In September, Kim Kardashian paid Yellowstone actress Barret Swatek and her husband, investor Adam Weiss, $70.4 million for their beachside Malibu estate, which previously belonged to Cindy Crawford. Kardashian secured the Mediterranean-style villa, which features wraparound decks with panoramic ocean views, for $29.1 million less than the initial asking price.
Drake/Robbie Williams, $75 million
Rumors started swirling at the beginning of March, and records finally confirmed that rapper Drake paid $75 million for singer Robbie Williams’s 20-acre Tuscan-style estate in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles. The Toronto native snagged the property (his first in LA) for $10 million lower than the original asking price. The living space is a sprawling 24,000 square feet, plus a guest house and an 11-car garage.
Tina Turner, $76 million
In January, rock icon Tina Turner and her husband, German music executive Erwin Bach, spent $76 million on an estate in Switzerland. The 5.5-acre compound has 10 buildings plus private waterfront land on Lake Zurich, a pool, a private pond and stream, and a boat deck. Bach told a local publication that they intend to use the sprawling property as a “weekend retreat.”
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr, $145 million
In August, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and his wife, model Miranda Kerr, finally closed the deal on a $120 million Holmby Hills mansion after nearly two years in escrow. The tech billionaire and former Victoria’s Secret Angel paid an additional $25 million for a neighboring parcel of land, bumping up the estate’s price tag to $145 million. The sale of the property, which sits across from the famed Playboy Mansion, is one of the most expensive on record for a California home.
Larry Ellison, $173 million
This year’s top spot comes from another tech billionaire, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison. Over the summer, the software mogul dropped $173 million on a 62,200-square-foot Palm Beach County mansion, along with a seven-bedroom guest house, two beach cottages, and a manager’s house—all connected via an underground tunnel system. The sale is the most expensive real estate transaction ever made in Florida. Later that summer, Ellison put his nearby Tuscan-style Palm Beach estate on the market for $145 million.