Jeff Bezos’ $500M real estate portfolio: See all his luxury houses

It’s the end of an era for Jeff Bezos, who announced that his time as the CEO of Amazon would soon come to a close.

Starting out in 1994 as an online bookstore, Amazon morphed into a multitrillion-dollar company with Bezos, 57, as the ringleader of it all. Since then, he has amassed a gigantic real estate portfolio worth upward of $500 million, accounting for inflation. Ranging from properties in Beverly Hills to Seattle to good ol’ West Texas, and even cities like Washington, DC, and New York City, Bezos has a home for each climate.


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Until his divorce from Mackenzie Scott in 2019, he was worth about $150 billion — making him the richest person in the world. Following his divorce, Bezos remained on Forbes’ 2020 list as the world’s wealthiest person for the third year in a row, despite giving $36 billion worth of his Amazon stock to his ex-wife. Today, Bezos is estimated to have a net worth of about $195 billion — sparked

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Home-improvement shows are making everyone’s houses look the same

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Over-reliance on home-improvement shows can take away your home's personality. ocwarfford/Shutterstock

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Over-reliance on home-improvement shows can take away your home’s personality. ocwarfford/Shutterstock

  • Home-improvement shows have become massively popular in recent years.
  • But the shows only spotlight a handful of home decor styles.
  • As a result, people’s homes are starting to lack personality. 
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My ideal Saturday morning involves three things: coffee, a bagel, and a “Fixer Upper” marathon. 


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I love home-improvement shows because they’re the perfect formula for relaxation. Watching experts transform someone’s home can make the stress of any day fade away.

For years, I worshipped these shows, and I became a believer in the power of open-concept floor plans, barn doors, industrial sinks, and accent walls to transform a house into a home.

But recently, I’ve noticed these shows are becoming a bit too powerful.

People have started to see home-improvement as blueprints for how their spaces should look, creating millions of identical homes that have been drained of any personality. 

Home-improvement shows are making people’s houses look the same

Home-improvement shows have become massively popular in recent years, with millions of Americans tuning in to watch homes get renovated or flipped.

HGTV, for instance, is more in-demand than

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Real Estate Investing and How to Flip Houses

The stock market has been thriving recently, which is good news for your 401(k). But, the stock market is notoriously fickle, so it’s always a good idea to diversify your investment portfolio to protect and increase your wealth. One of the best investments you can make? Real estate.

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Sure, buying property sounds obviously smart. Going about it is a lot more difficult than you may think, however, especially if you’re buying purely as an investment opportunity not just to live somewhere. If you’re at a point in your life when you’re ready to start making big-time investments, The Complete Real Estate Investing Bundle will be a huge asset.


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This eight-course, 14-hour bundle is taught by Ben Clardy (4.6/5 stars) and Khari Parker (4.5/5 stars). Clardy is a real estate expert who has been buying, selling, and renting houses in Atlanta for 13 years. Parker worked in management roles for Fortune 500 companies before launching a real estate company that fixes and flips houses and commercial properties.

This bundle takes an investor’s view of real estate. You’ll learn the barriers and breakthrough opportunities to wholesale real estate investing, how to strategically network to identify positive investment

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Designers Name Their Favorite Houses Ever Featured in AD

The fabric panels in the living room with their roll-up portions on the French doors kill me! He muted out the architectural details he didn’t like. By custom-making the majority of the apartment’s furniture and layering in a few antique pieces from different eras, he made a space with a really timeless feeling. Billy Gaylord is quoted in the story, saying, “I didn’t want anything definable. My apartment could be 1930 or 2001.” 

It’s 2021, and this could truly be a photo of a current space. Billy, you exceeded your own expectations!

William Gaylord’s Knob Hill, San Francisco, apartment in a 1972 issue of the magazine charmed designer Sally Breer. 

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I was 12 years old when I first saw Anna Sui’s SoHo apartment in the pages of AD, as part of a “Fashion Designers at Home” special issue, which I adored. Anna’s lush, 1960s-inspired clothes had already made their imprint on me via fashion television and House of Style, but how she lived was a revelation.

A study in tomato red and black, the apartment’s vibe was what I’d now call educated bordello, with vigorous nods to Diana Vreeland and Madeleine Castaing. Anna even kept

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