dropping mega mansion in California. In 2014, they sold the 18,298-square-foot estate to rapper Dr. Dre for a whopping $40 million.
This came shortly after Apple purchased Beats for $3.2 billion, of which Dr. Dre’s cut was around $700 million.
House #2: The NFL’s almost-unquestioned GOAT shacks up with his supermodel wife and two children in a 14,000 square-foot mansion in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The 5.2-acre home has a pool, wine cellar, yoga studio, along with a menagerie of fireplaces, balconies, patios, and garages.
And because the Brady family doesn’t want to be harassed by the riff-raff of the world, the property is isolated by trees, and backs to the exclusive Brookline Country Club. The home was custom-designed by the celebrity couple, and costs somewhere around $4.5 million.
Steph Curry: $3.2M
Everyone knows the greater San Francisco area is home to some of the priciest Real Estate in the entire country. That’s why it’s somewhat surprising that Curry has been struggling to sell his 7,500+ square foot Mediterranean Villa in Walnut Creek, California.
Curry and his wife Ayesha originally bought the property for $3.2 million in 2015, and put in another $400k in renovations to it.
The home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a stunning kitchen (fit for Ayesha’s aspirations of becoming a television food personality), and a wine cellar that can fit 2,000 bottles of wine (which happens to be the new rage among the NBA’s elite).
Derek Jeter: $25-$35M
Where has Derek Jeter “retired” to, with new wife Hannah Davis? Only a “tiny” little 30,000-square-foot manor based in Tampa that’s large enough to be nicknamed “St. Jetersburg.” People have joked that the home is roughly the size of a Best Buy electronics store.
The stone manse has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a waterfront pool spa, private boat dock, and multiple three-car garages.
Apparently, Jeter is big on making sure that nobody enjoys a private peep show of the goings on in his home, having recently raised the height of the protective gate around his home from six feet to eight feet.
Rory McIlroy: $12.9M
Do you happen to be in the Florida housing market, with a budget in the neighborhood of $13 million? If so, you could be the proud owner of Rory McIlroy’s Palm Beach Gardens mansion, which he put up for sale recently. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home spans approximately 10,577 feet.
In what shouldn’t be any surprise, there’s also a massive synthetic putting green in the back of the home. The backyard also happens to have a swanky pool, and a fantastic seating area adjacent to the pool, while the master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking said pool as well.
Jordan Spieth: $7.1M
Oh to be 22 years old and bank a cool $53 million in earnings. That’s what golfer Jordan Spieth pulled in earnings in 2015, which he used to purchase a $7.1 million home in the affluent Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas.
The five-bedroom, and seven-bathroom house (with six full and two half bathrooms) is located in an exclusive gated community.
It features multiple seating areas, a ridiculously sweet man cave with a full golf swing simulator, and an indoor basketball court that’s actually below the 12 car garage. Oh, and you can’t forget the infinity pool outside the home, either.
Peyton Manning: $4.58M
Shortly after his free agent tour prior to the 2012 NFL season, after agreeing to sign with the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning bought a 16,000+ square-foot home in the Cherry Hills Village suburb of Denver.
The home cost him just under $4.6 million, and comprises three floors featuring beautiful sitting areas, a grand balcony, a massive patio, a seven car garage, a wine cellar, and an elevator.
And that’s not mentioning the seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and heated indoor and outdoor dog kennels.
Conor McGregor: $3.5-$4.5 M
Conor McGregor has made no qualms about flashing how much money he has, and what his money can purchase him. That includes the new mansion he took up residence within in Henderson, Nevada.
The new home spans over 12,000 square feet, and has six bedrooms and 10 bedrooms, which are often used by members of his entourage.
Named “Ville de Soleil,” the home has views of the mountains and the Las Vegas strip, a gym, sauna, office, and gap room. To enjoy the views, there are multiple patios fire pits, and waterfalls, along with a pool and a spa.
Dale Earnhardt: $20-$25M
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lives a very unique lifestyle. His home in Mooresville, NC (40 miles north of Charlotte) — which sits on 200 acres of land — is a perfect example. Scattered throughout the Earnhardt estate are more than 50 old race cars, a custom go-kart track, an Olympic sized pool, a golf course, and best of all — “Dirty Mo Acres.”
What’s “Dirty Mo Acres”? Dirty Mo Acres is a replica western town that Jr. had custom built on his sprawling property.
