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When we think of personalizing a home most of us think of putting something like a new coat of paint or a family picture on the walls. As you might imagine, for the rich and famous "personalizing" a home can look anything like a 500-sneaker shoe closet to a complicated "wine mine." And that's only the beginning. Beyond just have some expensive things in their homes these celebrities also bought some really weird stuff to add to their secretive collections. If you want to see some truly unbelievable expenditures that celebrities have in their home then read on and prepare to be amazed.
1. Michael Jordan's Pool Island
Michael Jordan's Chicago mega-mansion has been on the market for eight years because the price is astronomical, but it's a pad fit for a billionaire like the pro-baller. Besides the gate with his signature 23 on it, he also has a giant circular pool with an island in it.
Why waste a big chunk of the pool by putting an island in it? Couldn't they have just put grass to tan on around the pool? We have never seen this before, but it is an interesting concept if you have the money for it.
2. Kylie Jenner's Mini Mansion Playhouse
Kylie Jenner's homes are filled with expensive art, clothing, cars, and other expensive pieces, but there is something in her backyard that will really catch your eye. For Christmas 2019, Kylie's daughter Stormi was gifted a mini-mansion playhouse by her grandma Kris Jenner.
The playhouse is bigger than some studio apartments in New York, and it is for a two-year-old. The playhouse comes with appliances, a balcony, a working air-conditioner, and a fake fireplace. What more could a toddler need for the perfect playtime?
3. Nicole Kidman's Car Elevator In Her NYC Apartment
When famous people live in New York or LA, they are hounded by the paparazzi any time they step out in public. When Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman bought their $10 million Chelsea apartment, one unique feature really sold them on the space.
The apartment comes with a car elevator that takes them from the street right into their apartment without getting out of the car, so they don't have to deal with the paparazzi. The apartment also has 23-foot ceilings, two terraces, and giant windows to take in the view of New York City.
4. DJ Khaled's Shoe Closet That Fits 500 Pairs Of Sneakers
Can anyone read DJ Khaled's name without hearing him scream it? Maybe it's just us, but there is one thing you need to know about the famous producer besides his name, and that is his sneaker obsession. In his Miami mansion, he had a special closet built to fit all of his shoes.
DJ Khaled's shoe closet holds about 500 pairs of sneakers, but it looks like he is going to need an expansion soon. It has a rolling library ladder so he can reach every pair. Where do his wife's shoes and clothes go? He could wear one pair every day and not repeat for an entire year.
5. Kim Kardashian's Minimalistic Sink
When Kim Kardashian invited Vogue into her home for "73 Questions," she took the cameras on a tour, and people had some serious questions about her minimalist sink. She took to her Instagram story to explain how the sink works because of some sort of sorcery.
Kanye designed it, and there is a slight slope on the sink with a rectangle slit for the drain. Apparently, there is no backsplash, but the Wests like it because it goes with their minimalist aesthetic. There were only eight versions made, and it matches their stone bathtub that comfotably fits all four of their children for bathtime.
6. Oprah's Wine Mine
Oprah has plenty of money to buy properties all over the world, and most of her homes have unique features. When she purchased a $14 million ski chalet in Colorado, the selling point was the wine cellar that looked like a working mine.
The 56-ft long room is designed to be a "wine mine," and it holds 1,600 bottles of wine. This would be a fun place to quarantine for the winter. Oprah can travel through the cellar on a mining cart, and there are speakers to play creaking wood and dripping noises for the added ambiance.
7. Jennifer Lopez's Personal Vineyard
Who needs to buy wine from the store when you could have a vineyard right in your backyard? Jennifer Lopez purchased the $28 million estate, which comes with a vineyard and private beach. For someone of her star status, it is the perfect amount of privacy.
She could start her own wine company when she isn't making chart-topping albums. Besides the vineyard, the home also has an amphitheater to give guests a private concert. She also got it for $10 million under the asking price - what a great bargain!
8. Bill Gates' Trampoline Room
As one of the top three wealthiest people globally, Bill Gates could afford to put anything in his home, and one thing he chose was a trampoline room. We can't imagine the tech giant jumping around like a child, but who knows what he does behind closed doors.
Maybe this is where he comes up with his best ideas, or he added it for his children. Besides the bouncy room, his Washington home also has six kitchens, 18 bathrooms, and an underwater music system in the pool.
9. Paris Hilton's Dog Mansion
As a hotel heiress, Paris Hilton has always had everything she could ever imagine. Although she doesn't have children to spoil yet, she does have dogs that she treats like spoiled children, and they have their own mini-mansion in her backyard.
