25. Russell Simmons’ House

Price: $11 million

Location: Financial District, New York, NY

Square Footage: 7,175 Sq Ft.

This lush duplex penthouse almost changed hands within the hip-hop elite family, with Uncle Rush coming this close to selling to Puff eleven years ago for the same $11 mil price tag. 9/11 effectively ended those talks, so Russell stayed and continued to upgrade and remodel. The FiDi located condo is fit for royal living, with 12 ft barrel vaulted ceilings, two terraces and a huge circular staircase.