Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are the two richest people in the world.
Bezos and Gates, both founders of massive tech companies, own homes less than one mile from each other in Medina, Washington.
At least five other tech and retail billionaires own homes in Seattle suburbs.

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — the world’s two richest people — are neighbors.

The tech titans live less than one mile from each other in Medina, Washington, a secretive and exclusive suburb located just across Lake Washington from Seattle where the median home value is over $2.7 million.

Gates isn’t the only Microsoft executive to call the Seattle area home — though his $125 million state-of-the-art tech compound may take the cake. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and Charles Simonyi, the creator of Microsoft Word and Excel — and noted space tourist — all own multi-million dollar properties within a stone’s throw of Seattle.

Jim Jannard, the founder and chairman of eyewear company Oakley, and Starbucks chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz also live in the area.

Perhaps the easy commute is part of the draw of Medina for Bezos and Gates.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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