Billionaire Rupert Murdoch Gobbles Up Neighbor’s House in Bel Air for $4.3M

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch Gobbles Up Neighbor’s House in Bel Air for $4.3M

Published: March 27, 2021 | By: American Luxury Staff

Rupert Murdoch’s Los Angeles property got a buffer zone boost this month.

The Australian native and billionaire media tycoon purchased the house next door to his Bel Air estate—called Morgana Bel Air—and added .75 acres and five bedrooms to his neighborhood holdings, according to Dirt. The transaction was conducted off-market, closing at $4.295 million.

The house measures in at 4,700 sq. ft. It was completed in 1939, and is a single-level residence. Interior photos are not available, but aerial shots reveals an inner courtyard design.

The home joins Murdoch’s 2013-acquired property, a turnkey hobbyist vineyard anchored by a mansion that was, back in the day, owned by equestrian enthusiast and feature director Victor Fleming—of Gone with the Wind fame.

Back in 2019, it was Murdoch’s son Lachlan who purchased Jerry Perenchio’s former haunt Chartwell, a 25,000 sq. ft. landmark also located in Bel Air. The younger Murdoch acquired the so-called ‘Beverly Hillbillies Mansion’ for $150 million.

Murdoch’s media empire includes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal. His net worth is around $23 billion.

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