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Curious about the celebrities living in Monaco?

Monaco is one of the most iconic countries in the world.

Despite having an area of only 2.020 km2, It is known all over the world. Monaco has a reputation of glitz and glamour, and most importantly, for being a tax haven which offers its citizens a generous zero-income tax.

Monaco is despite its zero income tax a wealthy country, in fact, it is a country with one of the highest GDPs in the world.

Monaco is iconically associated with celebrities and glamour, and every year, many celebrities find their way here. Enormous events like the Monaco Grand Prix attracts lots of celebrities every year, and even more, many celebrities fall in love with the country and spend their summer vacations here.

There are also a number of celebrities who fall in love with the country so much that they decide to settle here permanently. Some of the celebrities living in Monaco only live here parts of the year and have a house here, others live permanently, and some just visit frequently for their vacation. In this article, however, we’ve focused on those that live in Monaco parts of the year, or permanently. There are many reasons to live in Monaco, but the most common reason that celebrities move here is because of its zero-income tax. Of course, there are often many contributing factors that attracts celebrities to move here. Also, with Monaco being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it naturally attracts other “like-minded/similar” people.

The benefits for the celebrities living in Monaco are many. Not only do they get tax benefits, but they also get to live in a country that is all about a luxury lifestyle of glitz and glamour. Beautiful, luxurious buildings, a relaxed lifestyle, and incredible weather. What’s not to love?

With so many celebrities living in Monaco, it’s not unlikely that you’ll be able to see some celebrities when you are there if you look carefully.

The celebrities living in Monaco are of all types. From sports athletes, actors, singers, and much more. Factoring in Monaco’s small size, it could even be discussed that Monaco might be a country that is in the top in terms of being most heavily densely-populated by celebrity personalities. 

In this article, we’re sharing a list of the top celebrities living in Monaco, but we’ll also include a number of famous people who have once lived in Monaco as well.

37 Celebrities living in Monaco


David Coulthard

David is one of many celebrities living in Monaco. If you aren’t familiar with the name, David is a retired Scottish Formula One driver. It’s not very surprising that David lives in Monaco as he has always had a connection to the city. The grandfather of David competed in the Monte Carlo Rally, and David has also won two Grand Prix wins in Monaco, so naturally, it is a country that means a lot to him.

David has lived in Monaco for more than 20 years and said that he absolutely loves it. What he likes especially about Monaco is the security and that he can feel safe. He is a regular on Monaco’s social scene and an active citizen of Monaco.


Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg is just one of many Formula 1 driving celebrities living in Monaco. While above-mentioned benefits of Monaco might be convincing for these people to move here, Monaco has a special place in every Formula 1 driver’s heart because of the fact that every year, the city of Monaco is turned into a race track for the Formula 1. This is a racetrack which the Formula 1 drivers obviously have driven on, and some even won or taken pole position at.

Nico spent a lot of time during his youth in Monaco with his family, and this has obviously had a great impact on his choice to live in Monaco as an adult. Nico Rosberg became the Formula 1 world champion of 2016, which also was the year when he decided to quit Formula 1.


Jenson Button

Jensen Button is yet another Formula 1 driver who lives in Monaco. He lives in the principality of Monaco, however, he also lived in Guernsey for 18 months before returning to Monaco in 2012.


Bono

The Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and much more, is one of the celebrities living in Monaco. Bono is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band U2.


Olivier Beretta

If the name doesn’t ring any bells, Olivier Beretta is a professional racing driver from Monaco who previously raced in the Formula One.

Olivier was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco, so he is a native of Monaco and not an international citizen of the principality. When you know that Monaco was the place he grew up, it’s maybe not that surprising that he lives there today.


Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly is one of the most iconic celebrities who has lived in Monaco throughout its history.

Grace Kelly was an American film actress, and she became even more famous and well-known after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956, when she also became Princess of Monaco. When you factor in that she married the prince of Monaco, it’s not very surprising that she was a citizen of the country.


Sir Roger Moore

Mr. Moore was an English actor who is most famous for playing James Bond in seven feature films for 12 years from 1973 to 1985. Some of the films he played in were Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only, lives in Monte Carlo.

Monaco has frequently appeared in a number of films and is an iconic country in the world of entertainment. Also, Monte Carlo has even been the set of several James Bond films, of which Sir Roger Moore also played in, so what better place to reside in for James Bond himself than iconic Monaco?

Sir Roger Moore was a long-term resident in Monaco living there for many years, moving from the United Kingdom in 1978.

