In certain cases, two is better than one. And the more money you have on hand, the more those cases become prevalent and pressing. So it’s perhaps no surprise that Kevin Hart is seeing double — with a widely reported net worth of $200 million, the Philadelphia native is one of the richest men in comedy, and records reveals he’s invested $7 million of those funds into a huge mansion right next door to an even larger mansion he already owns.
Located within a little-known gated community on the semi-rural outskirts of Calabasas, Hart’s main residence was custom built to his specifications and completed in 2018. The 9,500-square-foot, vaguely contemporary Mediterranean-style compound sits on a 26-acre lot, though 24 of those acres are steep hillside, unusable from a construction perspective. In addition to the main mansion, the lavish property includes two detached guesthouses, a children’s playground, large swimming pool, and a volleyball court.
As for the property next door, the 16.3-acre estate is again mostly hillside, though a two-acre graded lot includes a 9,300-square-foot, architecturally ambiguous mansion with a grey tiled roof, plus an infinity-edged swimming pool, a full-size tennis court, vast lawns, and sprawling gardens. Built in 2004, the house was never officially on the market.
Records also reveal Hart bought that neighboring home from Shakim Compere — a Miami- and L.A.-based film producer best known as Queen Latifah’s longtime business partner. The Queen and Compere founded Flavor Unit Entertainment way back in 1995; the company has since inked an exclusive overall deal with Netflix and produced more than two dozen films and TV shows.
Compere and his wife Tonya bought the Calabasas place in 2015, paying $6.7 million for the high maintenance estate, so it seems unlikely they made any sort of profit on the sale to Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish.