10 Expensive Things Owned By Walt Disney Billionaires
These Disney Billionaires have a combined net worth of over £200 Billion Dollars, Vidello Productions looks at 10 Expensive Things They Own or Owned.
Roy Disney – $1.2 Billion – Toluca Lake Estate
Sold in 2013 for close to $3.2 Million Dollars, this estate was home to the late Roy E. Disney, son of Disney founder, Roy O. Disney for over 35 years.
At the time of his death he was a shareholder and served as a consultant for the company and Director Emeritus for the Board of Directors.
The home features The home measures 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms and sits on 4,876 square feet with a total lot size of 0.82 acres and was built in 1948.
There is a remodelled kitchen with stainless steel counter-tops, Butcher block island, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer and Viking 6 burner range/oven.
Other features include a Family room with stand up bar and separate office alcove with open beam ceilings and fireplace opening to outside.
Outside there is a large swimming pool, terraced family area and landscaped gardens.
Other homes previously owned by Disney is another Toluca Lake home with 2 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms sitting on 2,443 square feet and a home in Linda Isle community of Newport Beach that was sold in 2007 for just over $9 Million.
Michael Eisner – $1 Billion – Bel Air Mansion
Costing a massive $8,200,000 million dollars, this large house sits right next door to his main home in Bel Air.
Rumours have suggested that Eisner plans to merge the two properties into one large compound, but this hs so far yet to come to furition.
Eisner has a history of creating massive residential compounds. He also owns a compound in Malibu.
The one Acre Tudor Style property features a main house, guest house, pool and expansive grounds, situated in a gated community with high security.
The house features leaded glass windows, hardwood flooring, whitewashed brick, half-beam exterior and interior detailing.
Its understood that in addition to this new house, he also spent close to $3,000,000 million dollars on the current home he is living in next door.
John Chen – Unknown – Sybase Technology Company
Sybase was an enterprise software and services company that produced software to manage and analyse information in relational databases.
John Chen owned investments within the company until it was purchased by SAP SE in November, 2012.
One of the major competitors for Sybase was Larry Ellison’s Oracle which moved ahead in the technology race and made Ellison Billions.
John Chen lead Sybase for 15 years and helped turn the company into a $1 Billion Dollar powerhouse.
John Chen is currently the CEO of mobile phone company Blackberry.
Jack Dorsey – $1.9 Billion – Sea-cliff Mansion
Located in the exclusive El Camino Del Mar area in the exclusive Sea-cliff neighbourhood of San Francisco this massive home is reported to be originally worth around $18 million dollars.
The home has spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is currently regarded as one of the most expensive homes in the city.
Sitting on 3,734 square feet, inside you will find 2 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms and a separate, windowed office nook located off the main living area.
More recent price changes have now revealed a lower price tag of $9 Million dollars.
Sheryl Sandberg – $1.6 Billion – Silicon Valley Home
Possibly one of the most extravagant homes on our list, this massive futuristic properties is located in Menlo Park, California.
The home reportedly features many of the same features as Facebook’s Headquarters and also has living roof similar to the one planned for the social media giant’s new building.
The home sits on 9,210 square feet and features a waterfall and massive open space nicknamed the great room, where the family hosts large private functions.
The underground basement plays host to wine room, gym, movie theatre, office and guest bedroom.
The rear of the house is hidden by large fences, so only the wood, concrete and glass facade is visible from the road, shielding the family from prying eyes and there are several car parking spaces outside.
Sandberg and second husband David Goldberg bought the new property in 2009 for just $2.9 million and its been reported that it could be worth close to $11 Million Dollars after all renovations.
Jack Dorsey – $1.9 Billion – BMW 3 Series
With a recommended retail price of $30,000 dollars, Former Twitter Co-Founder and Walt Disney Board Member Jack Dorsey has good taste when it comes to cars.
The car has a 0-100 kilometres an hour speed of around 4.2 seconds, a top speed of 124.3 to 155.3 mph and a B38 I3 turbo 1.6L engine.
The special fuel-saving technology includes reduced weight and an upgraded engine that provides great mileage per gallon.
Its understood Jack Dorsey prefers to take the bus to work rather than using a car, however if you know of any other cars he owns, please let us know down in the comments section below.
Walter Elias Disney – $5 Billion – Los Feliz House
Spread over 6,300 square feet and set on 1.5 acres, this French Normandy-style home was built by Walt Disney in 1932 but was later listed for sale for $3.65 million.
The home features four bedrooms, and five bathrooms, painted ceilings, vaulted beamed ceilings, original stained leaded glass, billiards room, sleeping porch, swimming pool, a projection/screening room.
It was rumoured that Walt utilised this home for initial shootings of parts of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Walt famously offered up two metal deer sculptures from his Los Feliz home to support the American War Effort during World War 2.
Diane Disney Miller – $500 Million – Napa Vineyards
The oldest and only biological child of Walt Disney and his wife Lillian Bounds Disney, Diane Miller died in 2013 after a fall at home.
Her and husband Ron Miller decided to create Silverado Vineyards Winery on a portion of their Napa Property.
Their intention was to upgrade the property, replant premium varietals, install new trellising and frost protection, however construction of the Winery began in 1980.
The couple had 6 children during their marriage and after her death she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, where her father’s ashes are also located.
Walter Elias Disney – $5 Billion – Disney Estate
This 5 acre home located in the exclusive Holmby Hills area was the couples home from 1950 until their death.
The Disney Estate in Holmby Hills was reconstructed into a mega mansion by then owner, Gabriel Brener , co -owner of the Houston Dynamo soccer team who bought it for $8.45 million in 1998.
Walt constructed his Carolwood Pacific Railroad on the estate, a one-eighth-scale backyard steam train that served as the inspiration for Disneyland.
The mansion now sits on four acres includes eight bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a two-story foyer, staff quarters, a theater, three bars, a library, a gym, a wine cellar, two safe rooms, a pool and pool house, a tennis court, and a putting green.
The mega-mansion built on the 5-acre former estate of Walt Disney is currently on the market for a whopping $90 million.
Roy Disney – $1.2 Billion – Shamrock Holdings Company
Shamrock Holdings is the firm founded as the Roy E. Disney family investment firm and its been revealed the Disney family remains a key investor.
The company was founded in 1978 and in 1984 Shamrock held just over 4% of all Disney stock.
In March 1986, Shamrock sold 1.6 million shares of the Walt Disney Co. on the open market dropping its share from 4% to 3% for tax planning and further business needs.
The company has held shares in many other company’s including Blockbuster Entertainment, Sound Warehouse Music and an 80% share of The Harlem Globetrotters.
The company also had a Broadcasting company that they sold in 1995 for a reported price of $395 million dollars.
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