Simon Kinberg has run through a number of luxury homes over the past few years; In 2013, he sold a historic Monterey Colonial-style villa to Jeffrey Katzenberg’s son David, and in 2018 he offloaded a Sunset Strip estate to its current owner, Hollywood actor Sam Worthington. That same year, he plunked down $31.5 million for a Paul McClean-designed Hollywood Hills mansion.
But the English-born, L.A.-bred 47-year-old can well afford this habit of real estate splurges, thanks to his status as one of the most richly compensated filmmakers in Hollywood. After graduating from Columbia, Kinberg sold “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” his very first script, which eventually became a smash hit starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; since then, he’s produced blockbuster successes: “Deadpool,” “The Martian,” and 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express” among them. But he remains best known for the “X-Men” film franchise, which has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide, having written three of the four “X-Men: Beginnings” films, including 2019’s box office bomb “Dark Phoenix.”
Kinberg, who welcomed a daughter last year with his longterm partner, poet and activist Cleo Wade, is now seeking more family-friendly digs. His latest residential acquisition sits on one of the Brentwood neighborhood’s most prestigious streets, near the celeb-flooded Mandeville Canyon area, and was custom-built in 2014 for private equity CEO Kenneth Fearn and his wife Christy. The Hamptons-style estate sits behind gates and a wall of mature oak trees, offering six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms within more than 11,500 square feet of living space, per the listing.