Jeff Bezos Drops $255 Million in Wild L.A. Real Estate Shopping Spree – Yahoo Finance

Jeff Bezos Drops $255 Million in Wild L.A. Real Estate Shopping Spree – Yahoo Finance

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The Roaring ’20s redux has only just begun, but it’s already been a whirlwind decade for Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV news anchor Lauren Sanchez. The couple made their public red carpet debut in India, purchased their neighbors’ home in Washington D.C., and have just capped off a Beverly Hills real estate money flex that’s one for the record books. For the last few months, it’s been widely rumored that Bezos and Sanchez have been house-hunting in Los Angeles, and now the Wall Street Journal reveals that they’ve sealed the deal(s) in a truly epic manner befitting the planet’s biggest bank account. The loved-up couple have locked down two enormous estates in the coveted 90210 zip code. They paid a California record $165 million for David Geffen’s legendary Jack Warner estate in Beverly Hills, and they’ve also shelled out another $90 million for the vacant, so-called Enchanted Hill estate in the Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood, sold by the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Although the Jack Warner property was never officially listed for sale, it’s no secret among high-powered real estate brokers that Geffen has wanted to sell ....

There’s also a separate, secluded pool complex area with guest quarters. Naturally, the whole spread — which is sited at the northern edge of Beverly Hills in lower Benedict Canyon — is walled, gated and protected with a state-of-the-art security system. It’s also surrounded by one of the tallest hedgerows in all of Beverly Hills. The $165 million deal obliterates the previous California record set only three months ago, when News Corp. heir Lachlan Murdoch paid $150 million for Chartwell, the former Beverly Hillbillies estate in Bel Air. It’s also the second-biggest U.S. .

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