Jeff Bezos has amassed a huge real estate portfolio across the United States, from his home state of Washington to New York City. A 2017 land report established Jeff Bezos as the 28th largest landowner in the country. In June 2019, the CEO of Amazon shelled out around $ 80 million for three adjacent New York City apartments in the most expensive real estate deal ever south of 42nd Street in New York City, according to the expert. Jonathan Miller. But he had already owned four apartments in a historic building in the city for years.
Last year he bought the Warner Estate in Beverly Hills. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bezos bought the roughly 36,420 square meter property from billionaire David Geffen for $ 165 million. It is the most expensive house ever sold in the Los Angeles area. It is not known how Bezos’ properties were divided after her divorce from MacKenzie Bezos was finalized in July 2019. Everything acquired during the marriage, from real estate to income, is considered common property in the Washington state where the Bezos live, as Insider’s Tanza Loudenback previously reported. Amazon did not respond to Insider’s request for comment on how the properties were divided after the divorce.
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Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world – just behind Elon Musk, according to the daily updated Bloomberg Billionaires Index – with an estimated personal fortune of $ 197 billion (around € 164 billion), while MacKenzie Scott (ex-Bezos) is now worth over $ 61 billion (around € 51 billion), making her one of the richest women in the world. In February 2021, Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping down from his role as CEO of Amazon to become the company’s executive chairman.
From his two Beverly Hills mansions to a sprawling estate in an upscale Seattle suburb, here are all the properties Bezos is known to own in the United States:
Jeff Bezos has spent millions of dollars amassing a collection of residential properties over the years.
A 2017 land report named the CEO of Amazon as the 28th largest landowner in the country. Over the years he has assembled several apartments in New York City, a ranch in Texas, and homes in Washington State, California, and Washington DC.
Before the Bezos’ divorce was finalized in July 2019, these properties also belonged to his wife MacKenzie, as all real estate acquired during a marriage is considered common property in Washington state where the Bezos live. . (They got married in 1993).
Although Bezos made at least one major real estate purchase following the news of his divorce, it is not known how the properties were distributed after the couple split up. Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on the matter.
In June 2019, two months after the couple’s divorce was announced, the former Amazon CEO reportedly spent around $ 80 million on three adjacent New York City apartments.
The set included a three-story penthouse and two units located directly below. It was the most expensive real estate transaction south of 42nd Street in New York City, expert Jonathan Miller told The Wall Street Journal.
Interior renderings of the apartment by design agency VisualHouse show the opulence of the penthouse.
The apartments have 12 bedrooms in total and cover a living area of 1,579 square meters.
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The Bezos base is an area of nearly 2,700 square meters in Medina, Washington.
Bezos’ two houses in Medina extend over approximately 2 hectares. According to the Wall Street Journal, he paid $ 10 million (approximately € 8.3 million) for this property in 1998. One of the houses is a 1,913 square meter mansion, with five bedrooms and four. bathrooms, and the other is a 771 square meter house, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, which is said to have cost $ 53 million (approximately € 44 million).
Medina, located on a peninsula just across from Seattle across Lake Washington, is a select suburb that’s also home to Bill Gates, along with other Microsoft bigwigs, tech entrepreneurs, and business moguls. telecommunications.
Many of the neighborhood’s homes are hidden behind doors and protected by elaborate security systems.
The Bezos estate underwent a $ 28 million (€ 23 million) renovation in 2010.
The home, which sits on the shores of Lake Washington, includes 95 yards of private shoreline and a boathouse.
Jeff Bezos also owns a property in Beverly Hills, California, one of the more expensive locations in the Los Angeles area.
Jeff Bezos bought this Spanish-style mansion in 2007 for $ 24.45 million (20 million euros).
The Beverly Hills home, which has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, is featured by Dream Homes magazine as having a greenhouse, a lighted and inground tennis court, a huge swimming pool, four fountains and a six-car garage. The street is favored by Hollywood stars, and is said to have been the home of Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Walter Matthau.
