Jeff Bezos buys a new home after weeks of charity work

Jeff Bezos buys a new home after weeks of charity work

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2021-10-11 07:03:37

Jeff Bezos appears to be the latest tech billionaire to buy real estate in Hawaii.

According to a report from Pacific Business New, Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, recently purchased a new home on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago for an undisclosed amount. The house is located in an isolated area on the south coast of the island, near lava fields.

Bezos is currently the world’s second-richest person with a net worth of $191 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Amazon founder, who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, owns several other properties across the US, including a $175 million complex in Beverly Hill, and a $23 million mansion. USD in Washington, DC.

“Jeff and Lauren love Maui, have a home on the island, visit often and want to do their part to support the local community”, an unnamed person close to the couple shared.

A spokesperson for Bezos did not respond to requests for comment.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez currently own a home on the south coast of Maui, Hawaii.

Bezos has previously made a number of donations to local organizations, with personal funds. In August, he made a donation to a non-profit organization that provides and supports abused or neglected children. Soon after, he also donated to another organization on the island, which provides housing for abused or homeless women and children.

In September, Bezos donated to the Hawaii Land Trust to help protect four areas on the island of Maui, and he also donated to an inpatient program for women recovering from time substance abuse.

The amount Bezos donated to each organization was not disclosed.

Bezos’ new interest and investment in Hawaii is part of a growing trend among tech leaders. In 2012, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison bought a 98% stake in the island of Lanai. In May 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent $53 million to buy more land on Kauai, bringing the total area of ​​land he and his wife Priscilla Chan own on the island to more than 5 square kilometers.

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