Small Homes, Big Fortunes



Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, received a $750 million bonus, doubling his net worth to $1.5 billion. Despite his wealth, he previously lived in a modest home. Now, he's moved to a larger $9.1 million, 10,000-square-foot estate in Palo Alto.

Tim Cook


Jennifer Lawrence, worth $160 million, stayed grounded despite earning $52 million in 2015 from the Hunger Games franchise. She lived in a modest 1,413-square-foot Santa Monica condo, costing less than a million dollars.

Jennifer Lawrence


Despite her $250 million net worth, tennis icon Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian choose to live in a $5.1 million, 6,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills, featuring various amenities.

Serena Williams


Robert Pattinson downsized from a 4,000-square-foot L.A. home to a more modest 2,000-square-foot bungalow, paying around $2 million for it. This private retreat suits his needs perfectly.

Robert Pattinson


Lana Del Rey, with a net worth of around $30 million, lives in a 1,200-square-foot cottage in L.A.'s Echo Park, purchased for $1.17 million. This cozy 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home provides her with a nature-inspired retreat.

Lana Del Rey


Daniel Radcliffe, known for his role as Harry Potter, lived in a modest $4.3 million, 1,843-square-foot SoHo condo despite his $110 million fortune. He recently upgraded to a $6.24 million, 3,000-square-foot townhouse with 5 bedrooms and leased out his old condo for $19,000 a month.

Daniel Radcliffe


Matthew McConaughey, a Hollywood star with a net worth of $140 million, once lived in a 28-square-foot Airstream trailer. After starting a family, he moved into a house but later bought back the trailer for a relaxing retreat next to the Santa Monica boardwalk.

Matthew McConaughey


Stan Lee, known for creating Marvel superheroes, had a $50 million fortune but lived simply. He owned a 792-square-foot vacation home in San Francisco's Four Seasons hotel, which later sold for $1.35 million.

Stan Lee


Gwyneth Paltrow's former 4,000-square-foot Tribeca apartment, initially listed at $14.25 million, eventually sold for $10 million. She and ex-husband Chris Martin purchased it for $5.1 million in 2007 before their separation. The all-white décor received mixed reviews.

Gwyneth Paltrow


Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel listed their Tribeca home in the same building as The Weeknd and Taylor Swift for $29 million. It's a beautifully decorated 5,375-square-foot residence with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and family-friendly amenities. Justin Timberlake's net worth is $307 million.

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel


Meryl Streep and her husband bought a Pasadena home for $3.6 million in 2017, getting a discount from the original $4.13 million listing price. The 3,087-square-foot house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and retains original features. Meryl Streep's net worth is $160 million.

Meryl Streep


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez owned a 4,003-square-foot condo at 432 Park Avenue, costing $15.31 million. The Midtown apartment featured high ceilings, large windows with Central Park views, oak floors, and a library. Despite their separation, they decided to sell it for more space. Jennifer Lopez's net worth is estimated between $500-600 million.

Jennifer Lopez & A-Rod


Listed his Upper East Side condo for $13 million, aiming for a significant profit from his 2005 purchase price of under $5 million. The 3,000-square-foot condo, located in The Leonori, 3.5 bathrooms, and stylish features. The pre-war building, known for its elaborate limestone detailing, dates back to the early 1900s. Samuel L. Jackson's net worth is $250 million.

Samuel L. Jackson


Leonardo DiCaprio, the highly successful actor with a net worth of $260 million, owns a three-bedroom apartment in the luxurious Green Delos building in NYC. He listed it initially for over $10 million but reduced the price to $7.5 million. DiCaprio bought the apartment for $10 million in 2014, potentially incurring a loss upon resale.

Leonardo DiCaprio


Al Pacino lived in this Central Park condo from 1988 to 2013, initially purchasing it for $2.7 million. The two-bedroom home offered stunning Central Park views, a coveted corner layout with wall-to-wall windows, a windowed kitchen, and a spacious master suite. Al Pacino's net worth is $120 million.

Al Pacino


Kate Winslet and ex-husband Sam Mendes bought this 3,018-square-foot apartment in 2004 for $4.99 million. After their 2012 separation, Winslet acquired the property. The loft has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a 1,700-square-foot roof deck, with features like built-in shelves, high ceilings, oak floors, and a fireplace. Her net worth is $65 million.

Kate Winslet


Lady Gaga's former penthouse, also home to celebs like Liza Minelli, Lance Armstrong, and Michael Bennett, rents for $33,000 a month. It offers privacy, four terraces, a formal dining room, a Hollywood-style staircase, and a chef's kitchen. Building amenities include a fitness center and concierge. Gaga's net worth: $150 million.

Lady Gaga


Elon Musk, worth $181.3 billion, lives in a "very small" three-bedroom, $45,000 prefab home in Boca Chica, South Texas, spanning 800-900 square feet. It's a departure from the grand homes of other billionaires. Musk envisions a future of Mars colonization and is selling his earthly possessions.

Elon Musk

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