How many millionaires are in the U.S.? Step inside their luxurious homes
There’s actually more millionaires in the U.S. than you probably think. We usually imagine only a handful of people are driving in a Rolls Royce and buying minimalist designed mansions. However, it’s been proven that there are plenty of millionaires living the high life in the United States.
Statistics show that there were 5.32 million people in the United States who had financial assets worth at least $1 million in 2018 alone. In 2019, a total of 80,508 people with net assets of at least $50 million were residing in the United States.
Absurdly, 49% of total multi-millionaires in the world are located in the United States. Even more absurd is the fact that 44% of recorded millionaires consider themselves to be “middle class”. Yes, you read that right. Middle class.
To be fair, these folks could be retirees living off the interest of their $1-2 million pensions & IRAs they’ve amassed over their working lives. However, this article isn’t covering them. If you’re wondering what kind of humble abodes the richest millionaires live in, keep reading. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most luxurious homes in the U.S. where millionaires call home.
Le Palais, Beverly Hills, California
Designed by the famous Mohamed Hadid, father of supermodels Bella & Gigi, this Beverly Hills mansion is the epitome of luxury.
This chateau-style estate features olive trees, fountains, four rose gardens, and a pond which is even home to actual swans. That’s not all. With 48,000 square-feet, this property also boasts a ballroom, spa, Moroccan bath, multiple pools, and a wine cellar which holds 5,000 bottles of wine.
In 2013, the $58 million home was sold to Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva. She is the youngest daughter of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov.
Il Palmetto Estate – Palm Beach, Florida
Built in 1930 by renowned architect Maurice Fatio, this waterfront property is a summertime dream. This Mediterranean-style mansion was sold in 2018 for nearly $90 million to the Vecillio family.
The Il Palmetto home features a two-story foyer, movie theater, library, and limestone wine cellar which can hold 20,000 bottles of fine wine. Additionally, there are ten bedrooms and a whopping twenty-six bathrooms.
The large estate also has an underground tunnel which allows its residents to travel to the beachside cottage with ease.
Asherwood Estate – Carmel, Indiana
This expansive property is located on 107 acres of land which also consists of an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and two swimming pools. The Asherwood Estate was previously owned by millionaire Mel Simon; however, in 2018, Simon’s widow donated it to the Great American Songbook Foundation.
The mansion is elegantly decorated with a classical style of dark wood and gold detailing. The library itself is two-stories high with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the colorful garden.
You can even find a hand-painted ceiling in the Asherwood Estate’s movie theater!
Chartwell Estate – Beverly Hills, California
This mansion looks like it’s straight out of a Jane Austen novel! Classical and chateau-like, this mansion is owned by the late Jerry Perenchi who was previously the head of Univision.
The French style home was built in 1933 and purchased by Perenchi in 1986. Over the years, Perenchi purchased the neighboring properties in order to expand the Chartwell Estate.
The mansion includes a large ballroom perfect for entertaining and a state-of-the-art wine cellar with temperature control. The estate’s residents can simultaneously view both the Los Angeles downtown skyline and the glimmering Pacific Ocean.
Great Island Estate – Darien, Connecticut
In 2016, this sixty seven acre property went on sale for the first time in over a century. Owned by the Ziegler family, the mansion began to become desolate as the younger generations moved on. Therefore, the grand estate hit the market for the first time since it was sold in the early 1900s.
The property is located on its very own private island which is not accessible to the public. The Great Island Estate residents also enjoy quick access to Manhattan transport. It even has its own polo field and horse stables.
It’s crazy to know how many millionaires are actually located in the U.S.! How many millionaires did you think were in the U.S? Also which of these luxurious mansions would you want to live in? Let us know in the comments below!