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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations
Image credit: Richard Branson on LinkedIn
Richard Branson relaxes on the island he bought.
This story originally appeared on Business Insider

Tech millionaires and billionaires vacation a little differently from the rest of us.

Many, like Larry Ellison, have an assortment of homes to choose from all over the world. 

Some, like Mark Zuckerberg, vacation like regular people despite having deep pockets.

Additional reporting for this story was done by Andrea Huspeni.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Bill Gates recently purchased an $8.7 million vacation pad in Florida. It's 4.8 acres and has a 20-stall horse barn for his daughter, who is a horseback rider.

Bill Gates recently purchased an $8.7 million vacation pad in Florida. It's 4.8 acres and has a 20-stall horse barn for his daughter, who is a horseback rider.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Google's Eric Schmidt is hunting for a home in London. But in the meantime, he owns Ellen DeGeneres' old house, which he acquired in 2007 for $20 million.

Google's Eric Schmidt is hunting for a home in London. But in the meantime, he owns Ellen DeGeneres' old house, which he acquired in 2007 for $20 million.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

The master suite is 1,300 square feet and takes up an entire floor. It's a 4-acre estate with beautiful gardens.

The master suite is 1,300 square feet and takes up an entire floor. It's a 4-acre estate with beautiful gardens.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Paul Allen of Microsoft owns a lot of property. One of his vacation homes is a mansion in Malibu that cost $25 million.

Paul Allen of Microsoft owns a lot of property. One of his vacation homes is a mansion in Malibu that cost $25 million.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

It has five bedrooms, a pool, a screening room, a gym ...

It has five bedrooms, a pool, a screening room, a gym ...
Image credit: Pacific Great Estates
How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

...and an absurdly large bathroom. It's bigger than most NYC apartments.

...and an absurdly large bathroom. It's bigger than most NYC apartments.
Image credit: Pacific Great Estates
How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Jeff Bezos has a ~ $25 million house in Beverly Hills. There, he's neighbors with Tom Cruise.

Jeff Bezos has a ~ $25 million house in Beverly Hills. There, he's neighbors with Tom Cruise.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

The mansion has a greenhouse, tennis court, and a huge outdoor area. The property is more than 2 acres and 11,000 square feet.

The mansion has a greenhouse, tennis court, and a huge outdoor area. The property is more than 2 acres and 11,000 square feet.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Larry Ellison has a slew of places to choose from. Like Porcupine Creek, which he purchased for $43 million.

Larry Ellison has a slew of places to choose from. Like Porcupine Creek, which he purchased for $43 million.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

The main home is 18,430 square feet. The four guest homes are each 1,860 square feet.

The main home is 18,430 square feet. The four guest homes are each 1,860 square feet.
Image credit: Luxist
How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

But forget homes. Larry Ellison owns an entire island. He purchased Hawaiian island Lana'i for $600 million

But forget homes. Larry Ellison owns an entire island. He purchased Hawaiian island Lana'i for $600 million
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Ellison owns 98% of the 140 square-mile tropical paradise.

Ellison owns 98% of the 140 square-mile tropical paradise.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Ellison's island is home to two top hotels. One is M1nele Bay.

Ellison's island is home to two top hotels. One is M1nele Bay.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

The other is the Lodge at Koele.

The other is the Lodge at Koele.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently vacationed in Hawaii. Zuckerberg was also rumored to be shopping for luxury condos there in January.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently vacationed in Hawaii. Zuckerberg was also rumored to be shopping for luxury condos there in January.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Path CEO and Facebook millionaire Dave Morin enjoys vacationing in the Maldives, an island chain in the Indian Ocean, where he and his wife got engaged. He also enjoys skiing at Beaver Creek and staying in The Ritz Carlton there. Jackson Hole is a close second.

Path CEO and Facebook millionaire Dave Morin enjoys vacationing in the Maldives, an island chain in the Indian Ocean, where he and his wife got engaged. He also enjoys skiing at Beaver Creek and staying in The Ritz Carlton there. Jackson Hole is a close second.
Image credit: Dave Morin via Flickr
How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Richard Branson runs off to Necker Island, an island he bought for a mere $180,000, where he invites other entrepreneurs to work and play. It's worth tens of millions today.

Richard Branson runs off to Necker Island, an island he bought for a mere $180,000, where he invites other entrepreneurs to work and play. It's worth tens of millions today.
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How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations

Nice life, huh?

Nice life, huh?
Image credit: Richard Branson on LinkedIn
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  • How Tech's Richest People Spend Their Vacations
  • 1. Bill Gates recently purchased an $8.7 million vacation pad in Florida. It's 4.8 acres and has a 20-stall horse barn for his daughter, who is a horseback rider.
  • 2. Google's Eric Schmidt is hunting for a home in London. But in the meantime, he owns Ellen DeGeneres' old house, which he acquired in 2007 for $20 million.
  • 3. The master suite is 1,300 square feet and takes up an entire floor. It's a 4-acre estate with beautiful gardens.
  • 4. Paul Allen of Microsoft owns a lot of property. One of his vacation homes is a mansion in Malibu that cost $25 million.
  • 5. It has five bedrooms, a pool, a screening room, a gym ...
  • 6. ...and an absurdly large bathroom. It's bigger than most NYC apartments.
  • 7. Jeff Bezos has a ~ $25 million house in Beverly Hills. There, he's neighbors with Tom Cruise.
  • 8. The mansion has a greenhouse, tennis court, and a huge outdoor area. The property is more than 2 acres and 11,000 square feet.
  • 9. Larry Ellison has a slew of places to choose from. Like Porcupine Creek, which he purchased for $43 million.
  • 10. The main home is 18,430 square feet. The four guest homes are each 1,860 square feet.
  • 11. But forget homes. Larry Ellison owns an entire island. He purchased Hawaiian island Lana'i for $600 million
  • 12. Ellison owns 98% of the 140 square-mile tropical paradise.
  • 13. Ellison's island is home to two top hotels. One is M1nele Bay.
  • 14. The other is the Lodge at Koele.
  • 15. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently vacationed in Hawaii. Zuckerberg was also rumored to be shopping for luxury condos there in January.
  • 16. Path CEO and Facebook millionaire Dave Morin enjoys vacationing in the Maldives, an island chain in the Indian Ocean, where he and his wife got engaged. He also enjoys skiing at Beaver Creek and staying in The Ritz Carlton there. Jackson Hole is a close second.
  • 17. Richard Branson runs off to Necker Island, an island he bought for a mere $180,000, where he invites other entrepreneurs to work and play. It's worth tens of millions today.
  • 18. Nice life, huh?
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