Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for N12.7bn

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for N12.7bn

- An 18,000-square-foot mansion belonging to the late Microsoft founder, Paul Allen, has been sold for $35.2 million (N12,795,200,000)

- Allen purchased the home for $27 million (N9,814,500,000) and he passed away in 2018 from cancer

- The house was initially placed on the market in October 2019 and was priced at almost $41.5 million (N15,085,250,000)

Legit.ng has learned that the 18,000-square-foot home which belonged to the late Microsoft founder, Paul Allen, has been sold for $35.2 million (N12,795,200,000).

Allen’s home, referred to as the Atherton, is the most expensive zip code in the United States of America (USA).

It was first advertised for sale in October 2019 and valued at almost $41.5 million (N15,085,250,000); it was valued at $27 million (N9,814,500,000) at the time Allen purchased it.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

The aerial view of the beautiful house. Source: Business Insider
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Business Insider reports that the sale of the home has been the highest in the neighbourhood since 2017.

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Allen, who died in 2018 at 65 years due to cancer, gained fame when he published his memoir in 2011.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

Another shot of the well gardened house. Source: Business Insider
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Aside the California-based Atherton, he reportedly had other homes in the USA and was valued at about $20 billion at the time of his death.

In other news, President Akufo-Addo has cautioned the minority side in Parliament against introducing what he terms as “ill-judged politics” into the fate of Ghanaian students in China.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

The living room looks cozy and well-kept. Source: Business Insider
Source: UGC

According to him, the actions of the minority would eventually lead to the spread of fear and panic among the students in the country.

The president passed the comments as part of his presentation of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

The kitchen is very classy and sparkling. Source: Business Insider
Source: UGC

He explained that the situation in China is a delicate one that needs to be devoid of scoring points by playing politics with it.

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He, therefore, entreated the House to set a good example and pour oil over troubled waters so that there could be peace.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

This is the dream dinning setting of a large family. Source: Business Insider
Source: UGC

President Akufo-Addo noted that the government has not ruled out the possibility of evacuation but at the moment is working with the best principles of public health.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder’s mansion sold for almost GHc200 million (Photos)

What is a big house without a study? This fits well. Source: Business Insider
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the president and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, announced plans to create a $10 billion (N3,630,000,000,000) fund focused on dealing with climate change.

Announcing his intent on Instagram, Bezos explained that the Bezos Earth Fund will provide funding for scientists, activists and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help preserve and protect the natural world.

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