I know YouTube stars are probably under a lot of pressure and work very hard to get where they are in this world, but nevertheless, it's a little hard not to be gobsmacked when you see evidence of just how much money one of these stars can make by posting short videos on the website. And somehow, it's even worse when that star is someone like Jordan Maron, also known as "CaptainSparklez," whose metier on YouTube consists of videos of the 23-year-old playing the massively popular computer game Minecraft. The YouTuber isn't just in business for himself, having signed a contract with Maker Studios' Polaris.
How much does playing Minecraft for 8.8 million subscribers pay? Enough to afford a $4.575 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills. As for the house itself, it's an imposing three-story, 4,100-square-foot home, with an incredible view of the Sunset Strip and a Monopoly motif, courtesy of the home's previous owner, who must have been really into Monopoly. Take a look at these photos of the home's interior.
That's just the living room of Casa Sparklez, and if you think the kitchen or any of the other rooms in the house is going to look more like those in the home of a typical 23-year-old, you're about to be disappointed. Here's the kitchen:
And you can see a little bit of it in the above photo, but here's a better shot of the dining room and the connecting porch, with its insanely good view:
Here's a shot of one of the home's staircases (note the Monopoly art on the wall):
And here are some more shots of various rooms throughout the house:
And finally, here's a shot of how the house looks from the outside:
In a somewhat interesting coincidence, this house is adjacent to the relatively lavish $70 million mansion purchased late last year by the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson. Hopefully Jordan Maron remembers to send him a "thank you" bottle of champagne or something from time to time, since Persson essentially created his new neighbor's route to fame and fortune.