Space or Beverly Hills? When it comes to Jeff Bezos, he’s so up in the air these days. Literally. Whether it’s his crazy high purchase of a Beverly Hills home perched high on an estate or his Blue Origin space company, the sky is just his starting point. Go, Jeff!
We already know Beverly Hills homes are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to out-of-this-world prices (Jethro will tell ya). But Jeff just hit the stratosphere with this majestic beauty.
We watched the Chartwell Estate in Beverly Hills recently set a mind-blowing new record for a roof over your head (and about a thousand of your closest friends) at US$150 million. Well, Jeff just raised the ante.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bezos bought the nine-acre property for $165 million from billionaire David Geffen.
The property designed for Hollywood film titan Jack Warner in the 1930s was described by Architectural Digest in 1992 as the “archetypal studio mogul’s estate.”
Built in Georgian style with expansive terraces and its own nine-hole golf course.
It’s now the most expensive home ever sold in the Los Angeles area. Being the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $117 billion, Bezos isn’t a frugal shopper.
212 Fifth Ave. Source: VisualHouse via StreetEasy
In fact, he has quite a few homes across the country. Let’s start with this three-story penthouse that includes 2 units directly below it in New York City.
The Amazon CEO reportedly dropped about $80 million on this Fifth Avenue prize.
Penthouse at 212 Fifth Ave. Source: Sotheby’s via StreetEasy
His 2 homes in Medina, Washington sits upon 5.3 acres of land and gives him nearly 29,000 square feet of cozy living space.
Medina is the seventh richest zip code in the U.S. with a median home value of $2.77 million. Hey, you gotta keep up when Bill Gates is your neighbor in this exclusive suburban neighborhood.
Then there’s Elon Musk who’s doing just the opposite of keeping up with the Gates, selling off all his California homes. Someone’s got outer space on the brain.
Growing up hanging with the grandfolks at their Texas ranch, Jeff must have learned at an early age that Texas is all about thinking large. Make that larger than life.
Jeff Bezos’ maternal grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise, was the regional director of the United States Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque.
He took early retirement and lived out of the rest of his days at the family ranch called “Lazy G” in Cotulla, Texas.
True to form, Bezos splurged on a 30,000-acre ranch in Corn Ranch, West Texas where his space company, Blue Origin now resides. Now that’s coming full circle.
You see, in this alternative universe where very few of us get to live, Beverly Hills is the domain to conquer, not space. Jeff’s goal with Blue Origin is to get all of us everyday people up in space. And hopefully, we’ll be doing more than stocking galactic Amazon warehouses.