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Celebrity homes: How long would it take you to buy one?
Have you ever dreamed about owning a luxurious celebrity home? With your own pool, private gym, cinema room and more? You’re not alone! Many of us fantasise about living the celebrity lifestyle – but how much do these homes really cost? And how long would it take the average Brit to afford one? Here at Burton Roofing, we looked at nine amazing celebrity pads and their estimated worth to find out how long it would take us normal folk to buy one.
First things first, can you guess who owns each of these jaw-dropping celebrity cribs for their rooftop view? There’s only one way to find out…
Celebrity Home #1
CLUE: This world-famous ex-professional footballer and his fashion designer wife have both received an OBE.
Celebrity Home #2
CLUE: The Bonnie to her Clyde, this power couple have certainly shown who runs the world in the music industry.
Celebrity Home #3
CLUE: This business legend’s technology has changed the world through the co-founding of the Microsoft Corporation.
Celebrity Home #4
CLUE: This Hollywood movie star may also be known as the God of Thunder on screen.
Celebrity Home #5
CLUE: This English singer-songwriter is world-famous for thinking out loud.
Celebrity Home #6
CLUE: Far from shallow, this singer, songwriter and actress is not afraid to make a fashion statement.
Celebrity Home #7
CLUE: American heartthrob, actor, director and producer, this A-lister is well-known for his part in a casino heist movie.
Celebrity Home #8
CLUE: This singer and actress is from the block, but some would say she was made in Manhattan.
Celebrity Home #9
CLUE: This singer and his American wife will certainly entertain you.
Did you guess correctly? Find out below…
Celebrity home #1: The Beckhams
Celebrity home number one belongs to the Beckham family and is located in Holland Park, London. Estimated to be worth a whopping £31.5million, the 9,000 square foot mansion features seven bedrooms, home gym, wine cellar, beauty area, study, office, playroom, large drawing room and cinema room.
Celebrity home #2: Robbie Williams and Ayda Field
Celebrity home number two belongs to none other than Robbie Williams and Ayda Field. Nestled in the Beverly Hills, this 24,000 square foot pad is worth around £24,960,000 and offers 10 bedrooms, a gym, tennis court, swimming pool and pool house.
Celebrity home #3: Jennifer Lopez
Celebrity home number three is owned by Jennifer Lopez and is certainly not short of space. Worth £21,840,000, this property has its own amphitheatre with seating for 100 people, a pub, 30-seat screening room, two guest cottages, an infinity pool and outdoor mini golf.
Celebrity home #4 Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Celebrity home number four belongs to one of the most famous couples in the music industry – Beyoncé and Jay-Z. This Bel Air pad is worth £68,640,000 and has six separate structures, including a 30,000 square foot main house with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, a gaming/entertainment building, 15-car garage, 4 pools and a basketball court.
Celebrity home #5: Chris Hemsworth
Celebrity home number five is Chris Hemsworth’s beautiful Byron Bay property in Australia. It’s worth an estimated £15,600,000 and has a rooftop infinity pool, gym, steam room, six bedrooms, media room, games room, spa, mud room and four-car garage.
Celebrity home #6: George Clooney
Celebrity home number six belongs to the A-lister George Clooney and is located in Italy. With 25 rooms, an outdoor pool, tennis court, gym, garage and theatre, it is worth a whopping £26,100,000.
Celebrity home #7: Lady Gaga
Celebrity home number seven is owned by singer-songwriter and movie star Lady Gaga. The 17th-century mansion is in East Lothian in Scotland and is worth £13,050,000. It sits in a 200-acre estate and has 60 rooms, including six principle bedrooms, a 1,300 square feet ballroom and three kitchens.
Celebrity home #8: Bill Gates
Celebrity home number eight is Bill Gates’ mansion that overlooks Lake Washington in Medina. Brace yourself for the price tag, as this 66,000 square foot property is worth £97,500,000. It has an exercise room with a sauna, separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, a steam room, trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling, an indoor/outdoor pool with underwater system, a man-made stream stocked with trout and salmon, theatre and a reception hall which accommodates up to 200 guests.
Celebrity home #9: Ed Sheeran
Celebrity home number nine is the world-famous Ed Sheeran’s pad. His property has four separate houses worth a combined total of £3,700,000. Home features include a billiards room and a ‘man cave’ which is fitted out with a recording studio and jacuzzi, a pub, cinema, and a tree house with a living room, study and a TV audio visual room.
How long would it take to afford a celebrity home?
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics states the average annual salary in the UK in 2019 was £30,420. So how long would it take the typical Brit to afford one of these celebrity homes? After tax, national insurance and other living expenses came out of our bank accounts, we’d have to save for a pretty long time to get our hands on one of these luxury properties…
It would take a massive 20,127 years to afford Bill Gates’ house, over 14,000 years to save up for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s crib, and 6,503 to live like the Beckhams. Putting down a 10% deposit would be a far stretch, too, as it would take over 2,000 years to save just 10% of the price tag attached to Bill Gates’ mansion. Looks like we’re not moving in any time soon.
If you had to pick one home feature to invest in, which would it be?
It seems that achieving a celebrity lifestyle is beyond the average Joe, but that doesn’t mean that there can’t be an element of superstar extravagance in our homes. We asked 2,000 Brits which celebrity home feature they would desire the most in their own homes, if they had to choose.
With nearly half of the vote (49%) is an in-house bar, followed by a movie theatre (16%) and a home gym (11%).
This got us thinking, if we invested in just one of these luxury features, how much would it set us back? We spoke to MyJobQuote.com who priced up a top-end and budget version of each of the celebrity home features to find out.
It turns out that those dreaming of their very own wine cellar may have a long wait ahead of them, as it would take the average Brit over 20 years to afford a high-end option. Pools and tennis courts are also far out of reach for most, with low-budget options costing between 6-8.5 years’ worth of savings, while a high-end option would take upwards of 10-12.5 years.
The most affordable option on the list is a games room – which would set you back around 5- or 10-months’ worth of savings – depending on the spec you go for. Anyone for a round of table tennis?
While the extravagance of celebrity cribs remains a dream for most, that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little luxury into your own home. Whether that’s upgrading the exterior with a brand-new roof and windows to boost kerb appeal, or investing in a luxurious sofa and TV for your binge-watching sessions, you don’t need to have a millionaire’s bank account to create your dream home.