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Mapping 19 of Los Angeles's Biggest Property Whales

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Where are the whales in Los Angeles? Oh, about where you'd expect: Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, a couple of iconoclasts in the Hills or in Brentwood. To close out Whale Week we've mapped 27 properties belonging to 19 of Los Angeles's biggest whales--the people who are always buying and selling, those who are buying and selling the most interesting or expensive houses, and those who are just plain filthy rich and thus worthy of our keen and devoted interest. Enjoy and try not to get splashed.

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1. Michael Ovitz

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1269 Leona Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Superagent Michael Ovitz commissioned local superarchitect Michael Maltzan to build him this house in Beverly Hills, mostly as a showcase for his art collection.

2. Michael LaFetra (Schnabel Residence)

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526 North Carmelina Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Michael LaFetra is the top (and sometimes it feels like only) guy in town preserving and protecting lovely mid-century properties. We hear he's gone a bit off-book and just recently bought the Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House in Brentwood for $9.5 million.

3. Michael LaFetra (Jones & Emmons)

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920 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA

LaFetra beat out several other bidders last spring for this gorgeous Jones & Emmons in Beverly Hills, paying $6.625 million. He also owns scads more significant houses; he's constantly buying and selling.

4. Brad Grey

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385 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Paramount head Brad Grey bought this house in 2009; he and his wife apparently prefer it to the old Frank Sinatra estate in Beverly Hills he bought in 2010, where they got married. He's since razed that house and is trying to sell the land.

5. Candy Spelling

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1 Century Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Superproducer Aaron Spelling's widow downsized from her 56,500 square foot house The Manor to a tiiiiiny 15,555 square foot condo at the AM Stern-designed The Century, paying $35 million.

6. Petra Ecclestone

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594 South Mapleton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Young Brit Ecclestone immediately established herself as a player in 2011 when she bought the Spellings' giant The Manor for $85 million.

7. Megan Ellison (1)

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9258 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Young producer Megan Ellison (The Master, Zero Dark Thirty) and daughter of fellow property whale Larry Ellison, owns three neighboring properties in the Bird Streets. This was her first: a Steve Hermann design she bought for $12.6 million.

8. Megan Ellison (2)

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9262 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ellison paid $6.5 million for this one, which Hermann also worked on.

9. Megan Ellison (3)

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9280 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ellison's last acquisition was the former Esquire House, which she bought for $13.75 million.

10. Howard Marks

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21 Oakmont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Oaktree Capital partner Howard Marks may have just lost a bundle on his Malibu property, but whatevs. He's got about a million properties all over the world, including this estate on fancy Oakmont Drive.

11. Mohamed Hadid

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904 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Prolific megamansion builder Mohamed Hadid's latest project in Beverly Hills is asking $58 million.

12. Patrick Soon-Shiong

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11755 Chenault Street
Los Angeles, CA 90049

LA's richest man has been pissing off his merely upper-middle-class Brentwood neighbors for years now building an enormous compound (below Sunset!).

13. Kirk Kerkorian

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1014 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

LA's third richest man owns this place on Beverly Hills's North Roxbury.

14. David Geffen (Beverly Hills)

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1801 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Back in the '90s, music/movie mogul David Geffen spent $47.5 million on Warner Brother Jack Warner's enormous mansion in Beverly Hills.

15. David Geffen (Malibu)

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22108 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Geffen famously tangled with the California Coastal Commission for years over public access by his Carbon Beach compound, which actually includes just short of half a dozen houses.

16. Ron Burkle (Greenacres)

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1740 Green Acres Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Supermarket magnate Ron Burkle bought Greenacres in the early '90s; silent movie star Harold Lloyd built the (way lavish) estate in 1929.

17. Ron Burkle (Ennis House)

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2607 Glendower Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Burkle bought the famous Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in 2011 for about $4.5 million.

18. Eli Broad (Bel Air)

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75 Oakmont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Frank Gehry designed the main home for LA's second richest man (and most prominent philanthropist).

19. Eli Broad (Malibu)

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21958 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Broad commissioned architect Richard Meier for his Malibu beach house.

20. Sumner Redstone

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31 Beverly Park Terrace
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Viacom head Sumner Redstone bought his Beverly Park house from Sylvester Stallone.

21. Steven Spielberg (Pacific Palisades)

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1515 Amalfi Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90272

Director Steven Spielberg is the ninth wealthiest Angeleno. He's had his place in the Riviera neighborhood for ages.

22. Steven Spielberg (Malibu)

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31100 Broad Beach Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Spielberg has rented out his Broad Beach house to David and Victoria Beckham.

23. Haim Saban

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81 Beverly Park Lane, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers producer Haim Saban lives in megamansionville Beverly Park.

24. Ellen DeGeneres

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924 North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is really more of a former whale; she's been downsizing lately. But she and wife Portia de Rossi did buy this Hal Levitt-designed house in Beverly Hills recently for $17.4 million.

25. Anthony Pritzker

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1261 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hyatt heir Anthony Pritzker recently built himself a 49,300 square foot house in Beverly Hills with a two-story basement, a bowling alley, a guesthouse, and more.

26. Larry Ellison (1)

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22314 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Ellison owns 10 properties on Carbon (aka Billionaires) Beach. He recently bought this Michael Graves design from former Yahoo! chief Terry Semel for about $37 million.

