Jeff Bezos keeps making waves, and not just for being the world’s third-richest man with a staggering net worth of $253 billion (US$163 billion). It’s also for his real estate holdings.
Starting in 1994 as an online bookstore, Amazon morphed into a multitrillion-dollar company with Bezos, now 59, as the ringleader of it all.
Since then, he has amassed a gigantic real estate portfolio worth of more than $760m, accounting for inflation.
Ranging from properties in Beverly Hills, Seattle, West Texas, and even cities like Washington, DC, and New York City, Bezos has a home for every US climate.
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And now he has another under his belt. In June 2023 Bezos reportedly purchased a $104m (US$68m) home for him and his soon-to-be-bride Lauren Sanchez in Florida’s exclusive “Billionaire Bunker,” or Indian Creek Island.
That three-bedroom, three-bathroom home traded hands off-market in June — and neighbours will include Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. The house measures a whopping 860 sqm on 2.8 acres, which for an island that small — is quite a feat.
But Bezos has plenty more places to rest his head. Take a peek inside all his property holdings.
Madison Square Park
212 Fifth Ave — $148m (US$96m)
At the height of the pandemic in April 2020, the online shopping magnate closed on a $16m, three-bedroom condo on the 20th floor of 212 Fifth Ave.
It’s the fifth time he bought an entire floor in the 24-story building — he already dropped $80m in June 2019 on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th floors.
His 2019 apartment spree included the purchase of a three-storey, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse and the two-unit floor beneath it, which he planned to combine into a single mega-condo totaling 1,580 sqm, according to Realtor.
Bezos’ penthouse even has an observatory. And each unit in the building, which overlooks Madison Square Park, has galleried hallways, solid oak and marble floors and luxury finishes.
The stately building, built in 1912, offers a fitness centre, a yoga studio, a treatment room, a playroom, a game room, a dining and meeting room, a catering kitchen and a screening room.
25 Central Park West — $20m (US$13m)
It’s been widely reported that Bezos owns four apartments worth $17.5 million in the Century Condominium at 25 Central Park West, which neighbours Central Park and has been home to composer George Gershwin and Friends star Matthew Perry, according to Mansion Global.
He is said to have bought three apartments in the building in 1999 for $7.65m (about $12.13m today), and added a fourth to his collection for $5.3m in 2012.
However, an insider told The Post Bezos does not own any of these properties.
Either way, the 33-storey, dual-tower structure was built in 1932 by Irwin Chanin, who was known for Broadway theatre designs. The building, complete with Art Deco exterior and lobby, holds over 400 unique condominiums, according to StreetEasy.
2320-2330 S Street, Kalorama — $35.3m (US$23m)
The Amazon honcho paid $23m in 2016 for the former Textile Museum in Washington’s upscale Kalorama neighbourhood — then he got to work on a $12m renovation, according to a Washingtonian report.
Bezos purchased the estate three years after becoming the sole owner of the Washington Post.
The neighbourhood once housed Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as well as Barack and Michelle Obama.
The brick exterior has stately Roman columns and balconies, a sweeping lawn with a fountain and a private garden with brick-arched walkways.
Covering 2,508 sqm, it was originally built in 1914. It holds 10 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, six powder rooms and 11 fireplaces.
Home across the street
2325 S Street — $7.7m (US$5m)
Bezos also bought the 445 sqm home across the street for $5m in January 2020 through the Capital Revocable Trust, which represents Bezos, the Washingtonian reported.
The four-bedroom home, built in 1951, has five full bathrooms and two powder rooms.
With vaulted ceilings, detailed crown moulding, carved marble fireplaces and distressed hardwood floors, it boasts a 700-bottle wine cellar and a roof deck.
The home, with a brick and limestone exterior, also offers a stately dining room, elegant country-style kitchen, walk-in wardrobes, balcony and covered patio with vaulted skylight.
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Harry Warner Estate
Near Sunset Blvd. — $253.4m (US$165m)
In a record-shattering deal just before the coronavirus pandemic, Bezos purchased a $165m mansion from billionaire producer David Geffen.
The stunning, 1140 sqm home near Sunset Boulevard has distressed wood plank floors, fresco walls, diamond-shaped windows and hand-carved doors.
