If, like me, you’re sending a check to your county tax-collector these days, here’s something to make you feel somewhat better: Many A-listers among us are paying the value of an average suburban home in property taxes!
Take the Miami Heat’s trio of superstars. They’re contributing a total $509,739 to Miami-Dade County, according to records.
Thank you, gents!
LeBron James, who bought a modest $9 million pad on the Bay last year, was socked with a $162,020-tax levy while Dwyane Wade, who lives a few doors down from Bosch, just paid up his $171,161-bill, records show.
Bee Gees frontman Barry Gibb is in for a total $151,038 for his four Miami Beach properties.
And Burn Notice’s Jeffrey Donovan, a new condo owner at the Capri in South Beach, sent in a check for a modest $32,526 while pop artist Romero Britto probably had to do a lot of yellow-red-and-green paintings to pay for his bill, $30,592.
In Broward, New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress is paying $43,031 in taxes on a $2.1 million house in Lighthouse Point. Basketball great Scottie Pippen and his reality TV wife Larsa pay $77,967 on their Fort Lauderdale joint while, down the street, aging teen idol David Cassidy owes $33,280 on his condo.
And the rich aren’t paying taxes?
“When it comes to property taxes, we make sure they pay their fair share,” said Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. “South Florida appreciates their business!”
The SoFla record? $1,084,022!
Good thing for Rybolovlev that the county assessed the house at just $56 million!