With temperate weather, delicious culinary hotspots, and more art galleries than you can shake a stick at, it’s not shocking that Seattle attracted celebrities. It’s posh like that. This is why you might not be too surprised to hear these major names who currently call Seattle home.
- Bill Gates
- Jeff Bezos
- Danny Bonaduce
- Eddie Vedder
- Bill Nye
- Dave Matthews
- Howard Schultz
- Dan Savage
- Sir Mix-A-Lot
- Matt Cameron
The most famous celebrity living in Seattle is Bill Fates. If you’re familiar with Bill Gates, you probably know that he buys homes the way that most people buy potato chips: very frequently. Gates has a house in almost every state in the Western part of the country.
What you may not realize is that Gates was originally from the city of Seattle before he made those billions of dollars. Gates may have moved around a bit, but he still owns a home in Medina, which is 15 minutes away from Seattle.
Another famous celebrity that lives in Seattle is Jeff Bezos. For some reason, it seems like you’ll be able to find a home for Jeff Bezos wherever you find a home that Bill Gates owns. This happens to hold true here, too. Bezos has a 29,000-square-foot building that he calls home in Medina.
Like Gates himself, Bezos is a globetrotter who prefers to take a private jet and live a private life. So, while he does have property in Medina, you probably will never see him around town.
Philly-born Danny Bonaduce said goodbye to the East Coast in favor of the Pacific Northwest, and we can’t blame him. Seattle has been very good to this long-time resident. As a DJ and radio personality, he’s had a long career in the area.
You can tune into his work by listening to KZOK Seattle. He’s a classic rock fan who really managed to make it rock. Though he makes a good living, he has a more modest lifestyle than others on this list. That’s not something to be ashamed of when you realize that you’re competing with Bill Gates!
Anyone who was a part of the 90s can already hear the dulcet tones of Eddie Vedder’s voice singing hits like “Jeremy’s Spoken” when you hear his name. The Pearl Jam frontman had one of the most successful careers in grunge rock and alternative rock history.
A pioneer in his genre, Vedder earned platinum record after platinum record. After all the amazing work he did with Pearl Jam, he decided to settle in West Seattle. He still lives there today, and locals say he’s awesome.
Another one of the most famous celebrities that lives in Seattle is “Bill Nye, the Science Guy!”
The man who helped encourage millions of kids into the field of science is a household name and a major media personality. When he isn’t championing causes like getting vaccinated or climate change, he’s hanging out at home.
Nye has been a staple of Seattle’s celebrity scene for decades. While he allegedly has properties elsewhere, he’s made it clear he thinks of Seattle as the place he calls home.
It’s true. The frontman (and namesake) of the Dave Matthews Band has been living in Seattle for years. Millions of college fratboys can thank this Seattle local for the soundtrack to their college years.
As far as his residence goes, it’s said that he likes to keep his place in a family-friendly area. It makes sense since he has a family of four to care for. It’s worth noting that he technically lives on the outskirts of the city and not the city itself.
Howard Schultz is another one of the most famous celebrities who lives in Seattle. If you read Bloomberg or almost any other entrepreneurial magazine, then you may be aware of Howard Schultz. The billionaire is a serial entrepreneur who has graced the cover of many a magazine. Like other billionaires, he tends to hang out in areas of extreme wealth.
Schultz, like Bezos and Gates, is said to have a sprawling mansion on the outskirts of Seattle, or perhaps a more low-key place in the heart of the city itself. Schultz does, in fact, live low-key enough to hit up the local Starbucks.
Dan Savage is a writer who is most famous for his “Savage Love” column, which features advice and tips for both men and women. His no-BS talks have gained a lot of momentum, which is why he can afford the steep real estate prices of Seattle.
It’s said that he has a cushy pad somewhere in the Capital Hill district of the city. Whether or not his neighbors poke him for some dating advice remains to be seen.
Do you like big butts and have a problem lying? If so, then you might be Sir Mix-A-Lot. The famous rapper who kicked off the 80s and 90s rap era made his fame happen in the city of Seattle.
Years and tons of tracks later, the “Baby Got Back” hitmaker still decided to live in Seattle. When he isn’t performing for fans, he’s making a hobby of messing around with electronics.
Yes, it’s another member of Pearl Jam here. Technically, Cameron doesn’t live within city limits. The Pearl Jam member joined Eddie Vedder in choosing Washington State as his home state when he’s not playing music and working on tour.
Right now, you might be able to see him in the local area of Woodway, Washington. It’s a quick hop, skip, and a jump away from Seattle.