Bill and Melinda Gates bought a $43 million beach house in California last year- see inside

Bill Gates beach house.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates bought a beachfront home near San Diego, California.
  • They reportedly paid $43 million for the six-bedroom, 5,800 square foot house.
  • The mansion is part of a massive real estate portfolio that could be divided in the couple’s divorce.
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Bill and Melinda Gates bought an oceanfront property near San Diego last year.

Gates, who rose to prominence as co-founder of Microsoft, bought the Del Mar, California home for $43 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported. It was reportedly one of the largest ever sales in the area.

The Del Mar property was last on the market for $48 million before it was purchased by the Gates in late March 2020. It was previously owned by Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of Texas billionaire and hedge fund manager T. Boone Pickens.

The Gates’ real estate portfolio is estimated to be worth over $200 million. Now with the news that Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda, are ending their marriage, the properties could be divided up.

The couple owns other luxury properties, including a southern California ranch purchased for $18 million in 2014, and a mansion in Medina, Washington, estimated to be worth $127 million. They have a separation contract that likely dictates how property will be split.

Take a look inside the San Diego property.

The house was built by architect Ken Ronchetti in 1999.

Bill Gates beach house.


It is considered a landmark in Del Mar.

Bill Gates beach house.

Source: The Guiltinan Group

Wood ceilings throughout give the beach house an island feel.

Bill Gates beach house.

The main living space has large windows that open up onto the porch.

Bill Gates beach house.

Outside, the property has 120 feet of oceanfront.

Bill Gates beach house.

The owners can swim in the ocean, or enjoy the view from the porch.

Bill Gates beach house.

Outdoor furniture and a fire pit make the most of the space.

Bill Gates beach house.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a large pool…

Bill Gates beach house.

…and a ten-person jacuzzi.

Bill Gates beach house.

The jacuzzi and fire pit have everything for a perfect beachy respite.

Bill Gates beach house.

Back inside, the house has six bedrooms…

Bill Gates beach house.

…some with stunning ocean views.

Bill Gates beach house.

The house is 5,800 square feet, including 3.5 bathrooms.

Bill Gates beach house.

Limestone floors continue throughout the house.

Bill Gates beach house.

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