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Where Do The Richest Americans Live?

1. Bill Gates

Worth: $81 billion Home: Medina, Washington

Mr. Gates, 60, spends most of his time at his 66,000-square-foot Medina, Washington, mansion nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 after the title character’s estate in Citizen Kane. It took Mr. Gates seven years and $63.2 million to build this house, which is filled with lots of high-tech features. The lot is worth an estimated $170 million, according to public records.

2. Jeff Bezos

Worth: $67 billion Home: Medina, Washington

Mr. Bezos, 52, has a number of properties. Among them: A 165,000-acre ranch in West Texas, a waterfront house in Washington state, three linked apartments in Manhattan’s Century Tower, and a 12,000-square-foot Beverly Hills estate that boasts Tom Cruise as a neighbor, according to Forbes.

His home at Medina, Washington, close to Amazon’s headquarters, boasts 5.35 acres and about 29,000 square-foot of living space. Aside from the main home, there’s also a caretaker’s cottage and a 4,500-square-foot boathouse on Lake Washington.

3. Warren Buffett

Worth: $65.5 billion Home: Omaha, Nebraska

Although the shrewdest investor on earth holds multiple real estate investments, Mr. Buffett, 86, is known for living humbly.

His home sits on a corner in Omaha, Nebraska, which he bought in 1958 for $31,500. Mr. Buffett has lived there ever since. The house, originally built in 1921, underwent several expansions to make it a cozy and comfortable.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

Worth: $55.5 billion Home: Palo Alto, California

Mr. Zuckerberg, 32, purchased his first Craftsman-style 5,000-square-foot home in Palo Alto in 2011 for $7 million. The youngest, richest entrepreneur docks most of his wealth in schools, health and other philanthropies. His real estate portfolio include his home in Palo Alto and a 9.9-million pied-a-terre near Dolores Park in San Francisco.

5. Larry Ellison

Worth: $49.3 billion Home: Woodside, California

Oracle executive chairman Larry Ellison, 72, owns a $70-million Beechwood Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island; a garden villa in Kyoto, Japan; and 98% of the land of Lanai, Hawaii’s sixth-largest island, which he purchased in 2012 for $500 million, according to published reports.

An original version of this article appeared on: MansionGlobal.com 

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