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Kylie Jenner Could Buy an Entire Community in Maui—See Which Billionaire Could Buy Your City

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Precisely how much money do the billionaires on Forbes’ newest list have? To put it into context, we made a list of billionaires who could afford to get every home in certain cities.

Jeff Bezos, who took the top spot on this year’s Forbes list of billionaires, couldn’t afford to purchase every home in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle. But he could almost scoop up every home in Washington, D.C., near the business ’s forthcoming HQ2 at the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, and he’d easily be able to buy every home in Arlington.

That’s according to some Redfin calculation of the aggregate value of all single-family homes, condos and townhouses in U.S. cities with more than 1,000 homes, paired with net worth information from Forbes’ compilation of 2019 billionaires. To calculate the value of all homes in a town, we added up the most recent Redfin quote for each home.

Not one of the world’s wealthiest people could outright buy Seattle’s approximately 230,000 homes, worth a total of $182.9 billion. Bezos comes closest, with a net worth of $131 billion–certainly enough to buy all of them if he took out a couple of loans. And if he earns an extra half-billion or negotiates some costs down, he could pick up Washington, D.C.’s 200,000 homes, worth a total of $131.5 billion. He could buy Arlington’s $46.7 billion worth of real estate almost three times over. Bezos could also hypothetically buy the $129.9 billion worth of homes in Austin, which was on Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist.

Kylie Jenner, 21, is currently the world’s youngest billionaire–whether she’s self-made or not. With a net worth of $1 billion, the KarJenner sister is far from being able to buy all homes in her Calabasas, California hometown (worth a total of $12.9 billion), but she could take her pick of other tiny cities across the U.S.. A couple of choices where Jenner could purchase all the homes for under $1 billion and possibly turn a few of them into vacation spots for her family? Waikapu, located on the Hawaiian island of Maui, or Occidental, a community in Sonoma County.

Below is a listing of select billionaires (or billionaire families) paired with a town where they could hypothetically afford to get every single single-family home, condominium and townhouse. Lots of the billionaires on the list could hypothetically afford to buy every home in numerous cities (as an example, Warren Buffett could scoop up every home in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska a few times over); we are highlighting one close to but not over their net worth.

Billionaire/

Source of wealth
Net worth
City
Approximate number of houses /

Value of all homes

Jeff Bezos & family/

Amazon
$131 billion
Austin, TX
280,000/

$129.9 billion

Bill Gates/

Microsoft
$96.5 billion
Charlotte, NC
310,000/

$92.4 billion

Warren Buffett/

Berkshire Hathaway
$82.5 billion
Nashville, TN
210,000/

$79.1 billion

Mark Zuckerberg/

Facebook
$62.3 billion
Long Beach, CA
90,000/

$61.3 billion

Michael Bloomberg/

Bloomberg
$55.5 billion
Baltimore, MD
310,000/

$52.8 billion

Sergey Brin/

Google
$49.8 billion
Colorado Springs, CO
150,000/

$49.1 billion

Francoise Bettencourt Mayers/

L’Oreal
$49.3 billion
Cincinnati, OH
240,000/

$48.9 billion

Jack Ma/

Alibaba
$37.3 billion
Glendale, CA
40,000/

$37.3 billion

Jacqueline Mars/

Mars
$23.9 billion
Madison, WI
80,000/

$23.3 billion

Elon Musk/

Tesla
$22.3 billion
Escondido, CA
40,000/

$22.2 billion

Rupert Murdoch/

Media
$19.4 billion
Myrtle Beach, SC
100,000/

$19.4 billion

Laurene Powell Jobs & family/

Apple
$18.6 billion
The Woodlands, TX
40,000/

$18.4 billion

Giorgio Armani/

Armani fashion labels
$8.5 billion
Nashua, NH
30,000/

$8.5 billion

Charles Schwab/

Charles Schwab
$8.3 billion
South Pasadena, CA
6,000/

$8.2 billion

Ralph Lauren/

Ralph Lauren fashion labels
$6.9 billion
Galveston, TX
20,000/

$6.8 billion

Jack Dorsey/

Twitter & Square
$5.2 billion
Newport, RI
10,000/

$5.2 billion

Oprah Winfrey/

Media
$2.5 billion
Dover, DE
10,000/

$2.5 billion

Michael Jordan/

Basketball
$1.9 billion
Amherst, NH
5,000/

$1.9 billion

Sara Blakely/

Spanx
$1.1 billion
West Ocean City, MD
3,000/

$1.1 billion

Kylie Jenner/

Kylie Cosmetics
$1 billion
Waikapu, HI
1,500/

$968.5 million

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