Where The Whales Live: Where Seattle’s Richest People Call Home

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Bill Gates Home- Medina WA

 

 

Where The Whales Live

Technically-speaking, only one of Washington’s nine-richest people actually lives in Seattle. But since most of them own substantial parts of the Emerald City and/or the businesses within, let’s take a look at where our billionaires call home. From Bill Gates to Paul Allen to Howard Schultz to Gabe Newell, the richest Washingtonians are spread out near (Medina, Hunts Point) and far (Long Beach Peninsula).

BILL GATES’ HOUSE
The Medina mega-mansion has 24 bathrooms, a 23-car garage and sensors that change the temperature, lighting and music in each room as you pass through them.

MEDINA, WA

 

 

 

PAUL ALLEN’S MANSION
Of course, this is actually the address for just one of the six mansions that Allen owns on the property. One for him, one for his mom, one for sports and three for guests.

6555 WEST MERCER WAY, MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040

 

 

 

STEVE BALLMER’S HOUSE
In Seattle’s richest neighborhood, this mansion is next door to Craig McCaw’s estate.

3832 HUNTS POINT ROAD, HUNTS POINT, WA 98004

 

 

 

JEFF BEZOS’ HOME
Located not too far from Bill Gates’ home, this one is 29,000 square feet spread over two buildings with 200 yards of shoreline.

EVERGREEN POINT ROAD, MEDINA, WA 98039

 

 

 

HOWARD SHULTZ HOUSE
The Starbucks’ founder and CEO owns this 16,880 sq ft home on 1.8 acres with 248 feet of waterfront.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

 

 

 

JAMES JANNARD’S HOME
The billionaire founder of  Oakley sunglasses and RED Digital Cinema owns Spieden Island in the San Juan Islands, all 500 acres of it.

ROCHE HARBOR ROAD, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250

 

 

 

CRAIG MCCAW’S HOME
The Seattle-area businessman and entrepreneur is the founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation.

3858 HUNTS POINT ROAD, HUNTS POINT, WA

 

 

 

GABE NEWELL’S HOME
The Valvbe founder lives on the Long Beach Peninsula with his wife and two children

3311 275TH STREET, OCEAN PARK, WA 98640

 

 

 

VILLA SIMONYI
“Villa Simonyi” a.k.a. “The Windows 2000 House”, is a modern Medina house designed by architect Wendell Lovett, where Charles Simonyi displays his collection of paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely.

 

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