From multiple garages, to backyard basketball courts and tennis courts, to gigantic home theatres, to 100 square foot luxury kitchens and even a dock for boats, professional athletes have the taste for grandeur when it comes to homes and estates. Some of the most extravagant homes in the US are owned by professional athletes. With millions of dollars’ worth of contracts and endorsements, these wealthy sportsmen can afford the good life. And when it comes to buying homes and estates, they certainly spare no cost. Let’s take a peek into some of the grandest sports celebrity homes.
Easily the highest paid athlete in all of sports, this famous golf player has an estimated net worth of well over a billion dollars of career earnings in professional golf and in endorsements. His sixty million dollar den boasts of a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean. It houses a basement for cinema and games with the latest equipment for his children. This property in Florida also features a tennis court, lap lane, gym, diving pool, a 100-foot running track and a four-hole golf course. It also comes complete with a pair of docks for Woods’ 155 foot yacht.
Arguably the best player to the game of basketball, another legendary player left the National Basketball Association after a full 15-year career and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contract. He also holds a lifetime contract with Nike and has ranked second in the highest paid athletes. He has recently bought a 12.4 million mansion at the Bears Club and has paid $4.8 million for the land and $7.8million for development and construction. His house includes 11 bedrooms, a huge media room laden with the latest electronic equipment, a first-class workout facility, and of course, a basketball court. MJ’s commitment when furnished will likely to exceed twenty million dollars.
Another great basketball player’s monster mansion in Miami is also one of the most fascinating sports celebrity homes. The man has spent almost 20 years of his basketball career in the National Basketball Association and has made millions of dollars as a franchise player for several successful teams including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. His mind-blowing twenty thousand square foot mansion in Miami has a full-size tennis court, a basketball court, a gym, a huge outdoor swimming pool, a garage for his collection of vintage cars, remote-controlled toilets and a docking area for his boat. Amazing isn’t it?
With the increasing popularity of many sports today, professional athletes have their own share of increasing wealth as compared to Hollywood celebrities. No wonder most sports celebrity homes are continuing to amaze us. What has been featured in this article are just a few of the grandest sports celebrity homes.