Russell Brand Wants Socialist Revolution, Lives in Million-Dollar Home
Russell Brand is calling for a socialist revolution, one he can observe from the comfort of his million dollar home.
Brand made social media news last week when liberals starting sharing an interview the comic gave to Jeremy Paxman espousing his political mantra. While some stars camouflage their far-left impulses, Brand laid bare his progressive utopia for all to see--"a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, heavy taxation of corporations and massive responsibilities for energy companies exploiting the environment."
Turns out Brand has plenty of wealth to be redistributed, but he often sinks it into luxury goods and services. Case in point: the comic actor's new home in Hollywood Hills West came with a $2.224 million price tag.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work.
A somewhat modest entry opens to 4,800 square feet of interior space with arched doorways, an office, a home theater with two tiers of seating, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A dramatic arched-ceiling living room features a fireplace.
The house he shared with ex-wife Katy Perry was even bigger--and more expensive.
That house, which recently featured a reduced price sticker of $5.988 million, features "a baronial stone foyer with a sweeping staircase, a two-story living room, stained-glass windows and a carved fireplace mantel in the living room, a pub, a study and a media room.
This isn't Brand's first brush with extravagant living. His marriage ceremony featured celebratory elephants, among other flourishes those 99 percent types could never afford.
The couple exchanged vows at a luxury resort. Earlier in the day, two elephants named Laxmi and Mala were seen arriving at the resort. As the animals walked into the venue, a red carpet was rolled out for them....
In a traditional Indian wedding procession, known as the "bharat," the bridegroom and his male relatives and friends walk to the spot where the bride awaits. The bridegroom is often on a white horse, but an elephant is considered an even grander, more magnificent mode of transportation – the maharajas, or Indian royals, traditionally arrived at weddings on elephants.