(Bloomberg) — Jeff Bezos is on a buying spree befitting the world’s richest man.
The Amazon.com Inc. founder agreed to pay $165 million for a Beverly Hills mansion on 9 acres, in line with an individual with data of the matter, setting a report for a Los Angeles-area dwelling.
The property designed for Hollywood movie titan Jack Warner within the 1930s was described by Architectural Digest in 1992 because the “archetypal studio mogul’s property,” in-built Georgian fashion with expansive terraces and its personal nine-hole golf course.
Information of the sale emerged simply days after filings confirmed Bezos cashed out $4.1 billion of Amazon shares and comes amid experiences that he’s additionally entered the artwork market. He reportedly set a report for artist Ed Ruscha at a Christie’s public sale with a $52.5 million buy of “Hurting the Phrase Radio #2” in November and in addition purchased “Vignette 19” by Kerry James Marshall for $18.5 million.
The acquisition of the Warner property, described by the particular person on situation they not be named, was reported earlier Wednesday by the Wall Road Journal. The property has belonged to David Geffen since 1990, when he paid $47.5 million. Bezos was seen socializing on the leisure mogul’s mega-yacht final summer time, seen in an Instagram submit with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s former chief, Lloyd Blankfein.
Bezos, 56, who for years maintained a low-key private life, has been a supply of frequent headlines since he and MacKenzie Bezos divorced in 2019. He’s been strolling purple carpets with Sanchez and has even been drawn into geopolitical controversies over allegations that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was concerned in hacking his telephone. He was within the viewers for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony and attracted extra consideration than some movie stars.
“He’s received money,” comic Chris Rock mentioned within the present’s opening monologue. “When he writes a test, the financial institution bounces.”
Bezos had been searching for an property for months, in line with brokers who had been contacted throughout the search. In a January interview, realtor Josh Flagg mentioned he’d get a name “no less than as soon as a month from totally different brokers asking if I’ve one thing.”
The acquisition provides to a string of mega-deals for high-end residential properties for the reason that begin of 2019. Citadel founder Ken Griffin plunked down report $238 million for a New York penthouse at 220 Central Park South. Lachlan Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, paid a then-California report of about $150 million for a Bel-Air property that had been featured a few half century in the past on “The Beverly Hillbillies” TV present. Hedge fund billionaire Steven Schonfeld and his spouse Brooke closed on a mega-mansion in Palm Seashore, Florida, for $111 million.
Bezos’s real-estate empire already options properties on each U.S. coasts, akin to a Washington, D.C., mansion the place he lately hosted a celebration for the town’s elite together with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. He additionally owns 170,000 hectares (420,000 acres) of desert scrub in Texas.
Regardless, he can afford it. Even after his marital break up, he’s price $131.9 billion, in line with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.