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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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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.

Paul Allen's Mansion

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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.

Steve Ballmer's House

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

Jeff Bezos' Home

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

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.

James Jannard's Home

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

Craig McCaw's Home

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

Gabe Newell's Home

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

Villa Simonyi

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"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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Bill Gates' House

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.

Paul Allen's Mansion

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.

Steve Ballmer's House

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

Jeff Bezos' Home

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

Howard Shultz House

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

James Jannard's Home

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

Craig McCaw's Home

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

Gabe Newell's Home

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

Villa Simonyi

"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.