Ogling over how the billionaires live

home_10This photo is of Skywalker Ranch in California.  It’s owned by famous Star Wars Director George Lucas and sits on over 5,000 acres.  It’s not just a pretty home to look at, though.  Lucas works in his home which contains a post-production studio.  Tom Hanks used it for sound effects in Castaway as did Sean Penn for Into the Wild. 

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Not all billionaires live in such high style, however.  One of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffett, lives in this 5 bedroom home that he bought for $31,500 in 1958.  The home is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and despite Buffett’s riches, he hasn’t moved yet.

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This compound in Medina, Washington is home to Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.  The actual home is 66,000 square feet and contains tennis courts and bowling alleys (plural).  You have to climb 84 stairs to get just to the ground floor, or, you could just take the elevator.

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Featuring a gold-plated indoor pool, this 17,000 square foot London home is home to Lev Leviev, the world’s largest diamond cutter.  He’s a neighbor of Ringo Starr’s and bought the home for $65 million.  It also features an indoor nightclub.

View more homes of the rich and famous in this Forbes article. Visit me online for any real estate needs.