These Successful LGBT Celebrities Defy the Odd and Prove Their Success with Their Priciest Mansions
Gone are the days when LGBT celebrities, need to stay in the closet to advance their careers. Many of them are proud and out today, showing the world what they got and proving their abilities will never be defined by their sexuality. It’s not easy, though. Coming out, they say, is like a process that never ends.
They have to reveal themselves every single day to anyone they get to meet. It’s not like they have to explain themselves. Their actions are enough to show their authentic selves, and they don’t have to spell out anything to anyone.
The LGBT community has defied the odds throughout the years. They have successfully established themselves not just in show business but in the rest of society as well. Their success is now speaking volumes of what they have attained.
They have bridged the gap and broken every barrier, leaving a legacy that others can follow.
To be inspired by their successes, check out these successful LGBT celebrities’ priciest mansions and other investments that show how successful they have become.
Ellen Degeneres | $49 Million, California
Ellen DeGeneres has remained at the pinnacle of her game for years, earning multiples of almost every award in the film industry. She has made us giggle with her stand-up acts, kept us hooked to the television watching her sitcom Ellen and fascinated us with her long-running talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She and her wife Portia have owned several homes in the posh Santa Barbara neighborhood over the years, but with their most recent sale, it seemed that they were taking a break from the city.
The couple’s new real estate investment is an expansive house and grounds in Montecito, California. The $49 million property covers more than four acres and boasts at least five different buildings. The South African Cape Dutch style’s main house spans over 9,000 square feet with highlighting features such as wood-beamed walls, black-and-white marble floors, and numerous fireplaces. Their new home is just a five-minute drive from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Santa Barbara mansion, placing them in proximity to two of Montecito’s latest residents.
Jim Parsons | $6.3 Million, California
Sheldon Cooper may be more interested in theoretical physics and comic books, but it seems that Jim Parsons has a better eye for interiors, according to his home in Los Feliz, California. In 2014, the actor hired a moving company and bought a Mediterranean-style property house from Twilight star Robert Pattinson for $6.3 million. The home has a courtyard full of jaw-dropping plants and trees illuminated by warm lights and boasts 4026 square feet of elegance and beauty.
The living room, which has comfortable seats by the fireplace and a grand piano, is very welcoming on the inside. The garden, which is home to the property’s magnificent plants and trees, is perhaps its best attribute. The main attraction is the long stairway illuminated by multiple warm lights leading to the top’s koi pond. There are numerous sitting lounges and a pool for relaxing, but one highlight of the home is the long stairway lit by multiple warm lights leading to the top’s koi pond. When you see the place for yourself, you’ll understand why it’s so expensive!
Neil Patrick Harris | $5.5 MIllion, East Hampton
Neil Patrick Harris owns excellent investment properties with his partner David Burtka and their twin children. The couple dropped $5.5 million on the expansive estate in East Hampton, which features a tennis court, pool, a pool house, and a restored barn. The beachy 5,500-square-foot main home is situated on 13.5 acres of open meadows and gardens. The building was constructed in 2001 but has a traditional Shingle-style façade and is an exquisite example of the Hamptons luxury real estate. The property’s walls boast wild cherry and ash wood, while the massive room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a central island with blue cupboards and a white worktop.
There are four en-suite suites, a French chef’s kitchen, four fireplaces, and a library on the inside. The spacious screened-in porch and upper-level decks provide views of the rolling lawns and surrounding ten acres of conservation land. Harris and Burtka’s precious twins, Harper and Gideon, would undoubtedly enjoy exploring the lush, sprawling gardens that complement the shingle-style exterior.
Perez Hilton | $2 Million, West Hollywood
Perez Hilton is best known for his celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com. He claims to have built a fortune through his eponymous blog, record label, fashion website CoCoPerez.com, and bestselling books, among others. Hilton’s degree of fame has made him much more money than anyone would imagine. The blogger purchased the glammed-up Mediterranean villa for exactly $2 million in the spring of 2009.
The property boasts 4,300 square feet, four bedrooms, and 4.5 baths. It features a double-height center hall foyer which leads to adjoining living and dining rooms. Both spill out through accordion-fold glass doors to a pint-sized backyard with a plunge pool and spa. It has a curtained pavilion with an outdoor fireplace, while an office suite overlooks the walled and gated front courtyard. With the whopping net worth he gained through his blogs, we are not surprised by his house’s price tag.
Jodie Foster | $11.75 Million, Los Angeles
Throughout her long and illustrious career, Jodie Foster effectively embodied many contradictions. Her rewarding and lucrative career brought millions to her name, allowing her to acquire this $11.75 million property high above Coldwater Canyon hills. The 65-acre property lies like a barrier along the vast canyon part of a 605-acre nature park in the Beverly Hills Gateway neighborhood. The surrounding landscape is green grassland and native sagebrush, with over five miles of winding trails for carefree outdoor adventures.
The house was established in 1952 and boasts a 7,500 square foot dream home which is upgraded beyond years to keep up with the times. The interior is woven with ridge panel walls and dark wooden flooring, giving it an elegant and sleek feel. The place tends to feel tucked away, despite being minutes from oodles of high-end shops on the Sunset Strip and the quirky energy of downtown Hollywood.
Zachary Quinto | $3.2 Million, Manhattan
Zachary Quinto was no stranger to cameras before he became a household name in the Star Trek franchise. The actor has since starred in various films and television shows, contributing to his current fame and investments.