The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate contains a koi pond, a European garden, a lagoon-like pool and spa, waterfalls, a tennis court, a tree-lined cobblestone driveway and a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace.
The estate also boasts a dining room for 12, a formal living room with an antique fireplace, an indoor-outdoor bar, a game room and a den with a fireplace.
The kitchen has exposed wooden ceiling beams and handpainted tiles, and there is even an attached apartment.
The brick house was built for Warner Bros. Studios founder Harry Warner in 1923.
Chairs from the original Warner Bros. Studios provide seating in the in-home theatre, according to the listing.
The owner’s suite has vaulted and beamed ceilings, dual bathrooms, a refreshment area, a fireplace and a wraparound terrace.
The Tudor and French country-style home also has a two-storey guesthouse that has hosted celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, according to the listing.
North Alpine Drive | $37.6m (US$24.5m)
The soon-to-be executive chair of Amazon bought this solar-powered, seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in 2007 for $24.45m.
The Spanish-style home has exposed wooden ceiling beams, reddish floor tiles, detailed blue and yellow decorative tiling, arched doors and wooden rotunda ceilings, according to the listing.
It has an eat-in kitchen with a fireplace, a family room, a media room and an owner’s bedroom with a private veranda and views of the city.
On the two-acre estate, there are four outdoor gardens, a greenhouse, a sunken and lit tennis court, a swimming pool, an outdoor dining area, a separate guest apartment, a six-car garage, patios and a motor court.
N. Alpine Drive | $19.8m (US$12.9m)
Bezos bought a second, neighbouring Beverly Hills estate in 2017 for $12.9m.
The off-market deal added a half-acre to his existing two acres. The contemporary-style, single-story home was built in 1956 and covers 420 sqm with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to Mansion Global, which noted that Google Maps shows a large pool in the backyard.
Culberson and Hudspeth counties
This whopping 12,140ha property in the west-most part of Texas is the base for Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin.
But the property also has a four-bedroom grey stucco home. Bezos purchased the house from lawyer Ronald Stasny for an unknown amount in 2004. Originally built in the 1920s, it underwent millions in renovations under Stasny, who said that Bezos intended to keep the house mostly as-is when he purchased it. It has deer-antler chandeliers, oak furniture, historical photos and paintings of the ranch, a barn and a guesthouse, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Bezos, who attended elementary school in Houston, said he wants his family to have the chance to live on a ranch after he got to stay on his grandfather’s 25,000-acre ranch in Cotulla, Texas, as a kid, according to the report.
Ranches in the area go for about $1,400 an acre, Realtor.com shows, and Stasny told the WSJ that Bezos paid a premium.
Near the Post Office — $19.8m (US$10m)
One of Bezos’ first homes he purchased following new-found success at the company was in Medina, Seattle.
He paid $10m in 1998 for a 1914 sqm, five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, according to Realtor.com. The 5.3-acre property in the ritzy Seattle suburb is located near the local Post Office and grocery store.
Then, in 2005, he reportedly spent $50m on a neighbouring 772 sqm mansion with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The properties have a combined nearly 100m of shoreline.
Finally, Bezos plunked down $28m in renovations on the combined estate in 2010, according to Realtor.com, for a total of $88m spent on the estate — $118 million, adjusting for inflation.
Medina Peninsula is accessible from Seattle via the longest floating bridge in the world, spanning 2.35km across Lake Washington.
The small city has a golf and country club founded in 1927, where residents like to not only golf but swim and play tennis, according to Mansion Global.
Indian Creek Island — $104.4m (US$68m)
In June, not long after Bezos and Sanchez were spotted on his $500m yacht sailing the Mediterranean Sea after becoming engaged, a big-dollar purchase closed for the two to share a Florida mansion.
On exclusive Indian Creek Island, this newly acquired perch had previously been owned by the hotelier Tulia Soucy de Gonzalez Gorrondona.
This mansion last traded hands in 1982 for $1.4m — or some $4.4 million today when adjusted for inflation.
The island has a population of just 81 residents, and has its own mayor and police force.
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This article first appeared in The Post and was republished with permission.