Celebrity Real Estate Investors You Might Not Be Aware Of

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Dennis Nottingham
October 01, 2022
9 minutes, 26 seconds

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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


"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.


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.


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.


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 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. 

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