“Nearly five years after the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, his famous billionaire’s rivalry with Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been reignited in Wellington, Florida, through his widow and daughter,” Jose Lambiet reports for The Daily Mail.
“As Gates completed the purchase of an entire street in Florida’s equestrian capital in June, Jobs’ widow bought a sprawling property across from Gates’ guard-gate, the Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively,” Lambiet reports. “Laurene Powell Jobs, a former investment banker who married Jobs in 1991 then had three children with the father of the iPhone, quietly bought a 3.5-acre ranch on Quarter Horse Trail in Wellington.”
“According to records, she paid $15.3 million – cash, of course. ‘She was looking around here for a while,’ said developer Stuart Roffman,” Lambiet reports. “‘She came to visit one of my other properties. She wanted something where her and Steve’s daughter Eve could practice horse jumping. She ended up not buying mine but she did get the one near Gates.'”
Lambiet reports, “Indeed, Gates’ daughter Jennifer, 20, and Eve Jobs, 19, have been rivals in several of the country’s show-jumping arenas and competed in Wellington this winter at the Winter Equestrian Festival.”
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MacDailyNews Take: You’d think $15.3 million would get you a decent kitchen. Let the renovations commence!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]