Amazon’s Bezos buys US Capital Home
The Bezos-owned Washington Post reported Thursday that the tech billionaire was behind the anonymous purchase of the former Textile Museum, a structure of 27,000 square feet (2,500 square meters) with a 7,000 square foot formal garden.
According to the Post, the property includes two historic mansions that were used for decades by the Textile Museum before it moved to George Washington University.
Bezos, whose estimated $70 billion fortune makes him one of the world’s wealthiest people, paid cash for the property, according to the Post — a newspaper he purchased in 2013.
The Post, citing “a person with knowledge of the sale,” said Bezos would maintain his main residence in Seattle, Washington, but use the Washington home for entertaining and visits with his wife and four children.
When realtors first listed the property, they said it could be used as an embassy, or a private school.
Nearby, the Kushner-Trump home is a more modest 6,870 square feet (630 square meters), according to the New York Times. It is not clear whether they are renting the place or bought it from someone who recently purchased it for $5.5 million.