10 Unbelievable Houses Purchased by Pro Athletes. #2 Will Leave You Speechless
When you're raking in mega millions there's almost no limit to what you can have in your home. You want a couple of practice holes from a golf course? Done! You want a two story movie theater? Done! A shark tank and a gym you can charge monthly admission fees to? Done!
On the following pages you're going to see some of the most extravagant homes that multi-million dollar contracts can buy. Make sure you comment below on who you think had the sickest home.
10. Derek Jeter
"Yeah Jeets Yeah!" Had to be going through his mind when Derek Jeter purchased what is now known to his Tampa Bay neighbors as "St. Jetersburg." Standing at a whopping 30,000 square feet, Jeter's home holds 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a spa, a pool, multiple yacht decks, and 2 3-car garages.
Jeter's Tampa home is valued at $12,000,000.00. Oh yeah Jeets! Oh yeah.
9. Anna Kournikova
Anna's 20,000 square foot Miami beach mansion is shared with Enrique Iglesias and lies amongst some of the most illustrious star company. With neighbors like Cher, Lil Wayne, Billy Joel, Matt Damon, and Ricky Martin, there must be some outrageously entertaining block parties.
The estimated value of their home is at a whopping $26,000,000.00.
8. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's Newport mansion spreads 20,000 square feet, and includes perks like a shark tank, hair salon, and tennis court. Newport is a far drive to the Staples center, and when you factor in that LA traffic, it would be impossible for Kobe to drive to games. Luckily for him, his private helicopter takes care of that.
Bryant bought the home for $1.7 million and it is now valued at $8,600,000.00.
7. Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh has more million-dollar mansions than most families have cars. Owning homes in Florida, Texas, and California, all three are in the top 10 of the most expensive homes owned by a current professional NBA player.
Sitting atop that list as his most expensive is his mansion located in Palisades, California. The house measures up at 10,775 square feet and includes an in-house movie theatre, a billiards room, and a full-sized basketball court. The craziest part about this is Bosh does not even live there, and is currently renting it out for a measly $40,000/month.
The Cali home is valued at $12,500,000.00.
6. Alex Rodriguez
Jeter isn't the only Yankee to make the list, joining him is Alex Rodriguez with his Miami Beach home. Inside the 20,000 square foot mansion sits a steam room, home theatre, gym, 9 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, rooftop deck, 3,000 square foot sports room, and 275 feet of ocean front with two separate yacht docks.
A-rod's home is valued at $38,000,000.
5. Michael Jordan
Jordan's Illinois mansion spreads 56,000 square feet and contains, an NBA sized basketball court, a pool, a tennis court, and a weight room. Originally Jordan listed the estate at $29 million, but was having a tough time finding a buyer.
Now the home is listed at $16,000,000.
4. Barry Bonds
His home stands at over 17,000 square feet and sits on a lot about 1.85-acres in size. Inside this Italian-style home you'll find 30-foot ceilings which comfortably house a 12-seat movie theater, "commercial-grade" gym, and a 2,100 square foot sports court.
Bonds' home is estimated to be valued at $23,500,000.
3. Tom Brady
Not all of these mega homes are 5 figure square foot mansions. Tom Brady and his wife Giselle Bunchen just recently bought an apartment in the heart of New York City at One Madison. The 60-story building is right across the street from Madison Square Park on East 22nd, and features a private gym, butler-serviced dining room, and the icing on the cake: amazing skyline views of NYC.
This apartment which sits on top of the world is valued at $14,000,000.
2. Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather's incredible mansion sits in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. It boasts 24-foot ceilings that hang crystal chandeliers with walls draped in red silk and textured glass.
Floyd is no stranger to spending on every luxury imaginable outside his home, and inside is no different. A tour through his mansion will reveal a two-story movie theater, touch-screen video games affixed to the kitchen counter, a 12-person shower, a 600 square foot walk-in closet, and over $15 million in cars.
Mayweather's home is valued $3,400,000. Surprisingly cheap, but that's vegas!
1. Tiger Woods
It's only fitting that Tiger Woods build a custom Four Hole Golf course onto his Jupiter Island Mansion. Following his divorce, Woods also installed a full-sized tennis court, an oxygen tank room, a full gym, and multiple swimming pools.
Post renovations, Tiger's home is valued between $65,000,000 and $70,000,000.