It was after having been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of Monaco by Prince Albert II for his efforts in promoting the principality internationally that Moore became a resident of Monaco.

Moore became a tax exile and received some criticism for moving abroad because of tax reasons, but in 2011, Moore said that his decision to live abroad was “not about tax….”


Eddie Irvine

Motorsport truly is in Monaco’s heart, and here’s another former racing driver which lives in Monaco.

Eddie comes from Northern Ireland and competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002.


Lewis Hamilton 

Lewis is a racing driver competing in the Formula 1, who as of July 30th, 2018 is a four-time Formula One World Champion.

Hamilton moved to Monaco in the start of 2012 after having lived in Switzerland for some time.


Björn Borg

Björn Borg is a world-famous celebrity who definitely deserves to be on the list of celebrities living in Monaco because that’s exactly what he does.

Borg is a former world No. 1 tennis player who is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport. He is originally from Sweden but now resides in the tiny Principality of Monaco.


Caroline Wozniacki

This Professional Danish tennis player who is one of the top female tennis players in the world and a former world No. 1 champion is another of the celebrities living in Monaco.

While it’s not her main residing country, Caroline has a home in Monaco and live there parts of the year.


Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, which means he was born and raised in Monaco. With that in Mind, it’s not very strange or surprising that Charles is a resident of Monaco.


Valtteri Bottas

As you can see, Monaco is full of celebrities who are former racing drivers, Formula 1 drivers in particular, and Valtteri Bottas is yet another person who has moved to Monaco and is residing there.

Valtteri is s a Finnish racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One and racing for Mercedes.

Today, he joins his Formula 1 friends and lives in the small principality of Monaco.


Esteban Manuel Gutiérrez

Another Formula 1 driver. Are you surprised?

Gutiérrez is a Mexican racing driver who today has a residence in Monaco.


Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver, currently competing in Formula One and driving for Red Bull Racing team. He has bought a small apartment overlooking Monaco’s Port Hercules harbor.

Ricciardo said: “Monaco’s nice, what else can I say? It’s a little one-bedroom apartment, but it’s modern and it has views of the harbor and it looks up the hill a little bit”. Furthermore, Ricciardo said about Monaco and is one of the celebrities living in Monaco: ”I still get really excited when the race is there. It’s pretty awesome. I still have to pinch myself. When my parents visit, they say ‘Can you believe you live in Monaco? We came here for the race when you were a kid’.”


Max Verstappen

Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver who competes in the Formula One, driving with Red Bull Racing team.

Since October 2015, Verstappen has lived in Monaco and claimed that is was because of other reasons than the tax.


David Nahmad and Ezra Nahmad

Here are two of the celebrities living in Monaco who aren’t racing drivers. David Nahmad has a Net Worth: $1.85 Billion and has made his fortune by being are two of the most successful art dealers in the world. As the name suggests, they are brothers,  self-made experts, and enthusiasts, and Ezra Nahmad has a net Worth of about is $1.5 Billion.

David’s net worth is higher than Ezra thanks to his investment portfolio which he manages and which was valued at around $350 million in 2015.

The Nahmad brothers have an enormous art inventory of art pieces from world-famous artists like Monet and Matisse, including more than 300 genuine Picasso pieces.

The Nahmad brothers were originally born in Beirut, Lebanon but the brothers then fled to Monaco and New York after danger reached Lebanon.


Sergio Perez

Another of the racing driver celebrities living in Monaco is Sergio Perez, a Mexican racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Force India. Today, Perez divides his time between Monaco, London, and Switzerland.


Boris Becker

If you don’t recognize the name, Becker is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player.

Becker currently owns real estate in Munich, Monaco, and Schwyz, Wimbledon, and most likely a residence in Miami, therefore Becker doesn’t live permanently live in Monaco, but occasionally.


Novak Djokovic

Djokovic is the former world No.1 men’s tennis player and most famous Serb. Djokovic is a huge fan of Monaco and moved to the small principality in 2006. Today, he lives in Monaco together with his wife Jelena and son Stefan in an apartment, situated just a stone’s throw from the Monte Carlo Country Club. This is maybe not that surprising considering the fact that this is where the clay tennis courts are located in Monaco.


Dame Shirley Bassey

Bassey has a stunning residence located in Monte Carlo. She has 42 albums and record sales of more than 135 million over a career which stretches about 60 years, she’s truly an iconic Monaco figure.


