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The glitz and glamour of celebrity life often extend to lavish homes and hefty profits, and 2023 has seen the stars shine in the real estate market. Headlining the list of lucrative sales is actor Mark Wahlberg, who made a staggering $46.7 million profit after selling his 30,500 square-foot mansion in Beverly Park. Wahlberg’s success in the property game highlights the resilience and allure of the luxury property market, with real estate experts, Agent Advice, delving into over 130 celebrity-involved property transactions to uncover who had made the most significant gains.

Wahlberg’s profit is impressive by any standard, considering he initially listed his Southern California property for $87.5 million. Despite the reduction in asking price, the Boston-born actor still ended up on top. “Situated over 6.2 acres, the property boasts a range of amenities, including a skate park and a basketball court,” providing quite the entertainment suite for the new owners.

2023’s Biggest Celebrity Real Estate Profits

RankCelebrity NameTransaction Gain
1Mark Wahlberg$46,750,000
2Brad Pitt$31,300,000
3Celine Dion$21,800,000
4Diane Sawyer$18,600,000
5David Ortiz$9,050,000
6Judd Apatow$9,000,000
7James Corden$7,355,000
8Oprah Winfrey$7,230,000
9Quin Snyder$6,825,000
10Russ Weiner$6,400,000

Following Wahlberg in the profit parade is Brad Pitt, who secured a 1,840% profit from selling his former family home for $33 million. The home, where Pitt raised his children with Angelina Jolie, was originally bought for $1.7 million three decades prior. Pitt’s property, a 6,700 square-foot mansion in Los Feliz, expanded over the years, as he acquired additional lots to build his compound. “Swapping homes with actress Aileen Getty,” Pitt downsized but still walked away with a handsome profit.

Canadian songstress Céline Dion also made headlines with the sale of her 31,000 square-foot Las Vegas mansion, turning a $20.8 million profit. The sale closed at a cool $30 million, tripling the price Dion paid back in 2017. Her home, in the exclusive Summit Club community, went under a year-long renovation before fetching its high price.

Other celebrities reaping rewards from real estate deals include Diane Sawyer, who sold her Massachusetts vineyard for an $18.6 million profit, and retired baseball star David Ortiz, who made over $9 million from his Floridian mansion.

“As celebrities continue to make substantial profits, the in-depth analysis revealed fascinating patterns,” said Chris Heller, co-founder of Agent Advice. Pointing out the strategic timing of such high-profile sales, Heller noted, “This is invaluable for both celebrities and aspiring property investors, offering strategic cues on optimal selling times.”


From Wahlberg’s property profits to Pitt’s high returns, 2023 is certainly shaping up to be a year where celebrity homes are the gifts that keep on giving. Whether it’s a picturesque estate or a luxury compound, these stars know when to hold and when to fold, leaving the real estate game just a bit richer.

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