Unlike his T.V. character in HBO’s Girls, Quinto isn’t settling down in Brooklyn. That’s right; the dashing actor is settling down in New York. He and his longtime partner, Miles McMillan, spent $3,162,500 on a two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath pad in Manhattan. They looked at the open floor plan room for the first time and fell in love with it right away. McMillan is an artist, and his home is full of his works of art, including some of his oil paintings. It also features some of the couple’s travel finds, such as three rugs Quinto bought in Morocco, tapestries the couple purchased in Peru, and a collection of pots they bought in Rwanda. The 2,250-square-foot room is an accurate and evocative representation of where they’ve been and what they’ve seen.
Robin Roberts | $410,000, Connecticut
Robin Roberts’ first big break in sportscasting came in 1990 when she joined the famous sports network ESPN. In the mid-to-late 1990s, she began working as a featured reporter for the morning show Good Morning America. Her academic degree and career accomplishments might already impress you, but her Connecticut house is another story. In 1994, Roberts bought the 0.92-acre property for $410,000.
The contemporary-style house has 3,396 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a full basement, a large kitchen, and other amenities. Her backyard features a private porch, an enviable garden, a hammock field, and plenty of landscaping to provide privacy from neighbors in the backyard. Aside from the numerous entertaining areas, the American broadcaster’s home features a spectacular fireplace and a lavish pool. Roberts enjoys relaxing and working at her Connecticut house together with her wife, Amber Laign.
Jane Lynch | $70,000, Los Angeles
Jane Lynch, an award-winning actress, is no stranger to the film industry. She won our hearts as Sue Sylvester in the hit show Glee, which aired ten years ago. Given her fame, we won’t be doubting her for shelling out $70,000 for her modest investment. Lynch decided she wanted a four-legged friend and a home to share after shooting the comedy Best in Show in 2000. She then got her first puppy and looked for a two-bedroom cabin on a double lot in L.A.’s bohemian Lauren Canyon neighborhood.
Unlike the dog, the home was not made to last. After a decade, it suffered from serious structural problems, forcing Lynch to search for a new home but she didn’t leave her property. Instead, she demolished the house almost entirely. She built a new 2,378-square-foot, two-story home with modernized amenities and an additional upstairs space that “still had the spirit of the original house.”
Raven-Symoné | $940,000, East Hollywood
Raven Simone moved to the city from the San Fernando Valley. The That’s So Raven actress paid $940,000 for a remodeled townhouse in East Hollywood when she accepted the backup bid at her Sherman Oaks home. You’ll notice that the location has improved significantly since a few years ago. The drastic redesign added a wine cooler to the living room and a bedroom with bright colors and custom wallpaper, but the chef’s kitchen is the most visible improvement. With gleaming tile floors, stainless steel appliances, a marble backsplash, and a breakfast bar, this is a stylish space.
The four-bedroom unit has a private driveway with a gate and several private outdoor spaces, reached from the two-car garage’s courtyard. The attic includes an office and a media room accessible through a ladder that descends from the ceiling. An expansive garden with lawns and a dining patio surrounds a 2,327-square-foot building on the outside. With her massive income and impressive credit score, this price tag won’t come as a surprise.
Lance Bass | $3.8 Million, Los Angeles
Lance Bass is known for being a member of the multi-platinum pop boy band NSYNC. He achieved a childhood dream as an actor and producer in movies and television. Bass is a role model for young people, as shown by a great degree of fame and a huge fan base. The former N’ Sync singer has since become a regular at Hollywood hotspots such as Villa and Roosevelts.
The two-story main house on Bass’ former BH PO property was built in 1942 and had five bathrooms, an open floor design, a chef’s pantry, and three furnaces. The house boasts 3,811 square feet with outdoor amenities, including a pool, a wide porch, a separate gym with a spa-like bathroom, a guesthouse with a fireplace, a kitchen, a bed/bath, and a second pool. Bass invested $3,880,000 for the property in 2003 and is located next to the notorious, celebrity-filled neighborhood The Summit.
Maria Bello | $2.67 Million, Los Angeles
Mario Bello, who has been a regular on NCIS since the 2017 television season, is now a laid-back Laurel Canyon resident. For $2.67 million, the actress bought a 2,550 square foot abode in the highly trendy neighborhood. Is it a wise investment? The purchase’s reasons are unclear yet are much less fascinating than the house itself, which dates back to the late 1960s and renovates in an appealingly contemporary-but-not-cold theme.
The house boasts a patio waiting patiently for vine and a pair of prominent plantings, giving the façade a little privacy for the lowkey actress. The single-story, four-bedroom home is very charming and modest, with a collection of covered or exposed outdoor living spaces clustered around a freeform pool. With a blazing treatment to keep the rays bouncing around, the compartmental atmosphere of Bello’s home has been maintained over the years.
Sarah Paulson | $1.6 Million, Los Angeles
Given her immense popularity, Sarah Paulson does not have the same vast real estate portfolio as her famous peers. She revealed that it took her another 21 years to settle down, since she didn’t fully commit to buying a home in California until she was 42 years old. Paulson spent $1.65 million on the minimalist-style home in the Hollywood Hills, which was previously owned by her American Horror Story co-star Emma Roberts.
The single-story home designed in 1949 includes modern features such as oak cabinetries and flooring, lights, and bi-folding access in the living room that opens directly into the yard. Despite Paulson’s praise for Roberts’ incredible taste, the actress still wanted to make a few structural changes to the 2,100-square-foot space to truly make it her own. The actress set about replacing wood floors with polished concrete, infusing the palette with her array of Moroccan farm decor and unearthing a backyard mystery that Roberts was unaware of.
Matt Bomer | $3.1 Million, Los Angeles
Matt Bomer made his television debut in the NBC series Chuck and is also known for his appearance in the sitcom White Collar. After a string of unforgettable roles and accolades, the actor now calls Los Angeles home, where his work and personal style have become inextricably connected.
