Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man. He’s so damn rich that he just bought the most expensive home in Los Angeles, California and it didn’t even come close to making a blip on the radar of his overall net worth.
It was recently reported that Jeff Bezos was shopping for homes in Los Angeles and money wasn’t an issue. As in he could buy anything he wanted, no matter the cost, as long as he liked the house. Must be nice, right?
The Warner Estate was reportedly sold to Jeff Bezos for $165 million. Jeff Bezos’ net worth fluctuates but it’s in the range of $131.9 BILLION. According to The Verge, Jeff Bezos buying this $165 MILLION house is the equivalent of someone who makes $60,000 a year buying a house for $75. That’s how much money this guy has at the moment.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bezos also purchased a $90 million plot of land from the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
The Warner Estate in Beverly Hills is absolutely bananas:
For what it’s worth, the Warner Estate sounds straight-up insane. I see no reason not to snatch up a place like this if your net worth is over $100 billion and buying this house to you is the equivalent of a normal person buying a nice bottle of wine.
On 9 acres in Beverly Hills, the Warner Estate was designed in the 1930s for Jack Warner, the late former president of entertainment giant Warner Bros. The property had expansive terraces, sprawling gardens, several guest houses, a tennis court and its own 9-hole golf course. “No studio czar’s residence, before or since, has ever surpassed in size, grandeur, or sheer glamour the Jack Warner Estate on Angelo Drive in Benedict Canyon,” wrote veteran Los Angeles real-estate agent Jeff Hyland in his book, “The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills.”
“I would say it’s one of the most beautiful properties in the world, let alone Los Angeles,” said local agent Kurt Rappaport. No real-estate agents were involved in the transaction, according to a person familiar with the deal. (via)
Have I mentioned that Jeff Bezos is rich as all hell? The dude reportedly purchased three NYC units on Fifth Avenue and 26th for a combined $80 million last year.
Personally, I don’t understand what someone would do with that much house. Do you just make a point to shit in a different bathroom every day? Do you open it up to guests year-round?