Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been renovating his $23 million mansion in Washington, D.C., and appears to need a little extra money to pay for illegal parking fines,media reported. It was learned that the contractor workers responsible for the renovation of Bezos received more than $16,840 in illegal parking tickets during construction.
Bezos is understood to be planning to spend $12 million on renovations. The media learned from records obtained by the D.C. Department of Public Works that the city issued 564 tickets in the 2200 and 2300 block of S Street, where Bezos’ mansion is located. The tickets were issued between October 2016 and October 2019, when Bezos bought the mansion, bringing the total amount to $18,000.
Most of these tickets come from neglected “stop- and stop-and-frow signs, where people park their cars in places reserved for residents or where pedestrian crossings and pedestrian crossings are blocked. Now, the renovation of the house appears to have been largely completed, as it has opened up for a after-the-party party at the Alfalfa Club, a social club that can only be joined only by invitation. Bill Gates, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and actor Ben Stiller were all reported to have attended the party, and it’s unclear where the people who were there parked.
As the world’s richest man, Bezos has a net worth of about $129.5 billion. Last week, after Amazon’s earnings report, Bezos added $13.2 billion to his assets in about 15 minutes, driven by inventory.