- Tech billionaire Peter Thiel has bought a home in the country’s capital for $ 13 million, according to Politico.
- Thiel was revealed by Politico Playbook as “mystery buyer” in this year’s biggest DC sale.
- He bought the mansion from Wilbur Ross, the former Trump trade secretary, through an LLC.
No longer an open secret among neighbors, Peter Thiel was revealed as the “mysterious buyer” of a $ 13 million mansion in Washington, DC in Monday’s edition of the Politico Playbook.
Thiel, a tech billionaire and co-founder of PayPal, made the district’s largest home purchase in the past 12 months by using an LLC to buy it from Wilbur Ross, the former Trump trade secretary, according to Politico.
The opulent home is located in Washington’s upscale Woodland-Nofmanstone neighborhood. Notable residents include former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, former finance minister Steve Mnuchin and former trade minister Penny Pritzker, who according to Playbook live just across the street from Thiel’s new property.
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With seven bedrooms, 10,300 square feet of space, a pool, a 12-seat cinema and a set of staff quarters, the Beaux Arts-style mansion has been one of the most expensive and sought-after properties in DC for decades, according to Curbed.
Thiel’s big money purchase has been the neighborhood’s talk for the past few months, according to Politico.
“The August agreement was shrouded in mystery,” the Playbook authors write. “The buyer used an LLC called Salona Village Holdings, which hid their identity. The Rosses family is barred by a confidentiality agreement from revealing the real buyer’s name,” Geary Ross told Daniel Lippman.
As Insiders Adam Wren and Meghan Morris reported in August, Thiel has emerged as a powerhouse in GOP politics, funding people like Ohio Senate candidate and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance.
With an outpost in the nation’s capital, Thiel will be able to summon other GOP power players and aspiring MAGA candidates closer to the heart of the action instead of out in Silicon Valley.