Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to drop $60 million on an NYC apartment, but he already owns 4 condos in the city — look inside the building where he owns $13 million worth of real estate

Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to spend $60 million on a New York City apartment.

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Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to spend $60 million on a New York City apartment.
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Jeff Bezos is on the hunt for a New York City apartment, the New York Post reported.

The news came days after the world’s richest man finalized the terms of his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos.

The Amazon CEO is reportedly looking to spend about $60 million on a home in the city and has looked at units at 220 Central Park South, according to the Post. That’s the same Billionaires’ Row building where Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Citadel, bought a $238 million penthouse in January, setting the record for the most expensive home sale in the US.

But Bezos has been a homeowner in New York City for years.

In 1999, he bought three condos in the Century building at 25 Central Park West in Manhattan’s Upper West Side for $7.65 million, according to the Observer. He made the purchase under an LLC called Jetima from Tommy Mottola, the former Sony Music head. Bezos bought an additional unit for $5.3 million in 2012, making him the owner of four condos in the historic building.

The 32-story art deco building was built in 1931 and boasts a concierge, elevator attendants, and three separate entrances, as well as a prime location right next to Central Park.

Here’s a look inside the building.


Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, is reportedly on the hunt for an apartment in New York City.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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The New York Post reported that the Amazon CEO was looking to spend about $60 million for a home in the city.


Bezos looked at apartments at 220 Central Park South, an unfinished 79-story tower on Billionaires’ Row overlooking Central Park, according to the Post.

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Katie Warren/Business Insider

Bezos wouldn’t be the only billionaire in the building if he bought at 220 Central Park South.

In January, Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Citadel, bought a $238 million penthouse in the tower, setting the record for the most expensive home sale in the US.

Other high-profile buyers include the singer Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, as well as Richard Leibovitch, an Arel Capital founding partner, and Daniel Och, the billionaire chairman of Och-Ziff Capital Management.


But Bezos has owned properties in New York City for years.

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25 Central Park West.
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City Realty

Bezos owns four apartments at 25 Central Park West, a prewar, luxury art deco condominium building right off Central Park.


25 Central Park West, also known as the Century, is in Manhattan’s Upper West Side just off the southwest corner of Central Park.

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The 32-floor building, which houses about 350 units, is steps from iconic New York City destinations such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Columbus Circle.

The Century, which was built on the former site of the Century Theater, takes up the entire block from West 62nd Street to West 63rd Street.


The lobby of 25 Central Park West isn’t particularly impressive, but it comes with a 24-hour door attendant and concierge at each of the three entrances on three sides of the building.

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The lobby at 25 Central Park West.
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Walter McCullough, Stribling

Laundry service and additional storage are also available in the building.


Bezos bought three condos in the Century building for $7.65 million in 1999.

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An apartment (not belonging to Bezos) at 25 Central Park West.
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Lisa Maysonet, Sotheby’s International Realty

He made the purchase from the former Sony Music head Tommy Mottola through an LLC called Jetima.


The world’s richest man bought an additional unit in the building for $5.3 million in 2012, making him the owner of four condos in the historic building.

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An apartment (not belonging to Bezos) at 25 Central Park West.
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Lisa Maysonet, Sotheby’s International Realty

The apartment Bezos bought in 2012 is adjacent to the units he already owned.

Most of the apartments have been renovated over the years but still feature prewar details such as sunken living rooms and moldings.


Many of the residences, which are a mix of rentals and for-sale units, offer panoramic views of Central Park.

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Lisa Maysonet, Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1931, the building is part of the Central Park West Historic District.


“The Century’s condominium status makes it an excellent investment destination for international buyers seeking a NYC pied-a-terre as well as native New Yorkers who have always called this city home,” StreetEasy’s description of the building says.

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A one-bedroom unit (not belonging to Bezos) at 25 Central Park West.
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Walter McCullough, Stribling

Current listings in the building range from a two-bedroom unit in contract for just under $3 million to a full-floor, four-bedroom condo on the 30th floor for about $11 million.


The building also includes a bike room, an on-site resident manager, and a shared landscaped terrace.

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Walter McCullough, Stribling

With a $60 million budget, Bezos could buy every condo currently for sale at the Century and still have $28 million left over.