The Spanish-style dog house cost Hilton $325,000, and we don't know who would spend that much on their pets besides her. It has two floors and a balcony so they can enjoy the view of her house. That's what every dog needs.
10. Shaquille O'Neil's 30-Foot Wide Bed
Everyone knows that Shaquille O'Neil is a big man that needs a house to match his size. When he purchased his Orlando, Florida mansion, it was the perfect home for the former basketball player. Everything inside was oversized, from the fireplace to his bed.
The master bedroom has extra high ceilings and a 30-foot wide bed! We didn't even know beds that size existed! O'Neil probably needs custom-made sheets, but it fits him perfectly. However, in 2018, someone else got the chance to enjoy this massive bed when he listed the house for $28 million.
11. John Travolta's Home Airport
John Travolta was tired of driving to the airport, so he decided to build one in his backyard. Travolta is a member of a private aviation community called Jumbolair, so he built the largest private runway in the US big enough to fit a Boeing 737.
Travolta is a licensed pilot, so he can fly whenever he wants and never has to wait in long security lines like the rest of us peasants. It must be nice to travel whenever he wants without worrying about the frustrations of the airport.
12. Lady Gaga's Bowling Alley
Behind a secret door in the living room of Lady Gaga's Malibu mansion is a hidden two-lane bowling alley. It's hard to picture the singer hanging out there often, but she can't go to a regular bowling alley because she is too famous.
Besides the bowling alley, Gaga's basement also has a movie theater, a wine cellar, and a bar. We would love to have a bowling alley in our homes for those rainy days when there is nothing to do, and you don't want to leave the house.
13. Taylor Swift's Apartment Swimming Pool
It is rare in New York City to find swimming pools because everyone lives in apartments, and there is no yard space. However, if you are Taylor Swift, things are a little different. The singer's West Village apartment has a private 30-foot pool in the basement.
Whenever she needs to relax and unwind, Swift can go into her basement and take a dip in the pool. It's not the same as an outdoor pool, but it's pretty cool to have a pool in your basement. It must be nice to be rich and famous.
14. Celine Dion's Personal Water Park
When Celine Dion was looking for a home in Florida, she wanted it to have everything she could imagine for a vacation oasis. The 13 bedroom estate has something that you can't find in most homes, and that is a private waterpark.
This wild feature has two pools, two water slides, water cannons, and a lazy river. We want to be friends with Celine! However, she sold the house in 2017 after it was on the market for four years. Other people must find the waterpark a bit unnecessary.
15. Tiger Woods' Four-Hole Golf Course
Whoever bought Celine Dion's Florida home is now neighbors with Tiger Woods, who also has a cool feature in his backyard. The golf pro needed a place to practice at home, so he built a four-hole golf course. He has to stay on top of his game somehow.
Besides the golf course, Woods' beachfront mansion has a gym, media room, running track, and a wine cellar. This sounds like a dream, and it's a wonder he could afford the $40 million home after his expensive divorce and the loss of his sponsorships.
16. Tommy Hilfiger's Eloise-Inspired Room
The Plaza Hotel in New York is one of the most famous hotels in the country, and many celebrities have lived here. When Tommy Hilfiger lived in the penthouse, he decorated it to match his style with Plaza-inspired decor.
The hotel is the famous setting of "Elouise at the Plaza," so Hilfiger and his wife created a room inspired by the children's book. The walls had the original illustrations, and it was the most beautiful and whimsical spot in the house.
17. Naomi Campbell's Cleopatra Themed Home
If you thought your birthday present was amazing, think again. For Naomi Campbell's 41st birthday, her Russian Billionaire boyfriend bought her an island getaway home shaped like the Egyptian Eye of Horus on Cleopatra Island.
From above, the house looks like this eye, and it is entirely energy, food, and water self-sufficient. Although the couple broke up, Naomi got to keep this bizarre-looking home, which is more than we can say we got from our past relationships.
18. Dwayne Wade's Island-Like Mansion
When basketball legend Dwayne Wade got married to Gabrielle Union, they needed a private and beautiful place. They chose to get married in this castle-like island home with a moat, gatehouse, and formal gardens. We don't know if alligators swam in the moat, but it's in Florida, so you can assume.
The home was only used for the wedding, but we can see the couple enjoying life here if they wanted to. It was listed for $13 million, but the price dropped to $10.9 million before it was taken off the market to keep paparazzi away from the wedding venue.
19. Kylie Jenner's Barbie-Inspired Glam Room
Most people are lucky to have enough room on the counter of their bathroom to fit their makeup bag, but Kylie Jenner doesn't have to worry about that because she has an entire room to get ready in. Kylie's Barbie-inspired glam room is where she gets her hair and makeup done daily.
