In year 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been a more tempting time to drool over real estate you can’t afford. Just imagine how much easier all this staying home could be if “staying home” meant staying at a massive Beverly Hills mansion with a pool and movie theater. Hollywood stars and billionaires, of course, don’t have to imagine (despite what Gal Gadot may have you think). Stars like Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio have long set the standard for what our dream homes would look like, but there’s an extra-elite level of celebrity real estate ownership that Winfrey and DiCaprio have reached too: those who own five or more homes.
Sure, you’d be hard-pressed to find a celebrity who doesn’t own at least two homes, but one particular club of homeowners has truly gone above and beyond in their pursuit of property. Unlike Ellen DeGeneres, another famous celeb-slash-real estate tycoon, these stars are notable for holding on to their homes, rather than selling them for a profit as DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have done with over ten different mansions. Taylor Swift, who has a notably sentimental streak, owns eight homes total, none of which we can quite imagine her giving up. And while Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, two more famous landowners, are no stranger to upgrading their living spaces, they’ve so totally customized their homes over the years that we can’t imagine it would be an easy flip.
As a result, these celebs in the five-and-over club have a home in every port where they may want to travel (and private jets to take them between manses). Lockdown who? Read on for all the stars whose real estate portfolios are basically a passport to the world.
A version of this story was originally published in January 2021.