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Celebrities Who Have Way More Giant Houses Than They Need

Updated November 6, 2017 23.5k views12 items

Celebrities, they’re just like us! They eat, sleep, and have multiple homes that they don’t even live in. Wait, celebrities aren’t anything like us! Settling down and owning a home is the dream of nearly every adult, but for a lot of stars, one house just isn't enough. What else are they supposed to do with all their money?

Real estate is a good investment, but you can't be in two places at once. That's why celebrities with second homes often don’t even live on their massive properties. They just keep them around on the off-chance that they’ll be visiting Telluride or Lake Como. It’s a shame that so many actors and singers own giant homes that they keep empty when there are so many homeless people on the streets! Put your real estate hat on and get ready to take an angry tour through some of these celebrity second homes.

Celebrities buy multiple mansions for a lot of reasons. Maybe, like Richard Branson, they like to travel, or like Tom Cruise, they like to keep their family life and private life separate. Whatever the reason, the second homes on this list are huge, expensive, and vacant. What do you think about celebrities with multiple mansions? Do they have a right to own as many homes and islands as they want to? Or should they have to spread the wealth around? Most importantly, which second celebrity mansion you would want to sneak into while its owner is partying in Dubai.
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