Jeff Bezos may have lost an estimated $38 billion in his recent divorce, but the Amazon CEO is still the richest person on the planet, making $2,489 per second. According to Comparisun, a business advice platform, his net worth grew by 34 per cent over the last five years, which could make him the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.
His online retailing business, Amazon, became the second most valuable company in the world after Apple. Besides charity work and funding his booming businesses, how does the world’s richest man really spend his money?
Homes and properties
1. 212 Fifth Avenue Apartment, New York City
Bezos apparently spent $80 million on a three-storey penthouse, along with the two units below it. The property is said to be the ‘priciest real estate deal south of 42nd Street’, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Besides this lavish property, Bezos is said to own four condos in the infamous Century Building, overlooking Central Park.
Earning the title of the most expensive home ever sold in Los Angeles, the $165 million nine-acre estate was originally developed by Jack L. Warner of Warner Brothers. This estate is the highlight of the several other Beverly Hills mansions, owned by Bezos.
Pictured above is a Spanish style $28 million home, that is a part of his California real estate portfolio.
Bezos also owns two estates in Medina, Washington. Its estimate value is a whopping $60 million. One of which boasts of a 310-feet of private shoreline. The home is one of the many luxurious estates in the suburb across Seattle and is also home to several other tech magnates including Bill Gates. Furthermore, Bezos is the proud owner of a $23 million historic textile museum- converted into the neighbourhood’s largest home- and even a 30,000-acre ranch in Texas.
Although he is on the run for becoming the World’s First Trillionaire, Bezos is said to often prefer driving himself around, in a used Honda Accord (valued in the low five-figures) A profile CBS’s Bob Simon did of Bezos in 1999 for “60 Minutes,” resurfaced by Geekwire, showed Bezos driving the car. When Simon asked, “What’s with the Honda?” after a laugh Bezos replied, “This is a perfectly good car!” However, despite this inspiring modesty, Bezos is the proud owner of the stunning sports car collection listed below.
Winner of an AutoDesign Award, the Pininfarina boasts a perfect balance between the advanced technology of its man-machine interface and its refined hand-crafted details – all essential elements of a signature Ferrari sports car.
It’s priced at $3 million.
Integrating traditional craftsmanship and hand-picked materials, the limited-edition Veyron Mansory is the perfect combination of luxury and expert engineering.
Available for $2 million – $4 million
The first hypercar created by W Motors took centre stage in Universal Studios’ Furious 7. It was featured as the hero car in the movie and is the most expensive car ever to be featured in ‘The Fast & The Furious’ Franchise.
Available for $3.4 million
Described as a ‘Diamond on Wheels’, the Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is known around the globe for its perfection and is available for $4.8 million.
Priced at $4.5 million, this automobile combines the aerodynamic efficiency of a racing car. It is the perfect car for any sports car fanatic.
Planes and gadgets
A private jet, a necessity for someone of Bezo’s calibre, is the trademark of any wealthy and successful businessman. The Gulfstream G650ER, which Bezos is said to own, is among one of the fastest jets in the world.
The plane priced at approximately $65 million -with room for 19 passengers and 10 sleeping areas- has cabins decked out with advanced technology, allowing owners and operators to customize their surroundings for optimal comfort.
Funded and built on his property in Texas, Jeff Bezos has commissioned the creation of a $42 million mechanical clock inside a mountain that is said to run for 10,000 years- called ‘The Clock of The Long Now’.
Installation has begun—500 ft tall, all mechanical, powered by day/night thermal cycles, synchronized at solar noon, a symbol for long-term thinking—the #10000YearClock is coming together thx to the genius of Danny Hillis, Zander Rose & the whole Clock team! Enjoy the video. pic.twitter.com/FYIyaUIbdJ
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 20, 2018
Clearly a simple wristwatch won’t do for the world’s richest man!
Funding his very own aerospace passion project, “Blue Origin”, Bezos is striving to make space travel affordable for ‘regular’ customers. The company aims to build a road to space with its reusable launch vehicles.
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Very memorable and emotional for me to show these Apollo legends our crew capsule and flown rocket at Oshkosh. Thank you for coming by Buzz Aldrin, Walt Cunningham, Jim Lovell, Al Worden, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Frank Borman and Joe Engle. #Apollo #ReusableRockets #BlueOrigin #Oshkosh