Steven Spielberg If Only I Would Have Kept that House ...

EXCLUSIVE

0205_steven_spielberg_malibu_home_sold_launch2Steven Spielberg may have the same regrets everyone over 40 feels about selling that house back in the day ... because had he held on to his Malibu estate 6 months longer he might have scored an additional 9 million bucks!!!

Steven unloaded his 7,200 square foot beachfront estate back in August for $26 million. He made a handsome profit because he bought the 7 bedroom 10 bathroom home -- with a theater and a pool -- for around $6.6 million in 2 separate transactions ... he got on lot in '89 and another in 2000.

Well 6 months later hot-shot realtor Chris Cortazzo from Coldwell Banker in Malibu listed the same property for $35 million.

There is something to soften the blow. Steven's reportedly worth $3.6 billion.

FUN FACT:  The house was listed as a summer rental over the years for $125,000. A little pricier than a Winnebago.