Not many people are going to say that Montana is a celebrity hotspot. It just doesn’t have the glamorous undertones of California or New York. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a place that’s entirely bereft of celebrities. You might be shocked to hear, but these celebrities live in Montana—at least part-time.
11 Famous Celebrities That Live In Montana
- Jeff Bridges
- Michael Keaton
- Tom Brokaw
- Justin Timberlake
- David Letterman
- Luke Grimes
- Bill Gates
- Ben Affleck
- Tom Brady
- Huey Lewis
- John Mayer
Jeff Bridges is the most famous celebrity living in Montana. Jeff Bridges got his fame from his stellar acting skills. He’s no stranger to the hustle and bustle of city life, considering how often he has to hit up Hollywood. When he’s not on set or going to an audition, he’s actually a fan of trying to keep a fairly low-key life.
The actor is fairly down-to-earth and is located somewhere near Paradise Valley. He occasionally stops by local businesses to chat with residents.
A-list celebrity actor Michael Keaton might be famous for playing Batman, but he’s not a fan of Gotham City. Quite the opposite. He wants quiet, peace, and a lot of space for himself. Montana is absolutely perfect for him.
He owns a 565-acre ranch somewhere close to Big Timber. Since he does like his privacy, he chose to keep his exact address and whereabouts on the down-low.
Another one of the most famous celebrities living in Montana is Tom Brokaw. Tom also happens to be a friend of Michael Keaton’s, if you listen to the gossip magazines. Knowing that it’s not surprising that the actor and news broadcaster ended up going to Montana. Brokaw loves the crisp, fresh air and the fact that fishing is always a breeze here.
He famously loves this area so much that he bought up West Boulder Ranch and makes the trip from Montana to New York for weeks at a time. He can’t get enough of the place!
Justin Timberlake? In Montana?! It’s more likely than you think. The pop singer has several properties across the country, with each one seemingly for a specific mood that strikes him. When he wants privacy and outdoor time, he hits Montana.
He’s a member of the illustrious (and hyper-expensive) Yellowstone Club, where he lives in a multimillion-dollar mansion. It’s so hard to get in, you have to pay millions on top of the $5 to $25 million house.
For a name that is so intertwined with New York City, it’s shocking to hear that David Letterman loves Montana. He bought a beautiful 2,700-acre ranch right on the outskirts of Choteau, near Glacier National Park.
While he may always have a place in city-slicker hearts, the truth is that Letterman doesn’t seem to be too keen on staying in New York for his retirement. He’s more interested in keeping the Montana ranch. (Makes you wonder what’s going on, doesn’t it? Montana is magnetic.)
It’s not just stars from the 70s, 80s, and 90s who choose to call Montana home. If you watch Yellowstone, you might know that Luke Grimes is a young Hollywood hunk who’s on the cast of the show. Unlike other stars, he recently decided to buy a house in Montana.
It seems like he really took to the way things are in that state. He literally just moved in during his filming in 2022.
Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates is notorious for buying a home in almost every state. He has a home in Hawaii, a home in California, and yes, a home in Montana, too.
Like other major names on this list, his property is a sprawling mansion that’s part of the elusive and exclusive Yellowstone Club. Rumor has it that his home is one of the priciest.
If you read gossip magazines religiously, then you already know that Ben Affleck doesn’t like to live in Hollywood 24/7. He actually doesn’t like to have too much of a presence in the city. He prefers the great outdoors with a little mansion-y twist.
Like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake, Affleck needed to have a community that understands the security needs that an A-lister would have. That’s why he’s a member of the Yellowstone Club, allegedly.
At one point in time, women couldn’t stop talking about how handsome sports star Tom Brady was. He’s still gorgeous for his age, and now that he’s retired from football, he can live anywhere that he pleases.
Tom Brady is one of many other celebrities who call Big Sky’s Yellowstone Club home. Somehow, we have a feeling that he’s played football with some of the residents there. It just seems so like him.
While most celebrities who live in Montana tend to keep themselves cloistered up, Huey Lewis is a bit different. The 80s crooner has been local to the state for decades and has no issue telling others what a great place it is to be.
If you go here, then you might find out that Lewis is an active member of the community. He’s funded the Missoula Jazz band, donated to worthy causes, and also just acts as a member of the area that he’s in.
That’s pretty awesome, Huey!
John Mayer is another major celebrity living in Montana. Like other wealthy A-listers, he tends to hop states like kids jump rope, owning multiple homes throughout the US. However, he does have a permanent home in Montana, too. He currently resides in Paradise Valley when he’s not on tour with his band.
Oddly enough, not much is known about his residence.