Amazon CEO and self made billionaire Jeff Bezos, he has amassed a massive real estate portfolio across the US, from his home state of Washington ,New York City, Beverly Hills, Seattle and has a home for each climate.
Bezos has built an e-commerce empire that reigns supreme in the virtual world. With an estimated net worth of $169.9 billion, he ranks as the world’s 2nd wealthiest person and his real estate holdings prove just how deep his pockets are.
In addition to owning cushy digs in California and New York city as well as lakefront property close to Amazon’s Seattle headquarter, Bezos has also managed to scoop up a vast amount of land over the years, earning him the unofficial title of land baron in the process.
Jeff Bezos Owns The $165 million Jack Warner Estate in Beverly Hills
In February 2020, Jeff Bezos bought the former estate of Warner Brothers founder, Jack Warner, from music mogul David Geffen for $165 million. It set the record for the most expensive residential real estate purchase in Los Angeles, as noted by the Wall Street Journal.
The nine-acre property was built in the 1930s for Warner when he was president of the legendary film studio bearing his name. The mansion is 13,600 square feet, and the property also has lush gardens, large terraces, two guesthouses, a tennis court, a pool, and a nine-hole golf course.
Located on Angelo Drive in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills, the Warner Estate is considered to be one of the grandest and most glamorous properties in all of Los Angeles. Geffen bought the estate in 1990 for $47.5 million, which was the then-record price paid for a private residence in Los Angeles.
$12.9 million Beverly Hills estate
In July 2018, Jeff Bezos bought a $12.9 million mansion located directly behind another one of his Beverly Hills mansions. Built in 1956, the 4,586 square foot home sits on a half-acre lot and it was never publicly listed for sale, per the Los Angeles Times. The property features large trees, copious patio space, and a swimming pool. The home has formal living and dining rooms, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, and six bathrooms. Two gated entrances lead to a large motor-court-style driveway. The purchase expands Bezos’ holdings in Beverly Hills and together with another property creates a 2.5 acre compound.
When the property was purchased in 2007, it had four en-suite bedrooms, a two-bedroom suite for staff, for six bathrooms total in the house. The property also has a separate guesthouse with an additional bedroom and bathroom. This home is solar-powered, per Mansion Global.
This property and the $12.9 million property on North Alpine drive create a fairly awkward u-shaped complex around another house. Does anyone want to take bets on how long it will be before Bezos buys that property too?
$23 million Mansion in Washington D.C.
In 2016, Jeff Bezos bought a 27,000 square foot mansion at 2320-2330 S Street NW in Washington D.C. for $23 million. The structure was originally built in 1914. As a residence, it has 10 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, six half bathrooms, and 11 fireplaces. The property is in the upscale Kalorama neighbourhood where neighbours include former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, as noted by the Daily Beast. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also lived in the neighbourhood during the presidency of her father, Donald Trump.
The mansion is the former site of the Textile Museum. Urban Turf reported on the conversion of the museum into one of the largest residential properties in the Washington D.C. area. Bezos did a $12 million renovation on the property immediately after closing the deal; he had the exterior, roofs, and driveways renovated, installed a geothermal system, restored a pergola, and expanded a terrace. He also had a limestone-and-glass garden room added to the property and turned the carriage house into a residence for staff. This home was purchased three years after he became the sole owner of The Washington Post.
$80 million for three units at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan
In mid-2018, Jeff Bezos closed on an $80 million deal to purchase the penthouse and the two units directly below it at 212 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Located near Madison Square Park, the penthouse alone occupies three-floors of the building. If the three units are combined, it would be a home of more than 17,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms, per the Wall Street Journal.
When Bezos closed the deal the penthouse was asking $58 million, which is a significant reduction from the $73.8 million it was asking in 2017. The other two units sold for a combined $28.45 million. At the time, it was the most expensive residential real estate deal ever in New York City south of 42nd street.
The building at 212 Fifth Avenue was built in 1912 and was originally a commercial property used for manufacturing. In 2015 it was converted into about 50 condos. The building also has a gym and game room.
$50 million mansion next door to his Medina, Washington estate
Jeff Bezos bought the $50 million mansion next door to his Medina, Washington estate. The lakeside community of Medina is a haven for the wealthy and it’s home to other tech moguls like Bill Gates. At 5.35 acres, Bezos’ waterfront hideaway is one of the largest in the area, thanks to a $28 million renovation project which increased the total living area from 13,000 to 29,000 square feet. Aside from the main home, there’s also a caretaker’s cottage and a 4,500 boat house on Lake Washington, where Bezos regularly holds brainstorming sessions.
Corn Ranch in Van Horn, Texas
Purchased in 2004, the Corn Ranch serves as the base of operations for Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Bezos in 2000. The 165,000-acre spread located just north of Van Horn, Texas is the test site of the New Shepard rocket. This vertical-launching, vertical-landing manned suborbital vehicle has been in development for the last decade and took its maiden flight in April 2015.