7 Rich Actors Who Are Landlords
Actors tend to have side gigs outside of their acting roles. One of them is owning rental property. Which rich actors are landlords? Here are seven stars who were the face of huge movie franchises like Harry Potter to well-known TV shows, who happen to be landlords.
1. Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress talked about being a landlord who bought units in Chicago on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The actor also talked about it on his podcast Handsome Rambler in 2018.
“I got this building in Chicago. I bought it in July and there were tenants in it, and so I wanted to put the units on Airbnb. So I asked all the tenants to leave,” he said, according to Complex. “I offered them two months free rent. I never took any rent from them, as hopefully incentive for them to want to move without too much trouble.”
He said it took one tenant longer to move out. “They left a treadmill in that sh*t, the refrigerator was full, there was a bunch of stuff in the room,” Buress said. “And I wrote him, I said, ‘Dude, that’s how you’re gonna leave the place?’ He said, ‘Sorry, you know I didn’t have time to clean it out.'”
He went on to say the conversation didn’t end well. “…You shouldn’t have been operating as if you were gonna get the two weeks extra.’ [The tenant replied] ‘My bad.’ I just wrote back, ‘F*ck you’ … And then I ended up going back and forth roasting my former tenant.” This episode led to him getting a lot of backlash from listeners.
2. Kristen Bell and 3. Dax Shepherd
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd are landlords and they revealed during the coronavirus pandemic that they waived rent for a month. The couple owns at least two residential buildings under their company, Pringus Property LLC, according to TMZ.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence bought 443 Greenwich for over $9 million in early 2017, according to the New York Post. It was then listed as a rental property after she bought it.
The Hunger Games star was reportedly selling the Upper East Side penthouse she was living in, but not her rental property. Sources claimed she is “content to keep playing landlord.”
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
The Oscar winner has a home in Palm Springs, which is available to rent at 432 Hermosa. The website describes the property having six bedrooms, a tennis court, and a daily maid service.
It also makes sure to note the celebrity connections to the location. “Vacation among homes once lived in by such Hollywood celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Liberace and Elvis Presley,” reads the website.
6. Taraji P. Henson
The Empire star has a home in Glendale, C.A. Taraji P. Henson put it up to lease out for $3,700 per month, according to Zillow. The home is 1,406-square-foot and it has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.
7. Daniel Radcliffe
The Harry Potter star also got into the rental business. Daniel Radcliffe was looking to rent out a modern high-rise apartment in Soho, according to Zillow. He previously lived in the property before deciding to rent it out. Potential tenants would have to pay $19k a month for the 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath apartment.