Ryan Seacrest bought Ellen’s estate for $37 mill, did you know he was that rich?

In jaw-dropping celebrity real estate and out of control wealth news, Ryan Seacrest just spent $37 million buying Ellen DeGeneres’ massive estate in Beverly Hills or around $47 million, depending on which reports you believe. Ellen of course bought Brad Pitt’s former home in Malibu late last year for a reported $12 million dollars. Ryan is rolling in the Kardashian dough, with a net worth estimated at $125 million. TMZ reports that he makes $45 million a year.

Before Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi decided that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s beachfront home in Malibu was the pile of bricks for them, they put their Beverly Hills mansion on the market. (Added value alert: It was where they tied the knot!)

And now Ryan Seacrest has bought DeGeneres’ not-so-humble abode!

All things considered, how much money has been changing hands here?

First off, DeGeneres and de Rossi paid a bargain $12 million for Brangelina’s pad, which was originally listed for $13.5 million.

And it turns out that Seacrest may have scored a friend-of-the-family discount as well. Contrary to reports that he is paying the full sticker price—$49 million—for the 2.87-acre property, industry sources tell E! News that $37 million is the actual number.

DeGeneres and de Rossi swapped vows on the grounds of their soon-to-be-former home—which Ellen originally bought from Will & Grace cocreator Max Mutchnick for $29 million—in August 2008. And yes, Seacrest was a wedding guest.

The estate boasts a 9,200-square-foot main house, three guest homes, a pair of swimming pools, koi ponds and fruit trees.

That should be plenty of room for Seacrest, who revealed yesterday on The Howard Stern Show that he and girlfriend Julianne Hough are living together. He originally listed his Hollywood Hills West estate for $14.95 million in 2010, then unlisted it, then relisted it last month for $11.985 million, per the Los Angeles Times.

Further adding to the surreal-estate scrum: Seacrest’s current address used to belong to Kevin Costner! The American Idol judge moved in for $11.5 million in 2006.

[From E! Online]

So Ryan Seacrest is really, really rich I guess. He’s richer than I would have imagined, given the fact that I still think of him as a radio host and emcee for Idol. I know he’s a TV mogul, although I don’t consider foisting the Kardashians on the public as any kind of accomplishment. I shouldn’t talk, I gossip for a living and they’ve only benefited my career too.

Speaking of TV moguls, over the weekend I watched a special on HGTV on Candy Spelling selling her home, the largest in LA County, for $85 million. It was fascinating. Candy is an uber-wealthy, very organized hoarder and collector, basically. She had three gift wrapping rooms, a bowling alley, a barber shop, a huge room bigger than my house filled only with collectible dolls, every Beanie Baby known to man, and an attic filled with boxes full of holiday decorations. The wench that bought her house, Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone, gave Candy just 30 days to move out more stuff than entire hamlets of families will collect in their lifetimes. I found myself feeling sorry for Candy and actually liking her, despite her massive excess. She accomplished the move at the end of the first part of the series. (Spoiler I guess.) I still have to watch part 2, where she goes through and purges warehouses full of stuff.

Here’s a somewhat related Today Show segment this morning on celebrity real estate. It features the real estate mogul from Shark Tank (I just started watching that show and I love it!), Barbara Corcoran. She shows us homes for sale from Meg Ryan, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I love Goldie and Kurt’s modern beach home. It’s amazing.

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Ellen and Portia purchased Brad Pitt’s former Malibu home

Another photo of Ellen and Portia’s new digs:

Ryan’s place

photo credit: Pacific Coast News and WENN.com

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  1. Ari says:

    In that last pic, the look in (Julianne?)’s eyes is like, you so know I aint sleeping with this kat (SIDE EYE)

  2. laylajanelovesgossip says:

    Kardashian money…

  3. Lauren says:

    I love Ellen’s old house. I knew Ryan had money but I had no idea he was worth that much. I also watched that show about Candy selling her house. I was amazed at how organized she was but I guess when you have a house that large you have to be. I actually think that despite what people think about her, she’s a pretty funny lady. I bet she’d be fun to have a cocktail or two with.

  4. Jackie says:

    love shark tank!

  5. Kaboom says:

    He’s responsible for the Kardashian plague? He should go to Guantanamo Bay, not Beverly Hills.

  6. Rhea says:

    With all the gigs that he’s doing? Yes, I do know.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yes. Dude must have 6-7 separate contracts right now, atleast.
      -Radio show
      -E Host
      -Kardashian producer
      -Rockin New Years Eve
      -pitches several different products (Twitter, Farmer’s Market, Mouthwash,etc)
      -No telling what else we dont know about.

      This guy is taking over.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        He also owns a restaurant. Yeah, I know too.

        To me, he’ll always be the pouty little shit that took all his marbles and went to another radio station when he left the Jamie & Danny morning show.

      • Stellax2 says:

        Also, a contributor to the Today Show kicking off with the Summer Olympics. I suppose he wants to either bring more sensationalism to a show or he is attempting to be a real journalist :snicker:. He’s a shark and he knows it.
        He’d take any deal that will bring him more money.
        Obviously, the guy has a good business sense and good manager.
        I still snicker when I see him on the red carpet interviewing actors and celebrities.

  7. Violet says:

    I’m not surprised that Ryan Seacrest is that rich — he’s on TV constantly plus he produces a ton of shows — but I am shocked that Ellen is so wealthy!

  8. NYC_girl says:

    I don’t find him attractive at all. And that much money for a house (with not much land?) is ridiculous. But I’m just a peon so… And, don’t ask why – but I was watching some show with Candy designing her new condo. She actually seemed tolerable. When I first started watching and heard condo, I think 2-3 bedrooms, but they showed a glimpse of the floor plan and it looks like 10,000sf.

  9. samira677 says:

    I didn’t realize people didn’t know how much Ryan makes. I think he makes $20-$25 million a year on Idol and he produces the Kadashian shows. Producers make a lot more than than the actors. Not to mention all of his tv and radio hosting jobs.

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