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The Homes of the World's Richest Celebrities

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10. Slavica Ecclestone
> Number of known homes: 1
> Net worth: $1.2 billion

Croatian-born Slavica Ecclestone is a former fashion model and the ex-wife of Bernie Ecclestone, former chief executive of the Formula One motor racing group. After receiving close to $1.45 billion in her divorce settlement, Slavica decided it was time to invest in a home for herself. She put down $2.45 million for a beautiful stone villa in the small village of Zitan in her native country. Despite the hefty price tag, the villa was not up to her standards, so it underwent lengthy, expensive renovations that cost over $500,000, over 10% of that budget was spent on stone alone.

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9. Paul McCartney
> Number of known homes: 6
> Net worth: $1.2 billion

Former Beattle, Paul McCartney has six homes between the U.S. and the U.K. His portfolio includes homes in the London neighborhood of St John’s Wood, Liverpool, and Beverly Hills; a ranch in Arizona; a 160-acre farm in East Sussex; and a farm on Scotland’s Kintyre Peninsula. His home in Beverly Hills, which sits on more than two acres of land, cost a mere $4 million when he bought it in 2001. He acquired it, he said, because he was tired of staying in hotels every time he visited Los Angeles. The property had been previously owned by both Ellen DeGeneres and Courtney Love.

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8. Jay-Z
> Number of known homes: 4
> Net worth: $1.3 billion

Jay-Z is basically music royalty at this point, and has the luxurious homes to back up his eminence. Along with his $31 million Manhattan penthouse, Jay-Z owns two mansions and two private islands with his wife, Beyoncé. Currently his family lives in a $88 million mansion in the exclusive Bel-Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. It features eight bedrooms, four swimming pools, a basketball court, a two-acre garden, a 15-car garage, and separate staff quarters. If he and his family ever need a getaway, they have three options: a $26 million vacation home in the Hamptons and two private islands, one in the Florida Keys that Jay-Z bought for Beyoncé as a 29th birthday present for a reported $20 million, and another, called Strangers Cay, in the Bahamas, which Jay-Z had reported bought for himself earlier for something between $2 million and $4 million.

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7. Kim Kardashian
> Number of known homes: 5?
> Net worth: $1.4 billion

Kim Kardashian has an impressive collection of homes, to say the least. She currently lives in her home in Los Angeles with her children. She originally bought the home for $60 million with her now ex-husband, Kanye West. The home was designed by the famous designer Axel Vervoordt. This fall, she bought a Malibu estate, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, from supermodel Cindy Crawford for about $70 million. She also has two properties inland from Malibu, a $5.3 million ranch in Hidden Hills and a $3.5 million condo in Calabasas, both of which are currently on the market. Then there’s a brand new home in Palm Springs and reportedly yet another home, a glass-and-wood lakeside house to be designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in an undisclosed location.

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6. Rihanna
> Number of known homes: 3
> Net worth: $1.7 billion

From a humble bungalow in Barbados to an impressive property portfolio, Rihanna proves anything is possible. The singer and business mogul owns two impressive homes in Los Angeles as well as a beautiful villa in Barbados. Her tropical home cost $22 million and is known as the most luxurious mansion on the island. It has five bedrooms with their own private terraces, stunning beachfront views, beautiful manicured gardens, a swimming pool, and a gym, plus the services of a chauffeur and a private chef.

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