Celebrity Homes: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos
First off, this is not your average edition of celebrity homes. Today, we take a look at the five massive homes and thousands of acres of land owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. The Amazon CEO has an estimated net worth of about $105 billion, so it makes sense that he has homes scattered across the United States. He passed Bill Gates as the wealthiest person on the planet in 2017, and with the way Amazon is expanding now-a-days, he will probably sit atop that list for quite some time.
Amazon headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington, which is also where Microsoft is stationed; therefore, it is not surprising that Bezos lives in the same neighborhood as Gates. In fact, Bezos owns two homes along the shores of Lake Washington. The property spans 5.3 acres, including 310 feet of shoreline. He purchased the property in 1998 for $10 million; however, he renovated the entire estate to the tune of $28 million in 2010. The first home is 20,600 square feet, and the second is 8,300 square feet. Each includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Beverly Hills, California
Of course, if you’re rich, you have to own a home in Beverly Hills. So, Bezos purchased a Spanish-style mansion in 2007 for nearly $25 million. It includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a greenhouse, a sunken tennis court, a gigantic swimming pool, four fountains, and a six-car garage.
Bezos wasn’t all that impressed with his original purchase though. This past summer, he bought a four bedroom home right next door for just under $13 million. Although, he lives in a popular celebrity neighborhood, his property dominates the block. Flaunt you stuff Mr. Bezos.
Van Horn, Texas
Bezos couldn’t help but channel his childhood nostalgia by purchasing a large ranch in Texas, that is if you consider 30,000 acres to be large. It includes a series of houses, but the coolest part about his Van Horn ranch is that it is home to his personal space company, Blue Origin. The company made history in 2015, by becoming the first to launch and land a reusable rocket called New Shepard.
As if enormous ranches weren’t enough, Bezos decided to purchase a former textile museum in the nation’s capital in 2016. The 27,000-square foot home dates back to 1912 and cost him $23 million. It actually holds a spot in the National Register of Historic Places and is located down the street from the Obamas.
Manhattan, New York
In 1999, Bezos purchase not one, not two, but three condos in the Century Building in downtown Manhattan. It cost him $7.65 million and is located right next to Central Park. The building was built in 1931 and is 32 stories high. Naturally, it includes a concierge and elevator attendants.