Ringo Starr

Starr, a former Beatle member as a drummer, and his wife Barbara Bach who played Bond’s lady lives in the highly sought-after Roccabella apartment block in Monaco which is owned by the Pastor family. 

In September 2013, the French Ambassador to Monaco presented Ringo Starr with The Commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters.

Starr originally moved to Monaco for tax reasons, and today, he calls his house in LA and Monaco his homes.


Prince Albert II

When talking about celebrities living in Monaco, how could we possibly neglect the biggest celebrity of them all?

Prince Albert II is the current prince of Monaco, the ruler of the principality, and is one of the wealthiest Royals in the world valued at $1billion. Albert II has two children by the names of Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Alexandre Coste. Albert is obviously a native Monegasque and it was his ancestors who founded Monaco.

Albert lives in the Prince’s palace which can be found on the rocks of Monaco, which is the old town of Monaco.


Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte is the fourth in line to the throne of Monaco. She is a writer and editor of the magazine Above. 


Alex Wurz

Wurz is a former professional racing driver, driver training expert, and businessman.


Felipe Massa

Massa is a Brazilian former Formula One racing driver who lives in Monaco with his wife Anna Raffaela Bassi.


Giancarlo Fisichella

Fisichella is an Italian professional racing driver who has raced within a lot of different categories, including Formula One for a number of teams including Sauber, Renault, Force India and Ferrari to name a few. Today, he resides in Monte Carlo. This is especially not surprising if you consider the fact that he is Italian and Monaco having been heavily influenced by Italy through history – especially since the Monégasuq language and Italian being quite similar.


Paul di Resta 

Paul di Resta is a British racing driver from Scotland who drove in the Formula One for three years and is a racing driver within a number of different categories. Today, he is one of the celebrities living in Monaco.


Daniel Elena

Elena is the co-driver of the eight-time world champion Sébastien Loeb. Elena is a Monegasque so that he lives in Monaco is not very surprising.


Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone is a British business magnate and lives in a £10 million apartment in the Fontvieille district in Monaco with his two bulldogs Roscoe and Coco.


Eddie Jordan

Jordan is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman, and television personality. His main base is Ireland but he also has a home in Monaco where he occasionally lives.


Jean-Pierre Siri

Maybe not the most famous person world-wide but definitely a famous personality in Monaco.

Siri is the Director of the iconic Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco, and accordingly, he also lives in the principality.


David Tomatis

Tomatis is yet another of the celebrities living in Monaco. He is the CEO of Monaco Mediax and Advisor to the Cabinet of Prince Albert II. Therefore, he may not be very known to the public but is very famous inside the country.


Michael Peagram

Peagram is an investor, businessman, and philanthropist. Today, he is a resident of Monaco.


James Caan

Caan is a TV personality especially known from the television programme Dragons’ Den. He can be seen regularly on his yacht in the waters around Monaco, and he also regularly dines at Monte Carlo.


Tatiana Casiraghi

Casiraghi has a Net Worth of $2.5 Billion. Monaco is accordingly one of few places in the world where the wealthiest resident is a woman.

Casiraghi is heiress to a beer empire and the wife of Prince Andrea Casiraghi of Hanover. Her husband also happens to be fourth in the line to the Monegasque throne and thus a Monegasque who was born and raise there.

She inherited much of her wealth from her grandfather Julio Mario Santo Domingo who was the founder of the Colombian brewery Bavaria which was then sold to SABMiller plc for billions of dollars back in 2005. 

When he died in 2011, she inherited a sixth of his fortune.

Today, she lives in Monaco with her son, Alexandre Andrea Stefano Casiraghi and her husband.


Lily Safra 

Safra has a Net Worth of $1.3 Billion. She is a legendary socialite and Brazilian philanthropist who moved to Monaco part-time in the 1970s. She moved after having married the banking mogul Edmond Safra. 

In 1999, Edmond passed away during an arson fire at the couple’s Monaco penthouse. When he passed away, he left part of his vast fortune to Lily.

Before this event, they had homes in Monaco, New York, Geneva and the French Riviera. 

Safra is especially known for her philanthropy and devotion to charity. She has even founded the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation which she works actively with.

There are, of course, more celebrities living in Monaco, but this also depends on how you define a ”celebrity”.

The celebrities living in Monaco listed in this article are the individuals that are most well-known among the people who live in Monaco, but if you believe we have missed someone, let us know and we’ll make sure to add them to this article.


 

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