The room has a lit-up mirror, custom Barbie artwork, and plenty of space for all of her makeup. There is also an extra chair for when her friends come to get ready. The 23-year-old makeup mogul dropped $20K just for the artwork.
20. Minecraft Creator's Candy Wall
Only one person can say they have outbid Beyonce and Jay-Z on a home, and that is billionaire Minecraft creator Markus Persson. After selling his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, the 35-year-old had some serious cash to spend. He bought the Beverly Hills Estate for $70 million.
The house features a candy wall that looks like something straight out of the M&M World store. It has an infinity pool that boasts a gorgeous view of downtown LA, and it has a 16-car garage. Persson set the record for paying the highest price for a home in 90210.
21. Oprah's Tea House
When Oprah bought her $52 million Montecito, California estate, something was missing from the backyard. Oprah had always dreamed about a tea house in her backyard, so she got to work with a designer and made that dream come true.
This backyard oasis is where Oprah goes to relax, read, meditate, and drink tea. The six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two movie theaters, and wine cellar in the main house are too stressful, so she needed some extra space for relaxation.
22. Michael Jackson's Neverland Estate
Ten years after Michael Jackson's death, his Neverland Ranch was on the market. The controversial home might have been the setting for some very dark things, but no one can deny that it was an impressive abode. It had many things most people could only dream of for their home.
The 2,700-acre ranch featured three railroads, a petting zoo, and a full amusement park with nine rides. This is the pinnacle of someone who has way too much money and doesn't know what to buy.
23. Slash's Night Club Room
The Guns N' Roses guitarist has an interesting sense of style, which is why it was so hard for him to sell his Beverly Hills mansion. Slash bought the Tuscan Villa-style mansion and decided to do some remodeling. He added a full night club to the place.
The nightclub had a full DJ booth and a stripper pole in the middle of the room. There must have been some wild nights at his house, which is why people were turned off from purchasing it. Eventually, he removed the stripper pole and made it more appealing to potential buyers.
24. 50 Cent's Casino
In 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion, the rapper built a casino that features every table game you could possibly think of, and it is attached to the night club. The house is perfect for a rapper, but other people would wonder why this is necessary.
The house also had a billiards room, basketball court, recording studio, and an indoor pool. It took 50 Cent a whopping 12 years to sell the mega-mansion, and he lost a lot of money by the time someone finally agreed to take it off his hands.
25. Neil Patrick Harris' Magic Room
Neil Pattrick Harris is full of surprises, including the secret magic room in his home. The magician's room is behind a secret door, and it has magician's props and antique magic kits. That is one of the coolest things to find in a home.
NPH said there is a magician poster on the wall, and one of his eyes is the button to access the door to the secret room. He made sure the button was up high enough so his children couldn't reach it until they were older.
26. Lil Wayne's Shark Pool
We don't want to encounter sharks in the wild, let alone inside our home. Lil Wayne has a different opinion because his house had a shark-infested lagoon in his house. It's a house that any Bond villain would be proud to own.
The house also had a recording studio, a rooftop skate park, and an elevator to the master suite. We would be pretty nervous sleeping in a home with sharks swimming around, but he didn't seem to mind.
27. Ron Howard's Personal Observatory
Ron Howard's former Connecticut home is pretty standard besides the property's private observatory. It had a professional-grade Meade telescope, which is perfect for any stargazing enthusiast.
This must have been what inspired his movies like Apollo 13 and From the Earth to the Moon. Can you imagine having something like this on your property? It is not the most beautiful thing to look at, but it is a place to look at beautiful things.
28. Mark Wahlberg's Fully Equipped Gym
Mark Wahlberg's former home was equipped with one of the nicest home gyms anyone could imagine. It had a full boxing ring, and it was once an airplane hanger used to park private jets. Everything about this screams wealth.
There are hundreds of machines and pieces of equipment to help him keep his toned physique. There is also a state of the art sound system because you can't work out in silence. Wahlberg used this gym to train for his Oscar-winning film The Fighter.
29. Michael Jordan's Crib
Michael Jordan's house would never be complete without a basketball court. The legendary baller might not play professionally anymore, but he still needs a place to practice and show people he's still the best in the game.
It is complete with the Air Jordan logo., and it is the centerpiece of the mega-mansion. MJ built the house from the ground up, so he made sure everything about the court was perfect for his needs.
30. Barbara Streisand’s Basement Mall
Instead of being mobbed by fans at the mall, Barbra Steisand built a mall in her basement. The cobblestone paved "streets" are lit with antique lanterns, and traffic is heavy when she holds screening parties. Guests can stop at the sweet shop before they catch a movie,
Before Streisand heads to a dinner party or birthday, she heads to the gift shop to pick up a present, and there is a wrapping station in the store. The only thing missing from this mall are cash registers, but you can do that when you own the mall.
