These are the ten most expensive homes in the world, and the people who own them 6 years ago

These are the ten most expensive homes in the world, and the people who own them

The number one spot has 78 bathrooms. Which is overkill, if you ask us...

You might think, what with the way the current housing market is, that a 3-bedroom in Dalkey would probably be somewhere on this list.


We can't say for certain that it didn't wind up at #11, but it definitely isn't in the Top 10 most expensive homes (which automatically discounts palaces, which are a different thing) on the entire planet.

According to, these are those homes, along with their price-tags, and who currently owns them.

We're gonna go out on a limb here and say none of these will be popping up on an AirBnb any time soon...

10. 7 Upper Phillimore Gardens


Location: London

Value: $128 million

Owner: Olena Pinchuk, the daughter of Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s second president

9. Kensington Palace Gardens


Location: London

Value: $140 million

Owner: Roman Abramovic, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club

8. Seven The Pinnacle


Location: Big Sky, Montana

Value: $155 million

Owners: Edra and Tim Blixseth, real estate developers and timber barons

7. Hearst Castle

Location: San Simeon, California


Value: $191 million

Owners: William Randolph Hearst’s trustees, part of America's first newspaper magnate family

6. Ellison Estate

Location: Woodside, California

Value: $200 million

Owner: Larry Ellison, who Forbes Magazine announced was the world's 3rd richest man (albeit back in 2013)

5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens

Location: London

Value: $222 million

Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, the head of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steel manufacturer

4. Four Fairfield Pond

Location: Sagaponack, New York

Value: $248.5 million

Owner: Ira Rennert, owner the Renco Group, who make their money in smelting, apparently

3. Villa Leopolda

Location: Cote D’Azure, France

Value: $750 million

Owner: Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist and widow of  billionaire Lebanese banker William Safra. Fun fact, movie fans - this is the house Hitchcock filmed To Catch A Thief in back in 1955.

2. Antilia

Location: Mumbai, India

Value: $1 billion

Owner: Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, with a net worth of $23.6 billion

1. Buckingham Palace

Location: London

Value: $1.55 billion

Owner: Yes, it does count as a house, and it currently belongs to Queen Elizabeth II

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