by Michael dEstries
Categories: Home.

I’m all for investment real estate, but actually owning 13 homes that only belong to you and are not rented or designated for additional purposes sounds a little extreme. So is the case with Nicholas Cage, who In Touch Weekly has concluded has 13 homes to his name. 13! So, far, Cage takes the cake on “Number of Personal Dwellings” in my book. What’s included in the portfolio? From the article,

“The publication reports Cage, who earns an estimated $20 million per movie, owns a small castle in Bavaria, Germany, a private island in the Bahamas and a $25 million house in Newport Beach, California – his most recent property purchase. According to In Touch, the 43-year-old star and his wife, Alice, have accrued an impressive real estate portfolio worth more than $56 million. In addition to homes in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cage owns estates in England, Hawaii and Italy – and an allegedly haunted mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana.”

This isn’t to say that Cage isn’t doing some good with the money he rakes in. Last summer, the actor donated $2 million to Amnesty International to establish a fund to help former child soldiers. He also previously donated $1 million to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The amount of energy, however, that must go into keeping those homes maintained — even while nobody is there — must be excessive. Not too mention the flights back and forth to various properties around the world. Surely, you can get by with less, Nick. It’s worked well for your hair.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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