Rafael Nadal’s $2 million dollars House: A Sandy, Beachfront Home for The King of Clay:Rafael Nadal has been recognized as of tennis’ most gifted players since he won his first ATP match back in 2002 at age 15. Over the years, he has continued to improve his game, and by 2006, it was clear that he was coming in to his own. He inspires a fervent loyalty in his fans which is usually only reserved for religious figures. Everyone from dignitaries to movie stars seems to want to grab a moment with him. He is often referred to as “The King of Clay” for his astonishing number of wins on clay courts. He is the only tennis player in history to have won eight editions in a row of the same tournament, and though he has been ranked #1 multiple times, he holds the record for the longest time at #2, with 235 weeks. He has won the Australian Open once, the US Open once, Wimbledon twice, and the French Open six times. He also won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympics. Oh yeah, he’s also only twenty-five. Like most tennis players, he travels quite a bit, so having a home never seemed to be high on his list of priorities. However, in 2009 he changed his mind, and was presented with the keys to his new home in the Dominican Republic by the Minister of Tourism, during a press conference. Rafael Nadal’s house is a large villa in the Playa Nueva Romana development in the Dominican Republic. The development features a wide range of luxury amenities, including a golf course (his other sport of choice), seaside access, a beach club, a country club, polo, tennis courts, a number of high-end boutiques, a fitness center, and a private marina, among other perks. Rafael Nadal’s house is two stories, and houses three bedrooms. It also has a custom swimming pool, a large terrace, and is surrounded by a massive lawn and multiple trees. Part of a larger development, Rafael Nadal’s house has been publicized repeatedly as the Playa Nueva Romana management attempts to fill their other units. Perhaps Mr. Nadal is getting a little “kick back”, which means that he is as savvy off-court, as he is successful on it. While the actual price has not been announced, the villa pricing system indicates that they charge $1300.00 US per square meter, which would put the price tag for his villa at approximately $2 million dollars.
Jon Stewart 5,000 square feet New Jersey House:Comedian Jon Stewart has snatched up a beautiful waterfront estate in Red Bank New Jersey for a reported $ 3,800,000. Comedy Central must be "keeping it real" with his contract negotiations. Not too many details about the house other than it has 5,000 square feet of living space, plus the house is located on 1.3 acres and has 166 feet of river frontage. Stewart married longtime girlfriend Tracey McShane, a former veterinary technician, in November 2000. (He proposed to her with a crossword puzzle that he assembled with Will Shortz, the crossword editor at Times.) They have two kids, Nathan and Maggie. In 2005, Stewart sold his West 13th Street penthouse to fashion designer Michael Kors for $4 million, trading it in for a $5.8 million apartment in Tribeca. He and McShane also have a home in North Haven, NY, just around the corner from actress E Falco's home, along with a waterfront manse in Red Bank, NJ. Celebrity Real Estate, Homes And Houses, Famous Property Pictures
LeBron James kisses The Larry O'Brien NBA championship trophy and the Russell MVP award:LeBron James had won his championship at 27 years old on Thursday night, just as Michael Jordan had won his first championship at 27. James didn't have three years at North Carolina under Dean Smith, nor did he have a childhood as traditional – perhaps even functional – as Jordan's. When James had a chance to frame his championship chase into the context of those before him, including M.J., James resisted. "It was a journey for myself," he said. "I don't want to compare it to any other player. Everything that went with me being a high school prodigy when I was 16 and on the cover of Sports Illustrated to being drafted and having to be the face of a franchise; everything that came with it. I had to deal with it, and I had to learn through it. "No one had [gone] through that journey, so I had to learn on my own. Everything that came with it, I had to basically figure it out on my own." And then, James would say: "I'm a champion, and I did it the right way. I didn't shortcut anything." The words of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert still were on his mind, almost a flinching out of James for the next wave of criticism that perhaps he feared would be thrust his way. Over and over, wherever his thoughts would go in the aftermath of this spectacular NBA Finals performance of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.2 assists, James punctuated his sentences with, "I'm a champion now." For him, it is the kicker to every answer now, and that Finals failure a season ago makes it harder for people to completely dismiss James and the Heat as the big, bad bully who ganged up on everyone else. James needed Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, but they needed him a lot more for a championship. As it turned out, Wade wasn't a co-chair on this partnership, but a sidekick. In this NBA, no one wins a title without a superstar, and All-Stars in the supporting cast. That's been true for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks in these past several years, and that was true for the Heat, too. NBA championship team paid for winning the championship According to the Wages of Win Journal, the payout for a championship win is a little trickier to calculate. Player salaries are all paid out in the regular season and bonuses are paid to each team during the post-season. The winning team of the NBA Finals takes home $1.77M split amongst all the players and coaching staff. WOW did the math and found that, assuming the winner sweeps every series and plays only 16 games, they get only $9,342 (versus around $50k in the regular season on average) if it was split across the players alone.