Among the rarest cases do celebrities become politicians, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous not only for The Terminator films’ success but also as the former Governor of California. With a colossal net worth of over $400 million, it’s no wonder he lives in a castle!
The actor’s home located in Brentwood’s posh area is a fantastic piece of architecture that contains seven bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a fully equipped private gym. When you step outdoors, there’s a tennis court, a massive swimming pool, and an unparalleled view of the mountains on one side and the beach on the other.
Barack Obama – Martha’s Vineyard, $11.75 Million
Considered among the coolest presidents the US has ever had, it’s no wonder that Barack Obama and his family would live in the most luxurious digs after their time in the White House. The former President’s digs in Martha’s Vineyard’s affluent neighborhood are as lavish as they come, with seven massive bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a spacious, modern kitchen.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Obama’s have access to a private beach, a pond with a boathouse, a two-car garage, an outdoor pool, and a barn, among the amenities the family gets to enjoy. If this isn’t luxury, then we don’t know what is!
Ben Carson – Virginia, $1.2 Million
Ben Carson, one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons, lives in this estate in Virginia, which he recently acquired for a little over a million dollars.
It was a good buy, considering it stretches over 6,000 square feet with five bedrooms. The newly refurbished interior is top-notch with spiraling staircases, marble furnishing, and an open living room giving it that stately vibe. Besides, the White House is only 15 miles away in downtown Washington, and probably, Carson’s dreams of occupying the most powerful office remain within his horizon. Only time will tell!
Bernie Sanders – Vermont, $575,000
As the longest-serving independent Senator in the United States, Bernie Sanders has made a name for himself in politics, and he’s a figure to reckon with, having once run for the presidency. His success doesn’t stop in leadership, though; he also has an impressive real estate portfolio.
With three palatial homes in different parts of the country, Sanders has no accommodation shortage, but it’s his home in Vermont that stands out. The four-bedroom house has an unparalleled view of the lake, and the family gets to enjoy 500ft of private beachfront! We bet when the Senator retires, he will move in here to enjoy the calm breeze the residence offers.
Donald Trump- New York, $54 Million
The now-former President of the United States, Donald Trump, was no stranger to living it up in style even before winning the highest office in the land. As they say, the proof is in the pudding, which in this case is the imposing Trump Tower in New York City.
With an astronomical price tag of $54 million, Donald’s Manhattan highrise is the last word in sartorial living. Luxuriously decorated with 24 karat gold and bespoke marble detailing, the wonder’s design credits the great late Angelo Donghia, who had an entire roster of A-list celebs all clamoring for a home of his creation.
Elijah Cummings – Baltimore, Undisclosed
The late Elijah Cummings’ house in Baltimore hit the 2019 headlines for all the wrong reasons. Some intruder had gained access to the house, but the politician thwarted the attempted burglary by warding him off.
Notwithstanding, we can’t tell much about the house’s interior details, given that Cummings liked his privacy, but the Madison Park property seems quite warm and cozy. The modest home in the heart of Baltimore is a constant reminder of this larger-than-life personality, who gave much of his time and energy to serving the people of that vibrant community.
Elizabeth Warren – Cambridge, $3 Million
Can you tell how much a house that went for around $400,000 in 1995 costs right now? It runs in the millions, and one perfect example is Elizabeth Warren’s Cambridge residence.
Together with her husband, Elizabeth bought this house in the 90s, and it’s arguably the jewel of Warren’s real estate possessions. Not much is known about the over 4000-square-foot mansion’s interior, but given the type of houses that surround it, we assure you, it’s quite some prime property! Who else thinks Elizabeth ought to give us a house tour of her chic digs?
George W. Bush – Texas, $4.6 Million
For George W. Bush, former head of state, only a ranch house would match the White House, where he spent some eight years before moving to Texas.
The estate measures over 1,600 acres, and the house is quite magnificent. Owing to the sometimes merciless Texas heat, the Bushes were innovative, and the first thing you’ll notice is the home’s roof overhangs that deflect the unforgiving sun, and the open-plan style of the house is perfect for that kind of weather. On a typical day, you’ll find the former president relaxing in the buffalo-grass lawns or taking a dip in the tree-shaded pool alongside his wife.
Jimmy Carter – $167K, Georgia
Right now, Jimmy Carter is the oldest person alive that can say he once was the President of the United States. In fact, he is 95 years old, soon to be 96! Despite all his success and riches, it turns out that Jimmy’s chosen to live his life in quite a humble way. He lives in a house he built himself in the early ‘60s, that’s worth merely $167K. It’s a ranch-style house with reportedly just two bedrooms, and a porch. Given that, much like all former presidents, he receives around $210K annually so he could easily afford to get a new place.
For Hillary, however, who is still very much active in the game, the location is quite ideal since it doubles up as her office. The Whitehaven, as it’s commonly called, was constructed in the 50s and stretches over 5000 square feet and has about seven bedrooms. Redesigns and renovations have altered the house to the magnificent mansion that’s probably the most famous address after the Capitol Building.
John Kerry – Martha’s Vineyard, $11.75 Million
For decades, Mr. Kerry was the proud owner of a neat residential abode in Nantucket, where he even married his wife. However, the graceful residence was put up for sale in 2017 and had an asking price of $25 Million as he moved to Martha’s Vineyard.The house is a seven-bedroom living space and boasts a gracious waterfront that commanded a price tag of $11.75 Million. It seems John Kerry wanted to take a more comfortable pace in his sunset years as the neighborhood is quite tranquil. Moreover, he has a great love for the outdoors, making this a no-brainer.
Andrew Cuomo – Westchester, $1.7 Million
For about a decade and counting, politician Andrew Cuomo had called this Westchester mansion home, together with his partner Sandra Lee.
The 1950s colonial mansion has four bedrooms and sits on an estate measuring three acres. The landscape is a marvel in itself, with a pond, a waterfall, and just about the perfect gazebo. There is a fire pit too, for those family barbecues. Why they listed this house remains a mystery, but as Lee recently revealed, it probably became too big for the pair, given that Cuomo’s three kids are all grown up now.