5 Big-Time Celebs with Surprisingly Modest Homes

Mansions, castles, private islands, and lavish penthouses: celebrities these days are notoriously known for having over-the-top homes and private estates worth millions of dollars. Surprisingly, there are also quite a few down-to-earth celebrities who live in humble quarters. It seems that the glamorous lifestyle just isn’t for everyone. Here are five well-known celebrities who actually have reasonably priced homes, just like the rest of us.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg

    With the filing of Facebook’s IPO, it has become apparent that Zuckerberg’s social media website is worth almost $100 billion, while Zuckerberg’s overall net worth comes in at $7 billion. Loaded with all that money, Zuckerberg doesn’t go for the glamorous lifestyle. He only recently moved out of a rented home in January of this year into a modest five bedroom, 3,800-square-foot home in a small Palo Alto neighborhood. Looking from the outside, the only clear indication that it’s being occupied by one of the world’s youngest billionaires is the fleet of security cameras. Regardless, Zuckerberg enjoys the short commute to Facebook’s headquarters, just down the street.

  2. Hilary Swank

    For this Million Dollar Baby movie super star, having an extravagant home isn’t what’s important. She values comfort above anything. Hilary Swank’s apartment, located in the heart of New York, is a very practical space with an area of merely 1,400 square feet, which she furnishes with chic and modernly classic furniture.

  3. Leighton Meester

    Although Leighton Meester plays a very snobby avant garde character on the hit show Gossip Girl, she recently purchased a very modest four-bedroom home in Encino, California. Far from the super lavish cribs in the Upper East Side, where Blair resides on the show, Leighton’s ranch style home looks like a typical 2,847-square-foot home with four bedrooms.

  4. Ryan Reynolds and Scarlet Johansson

    After their two years of marriage, Reynolds and Johansson have put their 2,835-square-foot eco-friendly home on the market. The home features solar panels and has ceiling-to-floor windows in practically every room, allowing for maximum natural light to radiate. What’s more to love is that the home comes with its own private garden and outdoor bath.

  5. Andrew Zimmern

    When he’s not all over the world eating bugs and other disgusting delicacies, Andrew Zimmern, star of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, is at his quiet, comfy home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Surprisingly, Zimmern’s own kitchen is quite bare, with amenities that even date back to the ’70s.

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