Bomer spent $3,215,000 on his current home in Hancock Park, a posh and historic Los Angeles suburb. The 1922 English Country crib boasts 4,741 square feet and has six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Behind an ivy-covered fence and a densely planted front yard, the Ozzie and Harriet-style house sit well back from the street. The wisely restricted but still stunning entryway graces shining ebony hardwood floors. The home also features an antique light fixture, a switchback carved wood staircase, and leaded glass windows. It is indeed a perfect investment for a family of five.
Cynthia Nixon | $1.5 Million, New York
Cynthia Nixon and wife Christine Marinoni paid $1.49 million for a two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at Ageloff Towers in the East Village. Still, they aren’t the only ones listed on the documents— with Michael Graller and William Bowers as buyers. The cute apartment is a good buy in any case, given the place, the house, and the corner unit with lots of windows and light. The lobby of the building is exquisite.
The 12-story mid-rise co-op, built in 1929, has 100 apartments, most of which are one-bedroom, one-bathroom units. The apartment features high ceilings, herringbone wood floors, and original beams and moldings. This house isn’t Nixon’s first foray into the real estate market. Nixon and her wife live in a four-bedroom, four-bathroom loft at 10 Bleecker Street, and we can’t imagine why the actress would want to relocate now. Who knows, maybe it’s an investment.
Kristen Stewart | $6 Million, Los Angeles
Kristen Stewart already has at least three other multimillion-dollar properties worldwide and a multi-family complex in Pasadena. The Twilight star is keen on expanding her Los Angeles real estate portfolio, as proven by her $6 million acquisition of a posh estate in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although it’s unknown if the 4,864-square-foot home has undergone significant renovations since 1927, photographs show a well-kept home with plenty of natural light and period design.
With period detailing in all four bedrooms, five and a half baths, and even the separated guest house, the 4,864 square-foot home is the true definition of elegance. Warmth welcomes visitors inside the house, which features retroelements and flowing open spaces. The living room flaunts an ornate fireplace and French doors that lead to a covered facade, while the upstairs boasts a huge master suite with two walk-in closets and separate sitting space. There’s also a saline pool and spa, as well as lush landscaping. Stewart deserves some credit for picking out such a lovely home!
Elliot Page | $1.7 Million, California
Elliot Page, best known for his roles in indie films such as Juno and Whip It, recently listed his mid-century bungalow in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, for just under $2 million, according to Variety. The three-bedroom, two-bath post-and-beam home previously belonged to tennis champion Venus Williams and was built in the 1950s. Page paid $1.7 million for the home from the Grand Slam champion nearly five years ago, and he made his mark on it by filling it with a combination of chic antique and modern furnishings.
The cozy bungalow feels bright and spacious thanks to an expansive floor plan, a voluminous pitched ceiling, and sliding glass doors that open up to the outdoors. The lanai and a cantilevered deck outside have stunning views of the canyon below. The sprawling outdoor living area of the property is surrounded by lush plantings and a small green space. It’s probably surrounded by home security systems too.
Holland Taylor | Undisclosed, California
Holland Taylor is an American playwright and actress. For her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on ABC’s The Practice, she received credit for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1999. Holland Taylor doesn’t want her sexuality to determine her. The 77-year-old actress is openly gay and dating 45-year-old actress Sarah Paulson, but she insists her sexuality isn’t the most significant aspect of her personality.
During the past year, the talented actresses have been spending quality time together and have recently opened up about their new living arrangement, which sounds ideal. The pair don’t live together but have houses “only five minutes” apart, so they’ve devised the ideal schedule to spend time together as well as enjoy some days on their own. Fun fact: Paulson and Taylor are equally enthralling on and offscreen. Both actresses star in Ryan Murphy-created TV shows that premiered in 2020. Cute!
Adam Lambert | $2.92 Million, California
Adam Lambert, a former American Idol contestant and new lead singer for the legendary rock band Queen, has been looking to sell his Hollywood Hills home investment for some time. After a failed previous attempt to sell his three-bedroom, 3,049-square-foot home nestled above the Sunset Strip, the singer recently re-listed it for $3.35 million. The house was first offered for sale in 2017 for $3.995 million but with a different agent. It wasn’t until Emil Hartoonian and Nicholas Siegfried of The Agency took over the listing that the right buyer appeared, and Lambert’s home sold for $2.92 million.
The home exudes rock-star cool from the outside and is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s clean lines and geometric details. The majority of the interior living spaces have views of the outdoor pool, and light pours in through the house’s huge, floor-to-ceiling windows. The home, which was built in 1947, has a timeless feel to it. The main level features a light-filled, spacious living room with a sliding glass wall connecting it to the outdoor pool area, ideal for entertaining guests.
Elton John | $7.2 Million, California
If you’re looking for a home that screams Elton John, look no further. The singer’s home in Los Angeles is everything you could ever want and more. This LA pad is just as Elton John-esque as it gets, with old school architecture combined with a futuristic vibe, unabashed bursts of color, and ultra-swanky décor. He and David Furnish paid $7.2 million for the 1966 contemporary home in Trousdale Estates in 2012. The house is single-story and has 5,000 square feet of living space.
The home’s spacious flooring with an open living and dining room was one of the key draws for the couple. The outdoor room, for a change of pace, is a little more tranquil. Next to a classy backyard terrace with white lounge chairs, the sleek pool and jacuzzi combo is a relaxing combination. With its distinct style and one-of-a-kind flair, John’s Los Angeles home is literally lavish in every way.
