Just when you think Jay Z and Beyonce have got it all, "big ends, condos, collecting cars," they are off looking at a new beach home in Hawaii or a swanky penthouse in New York. Since 2002, the couple has splurged on properties of all sizes, from a 190-square-foot cabana in Miami to a 65,000-square-foot mansion in East Hampton. As they pad-hop from Pacific paradises to big city lofts, Beyonce and Jay Z add more living space to their lavish lives, crossing homes that once housed Cher, Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.

It's hard to keep up with Jay Z and Beyonce's property interests when they are fluttering between beachfront nirvana and Columbus Circle. To make things easier, we've chronicled A Short History of Jay Z and Beyonce's Lavish Real Estate Life.

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