New York is home to some of the most famous celebrities in the world. From actors to musicians and politicians to talk show hosts, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities on the street or at a New York City restaurant. I once saw Reese Witherspoon walking in the streets near Grand Central in midtown Manhattan- I was within 3 feet of Reese Witherspoon! Many celebrities were born and raised in New York but a lot of them chose to make the city their home later in life. Below are celebrities that live in New York City.
Celebrities Living in New York
Beyoncé is a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman born and raised in Houston, Texas, but has lived in New York City for much of her adult life. She is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world with a net wealth of more than $500 million. She is also regarded as one of the most important women in the music industry.
Beyoncé New York Home
Like many wealthy celebrities, Beyoncé owns multiple homes. She used to own a 2600 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bath condominium in Sutton Place in midtown Manhattan which she sold for almost $10 million! She has a mansion in Los Angeles’s Bel-Air and a mansion in the Hamptons. Like many New Yorkers, she summers in the Hamptons. Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z own a 12,000 square foot, 7 bedroom and 7.5 bath luxury mansion in East Hampton, New York. Their waterfront mansion is located just off Georgica Pond giving them stunning water views with amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Jay-Z is a rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. With a net worth of over $1.3 billion, Jay-Z is one of the richest celebrities in the world. He is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry.
Jay-Z New York Home
Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé own multiple homes. When they’re in New York, the power couple spends summers in their waterfront home in East Hampton.
3. Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is an actor, producer, and director born and raised in NYC. He is recognized as one of the best actors, he won 2 oscars and has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards. With a net worth of over $500 million, De Niro is one of the world’s wealthiest celebrities and is considered the most influential figure in the film industry.
Robert De Niro NYC Apartment and Upstate New York Home
After selling his West Village townhouse, Robert De Niro moved to the Upper East Side in a townhouse on East 65th Street between Lexington and Park avenues.
Robert De Niro’s main residence is his home in the Hudson Valley located in Gardiner, New York. De Niro’s Upstate New York home was once a farm. After purchasing the property, he made a lot of renovations and turned the farm into a private resort. He renovated the barn and made it into a 14,000 square foot recreation center complete with a gym, basketball court, swimming pool, game room, sauna, steam room, boxing ring and even a film studio! There are also 2 guesthouses in De Niro’s Upstate New York retreat plus a tennis court and even a ski slope!
4. Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is a filmmaker and screenwriter born and raised in New York City. He is regarded as the greatest director and has won numerous awards for his work. With a net worth of over $200 million, Scorsese is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world.
Martin Scorcese New York Home
Martin Scorsese lives in a four-story townhouse on the Upper East Side. Scorsese’s Upper East Side townhouse is a 7000 square feet, 6 bedroom townhouse that he purchased in 2007 for $12.5 million.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, producer, and designer born and raised in Nelsonville, Ohio, but has lived in New York City for much of her adult life. On the popular television show “Sex and the City,” she is best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw. With a net worth of over $200 million, Parker is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world.
Sarah Jessica Parker NYC Townhouse and Hamptons House
Sarah Jessica Parker lives in a townhouse in the West Village with her husband, actor Matthew Broderick. Her townhouse is close to where her Sex and City character, Carrie Bradshaw lived.
In the summer, Sarah Jessica Parker escapes to the Hamptons to her charming beach house in Amagansett, New York. Her three-bedroom, 1940s beach cottage is tucked away for privacy and has easy access to a secluded beach.
6. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is a singer, songwriter, and actress born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, but has lived in New York City for much of her adult life. With a net worth of over $450 million, Swift is one of the richest celebrities in the world.
Taylor Swift NYC Apartment
Taylor Swift owns many apartments in NYC. She owns a duplex penthouse at the Sugar Loaf Building in Tribeca at 155 Franklin Street. Located in a trendy neighborhood in Manhattan, Taylor Swift’s loft is in a famous building for celebrities- Orlando Bloom used to be her neighbor as well as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! She loves living there so much that she owns several units in the Sugar Loaf Building as well as a townhouse next door. Taylor Swift’s NYC townhouse is luxurious, complete with a gym and a spa!
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7. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in The Bronx. She is a singer, actress, and dancer. Recognized as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. She has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes, Grammys and an Emmy. JLo is reportedly worth more than $400 million.
Jennifer Lopez NYC Apartment and Hamptons Home
Jennifer Lopez has several homes, among them is her luxury penthouse condo located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district overlooking Madison Square Park. Located in the Whitman Building at 21 E. 26th street, New York, JLo’s penthouse is a 4 bedroom, 8 bath with a private elevator and a massive roof deck!
Like many celebrities, Jennifer Lopez escapes to the Hamptons in the summer. Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Ben Affleck own a $10 million mansion in Water Mill, NY. Located in Bay Lane, JLo’s Hamptons mansion is no beach house, it is a sprawling 8 bedroom, 7.5 bath home with a heated pool, sauna and spa.
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8. Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is a comedian, talk show host, and actor born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his work as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and as the host of “The Tonight Show.” With a net worth of over $60 million, Fallon is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the entertainment industry.
