With a total net worth of $79.2 billion, Bill Gates is again the world’s richest man. The founder of Microsoft has been at the top of the World’s richest Man list for most part of his life.
All this wealth would mean that he must be having a lavish lifestyle and the house of Bill Gates certainly speaks volumes about his lifestyle and wealth. His home in Medina, Washington is a wonder in itself. It is closely guarded with no private vehicle allowed to enter the premises. Even guests are picked up by security in their own vehicles and are then taken to meet Gates.
Affectionately nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 as homage to the fictional house of Citizen Kane’s Charles Foster Kane, it took Gates seven years and $63 million to build this home for his family. The 66,000 sq. ft. estate is a wonder in itself as it is quite possibly the most technologically advanced house on Earth. And we have 8 wonderful facts for you about ‘The house of Bill gates’.
1 Earth-Sheltered Home
Much of the house is covered by dense trees and is buried into the hillside in order to control the loss of heat using natural ways. The stainless steel roof is supported by 500 year old Douglas fir beams and walls are made of stone, concrete and glass. Despite being 1.5 sq miles in area, the residence is completely eco-friendly.