16 wild details that reveal the lavish life of WeWork founders Adam and Rebekah Neumann

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Rebekah and Adam Neumann are no longer billionaires, according to Forbes. Ben Hider/Getty Images
  • Adam and Rebekah Neumann, the founding couple behind WeWork, left the coworking company amid its disastrous IPO process.
  • In March, Forbes estimated that Adam Neumann was worth $US4.1 billion.
  • Since then, Forbes has downgraded the ousted WeWork CEO, estimating that he is no longer a billionaire.
  • Reports of the Neumanns’ real-estate purchases, philanthropic pursuits, and lifestyle indicate a lavish, high-rolling existence.
  • Read all of Business Insider’s WeWork coverage here.

Adam Neumann is no longer a billionaire.

Forbes, which estimated that the former WeWork CEO was worth about $US4.1 billion in March, has since reported that the company’s disastrous IPO filing ensured that Neumann no longer has billions of dollars to his name.

But for a while, Neumann and his wife and WeWork cofounder, Rebekah, seemed at home in the jet-setting billionaire crowd.

Here’s a look inside the Neumanns’ lavish lifestyle.

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The Neumanns reportedly own a $US10.5 million Manhattan townhouse.

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Adam Neumann. Jackal Pan / Getty Images

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The property is at the centre of a rather expensive financial dispute, with contractors alleging that the couple has failed to fork over $US1.1 million to cover unpaid bills.

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The Neumanns’ townhouse is in Greenwich Village. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

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The townhouse renovation project was set to cost $US6.5 million originally.

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Adam Neumann. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Of course, the townhouse isn’t the family’s only property.

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Adam and Rebekah Neumann. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

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WeWork’s founding couple also reportedly bought a $US35 million property in Gramercy Park …

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Adam Neumann. JB Lacroix/Getty Images

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal


… as well as residences in Westchester County …

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Adam and Rebekah Neumann. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal


… and the Hamptons.

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The Neumanns have a place out in the Hamptons. Mario Ruiz/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

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The Neumanns’ $US21 million house in the San Francisco Bay Area even has a custom guitar-shaped room.

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The family owns property in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal


On the commercial front, Adam Neumann also has his hand in at least $US100 million worth of commercial property and startup investments.

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Adam Neumann. Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards

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Some of Neumann’s more controversial moments also speak to a lavish lifestyle. The CEO reportedly once left a “sizable chunk” of weed on a Gulfstream G650 on a jaunt to Israel.

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This is not Neumann’s Gulfstream G650. Mike Fuchslocher / Shutterstock.com

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The ousted CEO also reportedly prompted WeWork to buy a $US60 million G650. Employees told Business Insider that bedrooms and televisions were added to the company plane to accommodate the Neumanns.

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Inside a G650. Alex Davies / Business Insider

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The Neumanns pledged to donate $US1 billion in 10 years, with the (now irrelevant) stipulation that if they failed to fulfil that, they would lose a substantial degree of control over WeWork.

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Rebekah Neumann. Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images

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On the WeWork front, Adam Neumann reportedly shelled out money for a party featuring tequila shots and a member of Run-DMC …

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Run DMC. Dawn Fletcher-Park/Invision/AP

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… minutes after talking about the necessity of cost-cutting layoffs.

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A WeWork location in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images

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WeWork employees told Business Insider that Neumann had a particular penchant for $US140 Don Julio 1942 tequila.

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As CEO, Neumann was also chauffeured around in a Mercedes-Maybach car worth over $US100,000 …

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A Mercedes-Maybach Cabriolet. Hollis Johnson

Source: Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair


… and enjoyed an office “spa and ice bath,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Adam Neumann. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Source: Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair