The great fortunes of today have been amassed thanks to technology. On the list there are those who prefer the most extreme eccentricities in their residences, such as Elon Musk, today one of the richest men on the planet who is already betting on selling his properties to demonstrate how serious his aspirations are to colonize Mars. Others, on the other hand, jealous of his privacy, prefer houses that guarantee their privacy. With lush gardens, swimming pools, numerous rooms and houses to accommodate guests. So are the exclusive mansions of the richest people in the technological world.
Mark Zukerberg, CEO of Facebook, is the fifth richest man in the world according to the Forbes list of billionaires. His huge bank account allows him to own a significant real estate empire within the United States. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the billionaire owns two properties adjacent to each other located on Lake Tahoe, a popular vacation destination for residents of the San Francisco Bay area. Both cost a total of $ 59 million. One of the houses, called the Brushwood Estate, is 486 square meters and sits on 2.5 hectares with a private dock.
Elon Musk has several properties. Among them this mansion with terrace and pool overlooking the Santa Monica mountains, four bedrooms and as many bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and large windows that he has already sold. It is called Brentwood House and this bright house is located in Los Angeles.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, not content with having many other properties already, spent 40 million dollars in the middle of the pandemic for their 550 m2 house in Del Mar, near San Diego. It is a one-story building with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is no lack of a terrace with a pool and Jacuzzi and spectacular views of the beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Last November Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi sold the luxurious mansion they had in Montecito, California, however, it was until now that the identity of the new owner was revealed. The new owner is Eric Lefkofsky, a billionaire who has succeeded with several businesses, among which the firm Groupon stands out, with which he has obtained millionaire profits. Inspired by Bali, Indonesia, the property has four bedrooms and ten bathrooms
With a fortune that Forbes estimates at $ 123 billion, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, in 2020 spent $ 165 million for a property located in Beverly Hills that he acquired from music mogul David Geffen, one of his best friends. he. The final sale price makes it the most expensive mansion ever to be purchased in the Los Angeles area, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 36,400-square-foot estate was built by Warner Bros founder Jack Warner in the 1930s and features two guest houses, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a nine-hole golf course.
In recent years, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has become known for two things: his love of Porsches and his collection of more than $ 100 million homes. In addition to his main property up north in Atherton, California, where he has a garage that is itself larger than many common mansions, the tech mogul has other properties. His latest acquisition is in Paradise Cove (Malibu). Located on top of a cliff, the house has its own funicular lift: the local authorities fined the husband of the previous owner for installing it. It has an area of 12,140 square meters and the house has a single floor, where the five rooms with panoramic windows are located. It has a swimming pool, a waterfall, a koi pond and a sports court.
When he became CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Los Angeles-based financier Ben Kohn began construction of a luxurious new mansion in Los Angeles. Before finishing it, Kohn changed his mind and put it up for sale. He was acquired by Josh Jones, a Bitcoin investor. The house has contemporary lines and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
When their credentials include hit series like ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’, you can afford to give yourself a pat on the back. And that’s exactly what Cindy Holland, Netflix’s Vice President of Content Acquisition and Original Series, did. The streaming giant gave herself a $ 14.1 million townhome in the West Village. The executive lives in an industrial-style loft with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Although the house does not have a screening room, it does have a media room and a bar on the third floor, as well as a formal dining room and two living rooms on the lower floors, perfect for entertaining other creatives on the platform.
Eric Schmidt, the veteran technology executive known primarily as Google’s oldest CEO and considered largely responsible for its success, is the owner of the so-called Villa Solana, a historic palatial estate located in Montecito, California, for which paid $ 30.8 million. The former Google CEO property was built in 1914, has seven bedrooms and 20 bathrooms.
Veteran tech executive Jeremi Gorman started in Monster.com’s marketing department to join Snap, Inc in 2018 and become one of the most powerful women in tech. Her Californian mansion in Hermosa Beach has six bedrooms and eight rooms. Outside, a Greek-inspired pool and glass-walled pavilion invite you to enjoy life outdoors.