Our favorite Hollywood stars seem to have everything they need (and want) — flawless skin and body, fortune, talent, and access to lavish properties in stunning locales. Every amenity and luxury may be found in their residences.

But for some actors, investing in real estate is more than just a way to buy a fancy estate or a mega-mansion; it's a way to combine their passion for their homes with their sense of entrepreneurship. These stars have made a significant side business out of their love for luxury residences.

In this post, we’ve compiled the top 10 real estate moguls consisting of an Oscar-winning actor leasing his Palm Spring home for thousands of dollars a night; actresses who made more fortune flipping homes to fellow actors and actresses; and a movie star owning commercial real estates in various locations around the world.

These actors have made an enviable livelihood outside of their chosen professions by investing in real estate, and they have the portfolios to prove it. Whether they flip or remodel, adore commercial or residential, or own property in this nation or another, they love owning real estate.

Top 10 Real Estate Moguls

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Leonardo DiCaprio is the owner of a sizable portfolio of multimillion-dollar properties in some of California's most sought-after locales, including Malibu, Hollywood Hills, and the fabled "Billionaire's Beach." Then there are the upscale homes in New York, Palm Springs, and even a Belizean island.

He didn't, however, always have a sizable and expensive portfolio. Two years after "Titanic" made him famous, in 1999, Leonardo DiCaprio paid $769,500 for a starter home in the Silver Lake suburb of Los Angeles. He advertised it for $1.7 million in 2018.

OPRAH WINFREY

The "Queen Of All Media" is also a real estate tycoon with a large number of properties. Oprah's primary residence, which is worth over $100 million and spans 70 acres, is in Montecito, California.

Ranked as the most influential woman in the world in 2007, she bought a celebrity property in Montecito that is close to her own in 2019 and was owned by actor Jeff Bridges. She owns residences in Colorado, Washington, and Maui. Winfrey's real estate holdings are worth an estimated $200 million, based on Celebrity Net Worth.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the most well-known action figure in cinematic history before being chosen as governor of California, and before that, he was the world's most accomplished bodybuilder. 

The "Terminator" actor's early investment in a small but profitable six-plex apartment complex provided him with a steady stream of revenue that enabled him to develop the physique that came to symbolize contemporary weightlifting. The Governor of California currently rules over a $300 million real estate empire that consists of office buildings, stores, and a large number of apartments.

DAVID CHARVET

Charvet maintained his acting career and found success in the 1990s with appearances on "Baywatch" and "Melrose Place," but he also developed an interest in real estate while having a home constructed in Malibu for his family. 

With business partner Nathan Jones, Charvet co-founded Jones Builders Group in 2007, a full-service developer and builder of luxury houses situated in Los Angeles. Charvet also bought several homes for investment. He was given the chance by the corporation to create Charvet Estates, his own line of residences.

ELLEN DEGENERES

To build her luxury flipping company, the artist known only as Ellen has invested at least $145 million in real estate purchases. DeGeneres, one of Hollywood's most active real estate buyers, paid $7.2 million for a home in Montecito, California, in 2017, according to Money. She marketed it for $11 million six months later.

She made $15 million off of a flip in 2014 alone. Additionally, she made $2 million from the sale of horse property.

JENNIFER ANISTON

"Friends" star Jennifer Aniston doesn't simply buy properties; she puts her own stamp on each one, as she said to Architectural Digest in 2018: "If I wasn't an actress, I'd want to be a designer." She spent $28 million on the Beverly Hills home she shared with Brad Pitt after spending $13.1 million on it. Improvements made to the house included a screening room, tennis court, and guest house.

Another of her famed Beverly Hills houses, Ohana, sold for $36 million, making the actor a tidy sum. It originally cost $13.5 million to buy.

Aniston also owns property in New York City, although in 2012 she sold two Manhattan condos at a loss, demonstrating the highs and lows of the real estate market.

BRAD PITT

A French chateau, a London estate, and a mansion in New Orleans are just a few of the places Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have jointly owned. Pitt and Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford's husband, as well as their friend and fellow actor George Clooney, invested in a Las Vegas casino. Even though the project never materialized, the trio was nevertheless able to sell the 25-acre plot of land to Starwood Hotels and Resorts for $202 million after buying it for $90 million. 

In the Croatian hamlet of Zablace, Pitt planned to debut a resort in 2016. He intended to create an environmentally conscious planned community with a hotel, restaurant, and golf course, but things didn't go according to plan, and the resort was never completed.

ROBERT DE NIRO

In addition to owning homes in New York and London, renowned actor Robert De Niro has also made investments in commercial real estate. A co-owner of the Nobu restaurant, which has locations in Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, Monte Carlo, and London, the tenacious businessman is also a co-owner of the chain. 

In addition to owning Nobu, “The Intern” actor also operates Tribeca Grill in New York City. The Nobu Beach Inn on the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, where De Niro is presently working, is scheduled to debut in 2023 and provide villas with one to four bedrooms.

DIANE KEATON

Despite having a long-running acting career, Diane Keaton is also a serious real estate flipper who buys, updates, and then sells her famous properties. She might have picked up some tips from her father, a real estate broker and engineer who had a passion for home remodeling. 

