Jeff Bezos is moving to Miami. Meet some of his neighbors in the exclusive ‘billionaire bunker’ neighborhood. – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Jeff Bezos is moving to Miami. Meet some of his neighbors in the exclusive ‘billionaire bunker’ neighborhood.

Jeff Bezos has reportedly purchased a waterfront mansion in Indian Creek, an artificial barrier island in Miami.

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Jeff Bezos has announced that he would be moving from Seattle to Miami.
The moving news comes weeks after he snapped up a second mansion in Miami’s “billionaire bunker.”
The neighborhood is home to billionaires like Carl Icahn and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

It looks like tech execs still love Miami.

After 29 years in Seattle, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday that he and his fiancé Lauren Sanchez would soon be moving to Miami.

Bezos’ announcement comes after the billionaire snapped up two massive mansions in Miami’s “billionaire bunker” neighborhood over the past few months. The ‘hood is on an artificial barrier island.

In October, Bezos bought a 7-bedroom mansion for $79 million, which is next to another waterfront mansion Bezos bought for $68 million earlier in the summer. 

And as the name suggests, Bezos’ new, exclusive neighborhood, is home to a handful of ultra-high net worth people, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, former NFL quarterback Tom Brady, and musicians like Julio Iglesias.  

Meet some of Bezos’ new neighbors. 

‘Billionaire bunker,’ officially known as Indian Creek Island, is a heavily guarded man-made barrier island complete with its own police force.
The exclusive village has 41 residential home sites according to the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.

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It’s one of highest income neighborhoods in the country, and consistently has less than 100 residents, according to the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn owns property in the billionaire bunker.
The activist investor has a fortune of close to $6 billion according to Bloomberg.

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Icahn bought his 14,000-square-foot home back in 1997, for just $7.5 million out of foreclosure. It’s now worth close to $47 million, according to estimates from Zillow.

The investor, who derives his wealth from an 89% stake in Icahn Enterprises, has a net worth of close to $6 billion, according to Bloomberg.

 

Former NFL quarterback Tom Brady purchased a $17 million plot with his then wife, supermodel Gisele Bünchden, in 2020.
Brady and Bünchden have since gone their separate ways — Brady is now building a bachelor pad and Bünchden purchased a home in nearby Surfside.

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Since the pair divorced in 2022, the couple has canceled their construction plans, and Brady has taken out a $35 million loan for construction on a new bachelor pad, while Bünchden purchased an $11.5 million home in nearby Surfside, according to the New York Post.   

Bunchden’s colleague at Victoria’s Secret, Adriana Lima, lived in the area until 2022, when she sold her four bedroom, four bathroom, waterfront mansion for $40 million, after acquiring it for just $9 million in 2009, according to real estate news site The Real Deal. 

 

DJ David Guetta was reportedly in talks to buy a waterfront property in Indian Creek for $69 million in August.
French DJ David Guetta’s home is reportedly next to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s property.

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And the 16,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom mansion is next door to  Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s property, according to The Real Deal.

Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias paid around $15.2 million for a property on the island in 2012.
Iglesias likely has multiple properties on the island, which he’s sold to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and celebrity plastic surgeon Aaron Rollins.

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It’s one of several lots that Iglesias owns on the island, according to Forbes. And he sold one of them to celebrity plastic surgeon Aaron Rollins for $30 million in 2020, according to The Real Deal.

Car dealership tycoon Norman Braman bought an 8-bedroom house on the island for $3.9 million in 1991.
Braman’s property has grown almost 13 fold since he purchased it in 1991.

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The 8 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom, 19,000 square foot property is now worth over $49 million, according to estimates from Zillow.

Property developer Irwin Tauber owns a huge, 24,716 square feet, 8-bedroom mansion with a tennis court.
Tauber, the CEO of Taubco, is well-known developer in South Florida.

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Former Sears CEO and hedge fund titan Eddie Lampert dropped $38.4 million on a property back in March 2012.
Lampert seems to be a fan of bathrooms — his mansion has 11 full bathrooms.

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The 7-bedroom, Italian-style mansion has 11 full bathrooms, sits on 2.7 acres, and is worth more than $77 million, according to Zillow. 

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump dropped around $32 million on a lot on the island in 2020.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump purchased a lot in 2020 and subsequently bought another mansion in 2021.

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The nearly 2-acre lot was previously owned by Julio Iglesias, and the couple subsequently purchased a six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half bathroom home for $24 million in 2021, according to the Miami Herald.

Beyonce and Jay-Z sold their property to Dutch executive Geert-Jan Bakker in 2010.
The Dutch businessman is the owner of Bakker Magnetics.

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Bakker bought the 7-bedroom, 8-bath Mediterranean mansion for around $9.3 million, and it’s now worth over $14 million, according to Zillow. 

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