31. Kris Jenner's Wax Statue
If you ever want to freak out your guests, get a wax figure that looks just like you. That's what Kris Jenner did, at least. Wax figures usually never look like the person, but it's hard to tell who the real Kris is when they are in the same room.
Kris had Chrissy Teigan, John Legend, and Kim Kardashian over to her home to debut the life-sized doll, and her guests were just as creeped out as we are. If someone drinks too much, they might think Kris has a twin.
32. Miley Cyrus' Mini Golf Course
Maybe Miley Cyrus is thinking about trying her luck with golfing in case her singing career goes down the tubes because she added a golf course to her Tennessee home. The singer bought this property in her home state to get away from the LA lifestyle.
The home has classic southern features with a wrap-around porch, indoor porch swing, and plenty of space for her animals to roam around. While Cyrus has a few homes in California, this one is special because she grew up in Tennessee.
33. Drake's Swimming Cave
Drake's former $8 million "YOLO Mansion" puts the Playboy mansion to shame. His pool was designed with grottos, and it is like you are swimming through caves. Drake is obsessed with pools, so this was a selling point when he purchased the home.
Drake found the home online and set it as his desktop background years before buying it because he was so in love with the pool. If that isn't manifesting your dreams, we don't know what is. The home also had tennis courts and a home theater.
34. Khloe Kardashian's Toy Car Garage
When it comes to Khloe Kardashian's daughter, True, she gets pretty much whatever she wants. At just two-years-old, True has a fleet of electronic cars that put some car collections to shame. The cars even have their own parking spots to keep them organized.
From a Bently and a Mercedes to a Rolls Royce, that little girl is living her best life, and she doesn't even know it. All we had was a Barbie car because they didn't make real car brands back then. Also, why does a toddler need this many cars?
35. Kourtney Kardashian's Mega Playhouse
When you were a child, did you have a $100K playhouse? Probably not, but the Kardashian kids are different. In Kourtney Kardashian's sprawling backyard, Scott Disick built their children a technology-free zone.
The playhouse has a loft area, cozy white furniture, and plenty of books and games. Kourtney wants to encourage her children to take time away from the screens and get creative. Her youngest children love it, while her oldest son stays away because of the technology-free rule.
36. Eddie Murphy's Funky Piano
Although Eddie Murphy isn't known for his piano skills, his previous home did feature a Schimmel Pegasus piano that cost around $110,000. People like Prince and Lenny Kravitz had one of these and it has a very distinctive design.
We don't know if Eddie Murphy can even play the piano, but when you have enough money, you can buy whatever you want, even if it's pointless. The beautiful piano was probably sold when Murphy moved out of the home.
37. Drake's $400,000 Mattress
Have you ever wondered what it was like to sleep on a $400,000 mattress? If you are wondering, ask Drake because he has one of these crazy expensive mattresses that took 600 hours to make by hand. What is so special about this mattress?
The mattress is built to last 100 years, it's made of horsehair, wool, cotton, and flax, and it has a high number of springs for extra support. The company also sends a team to flip your mattress three to four times a year. Drake says it's worth the price.
38. Kim Kardashian's Walk-In Fridge
Kim Kardashian has not only gotten a lot of questions about her sink, but also her kitchen. The social media mogul has an industrial kitchen, and she took people on a tour of four fridges, which seemed to only have drinks in them. With four kids in the house, people questioned where all the food and snacks were.
To clear some things up, Kim posted on her Instagram story a full refrigerator tour. She showed off her walk-in fridge, where she keeps all her food, to prove she does feed her children. It must be nice to have all the storage space and a fully stocked fridge.
39. Adrienne Maloof's Fully Functional Home Salon
If you are an OG Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan, you will remember Adrienne Maloof and her fully functional home spa and salon. Although viewers were more focused on the drama happening on spa day, others couldn't believe she had all these expensive machines in her home.
There was a spray tanning booth, a hydro-facial machine, a salon sink, and many other amenities. Before Maloof sold the home, she never had to leave to get her nails or hair done because she had everything right in the comfort of her home.
40. Gigi Hadid's Pasta Drawers
Usually, pasta is for eating, but Gigi Hadid decided to use it as a colorful decoration in her New York City apartment. The pasta was colored to add some life to the natural room, and it went with the other pops of color in the model's space.
Hadid's apartment is a mish-mosh of different patterns and natural wood finishes. We don't love all the different patterns, but it's not our place to judge because we don't live there. If she ever runs out of food, she can eat the decorations.