An old saying goes that the best way to get a large fortune is to start with a small one. Although plenty of actors, athletes and other stars blow their big bucks on bad investments and hard partying, others play it smart by using their already sizeable salaries to grow impressive real estate portfolios.

Some flip homes, others develop commercial properties, others buy, hold and wait for the property to appreciate, but all of them are turning real estate into a smart investment move.

Last updated: Sept. 27, 2019