Ten years later, Bezos bought a smaller house next door.
Apparently, the first house in Beverly Hills did not meet Jeff Bezos’ space needs. In 2017, he bought a relatively modest four-bedroom, 424-square-meter home for $ 12.9 million (around € 10.7 million), right next to his first home. As you can see in the photo above, the Bezos estate towers over the block filled with mansions.
His most recent purchase in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Wall Street Journal in 2020, is the Warner Estate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Warner Estate was designed for Jack Warner, the former president of Warner Bros. Studios. in the 1930s. Jeff Bezos is said to have bought the house from billionaire David Geffen, who bought it in 1990 for $ 47.5 million (approximately € 39.5 million).
According to the Wall Street Journal, Bezos bought the 3.6-hectare property for a whopping $ 165 million ($ 137 million), making it the most expensive home ever sold in Los Angeles.
On February 12, the Wall Street Journal also reported that Bezos Expeditions, which manages Bezos’ venture capital investments, purchased undeveloped land in Los Angeles for $ 90 million (around € 74.8 million). . It is believed to be an investment.
Bezos also owns a 12,140 acre ranch about 50 miles from the town of Van Horn, Texas.
Jeff Bezos grew up spending the summer on his grandparents’ ranch near Cotulla, Texas, and purchased Figure 2 Ranch, which is approximately 12,140 hectares, to provide the same experience to his family.
Bezos bought the 12,140 hectare property after the seller spent “millions” to renovate it.
The U-shaped ranch seen above is a holdover from the vendor, who reportedly invested “millions” in its renovation. Behind the house is a pavilion for 12 people.
The property is also the base for Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin.
Blue Origin made history in 2015 with the successful launch and landing of the reusable New Shepard rocket. Its objective is to become a space tourism company, by transporting passengers in zero gravity.
The future former CEO of Amazon can also call the capital of the United States his ‘home’ since 2016.
In 2016, Jeff Bezos bought an old textile museum in Washington, DC for $ 23 million (approximately $ 19 million).
The approximately 2,500 square meter space, located in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, is a former textile museum that dates back to 1912, earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
The neighborhood, Kalorama, is a hotbed of Washington’s notables.
The Obamas have a $ 5.3 million ($ 4.4 million) home nearby, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner recently moved in just down the street.
The property’s two common structures have almost 2,500 square meters of living space, making it the largest home in Washington, DC.
The Bezos have reportedly spent $ 12 million (around € 10 million) to renovate surrounding homes and properties.
In January 2020, a source told The Washingtonian that Bezos also purchased the four-bedroom house across the street.
The brick house went on the market for just under $ 5 million in December 2019 and sold less than a month later, according to the Washingtonian. The post suggests the Amazon CEO may have chosen the neighboring property to protect his privacy, as the house had a direct view of his mansion across the street. An Amazon spokesperson did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on the rumored Jeff Bezos home purchase.
In addition to his 2019 New York real estate purchases, Bezos has already owned real estate in the city for years.
In December 2019, Amazon announced plans to open a new 1,500-employee office in New York City, less than a year after abandoning plans to build its second headquarters in the city.
But the CEO of Amazon has already owned residential properties in the city for years. In 2021, he announced he was stepping down as CEO of Amazon to become the company’s executive chairman.
In 1999, he bought three apartments in a historic Manhattan apartment building overlooking Central Park for $ 7.65 million (approximately € 6.4 million).
In 1999, Jeff Bezos purchased three apartments in the Century building at 25 Central Park West on the Upper West Side of New York City under a SCI called “Jetima”. He bought it from former Sony Music director Tommy Mottola for $ 7.65 million (around € 6.4 million).
Bezos bought an additional unit for $ 5.3 million (€ 4.4 million) in 2012, making him the owner of four apartments in this historic building.
This 32-story Art Deco building was built in 1931 and features a concierge, elevators, and three separate entrances, as well as a prime location right next to Central Park.
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