Sara Gilbert | $6.85 Million, California
Sara Gilbert’s $6.85 million three-story modern farmhouse-style investment home was influenced by Napa Valley vineyard architecture, sits on more than a third of an acre with views of the Wilshire Country Club, and has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in just over 6,100 square feet. The grand entrance features a beamed and barrel-vaulted ceiling, as well as impressively tall white oak floorboards that flow into a spacious living room with an angled white brick fireplace and glass sliders leading to an elevated dining and entertainment deck with a tree-framed golf course view.
The open kitchen features slab marble countertops on custom-crafted white oak cabinetry, a central work island with a five-stool snack counter, and a walk-in pantry with a rolling library ladder to access top-shelf items. The master suite features vaulted ceilings and a small private balcony, while the lower level includes a family room with a second fireplace and a dedicated workout room that leads to a flat, tree-shaded backyard with a lounging terrace, firepit, and swimming pool with an inset spa.
Cheyenne Jackson | $2.03 Million, California
Cheyenne Jackson and his partner, Jason Landau, an actor turned entrepreneur, have sold their Hollywood Hills West home for $2.03 million and made investments in another in the region for $3.55 million. The house they sold was built in 1952 and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area of approximately 1,770 square feet. The single-story house has designer finishes, ebony wood floors, and built-in walls, and is described as an “urban oasis” in the listing notes.
Living areas include a living room, a dining room, and a breakfast nook. Outside, expansive decking with a retractable canopy and a fire pit adds to the living room. The one-third-acre property was listed for $2.09 million in November and sold in just over a month. The listing agent was Sam Jacobson of Keller Williams Realty, while the buyer was represented by Blair H. Chang of The Agency.
Anderson Cooper | $4.2 million, New York City
Anderson Cooper has been a well-known and award-winning figure in American television. Among the most prominent personalities in CNN, his show Anderson Cooper 360° is one of the most-watched shows on the channel. Aside from AC360°, Cooper is a freelance writer, having written numerous articles for many magazines and outlets. He is also a member of the Vanderbilt family, being the son of the late actress and artist Gloria Vanderbilt.
Over the years, Cooper has amassed an impressive portfolio of real estate investments, with his home in Greenwich Village in New York being one of those properties. He bought the historic former firehouse back in 2010 and renovated it soon after. Other properties that he owns include a vacation house in Brazil and a historic summer house in Connecticut that he reportedly bought with his then-partner Benjamin Maisani in 2014. Along with his salaries and royalties, Cooper has amassed a wealth ranging from $110 million to $250 million.
Ben Whishaw | Undisclosed, New York
Benjamin John Whishaw is an English actor who has appeared in films, television shows, and theater productions. To his credit, he was nominated for an Olivier Award for his depiction of Hamlet in a 2004 production after winning a British Independent Film Award for his work in My Brother Tom.
Coming out, according to Whishaw, was an “intimate, private, and challenging” experience. The 40-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as gadget lover Q in the James Bond film Skyfall, has revealed that although revealing he is gay was difficult, the reactions he got were not nearly as horrific as he had expected. It’s a relief for Whishaw to be open about his personal life, he says. The waifish and intense star of London Spy and the 2008 remake of Brideshead Revisited arrived in New York for a six-month stay in the last week of January 2016.
Wanda Sykes | Undisclosed, California
Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She rose to prominence after winning a Primetime Emmy Award for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show in 1999. To her credit, Sykes was named one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004.
Her humor has always been liberal, but it wasn’t until she came out in 2008 that lesbian and gay rights became a regular topic in her stand-up routines and public appearances. Sykes’ coming out is framed as an unplanned occurrence, a moment of unintentional activism, implying that being a celebrity activist always happens because it seems to be the “right” thing to do. Fans, analysts, and celebrities have all reported that Sykes changed for the better since coming out. Currently, the comedian is staying at her home in Pennsylvania with her wife Alex their 11-year-old twins, and an au pair as she waits out the quarantine. From her basement, the Emmy-winning comedian has been writing and pitching new shows, including her upcoming Netflix film, The Upshaws.
Wentworth Miller | $1.275 Million, California
The actor Wentworth Miller recently made a splash in Hancock Park after selling his condo for $1.275 million. Now he is willing to make another move, and his Altadena home is on the market for $1.59 million. The sold apartment is 1,638 square feet and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fireplace in a French Normandy-style building built in 1926. Golf course views, walnut flooring, custom built-ins in the dining room, and a turret are all highlights of this remodeled condo.
Safety is available 24 hours a day, and valet parking is available. The 48-year-old Miller appeared in Prison Break from 2005 to 2009 and in Resident Evil: Afterlife in 2010. Aside from those roles, he also starred in the thriller The Loft in 2014. According to public records, the actor paid $1.15 million for the home in 2007.
Rosie O’Donnell | $6 Million, New Jersey
Comedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell is attempting to sell her opulent Saddle River home once more. She put the house back on the market for $7 million just two years after buying it. In 2016, the price was reduced to $6,495,000, then to $6 million in September 2018. The six-bedroom house, which sits on five acres, has a wide motor court, a turreted entrance, and a foyer with a curved staircase.
The large kitchen has double islands and opens out to a glassed-in breakfast area, in addition to a formal dining room and living room. The master bedroom includes a dining area, a large walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom. The estate is gated for privacy and features a family room with a pub-style bar, a screening room, and a separate guesthouse, among other amenities. A gas generator will power the entire property in the event of an emergency. How convenient!
