Amazon boss Jeff Bezos buys a home worth Ksh 16.6 billion

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos has purchased a Los Angeles-area estate for $165 million (Ksh16.6 billion), which became the most expensive property of the area, surpassing the previous record of $150 spent by media mogul Lachlan Murdoch, Bloomberg reported.

Amazon chief has bought a Beverly Hills mansion known as the Warner Estate from media giant David Geffen. 

Bezos’s newly-bought 9.4-acre (3.8-hectare) property is named after Jack Warner, the Warner Bros Studio chief who built it in 1937.

The Warner Estate also includes a floor once owned by Napolean, other than guest houses, nine-hole golf course and a tennis court.

Bezos, whose net worth was estimated by Forbes at $131 billion this year, is considered the world’s richest man and owns properties around the world.

Bloomberg also reported that Amazon chief bought three New York apartments earlier this year in a deal valued nearly $80 million (Ksh8 billion).

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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