She may have successfully cultivated a reputation as America’s sweetheart movie star, but Sandra Bullock is also an astute businesswoman who’s been investing in residential and commercial real estate for decades; today, the Oscar-winning actress (“Bird Box,” “The Blind Side,” “Miss Congeniality”) boasts one of the most eye-popping property portfolios in all of Hollywood. A thorough scrub of U.S. records reveals that through a complicated maze of LLCs and other investment entities, Bullock owns no fewer than 17 properties scattered across the nation, many of them multimillion-dollar homes.
Now in her mid-50s, the Virginia-born star reportedly divides her time between a lakefront mansion in Austin, Texas, a two-house hilltop compound in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a $12 million townhouse in New York City, a Gothic Victorian mansion in New Orleans, and a multi-acre estate tucked up above Beverly Hills. But although it’s previously gone unreported, she’s also spent the last few years plucking up some additional prime real estate in Malibu and Los Angeles.
Beginning in summer 2018, Bullock used three oddly-named entities to acquire three separate properties: one of them in the mountains above Beverly Hills, the other two oceanfront homes within the same guard-gated Malibu community. All three appear to have been acquired without the aid of mortgages; altogether, the trio set her back $16.5 million in cash.
The first acquisition was consummated way back in June 2018, when Bullock paid $8.5 million for a luxe home within a prestigious Malibu enclave, where there are 24/7 guards and neighbors include Halle Berry and “The Lego Movie” producer Jon Burton.