9 Ridiculous Celeb Homes

Really, who doesn't need a place to put 1,000 shoes?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2010 1:12 PM CDT
An aerial view of Microsoft's Bill Gates'' estate lines Lake Washington May 30, 2000 in Seattle, WA.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – If you have the money to trick out your house with a private waterpark, three bomb shelters, your own runway, or a baseball diamond…why wouldn’t you? The Frisky lists the nine most ridiculous celebrity mansions:

  • Bill Gates: If you stay at his place, you get a chip so that every room you walk into will adjust to your preferred temperature.
  • John Travolta: He has a Boeing—and a 7,500-foot private runway so that he can park it right up against his house—at his vacation home.

  • Donald Trump: In addition to those three bomb shelters, the Donald also has a 29-foot marble dining room table…and his own 20,000-square-foot ballroom.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Some people spend $200,000 on an entire house…Seinfeld spends that much, per year, on vacation home property taxes. (Oh, and did we mention the baseball diamond?)
  • Mariah Carey: Her Manhattan triplex has a closet capable of holding 1,000 pairs of shoes.
For the complete list—including the diva whose private waterpark once caused a local water shortage—click here. (Read more Bill Gates stories.)

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