Ricky Martin | $13.5 Million, California
Often what you need is a place to call home when you’ve been “livin’ la vida loca.” Ricky Martin, the Puerto Rican pop star, made investments in a new home in Beverly Hills, California, which is a $13.5 million Mid-Century beauty with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Martin’s latest sprawling estate, located just across the street from the famed Beverly Hills Hotel, spans 11,300 square feet. The house, which was completely renovated in 2016, offers a tranquil sanctuary that incorporates original architecture, natural scenery, and modern conveniences.
Interior features include 14-foot ceilings, custom wood sliding doors, and a chef’s kitchen with marble and Caesarstone countertops and Sub-Zero appliances. The master suite, however, is the property’s crowning jewel, featuring a large, three-sided floating fireplace wall. The house, which sits on just under an acre of land, has many outdoor seating areas strewn around the 33,000-square-foot property. The estate is a private getaway in the center of the city, with a crystal-clear 40-foot infinity swimming pool and spa, as well as a picturesque backyard with mature, lush trees.
Lily Tomlin | $7.5 Million, California
Lily Tomlin purchased the famed Mediterranean retreat known as the W.C. Fields Estate in the exquisitely landscaped and very private Hollywood enclave of Laughlin Park for a whopping $7,495,000. Laughlin Park is a secluded gated community that was once popular with early movie stars and other movie moguls and is still popular today given its home insurance. The luxurious estates of Cecil B. DeMille and Charlie Chaplain are located across the lane.
The 7,450-square-foot home, which was designed in 1920, has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, stained glass, scalloped ceilings, original millwork, imported Spanish Mahogany paneling, four fireplaces, and an elegant copper and glass sunroom. It sits on nearly an acre of rolling grounds, complete with mature landscaping and a secluded private pool. It’s a house that will make the buyer look forward to hosting family and friends in grand style as well as small gatherings, as it’s been fully renovated and updated with new technology. It is, without a doubt, an incredibly rare find.
Sam Smith | £12 Million, London
Sam Smith rose to fame after he appeared on the Disclosure song Latch, which they followed with their debut studio album In the Lonely Hour. The singer, who came out as nonbinary in 2019, composed the theme song for the James Bond film Spectre and won an Oscar for it the following year. During their speech, they dedicated it to the LGBT community.
The singer is now the proud owner of a lovely mansion in a leafy London neighborhood. Smith made a £12 million investment on their dream home. The four-story mansion is surrounded by lush trees and shrubbery, making it cozy, secluded, and seriously swanky. According to reports, their new home is just a short distance from an 18th-century townhouse that the singer purchased in 2015. Fellow LGBT icon Boy George of Culture Club is a neighbor in the building. Smith, who is said to be worth £24 million, has been very wise with their money.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson | $7 Million, California
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his partner, Justin Mikita, are embarking on a new chapter in their lives, beginning with a relocation. The proud new parents of son Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita recently listed their lovely Los Feliz home for $6.995 million, probably due to a desire to make investments in a more family-friendly home. The Modern Family star and Mikita have also made their mark on the 1928 Spanish Colonial, collaborating with Will & Grace set decorator turned interior designer Peter Gurski to personalize it.
Within, a rotunda with terra-cotta tile floors, a curved staircase with a wrought-iron railing, and a stenciled ceiling with a cheeky lighting fixture: a chandelier wrapped in a birdcage welcomes you. Wide arched windows, exposed wood ceilings, and French doors characterize other traditional living areas, such as the living room. Several spaces, such as the deep green library and the formal dining room with denim-colored walls, have bursts of color. Fun fact: the couple have held several dinner parties in their house, including one to which the entire Modern Family cast was invited.
Ruby Rose | Unknown, Los Angeles
Ruby Rose became famous for her role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. In Australia, she is known as a presenter for MTV Australia for four years. She worked as a model for various brands, especially Maybelline, which made her the face of the brand in Australia. Other notable works she appeared in include John Wick: Chapter 2, The Meg, Pitch Perfect 3, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Currently, she plays the role of Batwoman in CW’s Batwoman.
Rose owns two homes, one in Victoria, Australia, and one in Los Angeles, California. Her home in Victoria is located in the rural parts of the province. Her house in Los Angeles was bought in 2017 and became her home away from home. While the cost of the purchase is unknown, she made good use of her investment money as it bumped up her net worth to $2 million.
Barry Manilow | $10.38 Million, Malibu
Barry Manilow is one of the most celebrated and long-time artists in the entertainment industry. His music career started way back in 1964 and the now 77-year-old Mandy singer does not see any end at sight. Some of his memorable hit singles are Can’t Smile Without You, Could It Be Magic, Copacobana, and I Write The Songs. His contributions to show business earned him several accolades from awarding bodies such as the Grammys, American Music Awards, and Emmys. His five-decade long career has accumulated an estimated net worth of $100 million.
One can just imagine the various investments that the legendary singer has made throughout the years. A portion of his fortunes have gone to real estate. He used to own a $10.375 million beach house in Malibu. The luxurious property boasts a 180-degree view of the beaches. Manilow reportedly listed the house for sale in 2006.
Amandla Stenberg | Unknown, Los Angeles
Amandla Stenberg first charmed the world with her innocent portrayal of Rue in the 2012 film The Hunger Games. Her performance earned her a Teen Choice Award, which proves her acting prowess even at an early age. Fast forward to five years later, she played the role of Maddy Whittier in the 2017 drama film Everything, Everything opposite Nick Robinson. She once again received praises and acclaim from audience and critics alike. Some of her other roles come from films such as Colombiana, As You Are, The Hate U Give, Rio 2 and The Darkest Minds.
Now twenty-two years old, Stenberg has accumulated an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021. The actress reportedly resides in her Los Angeles home along with her parents. Although not much is known about the residence, with the success of her career, it can be assumed that she has poured some investments into their abode.
