With a $15M Profit, Ellen DeGeneres Is the Ultimate House Flipper
Dear Ellen, teach us your flipping ways! News broke that Ellen DeGeneres has made $15 million selling her California compound for $55 million to Napster cofounder Sean Parker. Come again? One of Los Angeles's most famous properties, the Brody House was bought by Ellen and her wife, Portia de Rossi, back in January for $40 million, but Parker was so enthralled, he was willing to pay up. Although the pictures don't do it justice, it's no doubt that the 13,500-square-foot home was perfectly renovated and decorated — just like the couple's former California ranch. At first, Ellen had no plans to part with the home, but it was probably no big deal, thanks to the Santa Barbara estate and now an entire floor of a Beverly Hills condo she has to fall back on . . . winning.