1. PEYTON MANNING
Tucked in the Meridian Hills neighborhood of Indianapolis, Peyton Manning lives in a smaller home than you would expect from a former Super Bowl MVP and NFL all star. However, estimated at 7.5 million, the largest expense must go to the Meridian Hills Country Club.
2. DREW BREES
Before his current stint with the Saints, NFL quarterback Drew Brees spent a handful of years in sunny San Diego in a true SoCal mansion. Now living in the South, Brees and his wife Brittany have purchased and renovated a humble four-bedroom home in Uptown New Orleans that is over 100 years old and all about character.
3. ALEX RODRIGUEZ
Being the highest paid baseball player of all time comes with its perks. Though he has a seasonal spot in New York City worth bragging about, A-Rod also owns this 8,300 square-foot mansion near his hometown of Miami, FL that is worth nearly $12 million.
4. DEREK JETER
Simply put, Derek Jeter’s new home in Tampa Bay, FL is the biggest mansion in Hillsborough County. Spanning 30,875 square feet, this seven-bedroom super center dwarfs the other structures around it and more closely resembles a luxurious Costco warehouse than a home.
5. KOBE BRYANT
NBA championships and Nike shoe endorsements paid for Kobe Bryant’s not-so-humble pad in Orange County, CA. The LA Laker franchise player shelled out $4.3 million for this humble abode which was a sizable downgrade from his former 9-acre residence worth $12 million.
6. LEBRON JAMES
With the nickname of King James, it’s only fitting that one should live in a palace. At only 25 years old, Lebron James has built a 35,000 square foot home just outside of his hometown of Akron, OH that boasts 11 bedrooms, a casino, a bowling alley and a number of other amenities amounting to $2.1 million.
7. MICHAEL JORDAN
It’s official, if you didn’t want to be “like Mike” before, you will after you see his house. Looking more like a college campus than a home, Jordan rocks a $7 million mansion in Highland Park, IL complete with putting greens, sport courts and everything else your heart desires.
8. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL
Featured on MTV’s “Cribs” and rightfully so, Shaquille O’Neal is a big man with big tastes. Positioned on a peninsula in Orland, FL with water on both sides, Shaq’s house spans 64,000 square feet and holds 11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and an indoor basketball court.
9. BRETT FAVRE
Famous for his Iron Man status in the NFL and still throwing the football while in his 40s, Brett Favre owns a sizable home in Sumrall, MS in addition to his chain of steak houses. Though the home is bigger than the average Mississippi resident, the plot of land is the kicker – it sits on 460 acres!
10. TIGER WOODS
Though he spent most of his career in his lofty mansion on Jupiter Island in Florida, golf super-star Tiger Woods has recently relocated to a more humble abode. At no more than 12 square feet and stripped of most amenities, Tiger Woods can now be found in the Dog House.