Propert values are going up in the ultra-luxury market. Of the 20 most Expensive Homes In The World owned by members of the Billionaires List, only six were priced at less than $100 Million. Several Either traded hands or boast an assessed value at more than twice that figure. The least expensive of these ultra-pricey homes traded hands for $88 million. Click launch gallery to be amazed!
Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, United StatesOwner: Donald Trump, worth $3.7 billion
Value: $150 million
Maison de L’Amitie is 80,000 square feet and features over 20 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, tennis courts, guest houses and a 100 foot swimming pool. Billionaire Donald Trump purchased Palm Beach’s Maison de L’Amitie out of bankruptcy in 2004 for $41.2 million. Just a few years later he listed the property for $150 million.
Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, FranceOwner: Lily Safra, worth $1.2 billion
Price: 500 million euro ($750 million at the time) in 2008
King Leopold II reportedly built a series of waterside homes for his many mistresses. This 20-acre estate was valued at 500 million euros in 2008, when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attempted to buy it. He eventually pulled out of the deal, forfeiting a 50 million euro deposit.
Fair Field, Sagaponack, N.Y.Owner: Ira Rennert, worth $5.9 billion
Price: about $248 million, according to 2012 tax assessments
The industrial billionaire’s hulking 29-bedroom, 39-bath Hamptons compound has not one, but three swimming pools, plus its own power plant on premises.
Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K.Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, worth $16.5 billion
Purchase Price: 117 million pounds ($222 million at the time) in 2008
The steel magnate is believed to own three homes on the high-security street known as Billionaires Row, including a neo-Georgian mansion near the Israeli embassy. The home (not pictured), rumored to have been purchased for Mittal’s son, was sold by hedge fund billionaire Noam
One Hyde Park, London, U.K.Owner: Rinat Akhmetov, worth $15.4 billion
Sale Price: $221 million in 2011
The world’s most expensive apartment, located in posh Knightsbridge, was purchased by the Ukraine’s richest man. It boasts a staggering 25,000-square feet, bullet proof glass and 24-hour hotel concierge service.
Ellison Estate, Woodside, Calif.Owner: Larry Ellison, worth $43 billion
Value: estimated $200 million to construct
The Oracle founder, arguably the world’s most avid collector of real estate, built his 23-acre Japanese-style estate in 2004 with 10 buildings, a man made lake, a tea house, a bath house and a koi pond. The property is currently assessed at just over $70 million.
Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K.Owner: Roman Abramovich, worth $10.2 billion
Purchase Price: 90 million pounds (about $140 million) in 2011
The Russsian tycoon owns several huge London estates (not pictured), including a Billionaires’ Row mansion. Since purchasing, plans to build a subterranean extension that includes a tennis court, health center and auto museum were approved by the city. He also owns a French Riviera chateau and in 2009 spent a record $90 million on a 70-acre estate on St. Bart’s.
22 Barker Road, Hong Kong, China.Owner: Jack Ma, worth $28.6 billion
Total Purchase Price: HK$1.5 billion(about $193 million) in August 2015 Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder, bought the house from Francis Yuen Tin-fan, former Hong Kong Stock Exchange CEO and his wife Rose Lee Wai-mun, Hang Seng Bank chief executive. Yuen was also a former PCCW deputy chairman. Ma paid HK$150,000 per saleable square foot for the four-storey home, the second-highest amount for a residential property in the world after a property in Nice, France
Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Wash.Owner: Bill Gates, worth $67 billion
Market Value: $120.5 million, according to 2012 tax assessments
The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by the world’s second-richest man boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500- square foot gym and a library with domed reading room.
Katonah, Bedford Hills, New York.Owner: George Soros, worth $24.9 billion
Purchase Price: $21.5 million in 2003
This large estate, located in the Bedford Hills suburb of New York, is home to billionaire George Soros. The estate of George Soros is located in Katonah, New York and is located on a sprawling estate. The Charles A Platt designed home is rumored to be decorated with many pieces of fine art, including pieces by Sargent and Cassatt.
