19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $123 million mansion
With a net worth of $78.9 billion
, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is the richest man
It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.
It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington estate, named "Xanadu 2.0" after the fictional home of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of "Citizen Kane."
At 66,000 square feet, the home is absolutely massive, and it's loaded to the brim with high-tech details.
We've rounded up some of Xanadu 2.0's most over-the-top features here.
It's worth at least $123 million today.
Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project.
A high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room's climate and lighting.
The house uses its natural surroundings to reduce heat loss.
You can change the artwork on the walls with just the touch of a button.
The pool also has its own underwater music system.
There's a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling.
An enormous reception hall can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The house has 24 bathrooms, 10 of which are full baths.
There's a total of six kitchens.
An enormous library houses a manuscript Gates paid more than $30 million for.
The home theater can accommodate 20 guests in plush seats.
An existing home was removed by barge to make room for a separate activities building.
The guest house is just as high-tech as the main house.
All together, Gates' garages can accommodate up to 23 cars.
Gates has a favorite tree, and it's monitored electronically 24 hours a day.
An artificial stream is kept stocked with fish.
The sand on Gates' beach is imported from the Caribbean.
Someone once paid $35,000 just to tour it.