15 Expensive Things Owned By Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos
He’s an Internet Billionaire, technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, he owns various companies including Blue Origin and Amazon with him having an estimated net worth of around $84.1 Billion Dollars making him currently the world’s second richest man, he’s Jeff Bezos and Vidello Productions is taking a look at 15 expensive things he owns.
15 – Washington DC Home
Thought to be the most expensive house in the Capital of the United States, this home is priced at around $23 million in cash and was purchased on October 21st 2016.
The former textile museum was converted into a house and it covers 27,000 square feet.
The house is said to be right next door to former president Obama’s home and just across the road is another home belonging to first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, presidential adviser Jared Kushner.
14 – Ulysse Nardin Dual Time 233-88-7
Costing around $7,700 new, Jeff Bezos is the proud owner of a Ulysse Nardin Dual Time watch.
Bezos has often been seen wearing the watch to interviews, private parties and keynote speeches.
13 – 10,000 Year Clock
Located inside the heart of a mountain, Jeff Bezos is building this massive Atomic Clock in the Sierra Diablo Mountain Range, Texas.
The clock is set to keep the time for the next 10,000 years with the century hand moving once every 100 years.
The clock is expected to be a hard to reach tourist attraction with mountain trails and difficult walking conditions.
There is a gondola being planned to help people reach the tunnels leading into the clock and the team have also planned 5 rooms celebrating anniversaries of the clock from 1, 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 years.
No information on the price of the project but it’s thought to be in the millions.
12 – Corn Ranch, West Texas
Known to be the current headquarters and operating area for Blue Origin, this massive ranch covers around 165,000 acres and is located north of Van Horn Texas.
The site is being used to test the New Sheppard Rocket vertical-launching, vertical-landing manned suborbital vehicle has been in development for the last decade and took its maiden flight in April 2015.
Its thought that the spaceport will soon turn into an international port for both commercial and tourist space flights.
11 – Beverly Hills Home
Costing $24.5 Million dollars and covering an area of 12,000 square foot, this sprawling Beverly Hills estate is located just across the road from Tom Cruises compound.
The home garden features a large greenhouse, tennis court, swimming pool and luxury guest house that has its own 2 acres of land.
The house features a sensational open plan kitchen with marble counter-tops and unique lights.
Deluxe white sofas are seen throughout the living room and its reported that the house has 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
10 – 1988 Chevrolet Blazer
Often seen driving this car, Jeff Bezos has made a trip direct from Seattle to New York in this car.
He is said to have described his love for the car due to its simply awesome style.
The car features 4 wheel drive, manual 5-speed gearbox and a 125bhp petrol engine.
The car can accelerate from 0-60 in 13.3 seconds and has a top speed of around 100 km/h.
Back in 1988 the car would have had a price tag of around $12,700 dollars.
We have been unable to find any other cars owned by Jeff Zezos however you can help by leaving a comment down below if you know more!
9 – Blue Origin
Blue Origin is a privately funded American Aerospace Manufacturer and spaceflight company that is currently owned by Jeff Bezos.
The company initially focused on sub-orbital flights and has been building and testing its newest spacecraft, New Shepard at its spaceport in Corn Ranch, Texas.
The company moved into the orbital spaceflight business in 2014 and was initially a rocket supplier for other companies.
By 2015, Blue Origin had announced plans to also manufacture and fly its own orbital launch vehicle from the Florida Space Coast.
The company has the potential to make Billions of Dollars as the private space race continues.
8 – Bezos Expeditions
Jeff Bezos has several arms to his company and one of these is called, Bezos Expeditions and features a number of investments in companies around the world.
Some of the more notable companies on the expansive list include Residential letting group Airbnb, Sustainable energy group General Fusion, Technology firm Lookout, Localized Social Networking platform Next-door and many more.
Expeditions also have holdings in Twitter, Uber and Cloud Computing service SkyTap.
The foundation has also been investing heavily in side projects such as the F1 rocket engine recovery program and they have made donations to the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
7 – Medina Property, Medina, WA
Understood to be on the shores of lake Washington, Jeff Bezos has increased the living area of this lakeside property from 13,200 square feet to over 29,000 square feet.
The property features several non living area buildings and the estate hosts the largest boat house on the lake.
The property comes with 310 feet of waterfront and stretches over 200 yards from the shoreline to Evergreen Point Road.
Its thought Bezos spent roughly $28 million dollars to refurbish the home and this included a new caretakers cottage.
The mansion is said to be very private and not much more is known about the interior, however one bonus for Bezos, he has the one person who’s wealth he might be about to overtake as his neighbor…. yes none other than Bill Gates.
6 – Investments In Google
It’s been revealed that Jeff Bezos was one of the first investors in Internet Search Engine Giant, Google.
He is thought to have invested $250,000 in the company in 1998 and Jeff Bezos has definitely reaped the rewards as a result.
Purchasing 3.3 million shares in the company with that money has, today resulted in a profit of around $3.1 Billion Dollars.
5 – Denny Triangle, Seattle
Costing £207.5 million dollars, Jeff Bezos purchased a 3 block area in downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle.
The space is currently being developed for a trio of offices and a new satellite campus for the company.
In 2014 he also purchased a fourth block, said to have cost $52 Million dollars and this brings the total office space owned by the billionaire to 3.2 million square feet.
4 – The Washington Post
Costing $250 million to purchase, Washington DC’s largest and most popular newspaper was originally owned by the Graham family.
Bezos has vowed to continue the newspaper’s long history of independent journalism.
The newspaper was founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins and added its Sunday edition in 1880.
The sale included the Spanish language newspaper El Tiempo Latino, the Fairfax Times, The Gazette, the free daily newspaper Express, Southern Maryland Newspapers, and several other newspapers for the U.S. armed forces.
3 – Century Tower Apartments, Manhattan
After five years of working within Amazon, Jeff Bezos decided to establish an east coast presence with the purchase of 3 linked apartments in Manhattan’s Century Tower from Sony Music Producer, Tommy Mottola.
The deal, which took place in 1999, was reported to have cost Jeff Bezos $7.7 million dollars.
The purchase also netted Bezos a 10,000 square foot home away from home and he shares the property with his wife, children and family when visiting the city.
Today, buyers purchasing property in the tower can expect to pay roughly $2000 – $3000 dollars per square foot.
2 – Amazon Worldwide
By far the biggest and most successful part of the Jeff Bezos empire, Amazon now sells more than $135 billion dollars of goods and services annually and has a valuation of close to $83 billion dollars.
The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Seattle, Washington after Jeff Bezos chose the name while reading through a dictionary.
Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico.
The company has made some significant acquisitions and mergers over the years and these include the .buy domain that was purchased in an auction for $4,588,888 dollars.
The company has partnered with DC comics and holds exclusive digital rights to popular comics including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Watchmen.
The company is also partnered with both the US Postal Service and The UK Civil Aviation Authority for delivery services now and in the future.
1 – South Lake Union Campus
Purchased in December 2012 for a reported price of $1.15 Billion dollars, this massive campus was acquired from Microsoft’s Paul Allen.
Jeff Bezos had recently purchased 11 buildings and office space in the area and buying this property meant he is now one of Seattle’s biggest employers.
The site features the University of Washington medical research hub that works to develop life changing therapies and medical breakthroughs.
More recently, construction began on an 8 story clinic and research building that will house both retina and diabetic clinics.
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