The replica includes a jail, barber shop, hotel, and saloon. Earnhardt’s outrageous mansion cost him a pretty penny — but with an estimated net worth of $300 million — money isn’t an issue for the “Pied Piper.”
Roger Federer: $9.2M
Anyone who’s been to Switzerland knows that it’s an expensive country filled with a lot of rich people. Case in point?
Switzerland native Roger Federer owns a $9.2 million mansion right along the banks of Lake Zurich in his home country.
Nicknamed simply as “the Residence,” the 17-time Grand Slam champion’s home has three stories, filled with those picture-perfect floor-to-ceiling windows you see in modern homes, penthouse-style balconies, a pool, and of course, stunning views of the lake.
Cristiano Ronaldo: $7.1M
When you first see the home of Cristiano Ronaldo, you wouldn’t guess that it’s the place of residence for one of the wealthiest and most narcissistic athletes in the world.
But then you hear about the fact that Ronald’s “CR” initials are etched into all the key fixtures of the home, including the countertops, marble floors, and even the front door, that sounds more like what you would’ve imagined.
His $7.1 million mansion in Madrid, Spain, has two swimming pools (one indoor, one outdoor), seven bedrooms, and a large garden.
Ronaldo shares the villa with his model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his four children. Ronaldo could have four more kids, and he’d still have plenty of room in his spacious estate.
Lionel Messi: Price Unknown
Of course Lionel Messi lives in a home in the shape of a soccer ball, called the One-Zero Eco House.
The home is supposedly on its way to being self-sustainable; who knew Messi was such an environmentalist, along with being a brilliant soccer player?
Messi hired a Spanish architect to design the home, which has wooden terraces, a massive pool and yard on opposite sides of the house, a green-roof garage, and a half-grass plus half-solar-mirrored roof that’s supposed to represent a soccer ball.
David Beckham: $57.1M
Given the estimated value of $57.1 million that’s been appraised for David Beckham’s mansion in West London, you’d think he lives in Buckingham palace. Fittingly, his mansion has instead been nicknamed “Beckingham Palace.”
It’s also the size of a palace as well, spanning 9,000 square feet, filled with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and even a panic room.
While most people have a “his and hers” parts of the bathroom, the Beckham’s have separate his and hers bathrooms altogether. Our favorite part might be the wall-mounted flat screen television in the kitchen.
Barry Bonds: $36M
You’d think that a guy who’s gone through as many legal proceedings as Barry Bonds would be at least a little short on cash, no matter how many millions he made during his playing days. Clearly, that’s not the case.
Bonds still owns a 17,000+ square foot Florentine palazzo home that has seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a separate pool house, sports court, movie theater, and gym.
There’s no word as to whether Bonds is still using performance enhancing substances while working on in said gym.
Jeff Gordon: $5-$6 Million
After dominating the race track for so many years, Jeff Gordon is more of a family man these days. He and former model wife Ingrid Vandebosch spend more time at their stunning home in Charlotte’s South Park neighborhood.
When your home has a zero-edge pool, a life-sized playhouse for the kids, a sports memorabilia room, and a top-of-the-line wine cellar filled with bottles from your very own label, who wouldn’t want to spend time in a home like that?
The 4x Spring Cup champion won 93 races during his prolific career — and earned a total of $144 million from those victories.
Wayne Gretzky: $6M
Even long after his playing days are over, you can’t shut out Wayne Gretzky. Having been traded to Los Angeles in one of the biggest trades in the history of the NHL, Gretzky purchased a swanky mansion in the Westlake Village, a ritzy neighborhood on the north end of Los Angeles county.
The home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and mixes exposed wood beams, black walls, and glossy white molding. The home was reportedly designed that way to mimic the Gretzky family’s favorite boutique hotels they’ve stayed at during their travels around the world.
Gretzky recently tried selling the home, but was short on luck for a long time, before finding a buyer in January of 2017; said buyer purchase the home for $6 million.
Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, along with new baby Alexis Olympia Ohanion, are all nesting in a gorgeous 7,300+ square-foot home in the athlete hotspot of Jupiter, Florida.
The first thing you notice, without surprise, is the massive tennis court in the middle, sandwiched between two full-size basketball hoops.
It’s located in an invitation-only club, so with Williams’ plans to sell the home, it’s going to be very hard to find a buyer who can meet that level of exclusivity, considering her neighborhood is filled with people like Michael Jordan.