Meredith Baxter | $5 Million, Santa Monica
Actress Meredith Baxter became well-known for her various roles in television since she started in 1972. Her breakthrough role as Nancy Maitland in the drama series Family was followed by her role as Elyse Keaton in the sitcom Family Ties, which propelled her to stardom. She also became involved in various TV specials and miniseries such as Kate’s Secret, My Breast, and The Kissing Place. Currently, she has expanded her career, venturing into appearances for TV commercials in the 2000s.
Baxter has long lived in a redwood-themed home in Santa Monica, California. The 4,500-square-foot wooden house was built in 1972 and became the actress’ home for more than four decades. However, in August 2016, she put up her home in the market for $6 million. The value fell to $5 million and was sold at that value in December of the same year. Regardless of the selling, her long investment may have paid off somewhat.
George Takei | $1.35 Million, New York City
George Takei has been a legendary actor in the entertainment industry both for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek franchise as well as being an LGBT icon. He is one of the most vocal advocates of LGBT rights and has served as an inspiration for the members of the community over the years. He has been happily married to his husband Brad Altman since 2008. Takei has been entertaining fans and audiences through his social media posts.
Some of his other roles come from films such as Godzilla Raids Again, The Great Buck Howard, and Larry Crowne. His mile-long career has accumulated an estimated net worth of $14 million. A portion of his fortunes went to his investments in real estate. He and his partner have been living in their $1.35 million New York City condominium since 2001. Takei recently listed this property for sale.
Ezra Miller | Unknown, New Jersey
Ezra Miller is known to many for his current role as Barry Allen, also known as The Flash. After dropping out of high school, he pursued his acting career and starred in shows like Californication, Law and Order, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Beware the Gonzo. As The Flash, Miller first appeared in a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and as part of the lead cast in Justice League. Miller is reportedly to reprise the role in the standalone film The Flash.
Currently, Miller lives in his hometown of Wyckoff, New Jersey. He has a net worth of around $3 million, mostly coming from royalties and salaries over the years. The value of Miller’s home is unknown but based on the data available of real estate in the area, the average value of a property is $785,000. It’s clear that the actor has good money management skills.
Jillian Michaels | $8.79 Million, California
Personal trainer and TV personality Jillian Michaels has been well-known for her numerous appearances on TV shows, particularly the reality show The Biggest Loser. She was the fitness trainer on The Biggest Loser since its inception in 2004, as wells as its spinoffs. From her success, she wisely decided to use her investment money on significant business ventures, with her company Empowered Media being one of them.
Michaels currently lives in a 4,300 square feet home in Malibu, California. Designed and built in the 1990s, the trainer bought it in 2010 for around $6.6 million. She put it up on sale in 2016 at nearly $10 million. Currently, the value is at $8.795 million and despite its value has been shaved off, Michaels may stand to gain $2 million if her home will be sold, making it totally worth it.
Ian McKellen | Unknown, London
British actor Sir Ian McKellen has been celebrated for his works in the entertainment industry for decades. He is known globally for his roles in The Lord of the Rings as Gandalf and in the X-Men series as Magneto. He is also a prominent theater actor. In fact, many consider him as one of the best theatrical actors of all time. He is an ardent supporter of LGBT rights in Britain, having come out as gay in the early days of his career.
McKellen lives in the Limehouse district of London. He reportedly owns two homes in the area. While the value of his home is not known, a house in the same area that was on sale as of 2020 was valued at £3.5 million or $4.85 million. Besides, McKellen also made an investment in a local historic establishment, a pub called The Grapes that is also found on the same street the actor lives in.
Sean Hayes | $8.45 million, Los Angeles
Sean Hayes is a comedian and actor known for playing vastly different characters. He became popular for his role as Jack McFarland in the sitcom Will & Grace, which earned him a Primetime Emmy and six Golden Globe nominations. Aside from Will & Grace, he became known for his roles in films such as The Three Stooges, Pieces of April, and Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss. He co-owns and runs the TV production company Hazy Mills Productions.
Hayes lives with his partner Scott Icenogle in the neighborhood of Hancock Park in Los Angeles. He bought the home in 2001 for $1.65 million. He attempted to sell it off in February 2008 at a value of $8.95 million, which fell to $7.45 million in April. He renovated his home with a light motif in 2016. The recent value of the home as of 2014 was at $8.45 million, which is a worthwhile investment for Hayes as the return can be estimated at $6.8 million.
Nikki Blonsky | Unknown, Long Island
Nikki Blonsky once captivated and amazed audiences for her role in the 2007 movie adaptation of Hairspray. She grew up performing theatrical pieces during her high school year before making her career debut in 2007 in Hairspray. Her performance in the film was praised by critics, including legendary critic Roger Ebert. Her Hairspray debut opened many doors for her, including starring in TV series and movies such as Valemont, Huge, Smash, and Geography Club.
Blonsky has currently been focusing on her web series on Instagram, which started in 2020. While much is not known about her, she has said that she lives with her parents in Long Island, in her hometown of Great Neck. It is estimated that her net worth is around $500,000. While information about her home is scarce, what can be said is that the average value of a home in her hometown is around $1.28 million. Her parent’s investment in her has been modestly successful.
Heather Matarazzo | $315, 000, Manhattan
Heather Matarazzo is a multi-talented Hollywood personality. She gained recognition as an actress after her breakthrough role in the Welcome to the Dollhouse movie as Dawn Wiener. The 38-year-old actress’s career was high-flying during the early 2000s where she also appeared in movies such as Scream 3, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and in Hostel: Part 11. Her recent projects included The L Word and Law and Order. Although Matarazzo also tried her lunch in producing, writing, and directing, her name will always be associated as an actress.
