Bob Hope pretty much did it all. With a career that spanned almost 80 years, he was a comedian, actor, athlete, dancer, singer and author. He was in more than 70 short films and feature films and hosted the Academy Awards an impressive 19 times.
The late comedian was known for his inimitable talent, as well as his spectacular and extremely unique home in the Palm Springs desert. Constructed in 1979, this John Lautner creation was said to be inspired by the shape of a volcano; hence, the large circular opening on the ceiling that opens up to a massive central courtyard. In 2016, the 23,366-square-foot home was sold for $13 million.
Chelsea Clinton- $9.25 Million, New York
Chelsea Clinton is the only child of Bill Clinton and Hillary. She worked as a special correspondence for NBC News from 2011-2014 and currently works with the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. It is no surprise that Chelsea holds such prominent roles, as she started accompanying her parents to their campaigns from a young age.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is all grown up and is putting down roots together with husband Marc Mezvinsky in New York’s Madison Square Park. The couple bought the entire fourth floor of the Whitman Building and converted all 4 units into a 4-bedroom apartment. The best part is they acquired it at over a million less than asking price, which is quite a catch as far as New York real estate properties go.
Rob Zombie- $2.5 Million, Laurel Canyon
Rob Zombie was born as Robert Cummings in Massachusetts. Growing up, he was obsessed with horror films. Fast forward years later and Rob founded the heavy metal band White Zombie and directed horror films like Halloween.
As a rock musician and director of horror movies, Rob Zombie does, indeed, cut quite a dark figure. This Laurel Canyon home with its dark exterior color scheme befits his personality then. However, its modern and glassy facade is not at all the gothic mansion that we might expect. It was built in 1953 and surrounded by a stunning landscape designed by Garrett Eckbo.
Salma Hayek- $13 Million, Bel Air
Salma Hayek was born in Mexico and moved to LA in 1991 to study acting. She has been acting since age 23. Some of her biggest roles have been in Desperado and Frida. She has also guest-starred in a few TV shows.
The Mexican bombshell has a fabulous Bel-Air which the actress and Francois-Henri Pinault, her husband, bought from actor Kelsey Grammer for a whopping $13 million. The 6,811-square-foot home features 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Was the insurance paid for this house also whopping? We might never know!
Mariah Carey- $13 Million, L.A
Mariah Carey has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making her the third-best-selling female artist of all time. The 5-time Grammy Award winner has made a huge name for herself throughout her career.
Mariah Carey’s Los Angeles home gives new meaning to “lap of luxury” and we don’t expect anything less from the famous diva. The estate has a 360-degree view of the City of Angels and has features like 5 bedrooms, an Aspen-style family room, a gourmet kitchen, a library, and a posh patio. There’s also a tennis court and a swimming pool, which we would like to imagine is filled to the brim with money.