27. Larry Ellison (2)

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22214 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Ellison bought this house recently from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

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1. Michael Ovitz

1269 Leona Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Superagent Michael Ovitz commissioned local superarchitect Michael Maltzan to build him this house in Beverly Hills, mostly as a showcase for his art collection.

1269 Leona Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2. Michael LaFetra (Schnabel Residence)

526 North Carmelina Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Michael LaFetra is the top (and sometimes it feels like only) guy in town preserving and protecting lovely mid-century properties. We hear he's gone a bit off-book and just recently bought the Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House in Brentwood for $9.5 million.

526 North Carmelina Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

3. Michael LaFetra (Jones & Emmons)

920 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA

LaFetra beat out several other bidders last spring for this gorgeous Jones & Emmons in Beverly Hills, paying $6.625 million. He also owns scads more significant houses; he's constantly buying and selling.

920 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA

4. Brad Grey

385 Copa De Oro Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Paramount head Brad Grey bought this house in 2009; he and his wife apparently prefer it to the old Frank Sinatra estate in Beverly Hills he bought in 2010, where they got married. He's since razed that house and is trying to sell the land.

385 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

5. Candy Spelling

1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Superproducer Aaron Spelling's widow downsized from her 56,500 square foot house The Manor to a tiiiiiny 15,555 square foot condo at the AM Stern-designed The Century, paying $35 million.

1 Century Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90067

6. Petra Ecclestone

594 South Mapleton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Young Brit Ecclestone immediately established herself as a player in 2011 when she bought the Spellings' giant The Manor for $85 million.

594 South Mapleton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

7. Megan Ellison (1)

9258 Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Young producer Megan Ellison (The Master, Zero Dark Thirty) and daughter of fellow property whale Larry Ellison, owns three neighboring properties in the Bird Streets. This was her first: a Steve Hermann design she bought for $12.6 million.

9258 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

8. Megan Ellison (2)

9262 Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ellison paid $6.5 million for this one, which Hermann also worked on.

9262 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

9. Megan Ellison (3)

9280 Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ellison's last acquisition was the former Esquire House, which she bought for $13.75 million.

9280 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

10. Howard Marks

21 Oakmont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Oaktree Capital partner Howard Marks may have just lost a bundle on his Malibu property, but whatevs. He's got about a million properties all over the world, including this estate on fancy Oakmont Drive.

21 Oakmont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

11. Mohamed Hadid

904 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Prolific megamansion builder Mohamed Hadid's latest project in Beverly Hills is asking $58 million.

904 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12. Patrick Soon-Shiong

11755 Chenault Street, Los Angeles, CA 90049

LA's richest man has been pissing off his merely upper-middle-class Brentwood neighbors for years now building an enormous compound (below Sunset!).

11755 Chenault Street
Los Angeles, CA 90049

13. Kirk Kerkorian

1014 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

LA's third richest man owns this place on Beverly Hills's North Roxbury.

1014 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

14. David Geffen (Beverly Hills)

1801 Angelo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Back in the '90s, music/movie mogul David Geffen spent $47.5 million on Warner Brother Jack Warner's enormous mansion in Beverly Hills.

1801 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

15. David Geffen (Malibu)

22108 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Geffen famously tangled with the California Coastal Commission for years over public access by his Carbon Beach compound, which actually includes just short of half a dozen houses.

22108 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

16. Ron Burkle (Greenacres)

1740 Green Acres Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Supermarket magnate Ron Burkle bought Greenacres in the early '90s; silent movie star Harold Lloyd built the (way lavish) estate in 1929.

1740 Green Acres Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

17. Ron Burkle (Ennis House)

2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Burkle bought the famous Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in 2011 for about $4.5 million.

2607 Glendower Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

18. Eli Broad (Bel Air)

75 Oakmont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Frank Gehry designed the main home for LA's second richest man (and most prominent philanthropist).

75 Oakmont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

19. Eli Broad (Malibu)

21958 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Broad commissioned architect Richard Meier for his Malibu beach house.

21958 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

20. Sumner Redstone

31 Beverly Park Terrace, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Viacom head Sumner Redstone bought his Beverly Park house from Sylvester Stallone.

31 Beverly Park Terrace
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

21. Steven Spielberg (Pacific Palisades)

1515 Amalfi Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Director Steven Spielberg is the ninth wealthiest Angeleno. He's had his place in the Riviera neighborhood for ages.

1515 Amalfi Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90272

22. Steven Spielberg (Malibu)

31100 Broad Beach Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Spielberg has rented out his Broad Beach house to David and Victoria Beckham.

31100 Broad Beach Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

23. Haim Saban

81 Beverly Park Lane, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers producer Haim Saban lives in megamansionville Beverly Park.

81 Beverly Park Lane, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

24. Ellen DeGeneres

924 North Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is really more of a former whale; she's been downsizing lately. But she and wife Portia de Rossi did buy this Hal Levitt-designed house in Beverly Hills recently for $17.4 million.

924 North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

25. Anthony Pritzker

1261 Angelo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hyatt heir Anthony Pritzker recently built himself a 49,300 square foot house in Beverly Hills with a two-story basement, a bowling alley, a guesthouse, and more.

1261 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

26. Larry Ellison (1)

22314 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Ellison owns 10 properties on Carbon (aka Billionaires) Beach. He recently bought this Michael Graves design from former Yahoo! chief Terry Semel for about $37 million.

22314 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

27. Larry Ellison (2)

22214 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Ellison bought this house recently from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

22214 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265