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Where The Whales Live: Where Seattle's Richest People Call Home

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Technically-speaking, only one of Washington's nine-richest people actually lives in Seattle. But since most of them own substantial parts of the Emerald City and/or the businesses within, let's take a look at where our billionaires call home. From Bill Gates to Paul Allen to Howard Schultz to Gabe Newell, the richest Washingtonians are spread out near (Medina, Hunts Point) and far (Long Beach Peninsula).

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1. Bill Gates' House

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The Medina mega-mansion has 24 bathrooms, a 23-car garage and sensors that change the temperature, lighting and music in each room as you pass through them.

2. Paul Allen's Mansion

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6555 West Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Of course, this is actually the address for just one of the six mansions that Allen owns on the property. One for him, one for his mom, one for sports and three for guests.

3. Steve Ballmer's House

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3832 Hunts Point Road
Hunts Point, WA 98004

In Seattle's richest neighborhood, this mansion is next door to Craig McCaw’s estate.

4. Jeff Bezos' Home

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Evergreen Point Road
Medina, WA 98039

Located not too far from Bill Gates' home, this one is 29,000 square feet spread over two buildings with 200 yards of shoreline.

5. Howard Shultz House

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The Starbucks’ founder and CEO owns this 16,880 sq ft home on 1.8 acres with 248 feett of waterfront.

6. James Jannard's Home

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Roche Harbor Road
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

The billionaire founder of Oakley sunglasses and RED Digital Cinema owns Spieden Island in the San Juans, all 500 acres of it.

7. Craig McCaw's Home

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3858 Hunts Point Road
Hunts Point, WA 98004

The Seattle-area businessman and entrepreneur is the founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation.

8. Gabe Newell's Home

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3311 275th Street
Ocean Park, WA 98640

The Valvbe founder lives on the Long Beach Peninsula with his wife and two children.

9. Villa Simonyi

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101 84th Avenue Northeast
Medina, WA 98039

"Villa Simonyi" a.k.a. "The Windows 2000 House", is a modern Medina house designed by architect Wendell Lovett, where Charles Simonyi displays his collection of paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely.

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1. Bill Gates' House

Medina, WA

The Medina mega-mansion has 24 bathrooms, a 23-car garage and sensors that change the temperature, lighting and music in each room as you pass through them.

2. Paul Allen's Mansion

6555 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Of course, this is actually the address for just one of the six mansions that Allen owns on the property. One for him, one for his mom, one for sports and three for guests.

6555 West Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

3. Steve Ballmer's House

3832 Hunts Point Road, Hunts Point, WA 98004

In Seattle's richest neighborhood, this mansion is next door to Craig McCaw’s estate.

3832 Hunts Point Road
Hunts Point, WA 98004

4. Jeff Bezos' Home

Evergreen Point Road, Medina, WA 98039

Located not too far from Bill Gates' home, this one is 29,000 square feet spread over two buildings with 200 yards of shoreline.

Evergreen Point Road
Medina, WA 98039

5. Howard Shultz House

Seattle, Washington

The Starbucks’ founder and CEO owns this 16,880 sq ft home on 1.8 acres with 248 feett of waterfront.

6. James Jannard's Home

Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

The billionaire founder of Oakley sunglasses and RED Digital Cinema owns Spieden Island in the San Juans, all 500 acres of it.

Roche Harbor Road
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

7. Craig McCaw's Home

3858 Hunts Point Road, Hunts Point, WA 98004

The Seattle-area businessman and entrepreneur is the founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation.

3858 Hunts Point Road
Hunts Point, WA 98004

8. Gabe Newell's Home

3311 275th Street, Ocean Park, WA 98640

The Valvbe founder lives on the Long Beach Peninsula with his wife and two children.

3311 275th Street
Ocean Park, WA 98640

9. Villa Simonyi

101 84th Avenue Northeast, Medina, WA 98039

"Villa Simonyi" a.k.a. "The Windows 2000 House", is a modern Medina house designed by architect Wendell Lovett, where Charles Simonyi displays his collection of paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely.

101 84th Avenue Northeast
Medina, WA 98039