Bill Gates buys Florida equestrian estate for $8.7 million in cash

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Bill Gates the second richest man in the world only spends $8.7 million for second home in Florida. Howard spends $50 million on his Florida home.

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    Seattle-based Microsoft founder Bill Gates — and second richest man in the world — remarkably, doesn’t own an excess of properties. Previously, when his horse-loving daughter competed in Florida, the multibillionaire rented homes for his family rather than buying. (Click here or on a photo to see more pictures of his new estate.)
    Not any longer. According to property records as well as South Florida’s Gossip Extra, Gates now owns a place in Wellington, FL, paying $8.7 million in cash. The Mediterranean-style residence is vastly different and much smaller than Gates’ high-tech and modern compound spanning over 5 acres with 50,050 square feet of living space on Lake Washington, about 8 miles east of Seattle.
    The home Gates just purchased in Wellington is reportedly a residence he and his family rented last year in January while his teenage daughter competed in the Winter Equestrian Festival. Built in 2010, the estate has 4 beds and 4 baths with a 7,234-square-foot, open floor plan. Horse-friendly features like a 20-stall barn and show-jumping arena were likely part of Gates’ decision to buy the home.
    (Click here or on a photo to see more pictures of his new estate.)
    Gates isn’t the only business man buying in Wellington. New York City Mayor and Bloomberg Founder Michael Bloomberg has a home there as well as the former owner of the L.A. Dodgers, Frank McCourt.
     
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    Beth laughs at the cost of this Estate . . . :coffee:
     
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    Round the clock, HIV- big black dick service ain't cheap. Especially in Miami. Give the guy a break.
     
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    And bald Negroes. She laughs at those too.

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    loser.
     
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    Beth has dildo's that cost more than that.....pfft
     
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    a whole bag of them.
     
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    Howards house is in a lot better area. Wellington is beautiful, but its nowhere near the ocean and about 10 minutes away from the biggest shithole in florida, Lake Worth. Gates must really be into riding because that is rich horse country out there. Biggest polo community in FL. But you think these rich people would move further north in Jupiter and Palm Beach island to avoid the Mexicans.

    That house is beautiful, though. I want an equestrian home :down:
     
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    Tall electric fences. :secret: It blows me away that they all congregate in the same places. there are a lot of places that , for that price you could be completely alone, with tons of acreage . with your own airstrip. It's all about showing off. 52 mil is just stupid. just plain stupid. I don't care how much money you have.it's just stupid.
     
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    It seems like the latest fad for the uber-rich to buy an insanely expensive equestrian estate to indulge their show riding daughters hobbies.

    Bloomberg, Madonna, Springsteen, now Bill Gates.
     
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    How many chimneys does it have?
     
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    Horse-friendly features like a 20-stall barn and show-jumping arena were likely part of Gates’ decision to buy the home.
     
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    Cheap bastard. He could have spent another $43.3 mil and gotten something nice for his daughter.
     
  14. Free Food

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    I've noticed that trend. It seems like every rich person's daughter is a "champion" equestrian.
     
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    Yes Sir ... just looking for the right stallion.
     
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    Even Gates thinks spending 52mil on a big gawdy house is stupid
     
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    Sounds like he was doing it for his daughter. Him spending 8.7 million is like an average person paying $500 for the home. The area is a little west of West Palm Beach, horse country I guess.
     
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    You know, I realize this is a good example of how Howard is "new money" and a vapid celebrity, but Bill Gates is still one of the all time great pricks. I'm pretty sure he should have done some jail time for Microsoft's actions in the 90's, he's very lucky they got off so easy in the anti-trust case.
     
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    Bullshit, jail time for that. :rolleye: Kenneth Lay and others that steal retirement money and people's life savings don't even have to spend that much time in jail.
     
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    Lake worth is the fucking ghetto. It does not get much worse than that place.