Monday, September 22, 2008

Homes Of America's Billionaires

Forbes.com staff, Forbes.com

Billionaires hoping to escape Wall Street's bad news need look no further than their own homes. If their portfolios are shrinking, they'll find plenty there to distract them.

David Geffimageen's Pollock and Rothko paintings line the walls of his 100-room Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion. Paul Allen can dock his 416-foot yacht--the Octopus--beside his Mercer Island, Wash., waterfront property. And Bill Gates can shut the world out in his 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music system, just steps from his 66,000-square-foot home on the edge of Lake Washington near Seattle.

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