In 2014, she put her place in the market for $315, 000, which has been her home for several years while she was busy with her career. Her place at Upper East Side Studios in Manhattan has an open stainless-steel kitchen, granite counter, and hardwood flooring to boot. The place is perfect for a single person or a starting family in the busy cosmopolitan community of Manhattan.
Katherine Moennig | $1 Million, Hollywood Hills
Katherine Moennig became popular for the series The L Word. She also appeared in Young Americans as Jake Pratt and then took on a role for Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Aside from acting, Moennig also adds more funds to her wealth as a brand ambassador. She became an endorser of the clothing brand Wildfang in 2012 and has designed a limited edition pair of boots for the known tomboy brand.
With her income, it does not come as a surprise that Moenning can make some huge investments, including a Hollywood Hills West bungalow. She purchased the 1949 property for $1.115 million and has renovated it to her own liking. The house features stunning views of the hillside and canyon views from its living and dining areas. Moenning also hired a designer to look at her interiors. She updated her bathroom with a shower, backsplash, and a tub while her living room was installed with a wooden fireplace for the cool nights.
Hannah Gadsby | Undisclosed, Tasmania
Hannah Gadsby rose to fame when she won the Raw Comedy competition, a contest for newbie comedians in 2006. Since then, she has toured the world to showcase her comedic antics while appearing in various TV and radio shows. The Australian comedian has a current net worth of $1 million and has already allotted investment money for her real estate purchases.
Her recent asset is her home state in Tasmania, where she recently moved back. Gadsby said that she is taking a break from her career to focus on herself and avoid a hectic schedule that comes with being a popular international comedian. She also said that she loves her home state Tasmania as it has become open in legalizing laws for the LGBT community. It has since become an inclusive setting which was way different back when she was a young and struggling woman.
Gigi Gorgeous | $6 Million, California
Gigi Gorgeous is a popular social media influencer and YouTuber. She has over 8 million followers on all of her platforms where she shared her gender transition. In her videos, Gorgeous also relays her advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, along with billionaire husband, Nats Getty. Gorgeous and the oil heir and socialite Getty married in a lavish wedding ceremony in 2019. Before they got married, the pair has purchased a luxury home in Toluca Lake, California, for a whopping $6 million value.
It does not come as a surprise as the two both have big fat accounts without having to borrow cash loans. The mansion boasts of a swimming pool, a vast car garage, and is lined up with towering trees that keep the house shaded. According to a report, the home was previously owned by Miley Cyrus’ family as it was linked to the pop star’s parents’ Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus. The Hannah Montana star owned the house for several years before she sold it to the newly-wed couple.
Martina Navratilova | $2.2 Million, Florida
Martina Navratilova is widely regarded as among the best female tennis players of all time. Initially playing for her home country of Czechoslovakia, she moved to the United States in 1975 and pursued her career in tennis. Navratilova’s achievements over her career include the most singles and doubles titles during the Open Era which started in 1968, the best win-loss ratio, and the longest winning streak of 74 matches. She has since retired from professional competitions in 2006.
Since her retirement, Navratilova has lived in her home in Englewood, Florida. She purchased that home in 2006 for $2.2 million. Aside from that, three houses throughout Florida had been under her ownership at various times during the mid-2000s to today. Her home at Nokomis was sold in 2007 at $2.55 million. Another house at Carbondale was purchased for $1.85 million in 2007. Finally, her home in Miami Beach was rented out for $7,900 a month. Overall, Navratilova’s investments were profitable for her.
Billie Jean King | $4 Million, Hawaii
Billie Jean King is a legendary tennis player, even in modern times. She is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player who has won more than 30 Grand Slam titles in the course of her career. Best known for her hard-hitting and aggressive style in the court, King represented the United States in prestigious tournaments including the Wightman Cup and the Federation Cup.
Now with a net worth of $20 million, the tennis icon is enjoying her retirement years residing in her homes in Chicago and New York. King also has a famous oceanfront home in Hawaii named King Hale. Built back in 1972, the luxurious vacation estate was remodeled and now boasts of two master suites, a huge chef’s kitchen, living areas, private baths, and guest rooms, all having a good view of the mountains. The tropical villa also underwent a major home renovation, including roofing and upgrade of the home security system.
Cara Delevingne | $3.75 Million, Los Angeles
Cara Delevingne is one of the rising stars of Hollywood who first made a name for herself as a model. The English actress did model campaigns for luxury brands such as Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Chanel, and Burberry before landing lead roles in 2015. She first starred in Paper Towns, then got a major role in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.
With her combined work as an actress and top model, it is not surprising to know that at the young age of 28, she already has a whopping net worth of $28 million. This also explains how she, together with celebrity sister Poppy Delevingne, was able to maintain a luxurious Los Angeles home, formerly owned by Jared Leto. Serving as their abode away from their British home, the sisters combined each other’s different personalities and made their house one eclectic, jungle-theme, and vibrant place they can go home to after work.
Kate Mckinnon | $929,000, Hamptons
Kate McKinnon is a fan-favorite regular in the hit sketch show Saturday Night Live. She was best known for her iconic and hilarious celebrity impressions including Justin Bieber, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Hilary Clinton. During the course of her career in comedy, McKinnon earned eight nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards, elevating her status as a premier comedienne. However, before SNL, she first made it big in comedy when she was a part of The Big Gay Sketch Show.
While she does active Hollywood work, McKinnon goes home to her South Hamptons pad which she has been living in for several years. Reportedly, her pad has undergone a major renovation, which included roof repair, built-ins, and changes in her kitchen and marble bathroom. The property also has exclusive access to the Canterbury Mews Association’s tennis courts and pool area. The 1,600-square-foot unit in the village is now up for selling at $929,000.
