From June 2018 to June 2019, the world’s top-paid athlete was Lionel Messi. He earned $127 million in this year alone!
As you can expect, there are many other athletes who’ve made a killing. And they’re not afraid to show it either!
Many decide to spend their cash on luxury vehicles, but some also spend it on lavish houses.
Are you curious about what some of these look like? Then here are 6 of the most expensive athlete houses you’ll ever set your eyes on. You better believe they use house cleaning services to clean these giant homes.
1. Tiger Woods
Back in 2011, after Tiger Woods got divorced from his long-time wife, Elin, he purchased a mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida.
This property is located along the coast and it has large windows so you can get a fantastic view of the ocean. As expected, this golf star also has a 3.5-acre golf course with 4 holes on his property.
In addition, he has a running track to keep fit and a wine cellar to keep lots of luxurious wine bottles in. And to get the privacy that Woods always desires, he has lots of high boundary walls and greenery planted around his property.
What’s interesting is there was a sinkhole in his dining room since this mansion was structurally unsound. However, it’s still one of the most expensive athlete properties, as it’s rumored to be worth around $60 million!
2. David Beckham
David Beckham is certainly an athlete who likes living a luxurious life.
Previously, he and his wife had a 12-acre estate in Hertfordshire nicknamed “Beckingham Palace,” but they decided even that wasn’t enough for them. In 2014, they sold it for £11.3 million to Neil Utley, who is a British insurance tycoon.
The couple then moved to a new “Beckingham Palace” located in Kensington and Chelsea. It really does look like a palace, as it has 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a panic room, a woodland chapel, a maze, a barbecue area, a soccer field, and a playground.
All of the above spans across 9,000 square feet! Most people wouldn’t even know what to do with all that space.
The Beckhams spent £30 million to buy the property and invested £5 million in renovations (though most of the mansion hasn’t been changed for over 150 years). It’s estimated that the estate is now worth around $58.1 million. With a place like that, he’ll never have to worry about his house settling with cracks!
3. Anna Kournikova
Not just male athletes like to lead a flashy lifestyle! This tennis star also lives in a pretty pricey property with her longtime boyfriend Enrique Iglesias and their children.
You can find Kournikova’s mansion in Bay Point, Miami, which is nicknamed “Millionaires Row.” Other celebrities who have property there include Ricky Martin, Cher, Billy Joel, Matt Damon, Gloria Estefan, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Kournikova’s mansion spans across 20,000 square feet and has a 2-story guest house, tennis court, lap pool, Jacuzzi, and a dock for yachts and speedboats. The outside of the mansion is also covered in Spanish moss, which gives it a beautiful and natural look.
This mansion is estimated to be worth around $25 million, which definitely places it as one of the most expensive athlete properties. Considering Kournikova retired at 21 years old due to serious health problems, this is a pretty sweet way of living out the rest of her life.
4. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is one of the biggest names in pro basketball, if not the biggest. So it should come as no surprise that he lives a pretty flashy lifestyle, especially when it comes to his home.
He owned a mansion in Chicago, IL that is probably the epitome of “mansion.” It has 9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 3 garages, a guesthouse (with 3 bedrooms), lake, and tennis court.
In addition, he also has a cigar room, one of his garages is big enough to fit 14 cars, and the home includes an enormous gym. If you get an aerial view of his property, it’s pretty crazy to look at.
Initially, Jordan’s mansion was estimated to be worth around $29 million. However, he struggled to sell it at an auction and had to relist it at $16 million.
5. Tom Brady
This football star, his model wife Gisele Bundchen, and their children enjoy living in the City of Angels. This is evident in their large property located in the upscale neighborhood of Brentwood, Los Angeles.
When you get an overhead view of Brady’s estate, it looks very classy. It has 8 bedrooms, a weight room, 6-car garage, and a lagoon-shaped swimming pool. Of course, it also has a spa where the Bradys and their guests can relax and chill out.
What makes the Bradys unique from other celebrities is their decision to be eco-conscious while still maintaining an impressive property. Gisele is a global ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, which means she’s very passionate about saving the earth.
Because of this, their $27.2 million estate is completely environmentally friendly and the roof is filled with solar panels. Most millionaires and celebrities don’t really care about looking out for the environment, so you’ve got to give the Bradys credit for this conscious decision they’ve made.
Dream of the Most Expensive Athlete Houses
Now that you’ve seen some of the most expensive athlete houses, you can probably only dream to have something half as good as that someday. With all that money to play around with, no wonder some of these athletes have monstrous mansions that have tons of flashy trimmings.
But that’s no reason to feel sorry for yourself. So long as you can provide for your family, and you all have a roof over your heads, it doesn’t matter too much. Count your blessings and just look at these expensive athlete properties as fantasy!
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