Space Cowboy Jeff Bezos Remains Fondly Attached to Earth, Adds Fifth Unit in Manhattan Building for $23M

Space Cowboy Jeff Bezos Remains Fondly Attached to Earth, Adds Fifth Unit in Manhattan Building for $23M

Published: August 24, 2021 | By: American Luxury Staff

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos may be jockeying for rocket-class flight, but he still took time out from battling gravity to return to Manhattan for the purpose of putting the finishing touch on his ultimate terra firma pied-a-terre.

Bezos purchased the heavens-aspiring mansion in the 5th Avenue building back in 2019, along with a pair of units on floors beneath the triplex penthouse, which were presumably intended to be used as staff and/or guest accommodations. The whole bill added up to about $80 million.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. The following spring, Bezos shelled out another $16 million for a condo in a building. The residence adds three bedrooms and four baths across 3,078 sq. ft. to Bezos’ total holdings at the address. And it turns out that hefty investment wasn’t the end of the story, either, because Bezos’ most recent acquisition in the building added $23 million to the final tally.

Bezos’ new unit in the neo-Gothic building adds another four bedrooms and five baths, and 4,155 sq. ft., to his overall investment. The flat’s layout places the bedrooms in a line on one side of the building. The shared living area is an uninterrupted combination space encompassing great room and dining room; it measures over 57 feet in length.

Bezos engaged in a similarly judicious expansion on the West Coast last year when he added a $10 million neighboring property to his Beverly Hills mansion.

Bezos’ current net worth of $191 billion puts him at the top of Forbes’ rich list.

Photo credit: 212 Fifth Avenue

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