Pop superstar Madonna has made a profit of more than $3 million (GBP1.6 million), after selling the Beverly Hills home she purchased from actress DIANE KEATON four years ago.

The MATERIAL GIRL paid $6.5 million (GBP3.6 million) for the home when she bought it in 2000, and has now sold it on for close to its $8.9 million (GBP4.9 million) asking price.

The home boasts courtyards, an outdoor fireplace, a pool and detached offices.

Madonna, who lives primarily in London with her husband Guy Ritchie, first listed the eight-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom property in May 2003 at $10.9 million (GBP6 million).

A month later, she purchased a Beverly Hills compound from actress SELA WARD for $12 million (GBP6.6 million).

25/10/2004 02:52