Jeff Bezos buys lavish Beverly Hills estate for record $165m

The main home on the property Jeff Bezos acquired from media mogul David Geffen for a record $165 million is seen on Feb. 13 2020

The main home on the property Jeff Bezos acquired from media mogul David Geffen for a record $165 million is seen on Feb. 13 2020

According to The Wall Street Journal, Bezos purchased the historic nine-acre property for approximately $165 million-a record for the Los Angeles area.

Mr Bezos, who is worth around $132bn, purchases the property from the media mogul David Geffen. The house is spread over 13,600-square foot and has many terraces, gardens, two guesthouses, a swimming pool, tennis court, and a nine-hole golf course! Citadel founder Ken Griffin plunked down record $238 million for a NY penthouse at 220 Central Park South. Lachlan Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, paid a then-California record of about $150 million for a Bel-Air estate that had been featured about a half century ago on "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV show. Geffen had paid $47.5 million for the property then, the Guardian reported.

Bezos reportedly also splashed out $80 million on a few NY apartments earlier this year.

In addition to the Warner estate, which was not listed by an MLS (multiple listing service), Bezos purchased an undeveloped compound formerly owned by Allen. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the world's second richest man, with an estimated net worth of $113 billion.

The property Jeff Bezos acquired from media mogul David Geffen for a record $165 million is seen on Feb. 13 2020
The sprawling Beverly Hills property Jeff Bezos acquired from media mogul David Geffen for a record $165 million is seen on Feb. 13 2020

Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez had reportedly been visiting several homes in the L.A. area priced at more than $100 million.

Bezos, the world's richest man with a fortune over $120 billion, purchased the mega-mansions for $165 million and $90 million, respectively. The house - or rather mansion - was built in 1930s for Jack Warner, former president of Warner Bros.

It's something of a style makeover for Bezos, 56, whose once-low-key personal life has been a source of frequent headlines since he and MacKenzie Bezos divorced in 2019. The dude reportedly purchased three NYC units on Fifth Avenue and 26th for a combined $80 million past year. Amazon has faced criticism over its treatment of workers who want the company to do more to combat climate change, while Bezos has also been the subject of worldwide intrigue over suggestions that his personal phone may have been hacked by the Saudi government.

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