16 Crazy Facts About Bill Gates’ Magnificent $150 Million Mansion

Bill Gates is worth $79.2 billion. Let that sink in for a minute. With all that money, he kind of had to have an impressive crib. Located in Medina, Washington, the Bill Gates estate took 7 years and a whole lot of money to build, and it shows. The good thing about it is, despite dishing out on the latest and the greatest indulgences, he's also tried to keep his home as eco-friendly and green as possible.
Here are some little-known facts about the house of the richest man in the world - Bill Gates!

1. The sprawling home is named 'Xanadu 2.0', after the fictional home of the title character from 'Citizen Kane'.

Source - Propertyguru

2. The house is estimated to be worth $154,286,409 as of this year. Bill bought the lot in 1988 for $2 million.

Source - Forbes

3. It's a 66,000-square-foot mansion and racks up around $1 million in property taxes each year.

Source - Techinsider

4. Xanadu is an 'Earth sheltered' house that uses its natural surroundings to reduce heat loss.

Source - Techinsider

5. Guests are given a pin which they can use to control the temperature and lighting all over the house.

Source - Listabuzz

6. There's an opulent 60-foot pool on the premises with its own underwater music system.

Source - Homedesign7

7. The lavish 2300-square-foot reception hall can hold up to 200 guests.

Source - Homedesign7

8. The gigantic library contains a Leonardo Da Vinci manuscript that cost Bill $30 million.

Source - Techinsider

9. The sand on the lakefront shore of Gates' beach is imported from the Caribbean.

Source - Techinsider

10. There's a cosy little home theatre that can seat 20 people and even has a popcorn machine.

Source - Homedesign7

11. Apart from regular exercise facilities, there's also a mammoth trampoline room with a 20-foot high ceiling.

Source - Rebounderaustralia

12. A Microsoft employee once bid $35,000 just to tour the house.

Source - Techinsider

13. There's 24 bathrooms in the house, and all the floors are heated.

Source - Homedesign7

14. There are 6 kitchens spread around different parts of the house.

Source - Homedesign7

15. The garages in his mansion can hold up to 23 cars.

Source - Decor10blog

16. There's also an artificial stream running through parts of the house complete with various kinds of fish.

Source - Businessinsider

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