Shaquille O’Neal – Windermere, Florida


Shaq understands ‘go big or go home’ with this 70,000 square-foot mega mansion. It’s adorned with chandeliers, a whopping 30-foot-wide bed, 11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and an outdoor swimming pool nicknamed “Shaqapulco”. Of course “Diesel” also has a 20,000 square-foot basketball court.

Lionel Messi – Barcelona, Spain


Only the world’s best footballer would own a home in the shape of a football. Messi hired Spanish architect, Luis de Garrido, to design this cylindrical, three-floor mansion that is perfectly designed to fit wooden terraces and hexagonal sectors.

The outside property – which looks oddly like a football pitch – situates a pool and showcases the half grass/half solar-mirrored roof.