Jeff Bezos Drops $78 Million On A 14-Acre Maui Estate

Jeff Bezos Drops $78 Million On A 14-Acre Maui Estate

Jeff Bezos, once the richest man in the world, has dropped a record-breaking $78 million on a 14-Acre estate on Maui. The Amazon founder has now joined the likes of other billionaires including Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Ellison, who have all dropped an anchor in the state.

Dirt reports that Bezos purchased the holding company that owned the Maui property. The exact price of the home has yet to be confirmed, but it’s reportedly estimated at $78 million. The property is just the latest to be added to Bezos $500 million real estate collection.

If Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, are seeking privacy they are sure to find it on the sprawling 14-acre estate. The property is surrounded by state parkland and rocky lava fields, ensuring that they don’t even have to worry about prying neighbors. Kihei, the nearest city, is over 12 miles away.

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A source close to the billionaire revealed to Pacific Business News, “Jeff and Lauren love Maui, have a home on the island, visit frequently, and want to be a part of supporting the local community.”

Locally known as the Carter estate, the La Perouse Bay property contains seven contiguous parcels of land and the remains of a Hawaiian fishpond. The property was never listed publicly, so details and photos of the compound are somewhat scarce. According to Dirt, the sprawling coastal property features a 4,500-square-foot home along with a well-sized guest house running 1,700 square feet.

Aerial views of the home reveal a wood-clad outdoor kitchen located near a 700 square foot pool. The large outdoor deck is surrounded by palm trees and offers views of the ocean. A short walk through the densely forested property reveals a private white sand beach located on La Perouse Bay.

Bezos Purchased the property from Colorado-based energy businessman Doug Schatz, who purchased the property in 1996 with his business partners. They paid $4.2 million for the mansion, according to records discovered by Dirt. In 1998 Schatz bought out his partner’s interests and began construction and a large family compound.

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The purchase of the Hawaiian estate is just the latest in a series of property acquisitions by Bezos. The billionaire now owns homes in Seattle, New York City, and Washington D.C. as well as a $500 million yacht. The spacefaring tech billionaire paid a mouth-watering $165 million for the Jack Warner Estate in Beverly hills in 2020. At the time it was the most expensive home sale in California state history.

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Sources: Dirt, Wall Street Journal

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