It is an astronomical amount. Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ real estate empire is now worth 532 million euros ($600 million). The value of his heritage even jumped by more than 88 million euros in 2021.
The Amazon founder has bought no less than 14 mansions over the past 23 years, reports the Daily Mail.
A gigantic Hawaiian property set in the middle of solidified lava fields
Its properties, based in New York, Washington, California or Texas, are worth from 4 to 145 million euros. His latest madness? The purchase of a private estate in Hawaii, on the island of Maui, which covers more than 5 hectares. This 750 square meter villa and its land cost a whopping 69 million euros.
The ultra-secluded estate sits on a marine fishing preserve, surrounded by lush vegetation and solidified lava fields. The house is indeed located on La Perouse Bay, not far from the Haleakalā volcano, which erupted in 1790. According to scientists, it should not wake up for 500 years.
Many billionaires are buying properties on the archipelago, much to the dismay of the inhabitants, who accuse these wealthy owners of driving up the price of real estate and buying on land they consider sacred. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns two villas in Hawaii, including one of more than 240 hectares, recently purchased on the neighboring island of Kauai for the modest sum of 46 million euros.
The fortune of Jeff Bezos, founder of the space exploration company Blue Origin, is valued at more than 172 billion euros. Last year, it swelled by an additional 4 billion. But it was Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, who in 2021 became the richest man in the world, with his fortune estimated at 255 billion euros.