After the absolutely bonkers revelations about how MbS phished Jeff Bezos, hacking his phone after sending a link to a video that Bezos apparently clicked, it appears the Amazon executive is celebrating his company’s $1 trillion milestone and its spectacular Q4 earnings report by buying a home that would make Ken Griffin blush.
WSJ reports that Bezos just dropped $165 million to buy the Warner Estate from music mogul David Geffen. The historic property was billed as ‘the most expensive home in LA’.
On 9 acres in Beverly Hills, the Warner Estate was designed in the 1930s for Jack Warner, the late former president of entertainment giant Warner Bros. The property had expansive terraces, sprawling gardens, several guest houses, a tennis court and its own 9-hole golf course. “No studio czar’s residence, before or since, has ever surpassed in size, grandeur, or sheer glamour the Jack Warner Estate on Angelo Drive in Benedict Canyon,” wrote veteran Los Angeles real-estate agent Jeff Hyland in his book, “The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills.”
“I would say it’s one of the most beautiful properties in the world, let alone Los Angeles,” said local agent Kurt Rappaport. No real-estate agents were involved in the transaction, according to a person familiar with the deal.