- Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is paying about $US80 million for three adjacent New York City apartments, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.
- The New York Post reported in April that the Amazon CEO was on the hunt for an NYC apartment.
- The Bezos family has already owned property in NYC for years, as well as at least six other properties across the country, including two neighbouring Beverly Hills mansions, and a massive estate in a Seattle suburb.
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Jeff Bezos dropped about $US80 million on three adjacent New York City apartments in a deal that is expected to close on Tuesday, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.
The spread reportedly includes a three-story penthouse and the two units directly beneath it in 212 Fifth Avenue near Madison Square Park in Manhattan. It’s the priciest real-estate deal south of 42nd Street in New York, according to appraiser Jonathan Miller.
The Amazon CEO was apartment hunting in New York City back in April, days after he and MacKenzie Bezos announced they’d finalised the terms of their divorce, The New York Post reported at the time.
Bezos remains the richest person in the world with a net worth of $US106 billion, while MacKenzie Bezos is now worth $US34 billion, making her one of the richest women in the world.
It’s still unknown how the Bezos family will split up the real-estate holdings they purchased while married, which include six massive properties across the country. A 2017 Land Report named Bezos the country’s 28th-largest landowner. As Business Insider’s Tanza Loudenback previously reported, everything acquired throughout the marriage from real estate to income is considered joint property in the Bezos’ home state of Washington.
From two neighbouring Beverly Hills mansions to a sprawling estate in an exclusive Seattle suburb, here are all the residential properties the Bezos family owns in the US.
In a deal that’s expected to close on Tuesday, Jeff Bezos dropped about $US80 million on three adjacent New York City apartments, including a three-story penthouse and two units directly below it, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.
It’s the priciest real-estate deal south of 42nd Street in New York, according to appraiser Jonathan Miller.
But it’s just one of several massive properties across the US that Bezos has acquired over the years.
Bezos lives on a nearly 29,000-square-foot estate in Medina, Washington.
Bezos’ two homes in Medina span about 5.3 acres.
According to the Wall Street Journal, he paid $US10 million for the property in 1998. One home is a 20,600-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, and the other is an 8,300-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom home rumoured to have cost $US53 million.
Medina, located on a peninsula just across Lake Washington from Seattle, is an exclusive suburb that’s also home to Bill Gates, as well as other Microsoft bigwigs, tech entrepreneurs, and telecom magnates.
Many of the neighbourhood’s mansions are hidden away behind gates and protected by elaborate security systems.
Bezos’ estate underwent a $US28 million renovation in 2010.
The home, which sits right on the shores of Lake Washington, includes 310 feet of private shoreline and a boathouse.
Bezos also owns property in Beverly Hills, California, one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Los Angeles.
Bezos bought this Spanish-style mansion in 2007 for $US24.45 million.
The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom Beverly Hills home is advertised by Dream Homes Magazine as having a greenhouse, a sunken and lighted tennis court, a huge swimming pool, four fountains, and a six-car garage. The street is a hotspot for Hollywood stars, and is said to have been home to Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Walter Matthau.
Ten years later, Bezos also bought a smaller house just next door.
Apparently, the first Beverly Hills house did not fit Bezos’ space requirements. In 2017, he bought a comparatively modest four-bedroom, 4,568-square-foot home for $US12.9 million right next door to his first house. As you can see in the above picture, Bezos’ property dominates the mansion-filled block.
The Bezos family owns a 30,000-acre ranch about 30 miles from the town of Van Horn, Texas.
Bezos grew up spending summers on his grandparents’ ranch outside of Cotulla, Texas and bought the 30,000-acre Figure 2 ranch to give his family the same experience.
Bezos bought the 30,000-acre property after the seller spent “millions” renovating it.
The U-shaped ranch house seen above is a remnant from the seller,who reportedly put “millions” into renovating it. Behind the home is a bunkhouse that sleeps 12.
The property is also the base for Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin.
Blue Origin made history in 2015 when it successfully launched and landed the reusable rocket, New Shepard. Its goal is to become a space tourism company, ferrying passengers up for weightless rides as soon as April 2019.
The Bezos family can also call the US capital home.
Bezos owns a $US23 million home in Washington, DC.
In 2016, Bezos bought a former textile museum in Washington, DC for $US23 million.
The27,000-square-foot space in DC’s Kalorama neighbourhood is a former textile museum and dates back to 1912, earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
The neighbourhood, Kalorama, is a hot spot for Washington big wigs.
The Obamas own a $US5.3 million home nearby, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner recently moved in right down the street.
The two joint structures on the property have nearly 27,000 square feet of living space, making it the largest home in Washington, DC.
Bezos is said to be spending $US12 million to renovate the homes and the surrounding property.
In addition to his latest New York City purchase, Bezos has already owned real estate in the city for years.
In November 2018, Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters in New York City, only to scrap those plans three months later.
And in April, The New York Post reported that Bezos was looking to spend about $US60 million on a home in the city.
He bought three condos in a historic Manhattan building overlooking Central Park for $US7.65 million in 1999.
In 1999, Bezos bought three condos in the Century building at 25 Central Park West in New York City’s Upper West Side under an LLC called “Jetima.” The purchase was from former Sony Music head Tommy Mottola for $US7.65 million.
Bezos bought an additional unit for $US5.3 million in 2012, making him the owner of four condos in the historic building.
The 32-story Art Deco building was built in 1931 and boasts a concierge, elevator attendants, and three separate entrances, as well as a prime location right next to Central Park.
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