Amazon founder and owner, Jeff Bezos, bought for $ 23 million the largest private residence in the US capital, according to the Washington Post, quoted by AFP.
The publication, which in turn is under Bezos’ possession, indicated on Thursday that he is the anonymous buyer of the former Textile Museum in Washington, a structure of 2,500 square meters with a garden of 650 square meters.
The property includes two historic houses used for several decades by the museum. According to real estate agencies in charge of the sale, it could be transformed into an embassy or a private school.
Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $ 70 billion is supposed of having paid in cash for the residence.
According to the Washington Post, citing a source that is familiar with the transaction, the billionaire intends to keep his residence in Seattle, where Amazon is based, and use his new property to the times when visiting the capital with his wife and four children or for receptions.
The property is located in the Kalorama district, home to many embassies, where Amazon’s founder will have as neighbors Ivanka Trump and her husband, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Barack Obama, with his family.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has become the third richest man on Earth.
Bezos currently holds 18% of Amazon. The company’s revenue exceeded analysts’ expectations, which increased by 31% compared to receipts last year, reaching $ 30,4 billion in the second quarter.
Amazon’s online sales profit was $ 875 million, up from the $ 92 million, the registered profit of 2015.