Paying close to the asking price, Ryan Seacrest makes a purchase of the Ellen DeGeneres mansion for a whopping $49 million. The “American Idol” emcee is reportedly worth $125 million and captures close to $45 million in a year and maybe more. Seacrest will be the proud owner of a 9, 200 square foot mansion that houses three guest houses and several cement ponds, sitting on 2.87 acres. It almost covers an entire block, which is huge for the Beverly Hills area.
The multi-million dollar deal is currently in escrow and is expected to close some time this week. The same realtor reeled in the dual agency commission on the deal for an estimated three million dollar pay check. The property was also owned previously by Max Mitchnick, co-creator of the TV series “Will and Grace.” Ellen bought the place for 29 million, but also purchased adjacent properties to go with it.
Seacrest has recently hooked major deals rendering himself a healthy paycheck with multi-million dollar deals with NBC Universal and “American Idol,” plus an additional deal with Clear Channel lurking on the horizon. Ryan appears to be looking to advance his career as well.
Recent reports reveal that Seacrest has listed his Hollywood Hills home for 11.985 million. The Mediterranean villa home entails 10,000 square feet, featuring six bedrooms and six and a half baths, as well as a detached guest house. The mansion sits on an acre of land and garners a lighted championship tennis court, lap pool, spa and cabana, and has spectacular city and canyon views. Inside you’ll find seventeen foot beamed ceilings, a den, a library, a screening room, a gym, a billiards room, a bar, and a humongous wine cellar. One might ask, is he crazy? Why is he moving?
Most think a new pad may be in order to impress the blonde beauty girlfriend. Julianne Hough. Only time will tell if the upgrade will do it. In the meantime, in case you are shopping for a new pad, contact realtor Kurt Rappaport with Westside Estate Agency and he’ll be happy to help and make a few more million off of Ryan.
Meanwhile, the bikini shots are rolling in as news of the vacation of Julianne Hough and boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest, have surfaced. The lovebirds were seen in St Bart’s, as Julianne was fluttering about the beach in her hot pink bikini. The duo seems to be really enjoying their time together as snapshots captured the couple holding hands, hugging, and kissing for the cameras. Come on Julianne, Ryan Seacrest, really? You can do way better than that, even if he isn’t worth $125 million! Hopefully, she is just having some fun on Ryan’s money!
Although Hough and Seacrest seem to be hitting it off pretty well and enjoying their relationship, the trip was not an all solo event as they were spotted meeting up with another group of celebrities that included Rachael Zoe and her husband Rodger Berman.