He might be one of the most recognisable faces on the planet, but even Eminem can't escape the economic problems facing his hometown. The Detroit legend has fallen foul of the famously plummeting house prices in the city, which have seen the value of his house slashed in half from when he bought it 14 years ago.

The six acre property in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is to the north of Detroit and features five bedrooms, tennis courts, an octagonal waterfall swimming pool, a spa and an "entertainment cabana".


Credit: Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir

Slim Shady - who's clearly come a long way from his Rock Bottom days - is valued as the 6th richest rapper in the world and bought the mansion from a former KMart CEO way back in 2003, when he was riding high on the success of 8 Mile.

The Detroit superstar made his critically acclaimed film on the back of three hit albums, including The Eminem Show, which went platinum 10 times, topped charts the world over and was the biggest selling album of 2002 in the United States with 30 million copies sold.

Credit: Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir

The house itself was built in the mid-80s, when Detroit was still the home of the US auto industry and not the economic basket case that it is today.

The entertainment area spans over two storeys and measures out at 1,500 square feet, while there is parking for three cars and a grand total of eight bathrooms.


Can you imagine Eminem picking those curtains? Credit: Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir

It is listed by real estate agent Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir, whose spokesman Mark Maragon described it as "a spectacular gated estate on nearly six acres with guard house. This private sanctuary has over 17,000 square feet (1570 square metres) of living space. Every bedroom is a suite!"

In the grounds, there is a dual tennis and basketball court and a pool complex with slides, jacuzzi and waterfall as well as natural pond and plenty of greenery. It's clearly designed with celebrity clients in mind too - there's a guard house beyond the main premises.


Property is 'sold as seen', so I assume that includes this monstrosity. Credit: Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir

He might well add a few $$$s to the price of the house by asking if they know who is when they come to buy it. If they don't know, at least he'll have some material to fill them in with.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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