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Jeff Bezos Just Bought LA's Most Expensive Home

Amazon founder paid $165M for Warner estate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2020 2:27 AM CST
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren S?nchez arrives for a blue carpet event organized by Amazon Prime Video in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.   (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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(Newser) – Jeff Bezos just bought the most expensive house ever sold in Los Angeles, and he's not going to have to worry about mortgage payments: With an estimated net worth of $131 billion, the Amazon founder could have bought the $165 million mansion almost 800 times over. Bezos has bought the 9.4-acre estate built by former Warner Bros. president Jack Warner, which includes a 13,600-square foot mansion, the Wall Street Journal reports. It was last owned by entertainment mogul David Geffen, who paid $45 million for it in 1990 and spent another $20 million on renovations.

The compound, which includes a nine-hole golf course, a tennis court, two guesthouses, and a wooden floor once owned by Napoleon, has been described as "the archetypal studio mogul’s estate," the Guardian reports. Bezos also reportedly visited the Chartwell estate in Bel-air, bought by Lachlan Murdoch last year for $150 million, while house-hunting with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. TMZ reports that Bezos' other recent property purchases include a $90 million undeveloped plot of land in LA and three apartments in New York City, which cost a total of $80 million. (Read more Jeff Bezos stories.)

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