18 Frick Drive, Alpine, N.J.Owner: Sergey Brin, worth $32.9 billion
Purchase Price: $48.88 million in 2010
The 42-room new-build home — located at 18 Frick Drive, just 8 miles from the city in one of the nation’s priciest ZIP codes — would be quite the get. The 12-bedroom, 19-bathroom spread boasts an indoor basketball court, fitness center and a pool.
Edgewood Dr, Palo Alto, Calif.Owner: Mark Zuckerberg, worth $56.7 billion
Purchase Price: $7 million in 2011
The house has a small swimming pool, and the insides have a very clever architecture to it. It is built to have natural daylight in it, which is a great feature, and is decorated perfectly and furnished well. A luxurious house with a simple architecture and top-of-the-class material costs 7 million dollars and is home to Mark, his family, his wife, his pet dog (named beast) and his daughter, Max.
Duke Seamans Mansion, New York, United StatesOwner: Carlos Slim Helú, worth $55.4 billion
Purchase Price: $44 million in 2010
Apart from owning a modest house in Mexico city, Carlos Slim purchased the highly prestigious Duke Seamans Mansion in New York for a whopping sum of $44 million in the July of 2010. The luxurious mansion was designed and developed in 1901 and spreads over a vast area of 20,000 square feet of living space. It is located at 1009, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York.
Ozran Beach, Zalaeta, Spain.Owner: Amancio Ortega,worth $70.2 billion
Purchase Price: unknown
One of his houses is in Zalaeta, at Ozran Beach. This is where he lives with his family. There is another home at A Coruna, this is the place where he would live with his first wife and children. This home looks more like a middle-class dwelling. Not much is known about the interiors.
Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom.Owner: Michael Bloomberg, worth $47.6 billion
Purchase Price: £17million (about $25 million) in 2015
The former mayor of New York is reported to have paid £1m ($1.56m) more than the asking price for the seven-bedroom grade II*-listed mansion on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. The property, which was once home to the novelist George Eliot, is accessed by a private road and decorated in an extravagant period style. Its ornate interior includes a sweeping central staircase, original parquet floors and a Baroque ceiling mural depicting Venus by James Thornhill, who is known for having painted the inside of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Antilia, Mumbai, IndiaOwner: Mukesh Ambani, worth $25.4 billion
Construction Price: over $1 billion
While a 27-storey, two billion-dollar house for six people in the most poverty-stricken area of India might seem a tad bit extravagant to most, the richest man in India and sixth richest in the world, Mukesh Ambani, seems to have missed the memo. And that’s precisely why there is a towering skyscraper that reaches 550 feet with over 400,000 square feet of interior space against the Mumbai skyline.
Putin’s Palace, Cape Idokopas, RussiaOwner: Vladimir Putin, worth $200 million
Purchase Price in 2011: $350 million, now it costs about $1 billion
The 750,000-square-metre Residence at Cape Idokopas reportedly boasts a casino, theatre, amphitheatre, church, swimming pools, sports grounds, helipads, 65ha of landscaped gardens, tea houses and staff quarters.
Promised Land, Montecito, Calif.Owner: Oprah Winfrey, worth $2.8 billion
Market Value: $88 million, according to 2012 tax assessments
Purchased in 2001 for nearly $52 million, the media queen’s 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style manse sits on more than 40 acres, boasting a tea house, more than 600 rose bushes and an upscale outhouse.
Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills, CA.Owner: Ozzy Osbourne, worth $220 million
Purchase Price: $10 million in 2015
The 9,000-square-foot house has eight bedrooms and eight baths, with an impressive entryway and a pool installed by the previous owners.
Hidden Valley, Beverly Hills, CA.Buyer: Adele, worth $130 million
Sale Price: $9.5 million in 2016
Marketing materials show that the gated and not-quite-6,600-square-foot home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms along with a double-height entry, two formal living rooms — both with fireplaces — a dining room, an office with a built-in desk, and a second floor library loft with a vaulted ceiling. The cook’s kitchen opens to a family room with a bookshelf-flanked fireplace and French doors that open to a well-stocked backyard with stone terraces, a swimming pool, a gazebo with a porch swing, a dog run, and a tree house.