Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are going head-to-head to build the biggest property empire worth BILLIONS – The Sun

TECH billionaires Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are using their vast fortunes to create astonishing property empires.

Let's take a look at some of the trio's most lavish homes.

Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is currently the world’s second richest man, behind Microsoft’s Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $130bn.

It's no surprise then that he is one of the largest property owners in the US with homes in Washington state, California, Texas and Washington DC.

Bezos biggest property purchase to date came this year when he splashed out $165m on media mogul David Geffen’s mansion.

Built in the ear;ly 20th centuiry by Harry Warner, founder of Warner Bros Studios, the home is now the most expensive in Los Angeles.

He also bought an undeveloped plot of land in the city for $90m.

Two months after his mega-divorce from ex-wife MacKenzie, the Amazon boss snapped up three apartments in the same New York City building for a combined $80m.

This includes a three-storey penthouse along with two other units below it in the 42nd Street block.

Bezos has two homes in Medina near Seattle in Washington state where he spends the bulk of his time, it has been reported.

One of the homes cost $53m, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Further down the west coast, Bezos dropped $24.45m on a Spanish-style mansion in Los Angeles, California.

And he clearly enjoys life in tinsel town as he spent another $12.9m in 2017 on the smaller house right next door to give his family more space.

The Amazon boss also bought a 30,000-acre property in Texas, a former textile museum in Washington DC for $23m and homes in an exclusive neighbourhood of the state capital.

He also spent at least $13m on New York property when his company was taking off in the 1990s.

It is still not clear how Bezos' divorce to MacKenzie has impacted his property portfolio.

Elon Musk

Despite recently claiming during his defamation case with British cave diver Vernon Unsworth that he is low on cash, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a vast array of homes.

In fact, he is estimated to be worth $23.7bn thanks in part to being a co-founder of online payment giant PayPal.

Musk previously owned several properties in the greater LA area worth over $70m, Business Insider reports.

He currently owns a mansion worth $17m which has seven bedrooms, a tennis court and a wine cellar.

The tech billionaire also bought another property – a $6.75m ranch house owned by comedic actor Gene Wilder-  across the street in 2013.

He told Vogue in 2015 that he used the house as a school for his kids describing it as "like a little schoolhouse on the prairie, except in Bel-Air on a golf course.”

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder Zuckerberg bought a home in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley for $7m back in 2011.

He has since spent $45m on four more houses and land in the area.

His main home has a "custom-made artificially intelligent assistant" named Jarvis.

The world's richest millennial also purchased a 750-acre property for $100m on the North Shore of Kauai in Hawaii.

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