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Bezos buys Warner Estate in Beverly Hills for record $165 million

Report: Jeff Bezos buys L.A. mansion for $165M and land from Paul Allen estate for $90M Jeff Bezos has reportedly broken California's record for the most expensive home sale of all time with his purchase of a $165 million Beverly Hills mansion
Conrad Doyle | 13 February, 2020, 22:36

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, has purchased a KSh 16.5 billion home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, United States of America.

The Amazon founder's purchase of the home from the media mogul David Geffen is the largest amount paid for a single-family Los Angeles-area home.

According to Architectural Digest, the Beverly Hills house is spread in 13,600-square feet, which has expansive terraces and gardens, two guesthouses, nursery and three hothouses, tennis court, swimming pool, nine-hole golf course and motor court.

Indeed, Los Angeles luxury homebuyers have engaged in a game of "can you top this?" the last several months, with the first instance an unidentified purchaser plucking the former Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills fo $120 million.

The sale price breaks the previous record for Los Angeles County past year with the $150 million sale of Chartwell, the Bel-Air estate that appeared in "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Warner Estate in Los Angeles
Warner Estate in Los Angeles

Hollywood producer Geffen paid $47.5 million for it in 1990. And Bezos was actively shopping for Los Angeles mansions in the nine-figure range in the last few weeks, looking for a home for himself and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. Bezos had also purchased two other houses below the penthouse apartment.

The Journal, citing a person familiar with the transaction, reported that Bezos Expeditions, an umbrella company for various Bezos endeavors, also spent $90 million for a nearby plot of undeveloped land from the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Bezos has maintained his lead as the world's richest man according to Forbes, despite divorcing his wife Mackenzie in a case estimated at KSh 3.8 trillion in January 2020.

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. Bezos has been searching for a home for the past year, according to Page Six. The dude reportedly purchased three NYC units on Fifth Avenue and 26th for a combined $80 million past year.

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