“What you do and how you do it” is the small secret of each great entrepreneur. There is a special way for them to succeed and to achieve being on the top of their business. They dress with high quality clothes, they drive expensive cars and they live in luxury houses. I found the mansions of 9 great entrepreneurs in Inc. magazine and it is my pleasure to share them with you.
Peter Thiel is the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and his home is located in Maui in San Francisco. He purchased the home for $27 million and this is the most expensive real-estate sale in the history of the Hawaiian island. In a 1.7 acre he built a house of 4500 square feet on the island.
Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook and his home is located in Paolo Alto in California. The price of his house was $7 million and it is close to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. His house is 5,000 square feet with a salt-water swimming pool, music alcove and a large entertainment pavilion.
Jack Dorsey is the co-founder of Twitter & Square and his home is located in San Francisco’s Seacliff neighborhood. He purchased the house for $10 million.The house was listed and withdrawn 17 times without selling since 1998. Dorsey had a lot of work to do to redecorate the interior of the house. He said: “Inside, well, a bad moment from the ‘eighties, it doesn’t look like anyone’s had a really good time there in a while.”
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and his house is located in Medina on Washington. The house cost $63 million and for $35,000 people can get in and have a tour of it. Of course the money is donated to charity. Gates is alongside his visitors every step of the tour. Gates decided to construct an artificial estuary and a stream that runs behind the mansion and has been stocked with salmon and trout. The home took 7 years to build and is the most known for its electronic innovation. The estate is constructed with “miles of communication cable” and in each room there are tough-sensitive pads control lighting, music and climate. The visitors of the house are checked any time they enter in a room by special electronic pins that are connected with wall computers.
Mark Pincus is the co-founder of Zynga. The house is located in San Francisco. The mansion cost $16 million and he bought it after he sold his other two homes – the first one $1.9 million and the other one $8.2 million. The house that cover about 11,500 square feet include seven bedrooms, six fireplaces and other facilities like an elevator.
Richard Branson is the founder of the Virgin and his mansion is located in Necker Island in British Virgin Islands. The price of the house is $280 million. In 1979, Branson bought Necker Island to be his private island and today, the island is a resort for tourists, featuring spa, golf, personal chef and also a catamaran with four cabins. The 10 bedroom mansion can host about 28 people now, as if Branson doesn’t live there anymore, and he rents it for about $53,000 per day for such a group.
Oprah is a founder of OWN . Her house is located in Montecito in California. This house was not for sale but because Oprah liked it, she made a very good offer to the owners and they accept to sell it to her for the price of $50 million. The mansion is 23,000 square feet and is built on 43 acres. It includes six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and a separate tea house on the grounds. This tea house was a dream of Oprah because as she said she need it to restore herself.
Barbara Corcoran is the founder of the Corcoran Group and her house is located in New York City. She purchased her 3,500 square feet apartment in 2000 for the price of $3.5 million and it is not far away from Central Park. The queen of New York real estate lives there with her husband and her two teenage children.
Steve Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple with Steve Jobs and he purchased his home, which is located in Los Gatos in California, for $1.125 million in 1987. The house, which he sold in 2004, was built with child-friendly features and served as the unofficial headquarters for Unuson, a company of Wozniak that uses to focus his educational and philanthropic efforts, like computer training for local students. The classes for Unuson were held in his three-car garages and included computer equipment, class supplies and unopened cases of Jolt.
I hope you enjoyed this article and I wait for your comments to tell me which of the mansions you liked more.