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Homes of Talk-Show Hosts

Homes of TV Talk-Show Hosts

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Television talk-show hosts do more than read monologues and toss softball questions at celebrities. The top players in this field also collect enormous paychecks. CelebrityNetWorth.com puts the net worth of Conan O’Brien at $75 million and both Ellen DeGeneres and Glenn Beck at $85 million, for example. The net worth of Jay Leno and Larry King are both at $150 million, according to the same source. Clearly, these celebrated TV personalities can afford a fabulous home or two or three. The followi
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Television talk-show hosts do more than read monologues and toss softball questions at celebrities. The top players in this field also collect enormous paychecks. The website Celebritynetworth.com puts the net worth of Conan O’Brien at $75 million, and both Ellen DeGeneres and Glenn Beck earn $85 million each, for example. The net worth of Jay Leno and Larry King are both pegged at $150 million each, according to the same source.

Clearly, these celebrated TV personalities can afford a fabulous home ... or two or three. The following homes, with information and photos supplied by Trulia.com, have price tags ranging from a relatively modest $2.2 million up to $60 million, spanning styles from a Vermont farmhouse and horse property to a glamorous Malibu beach home. Click ahead to see the range of residences belonging to famous talk-show hosts.


Colleen Kane
Posted 16 September 2011

Ellen DeGeneres

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Price: $49,000,000 for main house or $60,000,000 for entire compound (unconfirmed)Location: Beverly Hills, CaliforniaSquare Footage: approx. 15,000The three-acre of Ellen DeGeneres entered the real estate market earlier this year for significantly more than she paid for the main house, which was $29M in 2007. That’s because in the time since she bought the first home DeGeneres expanded the square footage and privacy by purchasing many neighboring properties. She also married her wife, actress P
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Price: $49 million for main house or $60 million for entire compound (unconfirmed)

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Square Footage: approx. 15,000

The three-acre compound of Ellen DeGeneres entered the real estate market earlier this year for significantly more than she paid for the main house, which was $29 million in 2007. That’s because in the time since she bought the first home DeGeneres expanded the square footage and privacy by purchasing many neighboring properties. She also married her companion, actress Portia De Rossi, on these grounds in 2008.

Regis Philbin

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Price: $3,800,000Location: Greenwich, ConnecticutBeds / Baths: 4 / 5 full, 3 partialSquare Footage: 5,919Television mainstay Regis Philbin his French Colonial this summer at a drastic reduction from 2008’s $5.9 million asking price, with a period as a rental in between. The property has the usual amenities like a pool, tennis court, and gazebo, plus two family rooms and a library with wet bar.
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Price: $3.8 million

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut

Beds / Baths: 4 / 5 full, 3 partial

Square Footage: 5,919

Television mainstay Regis Philbin re-listed his French colonial this summer at a drastic reduction from 2008’s $5.9 million asking price. The property has the usual amenities, including a pool, tennis court, and gazebo, plus two family rooms and a library with wet bar.

Conan O’Brien

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Price: $10,750,000Location: Brentwood, CaliforniaBeds / Baths: 6 / 8 full 1 halfSquare Footage: 3,395Conan O’Brien purchased this 1941 New England traditional style home in anticipation of taking over the Tonight Show in 2008. It has a 60-foot veranda, canyon views, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, a wine cellar, a pool with a large sun deck (where the O’Briens will surely apply much sun block) and a wood-paneled library that, like Regis Philbin’s house, has a bar.
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Price: $10.75 million

Location: Brentwood, California

Beds / Baths: 6 / 8 full 1 half

Square Footage: 3,395

Conan O’Brien purchased this 1941 New England-style home in anticipation of taking over "The Tonight Show" in 2008. It has a 60-foot veranda, canyon views, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, a wine cellar, a pool with a large sun deck (where O’Brien will surely apply much sun block), and a wood-paneled library that, like Philbin’s house, has a bar.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Price: $2,175,000Location: Marlboro, VermontBeds / Baths: 6 / 4 full, 2 partialSquare Footage: 6,100The 745-acre former Robinson-Winchester farm is the soon to be the former of actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg. The renovated colonial main house dates to 1790, and the property has numerous outbuildings and barns as well as a two-bedroom full residence bunkhouse.  The sprawling property might be even more appealing to the horses in the buyer’s family, with 15 miles of trails and more th
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Price: $2.175 million

Location: Marlboro, Vermont

Beds / Baths: 6 / 4 full, 2 partial

Square Footage: 6,100

The 745-acre former Robinson-Winchester farm is the soon-to-be-former farm of actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg. The renovated colonial main house dates to 1790, and the property has numerous barns and outbuildings, including a two-bedroom bunkhouse. The sprawling property may be even more appealing to horse enthusiasts, with 15 miles of trails and more than 67 acres of pasture.

Glenn Beck’s Former Home

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Price: $3,650,000Location: New Canaan, ConnecticutBeds / Baths: 6 / 5 full 3 half Square Footage: 11,320Glenn Beck and his wife Tania bought this 16-room mansion, “Waterford Manor,” in 2005 for $4.25 million, and lived there until mid-2011. It has a grand double-story entrance hall, reservoir views, a heated pool, huge billiard room and exercise room, and a carriage guesthouse with fireplace.
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Price: $3.65 million

Location: New Canaan, Connecticut

Beds / Baths: 6 / 5 full 3 half

Square Footage: 11,320

Glenn Beck and his wife Tania bought this 16-room mansion, “Waterford Manor,” in 2005 for $4.25 million, and lived there until mid-2011. It has a grand double-story entrance hall, reservoir views, a heated pool, huge billiard and exercise rooms, and a carriage guesthouse with a fireplace.

Glenn Beck’s Current Rental

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Price: approx. $3,900,000 to buy or $20,000/month rentLocation: Westlake, TexasBeds / Baths: 7 / 7.5Square Footage: 7,904After parting ways with Fox News, Glenn Beck also departed the East Coast for a rental house in Texas owned by former pro baseball player Jorge Piedra and Swarovski heiress Vanessa Piedra. The house features four pink Swarovski crystal-encrusted Tord Boontje-designed chandeliers, which as The Real Estalker , can run $30,000 + each.
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Price: approx. $3.9 million to buy, or $20,000 per month rent

Location: Westlake, Texas

Beds / Baths: 7 / 7.5

Square Footage: 7,904

After parting ways with Fox News, Glenn Beck also departed the East Coast for a rental house in Texas owned by former pro baseball player Jorge Piedra and Swarovski heiress Vanessa Piedra. The house features four pink Swarovski crystal-encrusted Tord Boontje-designed Blossom chandeliers, which as The Real Estalker blog notes, can run $30,000-plus each.

Tony Danza

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Price: $9,100,000Location: Malibu, CaliforniaBeds / Baths: 3 / 3Square Footage: unavailableIt’s true Tony Danza is best known for two TV acting roles, each named Tony, but from 2004 to 2006 he took a turn as talk show host with the Tony Danza Show. Danza purchased with 50 feet of beach and ocean views galore for $1,150,000 in his “Who’s the Boss” days in 1987. The house is situated below street level, and the master bedroom has a private deck and fireplace plus a large main deck and two detache
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Price: $9.1 million

Location: Malibu, California

Beds / Baths: 3 / 3

Square Footage: unavailable

It’s true Tony Danza is best known for acting in two long-running TV series, but from 2004 to 2006 he took a turn as talk-show host with "The Tony Danza Show." Danza purchased this Malibu beachfront property with 50 feet of beach and ocean views for $1.15 million in 1987, when he starred in “Who’s the Boss.” The house is situated below street level, and the master bedroom has a private deck and fireplace, plus a large main deck and two detached guest residences.

Larry King

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Price: $11,750,000Location: Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBeds / Baths: 6 / 9Square Footage: 9,596In 2007, Larry King sold his longtime Los Angeles home (it was listed for $7,250,000) and he and his wife Shawn Southwick moved into this larger, Tuscan-style mansion. The couple moved to have more space because their previous home had a mere 6,995 square feet of living space. It has a grand entrance with double staircase and a trophy room filled with mementos and awards King earned over his long career.
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Price: $11.75 million

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Beds / Baths: 6 / 9

Square Footage: 9,596

In 2007, Larry King sold his longtime Los Angeles home (it was listed for $7.25 million), and he and his wife Shawn Southwick moved into this larger, Tuscan-style mansion. The couple wanted more space, because their previous home had a mere 6,995-square-feet of living space. It has a grand entrance with double staircase, and a trophy room filled with mementos and awards King earned over his long career.