These are all of Jeff Bezos' lavish properties in the US
Jeff Bezos has accumulated a huge real estate portfolio across the United States, from his home state of Washington to New York City. A 2017 land report ranked Jeff Bezos as the 28th largest landowner in the country.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world, followed closely by Elon Musk, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which is updated daily, with a personal fortune estimated at £142 billion, while MacKenzie Scott (Bezos’ ex-wife) is now worth over £44 billion, making her one of the richest women in the world. In February 2021, Jeff Bezos announced that he was stepping down from his role as CEO of Amazon to become the company's executive chairman.
From his two Beverly Hills mansions to a large estate in an upscale Seattle suburb, here are all the properties Bezos is known to own in the United States.
In June 2019, two months after the announcement of the couple's divorce, the former Amazon CEO is reported to have spent about £58 million on three adjacent flats in New York City
The complex consists of a three-storey penthouse and two units located directly below it. It was the most expensive real estate deal south of 42nd Street in New York City, expert Jonathan Miller told The Wall Street Journal.
Renderings of the interior of the flat by creative agency VisualHouse show the opulence of the penthouse
The flats have a total of 12 rooms and cover a living area of 17,000 square feet.
The Bezos' base is a nearly 30,000 square foot estate in Medina, Washington
The Bezos’ two houses in Medina cover about 5 acres. According to the Wall Street Journal, he paid £7.2 million for the property in 1998. One of the houses is a 20,000 square foot house, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the other is an 8,000 square foot house, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, which cost £38 million.
Medina, located on a peninsula just across Lake Washington from Seattle, is a select suburb that is also home to Bill Gates, as well as other Microsoft executives, tech entrepreneurs, and telecom moguls
Many of the houses in the neighbourhood are hidden behind gates and protected by elaborate security systems.
The Bezos estate was renovated at a cost of £20 million in 2010
The house, which is located on the shores of Lake Washington, includes 300 feet of private shoreline and a boathouse.
Jeff Bezos also owns a property in Beverly Hills, California, one of the most expensive communities in the Los Angeles area
Jeff Bezos bought this Spanish-style mansion in 2007 for £17.6 million.
The Beverly Hills home, which has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, is featured by Dream Homes magazine as having a greenhouse, a lighted sunken tennis court, a huge swimming pool, four fountains, and a six-car garage. The street is favoured by Hollywood stars and is said to have been the home of Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Walter Matthau.
Ten years later, Bezos bought a smaller house next door.
Apparently, the first Beverly Hills home didn't fit Jeff Bezos' space requirements. In 2017, he bought a relatively modest four-bedroom, 4,500 square foot home for £9.3 million, right next door to his first home. As you can see in the photo above, Bezos' property dominates the block full of mansions.
His most recent purchase in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Wall Street Journal in 2020, is the Warner estate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Warner Estate was designed for Jack Warner, the former president of Warner Bros. studios in the 1930s. Jeff Bezos reportedly bought the house from billionaire David Geffen, who bought it in 1990 for £34.3 million.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Bezos bought the 9-acre property for a staggering £119 million, making it the most expensive house ever sold in Los Angeles
On February 12, the Wall Street Journal also reported that Bezos Expeditions, which manages Bezos' venture capital investments, purchased undeveloped land in Los Angeles for £65 million. It is believed to be an investment.
Bezos also owns a 30,000-acre ranch about 50 miles from the city of Van Horn, in Texas
Jeff Bezos grew up spending summers on his grandparents' ranch near Cotulla, Texas, and bought the approximately 30,000-acre Figure 2 ranch to provide the same experience for his family.
Bezos bought the 30,000-acre property after the seller spent ‘millions’ on renovating it.
The U-shaped ranch shown above was left by the seller, who is said to have invested ‘millions’ in its renovation. Behind the house is a pavilion for 12 people.
The property is also the basis of Bezos' private space company, Blue Origin
Blue Origin made history in 2015 by successfully launching and landing the reusable New Shepard rocket. Its objective is to become a space tourism company, transporting passengers to space.
The former Amazon CEO has also called the US capital his 'home' since 2016
In 2016, Jeff Bezos bought a former textile museum in Washington, DC for £16 million.
The approximately 27,000 square foot space, located in the Kalorama district of Washington, DC, is a former textile museum dating back to 1912, earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
The neighbourhood, Kalorama, is a mecca for Washington's leaders
The Obamas own a £3.8 million house nearby, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner recently moved in just down the street.
The two common structures of the property have a living area of almost 27,000 square feet, making it the largest house in Washington, DC
The Bezos’ reportedly spent £8.6 million on renovating the houses and surrounding properties.
In January 2020, a source told The Washingtonian that Bezos had also bought the four-bedroom house across the street
The brick house was put on the market for just under £3.6 million in December 2019 and sold less than a month later, according to the Washingtonian. The publication suggests that Amazon's CEO may have chosen the neighbouring property to protect his privacy because the house had a direct view of his mansion across the street. An Amazon spokesman did not respond to Business Insider's request for comments on the rumour that Jeff Bezos had bought the house.
In addition to his real estate purchases in New York City in 2019, Bezos has owned property in the city for years
In December 2019, Amazon announced its intention to open a new office with 1,500 employees in New York City, less than a year after abandoning its plans to build its second headquarters in the city.
But Amazon's former CEO has owned residential properties in the city for years. In 2021, he announced that he was stepping down as Amazon's CEO to become the company's executive chairman.
In 1999, he bought three flats in a historic Manhattan building overlooking Central Park for £5.5 million
In 1999, Jeff Bezos bought three flats in the Century Building at 25 Central Park West on New York's Upper West Side under an SCI called ‘Jetima.’ He bought it from the former director of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola, for £5.5 million.
Bezos bought an additional unit for £3.8 million in 2012, making him the owner of four flats in this historic building
This 32-storey Art Deco building was built in 1931 and has a concierge service, lifts, and three separate entrances, as well as a prime location right next to Central Park.