- Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire.
- His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house.
- Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda.
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Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years.
From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches, to his latest California oceanfront purchase, the Microsoft billionaire's personal real estate holdings could be worth over $200 million - and that's not including the purchases made through through his ultra-private investment firm, Cascade.
Now, with the news that Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda, are splitting up, the Gates real estate portfolio may be under a microscope: The couple reportedly never signed a prenuptial agreement, but they do have a separation contract in place, which would stipulate how property should be divided.
Here's a closer look at Gates' property holdings around the country.
Inside, a high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room's climate and lighting. There's also a trampoline room, a 60-foot swimming pool, six kitchens, and a dining hall that can accommodate up to 200 people. The house even has its own name: Xanadu 2.0, after the home in "Citizen Kane."
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In October 2014, Gates purchased the 228-acre Rancho Paseana for $18 million. The property includes a racetrack, guesthouse, office, veterinarian's suite, orchard, and five barns. Weight-loss expert Jenny Craig previously owned the property before selling it to Gates.
Source: Business InsiderGates also owns another horse farm in Wellington, Florida, which he purchased for $8.7 million in 2013. The Gateses' daughter, Jennifer, is an avid equestrian, and they had previously rented the house when in Florida for her competitions.
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Gates owns nearly half of the Four Seasons hotel chain through Cascade, including hotels in Atlanta and Houston. Gates shares 95% ownership with Prince al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, according to a Wall Street Journal report from 2017.
Source: The Wall Street JournalIn 2013, Gates and several unnamed buyers paid $161 million for the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, according to The Journal.
Source: The Wall Street JournalIn 2014, Cascade was linked to the purchase of more than 4,500 acres of farmland in Suwanee County, Florida, near the community of McAlpin. A subsidiary of Cascade paid nearly $28 million for the tract of land.
Source: Business Insider