The Houses That Entrepreneurship Built

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Oprah, Founder of OWN

Location: Montecito, California

Price: Roughly $50 million

What Oprah wants, Oprah gets: The story goes that the house wasn't for sale, but Oprah made an offer the owners couldn't refuse.

Oprah's 23,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion sits on 43 acres in Montecito--a small city not far from Santa Barbara along the California coast. The estate, which has six bedrooms and 14-bathrooms, even features a separate tea house on the grounds. "It's my dream, having a place like this," Oprah told "Some people ask, 'Why do you need more space?' And I tell them, 'I need it to restore myself."