(STACKER) – Famous actors seem to have it all – looks, wealth, talent, and top-notch real estate in stunning locations around the world. Their homes have all the amenities and luxuries. For some players, however, real estate is more than an enviable estate or mega-mansion, it is an investment that marries their love of home and their entrepreneurial spirit. These actors have taken their passion for top notch properties and turned it into a serious side business.
Whether they are returning or renovating, whether they love commercial or residential, or whether they are owners in this country or another, these actors have made a living outside of their profession by investing in real estate and they have the wallets to prove it.
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The Oscar winner is also a real estate giant with a diverse portfolio. DiCaprio bought his first home in the late ’90s in the Los Angeles suburb of Silver Lake for $ 769,500, which he then listed in 2018 for $ 1.7 million. The decorated artist also owns properties in New York, California and overseas in Belize. Some kind of owner, renting DiCaprio, 432 Hermosa located in Palm Springs, is a mid-century modern home previously owned by singer and actress Dinah Shore, with daily rates starting at $ 3,750 per night with a two-night minimum. One of DiCaprio’s most ambitious real estate projects, Blackadore caye, an island in Belize, was purchased with his business partner Jeff Gram in 2005, and the actor plans to turn it into an eco-resort.
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The multi-talented actress and media mogul is also a real estate mogul who owns multiple homes. His primary residence, located in Montecito, California, is worth more than $ 100 million and includes several properties on 70 acres. In 2019, Winfrey bought owned by actor Jeff Bridges, next door to his in Montecito. She owns homes in Maui, Colorado, and Washington State. By celebrity net worth, Winfrey’s real estate holdings are worth around $ 200 million.
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The “Terminator” star made a bold real estate investment early in his career when he purchased a multi-unit apartment building. Turning to real estate in the 1970s allowed Schwarzenegger to focus on his acting career and earned him his first million. The former California governor still owns many commercial real estate properties that he bought on Main Street in Santa Monica just after heavyweight real estate investor Albert Ehringer showed him the ropes. Today, he owns commercial spaces, apartments and office buildings. He has a estimated net worth of $ 400 million. https://4c13746be4ed1b25dacb2b6f746fab09.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
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The actor had success in the 90s with roles in “Baywatch” and “Melrose Place”. Charvet continued his acting career but became interested in real estate while building a house in Malibu for his family. In 2007, Charvet co-founded Jones Builders Group, a Los Angeles-based full-service luxury home developer and builder with his business partner Nathan Jones. Charvet also bought several investment properties. The company allowed him to develop his own line of homes, known as Charvet Estates.
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Actress, comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is turning over luxury properties and has acquired an entire real estate portfolio. Some of her top-grossing flips include a Montecito, Calif., An estate she bought in 2017 for over $ 7 million and sold for $ 11 million less than a year later, and a 2014 flip. which grossed $ 15 million. She and his wife, Portia de Rossi, have bought, returned and sold over 20 properties since 2003. DeGeneres’ first turnaround was a Spanish bungalow in West Hollywood. “The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house” DeGeneres told Architectural Digest. She often buys the homes of other celebrities, as she did in 2011 when she bought Brad Pitt’s house in Malibu for $ 11 million and sold it a year later for a profit of $ 1 million. of dollars.
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In 2018, Jennifer Aniston told Architectural Digest, “If I weren’t an actress, I would like to be a designer.” The “Friends” star doesn’t just buy properties, she leaves her own mark on each. Her marital home with Brad Pitt in Beverly Hills was bought for $ 13.1 million and sold for $ 28 million with several additions to the property including a screening room, tennis court and guesthouse. Ohana, another of his Beverly Hills properties, was sold for $ 36 million, earning the actor a small fortune. Its original purchase price was $ 13.5 million. Aniston also owns properties in New York City, although she has sold two condos in Manhattan. for a loss in 2012, proving that real estate definitely has its ups and downs.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have owned several properties together, including a French chateau, an estate in London, and a mansion in New Orleans. Pitt also invested in a Las Vegas casino with Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s husband) and his friend and fellow actor, George Clooney. The project never came to fruition, but the trio managed to sell the 25-acre land to Starwood Hotels and Resorts for $ 202 million after buying the land for $ 90 million. In 2016, Pitt was going open a seaside resort in the town of Zablace, Croatia. He planned to create a planned community with a hotel, restaurant and golf course that would be environmentally responsible, but things didn’t go as planned and the resort never materialized.
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Not only does Robert De Niro own residential properties in New York and London, the accomplished actor has also invested in commercial properties. The industrious businessman is a co-owner of the Nobu restaurant, which has branches in Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, Monte Carlo and London. Nobu isn’t De Niro’s only restaurant business, as they also own Tribeca Grill in New York City. De Niro is currently working on the Nobu Beach Inn on the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, which is slated to open in 2023 and offer villas with one to four bedrooms.
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Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton has an acting career spanning decades, but she’s also a serious real estate specialist who buys, renovates and sells homes. Her father, a real estate broker and engineer, was also interested in home improvement, and she may have learned a thing or two from him. Keaton’s homes have been featured frequently in Architectural Digest, and the actor is known to sell homes to other celebrities. Among them, Ryan Murphy, who bought a Spanish Colonial Revival from Beverly Hills to Keaton, and actor Christina Ricci, who bought the Samuel-Novarro House, a landmark of Los Feliz.
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No longer just Harry Potter’s sidekick and best friend Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint is worth millions. The actor has a real estate portfolio valued at over $ 30 million, which can be attributed to his three properties in Hitchin, Luton and others in England. After his beloved role in the “Harry Potter” films, the actor had not had the same level of success in the industry, but he has since developed a knack for buying property in the UK. This story originally appeared on UpNest and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.
UpNest has compiled a list of 10 players with massive real estate portfolios using various news, entertainment, and real estate sites. Among them, an Oscar-winning actor who rents his Palm Springs home for several thousand dollars a night to visitors wanting to experience a little glamor; a movie star with commercial properties that include a well-known restaurant with multiple locations around the world; and two actresses who made a big profit flipping several houses sold to other celebrities.