Tig Notaro | $2.5 Million, Los Angeles
Tig Notaro is known as a stand-up comedian with a distinct deadpan comedy style. She started as band manager before diving into the world of comedy, where she appeared in numerous shows. This included The Sarah Silverman Program, This American Life, and the semi-autobiographical dark comedy One Mississippi. Notaro also launched her album Live and was a nominee for the 2014 Grammy Best Comedy Album.
Aside from this career, she also put up her own company Tignation Promotions to increase her income. Adding to her investments is a newly-purchased traditional home in Larchmont Village in Los Angeles. Notaro reportedly bought the property for $2.5 million, which is not only equipped with spacious living areas and bedrooms but plumbing services, heating, and home security system as well. In its exteriors, the family-size home is lined up with palm trees, shading the two-story property.
Kelly McGillis | Undisclosed, North Carolina
Kelly McGillis is known for landing some leading lady roles with top action stars such as Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise in the movie Witness and the ‘80s movie Top Gun. The award-winning actress was able to live a high-flying career until the early 2000s. However, McGillis had to halt her movie career after the movie Cat Chaser. She had to focus on her health, after being diagnosed with a health condition. McGillis then decided to completely live a retired life and is now residing in her home in North Carolina.
In 2016, she made headlines when she was assaulted in her Henderson County home by a woman. Despite experiencing the horrible encounter, McGillis still lives there with her two daughters Sonora and Kelsey. The ordeal surely left her with no choice but to heighten her home security system. We hope that this time, she and her family will be safe from any threat.
Sue Perkins | Undisclosed, London
Susan Perkins is a known comedian and presenter. She rose to prominence following her successful comedic tandem with Mel Giedroyc in Mel and Sue. Aside from this, she appeared in The Great British Bake Off, Insert Name Here, Light Lunch, Hitmen, and Rainbow List. On the side, Perkins has also worked as a radio broadcaster, and in fact, she is one of the most high-profile LGBTQ+ TV personalities in London.
Perkins has been married to Naked Attraction star Anna Richardson since 2014. In 2019, the married couple moved into their 1930s detached house and spent over 10 months renovating it. Perkins and Richardson probably have allotted a huge sum of investment money to spend on the reconstruction, which the couple themselves designed. From the kitchen and dining area to the staircases, the house was filled with chic decoration and floral wallpapers which reflected their feminine side.
Cameron Esposito | Undisclosed, Los Angeles
Cameron Esposito is a known comedian and podcaster. She first rose to fame for her show Take My Wife and eventually ventured into hosting a podcast entitled Queery. In 2020, Esposito is scheduled to have a tour for her new book Save Yourself. However, the current global situation halted her work plans, leaving her without a choice to stay at her Los Angeles home to conduct online classes and webinars.
Esposito, who is a native of Western Springs, lives in LA with her partner Katy and their furry pets. Not much has been said about her LA property, but through her Instagram account, one can surmise that she is enjoying staying in this home. She has quite a humble pet-friendly home that is perfect for a starting couple like them. Esposito was married to actress and comedian Rhea Butcher from 2015 to 2018 before they legally separated.
Sandra Bernhard | Undisclosed, New York City
Sandra Bernhard rose to fame in the ‘70s for her outstanding comedy performances. She is best known for portraying political figures and making fun of American celebrity culture. Her work has landed her in the top 100 funniest stand-up comedians of all time. Before her popularity, Bernhard worked in Los Angeles as a manicurist to pay her electricity and rent bills.
When her star began to shine, she purchased a West Chelsea home in Manhattan, which has been her abode for 12 years. Although the cost of her home is undisclosed, one can surmise that she can maintain a multi-million property considering her current net worth of $10 million. Bernhard admitted in an interview that she loves the peace and quietness in her home and their neighborhood. She loves going to various establishments in her area, eating out at locavore restaurants, buying groceries, and just exercising at the local gym. Bernhard lives with her longtime partner Sara Switzer and daughter Cicely.
Linda Hunt | Undisclosed, Los Angeles
Linda Hunt is known by many NCIS: Los Angeles fans as one of the lead cast members. Even when diagnosed with dwarfism, the 4’9’’ actress was still able to compete with other actors, landing many film and television roles. She appeared in Dune, Silverado, Pret-a-Porter, and The Year of Living Dangerously, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1984.
Now at 76 years old, Hunt is living with her wife Karen Kline in their Hollywood Craftsman home. In 2014, she allotted huge money for the home’s renovation, working with their architect to make their bungalow attain a vintage and artistic look. From the flooring to roof repair, Hunt and Kline spent an arduous process of collaborating with their contractor to attain a home that will reflect their personalities. Sprawled across their pet-friendly home are intricate art pieces from various artists and impressive decors that are well-thought of.
Samira Wiley | Undisclosed, California
Samira Wiley first graduated with a degree in drama at the Juilliard School before finally landing a career in Hollywood. She then landed a role in 2011’s Love’s Labour’s Lost before gaining more popular roles. Her biggest break came when she played Poussey Washington in Orange Is the New Black. She gained recognition after this role and received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her amazing performance. Wiley then landed a role for the Emmy-awarded Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale. She also appeared in the films Night on Earth and Nerve.
In 2017, Wiley married Lauren Morelli, who is the writer and producer of Orange Is The New Black. She moved into Morelli’s California house which boasts of quirky yet clean home design. With its neutral and monochromatic designs, the couple’s mansion features inviting living rooms and bedrooms, decorated with art pieces that reflect the two’s personalities.