Jimmy Fallon NYC Apartment and Hamptons Home
Jimmy Fallon sold his $10 million Gramercy Park triplex apartment to model and actress, Cara Delevingne. He now lives in his summer home in the Hamptons. Located in Sagaponack, NY, Jimmy Fallon’s summer cottage is a 3500 square feet farmhouse style home complete with a gym, a slide that can get you from one floor to the other, an arts and crafts room, a pool and guest cottages.
9. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is an actor and producer born and raised on Long Island. With a net worth of over $70 million, Baldwin is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the entertainment industry.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Hamptons Home
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin live in a 10,000 square foot Hamptons estate in Amagansett, NY. Located on a 10 acre lot, Alec Baldwin’s East Hamptons mansion features a heated pool, movie theater, wine tasting room, outdoor kitchen and a fenced-in vegetable garden. Sadly, the Baldwins are moving out of their Hamptons home and it’s been listed for sale for a cool $24.9 million.
10. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island in Huntington, NY. She is one of the most famous singers of all time with a net worth of $340 million. Mariah Carey still lives in New York City and has been seen in public with her children in Manhattan.
Mariah Carey NYC Home
Mariah Carey lives in a luxurious penthouse in Tribeca on Franklin street. Her penthouse is an expansive condo in Franklin Tower. I’m envious of her massive rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.
11. Howard Stern
Howard Stern is a radio personality, television host, and author born and raised Queens (New York). He is best known for his work as a radio host on his talk show, “The Howard Stern show.” He’s also been a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” With a net worth of over $650 million, Stern is one of the world’s wealthiest celebrities.
Howard Stern NYC Apartment and Hamptons House
Howard Stern lives in a penthouse condominium near the Lincoln Center in Manhattan. He owns a 2 story penthouse in the Millennium Tower, one of Manhattan’s most prestigious buildings. Over the years, Howard Stern combined 5 condominium units on the 53rd and 54th floors of the Millennium Tower to make his 8000 square foot penthouse.
Like many celebrities who live in New York, Howard Stern and his wife spend summers out in the Hamptons. He owns a 15,000 square foot waterfront mansion in Southampton. The 8 bedroom, 12 bath luxury home comes with a pool, spa and wine cellar. During the pandemic, Howard Stern broadcast his talk show from his Southampton estate.
12. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor and environmentalist and in our opinion, Hollywood’s most well-known and in-demand actor. He has won many awards for his performances in films such as “Titanic,” “The Aviator,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Revenant.” DiCaprio has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio NYC Apartment
Leonard DiCaprio lives in Battery Park City in Manhattan. He lives in the Riverhouse, an eco-friendly building at 2 River Terrace with green features like non-toxic paint and finishes, solar panels and water-saving toilets and faucets. Many celebrities live in Leonardo DiCaprio’s building, he occasionally bumps into his celebrity neighbors, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher and Oliver Stone in the elevator. Leonardo DiCaprio lives in an expansive unit with breathtaking Manhattan views, he likes it so much that he even expanded his condominium unit by buying the 2 bedroom condominium next door for $8 million.
13. Hugh Jackman
Australian actor, singer, and producer Hugh Jackman has established himself as one of the most well-known and adored names in the entertainment world. Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1968, Jackman first rose to fame in his home country before making his way to Hollywood and, later, New York City. Jackman’s career took off in 2000 with his breakout role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” film franchise. He was quickly established as one of the leading action stars in Hollywood and went on to appear in numerous other films, including “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” and “Les Misérables.” Jackman is well-known for his theatrical appearances and work in movies, including his Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway musical “The Boy from Oz.” Jackman has an estimated net worth of $180 million.
Hugh Jackman New York Home
Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, live in a penthouse in West Chelsea in Manhattan. The couple purchased the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath New York penthouse for $21 million in 2022. Although this is already a downsize from their 11,000 square feet West Village triplex, it’s a stunning 4,675 square feet penthouse with expansive views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River.
14. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy is an actress and comedian, best known for her role as Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls. Born in Plainfield, Illinois, Melissa got her start performing in New York City. Now she is a famous actress and entrepreneur with an up and coming fashion line for plus-sized women.
Melissa McCarthy New York Home
Like many famous celebrities, Melissa McCarthy has many homes- in LA and Atlanta. She recently purchase a 2,300 square feet penthouse in Manhattan. Her 3 bedroom and 4 bath penthouse sit on top of the The Grand Mulberry Building in New York City’s Little Italy. It’s a stunning penthouse with high ceilings, and a wrap-around terrace with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
15. Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone is a world famous director and screenwriter. He has won Academy awards for best director and best picture. Born and raised in New York, Oliver Stone keeps a pied-a-terre apartment in NYC.
Oliver Stone NYC Pied a Terre
Oliver Stone lives in Battery Park City at the Riverhouse. Yes, he is Leonardo DiCaprio’s neighbor! He owns a 1,982 square foot condominium with floor to ceiling windows giving him magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. Oliver Stone purchased the 3 bedrooms, 4 bath waterfront condominium for $4.35 million.
Top Celebrities Who Live in NYC
We’ve just scratched the surface when it comes to celebrities that live in NYC, there are definitely a lot more celebrities who live in NYC aside from actors like Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Hugh Jackman and entrepreneurs like Jay-Z and Beyoncé!
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