The American Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world, has just increased his real estate assets with the purchase of a house in Florida for which he would have paid 68 million dollars (about 62 million euros at current exchange rates), according to reports. reported the news agency Bloomberg. The house is located on Indian Creek, an exclusive artificial island located in Miami-Dade County, in the state of Florida.
The Amazon founder and chairman purchased the home in June, but the identity of the buyer has not been known until now. The house, which occupies a plot of just over one hectare (10,000 square meters), has three rooms and has a private pool. It was built in 1965 and was owned by MTM Star International, a company linked to Panama. The last registered sale of the property was in 1982 and then it reached a value of 1.4 million dollars.
Bezos owns several mansions in the United States, including a luxurious residence located in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) for which he paid $165 million in 2020. For this operation, it became the most expensive house in California history.
It was a colonial-style villa built in 1930 as the residence of the first president of Warner Bros. studios, Jack Warner. Among other luxuries, it had its own nine-hole golf course, tennis court, swimming pool, and gardens spread over a 13,000-square-meter estate.
In addition to this purchase, Bezos' personal company (Bezos Expeditions) paid a few days before 90 million dollars for land owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, according to local media reports.