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The richest man in the world bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $ 165 million

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, bought a $ 165 million estate in Beverly Hills, California. This was the record amount paid for residential real estate in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos purchased a $ 165 million estate in Beverly Hills, California, The Wall Street Journal reported with reference to informed sources.

The deal was a record on the residential real estate market in Los Angeles and its suburbs. The previous record was set in December 2019, when the son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch Lachlan bought a $ 150 million mansion in the prestigious Los Angeles area of ​​Los Angeles, known for the old Beverly Hills Hillbilly television series.

The Georgian-style Bezos mansion is 1260 square meters. m. On the territory of 3.6 hectares there are extensive terraces and gardens, two guest houses, three greenhouses, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course and a car court with its own service garage.

According to Realtor.com, Bezos already owns several apartments overlooking Central Park in New York, an estate of over 12,000 hectares in Medina, Washington, a huge ranch in West Texas and two real estate properties in the US capital.

American Forbes notes that recently the richest man in the world (his fortune is $ 131.3 billion) and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were seen when examining the most expensive mansions in the most prestigious areas of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Bel Air. The legendary estate, designed in the 1930s for Jack Warner, who was then president of the Warner Bros. film company, could not help but attract their attention. In 1992, Architectural Digest magazine wrote that only a few Beverly Hills homes can rival Warner’s estate. “It was and remains a model of the magnate’s estate,” the magazine emphasized.

After the death of Jack Warner in 1978, his wife owned the estate. After her death in 1990, media tycoon David Geffen bought it for $ 47.5 million. Then it was a record amount paid for a residential property in the Los Angeles area. Now Geffen sold it to Bezos, and again at a record price for these places.

The most expensive residential property sold throughout the U.S. is the Manhattan apartment, which Citadel founder billionaire Ken Griffin bought for $ 238 million in January 2019.

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