Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos has been front-of-mind lately as Amazon plans expansions into New York City and just outside of Washington, DC—both cities where Bezos owns some high-priced real estate, with massive $23 million home in Washington, DC and ritzy Upper West Side apartments. But Seattleites know that Bezos’s home base is in one of the richest enclaves in the world, cozied up right next to the formerly first-richest, now second-richest person in the world, Bill Gates.
Bezos is the richest man in the world—at least, right now. He and Gates, in addition to being physical neighbors, are also financial neighbors, teetering around the tops of richest-people lists depending on how Amazon and Microsoft shares are doing. But lately, Bezos has kept his iron grip on the top spot, and doesn’t show many signs of dropping back to second, although $137 billion and $95.5 billion are both unfathomable amounts of money.
Those two, along with a few other billionaires—tech billionaires, Starbucks billionaires, even a sunglasses billionaire—all live within a couple hours of Seattle, although only one lives in Seattle proper. While they all don't spend their time living in Washington State exclusively, all of these billionaires own large swaths of property within. so we decided to map them all out. And yes, one of them owns an entire island.
Net worths are based on Forbes’s real-time billionaires list as of December 13, 2018.
Note: Some addresses included in the map are used for proximity and not actual addresses.Read More