10 Expensive Things Owned By Silicon Valley Billionaires
They are some of the richest people in the world of technology, they have created operating systems, helped change the governments of nations and they have a combined estimated net worth of close to $1 Trillion Dollars, they are some of the richest billionaires in Silicon Valley and Vidello Productions is taking a look at 10 Expensive things they’ve owned.
10. Steve Jobs – Yacht
Before Steve Jobs died in 2011 he commissioned the construction of a yacht called Venus which was thought to have cost around 100 Million Euro’s.
The Super Yacht was designed by Philippe Starck’s design company Ubik and built by Feadship with the yacht being unveiled a year after jobs died.
The very luxurious 256-foot-long super-yacht is made of aluminium and steel, with sleek lines reminiscent of Apple’s products and features glass which was created by the same chief designer for the Apple Stores.
The super-yacht contains 6 bedrooms and features a communication system which allows contact from the front of the ship to the back.
The outside decks feature several relaxation areas and a large Jacuzzi at the front while at the back there is an area for loading and unloading some of the toys on-board.
9. Bill Gates – House
This house could easily be considered one of the most technologically advanced in the world, and the price tag of $63 million dollars was not even enough to make its owner blink, who are we talking about… none other than the worlds richest man Bill Gates!
Gates who has amassed a personal fortune of around $92.5 Billion dollars built the house from scratch and had several things installed to make it the house of the future.
There is a custom stream that runs directly under the property and through the gardens while the solar and wind power reduce the carbon footprint to almost 0 levels.
The 66,000 square foot home took 7 years to build and features artwork that can be controlled at the touch of a button, a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling, a sauna, steam room, and separate men’s and women’s locker rooms.
The 2,300-square-foot hall can seat up to 150 people and the house has 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, $80,000 worth of computer screens and a huge library with manuscripts costing almost $30 Million Dollars.
The separate pool area lets people swim from one part of the house to the next and the best thing for Bill Gates? The house is now estimated to be worth twice what it cost to build… Not that he needs the money.
8. Elon Musk – Car
When you think of fast cars and Elon Musk, you think of car company Tesla, however some people dont know that Elon had another fast car, the McLaren F1 which he crashed while driving with PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel in the year 2000.
Both survived the crash however the car was a complete write off and it is thought to have cost the Billionaire around $11 Million dollars.
The car had a top speed of 386.4 km/h, can go from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and had a 6.1 L V12 engine.
7. Paul Allen- Octopus Yacht
Considered to be one of the largest yachts in the world at the time of its construction, the Octopus belongs to Billionaire Microsoft founder Paul Allen.
The 414 foot mega-yacht features two helicopter pads on the top deck, a twin pad and hangars at the stern and a single pad on the bow.
The yacht features a pool on one of its aft upper decks, 2 submarines, one of which can be controlled by remote control and the yacht can accommodate 21 guests in 41 suites.
Other features include a movie theatre, basketball court and recording studio with the whole boat thought to have cost Allen around $200 Million dollars to build.
6. Mark Zuckerberg – Menlo Park Campus Building 20
If you have never been to Facebook’s Headquarters then prepare to be amazed as while this amazing part of its campus is still under construction, it is expected to be completed in 2021.
The 430,000-square-foot campus in California has a new centrepiece that has been designed by Frank Gehry and will be called the Willow Campus that it says is a mixed use mall.
The company have stated that the new expansion will include grocery store, a pharmacy and 1,500 housing units.
The site has a nine-acre green roof, with a half-mile walking loop and 400 full grown trees, however its thought that the price for the campus has not yet been revealed… comment down below with your million dollar estimates.
5. Larry Ellison – House
Another one of the worlds most expensive homes, this massive property located in Woodside California is thought to have cost Technology Billionaire 200 Million Dollars.
The property sits on 8,000 square feet, has 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, large kitchen, cinema room and library.
The grounds of the property include an authentic Japanese tea house, exquisite Japanese strolling gardens with decks, ponds, waterfalls, koi pond, an in-ground spa and a dark-bottom swimming pool.
The property is gated, and the house includes an attached 2-car garage, music room, office, and a clay tennis court.
When your number 4 on the worlds billionaire list, luxury living has never come some good!
4. Larry Page – House
Costing a substantial $8 Million Dollars this massive Palo Alto home has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and now includes a second 6,000 square foot home which is completely eco friendly.
The new home has an elevator and a roof topped with solar panels with a rooftop garden, and a large parking lot for the cars of his billionaire pals.
Much of the house is still a top secret, however it is thought to have a large underground basement with lots of Google Toys, some of which could still be in developmet.
3. Sergey Brin – PentHouse
Featuring a 23-foot balcony, 3,457 square feet of space, four bedrooms, and a limestone bath with heated floors this massive penthouse home is thought to have cost Joint Google Founder Sergey Brin a whopping $8.5 Million Dollars.
Much of the rest of the purchase, as with co-Founder Larry Page’s property, has been kept a closely guarded secret however feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below… These two sure know how to keep a good secret!
2. George Lucas – Car
Based on a C5 Corvette, this Black Darth Vader Car has a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a body crafted completely from fibreglass.
The car also breathes like Darth and features several unmistakable sounds from the star wars character and is perfect for those billionaires who like Star Wars
The under-body of the car has his light-sabre fitted and this can be remotely activated by iPad.
The missiles mounted to the side are machined from stainless steel while the unique tires are special to the car and styled to deliver the iconic Hot Wheels redline aesthetic while also delivering respectable performance.
1. Eric Schmidt – Billionaires House
With an estimated net worth of around $10.2 Billion dollars, you can expect this tech exec’s home to be one of the best!
Schmidt is known for leading a pretty fabulous lifestyle, packed with models and parties on his $72 million yacht.
His house however is something very special and it features 9,000-square feet of living space, is set on 1.3 acres of grounds and is situated steps away from the Spelling Manor and Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion.
The home features a chef’s kitchen and two maid’s rooms, as well as two powder rooms on the main floor.
Upstairs, there are three family bedroom suites, an office, a master suite with a terrace, fireplace, his and her bathrooms, dressing rooms, and walk-in closets.
The grounds feature large gardens and a large swimming pool where billionaires like Schmidt can relax all day long.
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