The world has gone bonkers! Don't we all think that every time we hear that some big shot ended up spending a fortune on just building a home? I mean who doesn't want a good plush house, but homes that cost a whole world?!! Nevertheless, this is an amazing list of homes that the top rich people in the world according to Forbes own. It is magnificent and majestic and oh the more details you know the bigger your eyes will get in surprise! Not to forget, this exorbitant list also includes a couple big shot INDIANS too.
15. Silicon Valley Mansion, Los Altos Hills, California
Owner: Yuri Milner, net worth $1.7 billion
Purchase Price: $100 million in 2011
Bought as a secondary home, the Facebook investor broke records with the purchase of a French chateau x-inspired limestone abode that touts indoor and outdoor pools, a ballroom and second-floor living areas that gaze out on San Francisco Bay.
14. Fleur de Lys, Holmby Hills, California
Owner: David Saperstein
Purchase Price: $102 million in March 2014
The 50,000-square-foot estate known as Fleur de Lys is the most expensive home ever sold in Los Angeles County. Suzanne Saperstein, ex-wife of Metro Networks founder David Saperstein, is the seller. However, tax bills for the property are mailed to a law firm at the same address as the Milken Institute.
13. Further Lane de Menil, East Hampton, N.Y.
Owner: Ron Baron, net worth $1.9 billion
Purchase Price: $103 million in 2007
The investment guru snapped up more than 50 acres of undeveloped oceanfront Hamptons land during the market's height with the intention of constructing his own home.
12. Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California
Owner: Masayoshi Son, net worth $17.3 billion
Purchase Price: $117.5 million in 2012
The most expensive home sale on record includes a 9,000-square foot neoclassical house, a 1,117-square foot colonnaded pool house, a detached library, a “retreat” building, a swimming pool, a tennis court and formal gardens.
11. Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut
Owner: Laurie Rudey
Sale Price: $120 million in April 2014
The property, originally listed for $190 million in May 2013, dropped to $140 million in September 2013 before selling in April 2014. Copper Beech Farm boasts a 13,519-square-foot main house with 12 bedrooms, seven full baths and two half baths and a wood-panelled library. Additional selling points: a solarium, a wine cellar, and a three-story-high, wood-panelled foyer. It was previously owned by timber tycoon John Rudey.
10. Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington
Owner: Bill Gates, net worth $77.5 billion
Market Value: $120.5C million, 2014 tax assessment
The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by the world's second-richest man boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500- square foot gym and a library with domed reading room.
9. Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida