How are billionaires’ houses?

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It could be said that when you are a billionaire, you have everything. At that time, you need a place that is large enough to store luxurious yachts, expensive helicopters and numerous expensive things. These are what everyone often thinks about billionaires. What is the truth? 

 

Bill Gates' 66,000-square-foot house is built in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. This house is well known for its design and the technology it incorporates. There are seven bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, six kitchens, and six fireplaces in his house. Especially, his house also includes a 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot gym and a 1,000-square-foot dining room, which seats 24.

 

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Bill Gates' 66,000-square-foot house

 

In spite of being the world's third-richest man, Warren Buffett still lives in the same house which he bought in 1958 for $31,500 in Omaha, Nebraska. The home is 6,000-square-foot, and has 5 bedrooms.

 

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Warren Buffett's 6,000-square-foot house

 

Steven Spielberg, who is seen as Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world, possessed a 12-acre summer retreat called Quelle Farm. It was built on Georgica Pond, the A-lister playground of Ron Perelman and Calvin Klein.

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Steven Spielberg's 12-acre summer retreat

 

At present, Lakshmi Mittal lives in 12-bedroom townhouse which was bought in 2004 for $128 million. It was the world's most expensive house at the time. It has an indoor pool, Turkish baths and parking for 20 cars. His house is decorated with marble taken from the same quarry that supplied the Taj Mahal.

 

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Lakshmi Mittal's 12-bedroom townhouse

 

Ralph Lauren, an American fashion designer and business executive, bought a beach house in Montauk situated on 5.5 acres in 1981.

 

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Ralph Lauren's house

 

The 23-acre estate in Woodside belongs to the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison. The idea of building house is rooted from Japanese city of Kyoto. This house looks like a 16th-century imperial Japanese palace.

 

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Larry Ellison's 23-acre estate

 

James Packer, the richest man in Australia lives in the Packer family estate in Sydney's Bellevue Hill that his late grandfather, Frank Packer, have lived. At the centre of this estate is the "Cairnton" mansion.

 

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Packer family estate

 

In 1984, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs purchased a 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2), 14 bedroom Spanish Colonial mansion, designed by George Washington Smith in Woodside, California, also known as Jackling House. Jobs lived in the mansion for ten years.

 

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Steve Jobs's  Jackling House

 

Michael Dell's house is built in 1997 on on 33,000 sq ft of hilltop outside Austin, Texas. It is the most expensive ever built in Texas. It includes eight bedrooms, a conference room, indoor and outdoor pools, and a stunning view over Lake Austin. Because of its high walls and tight security, this house known as a castle.

 

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Michael Dell's castle

 

The film director and producer George Lucas owns wonderful workplace called Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, California, in Marin County. The ranch is located on Lucas Valley Road, Skywalker Ranch consisted of over 4,700 acres. Skywalker Ranch has cost Lucas up to US$100 million.

 

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George Lucas's wonderful workplace

Related links :

Steve Jobs: Time Magazine October 2011 Cover and Funeral Details

Steve Jobs Death 2011: Most Famous Quotes in His Life

Steve Jobs Dead At 56 on October 5, 2011

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This article was published on 2010/03/11