Architectural Digest has frequently featured Keaton's residences, and the actor is renowned for selling mansions to other celebrities. Among them were actors Christina Ricci and Ryan Murphy, who both bought iconic properties from Keaton: the Samuel-Novarro House in Los Feliz and a Spanish-Colonial renovation in Beverly Hills.

RUPERT GRINT

Rupert Grint is now worth millions of dollars and is more than simply Ron Weasley's best buddy and sidekick. The actor has three properties in Hitchin, Luton, and various locations in England, totaling more than $30 million in real estate assets. 

The actor didn't have the same amount of success in the profession after his adored "Harry Potter" role, but he has since discovered a talent for buying homes in the United Kingdom. 

Whether you’re planning to move to Indiana or you just wanna keep yourself updated, we’ve gathered a list of the famous people living in Indianapolis.

Some are celebrities living in Indiana, while others are recognizable locals. 

If you’re originally from Indiana or you just transferred there or its nearby areas, you might already know who these public figures are, but for sure, some names may still surprise you.

So if you’re ready to know which celebrities were born in Indianapolis or which famous people are from Indianapolis, then let’s get started!

CELEBRITIES FROM INDIANA

Michael Jackson


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Known as “The King Of Pop,” Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. The American dancer, singer, and songwriter is famous for his moonwalk and for being the most awarded recording artist in history.

Janet Jackson

Next on the list is the King of Pop’s sister, Janet Damita Jo Jackson. Born on May 16, 1966, the “Empress Of Pop” is one of the world's best-selling music artists, selling over 100 million records.

Brendan Fraser

Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is famous for his role as Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy and George in George Of The Jungle.

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds

Kenneth Brian Edmonds was born on April 10, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The R&B singer, record producer, and songwriter has successfully produced more than 26 chart-topping hits and bagged more than 10 Grammy Awards.

Colonel Sanders

Surprisingly, Harland David Sanders was born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. The prominent businessman is known for his fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Axl Rose

Born in Lafayette, Indiana on February 6, 1962, W. Axl Rose or William Bruce Rose Jr. in real life, is known for being the lead vocalist of a popular 90s hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses. According to Rolling Stone and other media outlets, Rose is one of the greatest singers of all time.

Dylan Minnette

Dylan Christopher Minnette was born in Evansville, Indiana. The actor is best known for his role in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why as Clay Jensen. The young actor has been nominated for and won several awards, including the National Board of Review Awards (2013) and Young Artist Awards (2008 and 2011).

Adam Lambert

The American Idol runner-up, Adam Mitchel Lambert, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 29, 1982. The American singer and songwriter have won several awards, such as the Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year (2009) and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist (2013).

Mick Foley

Born on June 7, 1965, in Bloomington, Indiana, the retired professional wrestler and actor is known as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. The four-time world champion is also known for his wrestling personas, such as Dude Love, Mankind, and Cactus Jack.

Gus Grissom

The American astronaut, fighter pilot, and engineer was born on April 3, 1926, in Mitchell, Indiana. He’s received various recognitions and awards, such as the Army Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, and United Nations Korea Medal.

Dean Norris

Born in South Bend on April 9, 1963, Dean Joseph Norris is known for his role in Breaking Bad as DEA agent Hank Schrader. The Under The Dome actor has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Guest Actor, and many more.

Shawn Kemp

Born in Elkhart, Indiana on November 26, 1969, Shawn Travis Kemp Sr. is a former professional basketball player who played for Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. Also known as Reign Man, Shawn was a three-time All-NBA Second Team and a six-time NBA All-Star.

These are just some of the public figures who were born and raised in Indiana. Who else did we miss?

As realtors, we mean business all the time, but that doesn't mean that we don't know how to have fun. 

No matter how stressful and demanding the job is, there's always time to have a good laugh, right?

And speaking of a good laugh, how about we have a bit of fun.

You might be a REAL real estate agent if... 

#1 YOU NEED TO ENROLL YOURSELF IN A PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

There are agents who hire professional photographers, there are agents who take amazing photos (and even videos) of their listings, and then there are agents who are, well.. agents.

Credits to BigGlobalTravel for this photo 

#2 YOU USE YOUR OWN FURNITURE

So, what's wrong with using your own furniture when staging a house.. for your client? We mean, we want their place to look good, but they don't have the exact pieces we need, and you do.

If you don't, you still have your family or friend's furniture you can borrow.

After all, when the deal's closed, you're not the only one who will benefit from it, right? 

#3 You are powered by coffee

And more coffee

#4 YOU SAVE LUNCH RECEIPTS WITH CLIENTS (OR FRIENDS) BECAUSE THAT MEANS WRITE-OFFS!

Who doesn't love write-offs, anyway?

#5 YOU LOWER THE VOLUME OF THE MUSIC 

Because that helps you see better when looking for a street address.

Don't worry, you're not the only one guilty of doing this.

#6 YOU KNOW THERE WASN'T ENOUGH ROOM IN YOUR CAR'S TRUNK

So whenever you do the grocery, you have to move dozens of open house signs first so you can fit in your groceries.

#7 YOU ARE POWERED BY WINE 

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Other than coffee, you know this is what you exactly need at the end of the day (or even before it starts).

Last but not least...

#8 YOU'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF MAKING WAY TOO MUCH MONEY!

If you're not yet a real estate agent, but you want this kind of fun, join us now!

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