16 wild details that reveal the lavish life of WeWork founders Adam and Rebekah Neumann

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  • Adam and Rebekah Neumann, the founding couple behind WeWork, left the coworking company after its disastrous IPO.
  • In March, Forbes estimated that Adam Neumann was worth $4.1 billion.
  • Since then, Forbes has downgraded the ousted WeWork CEO, estimating that he is no longer a billionaire.
  • Reports of the Neumanns' real estate purchases, philanthropic pursuits, and lifestyle indicate a lavish, high-rolling existence.
  • Read all of Business Insider's WeWork coverage here.

Adam Neumann is no longer a billionaire.

Forbes, which estimated that the former WeWork CEO was worth around $4.1 billion in March, has since announced that the company's disastrous IPO filing ensured that Neumann no longer has billions of dollars to his name.
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But for a while, Neumann and his wife and WeWork cofounder, Rebekah, seemed at home in the jet-setting billionaire crowd.

Here's a look inside the Neumanns' lavish lifestyle.

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The Neumanns reportedly own a $10.5 million Manhattan townhouse.

The Neumanns reportedly own a $10.5 million Manhattan townhouse.

Source: Business Insider

The property is at the center of a rather expensive financial dispute, with contractors alleging that the couple has failed to fork over $1.1 million to cover unpaid bills.

The property is at the center of a rather expensive financial dispute, with contractors alleging that the couple has failed to fork over $1.1 million to cover unpaid bills.

Source: Business Insider

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The townhouse renovation project was reportedly set to cost $6.5 million originally.

The townhouse renovation project was reportedly set to cost $6.5 million originally.

Source: Business Insider

Of course, the townhouse isn't the family's only property.

Of course, the townhouse isn't the family's only property.

Source: Business Insider

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WeWork's founding couple also reportedly bought a $35 million property in Gramercy Park ...

WeWork's founding couple also reportedly bought a $35 million property in Gramercy Park ...

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal

... as well as residences in Westchester County ...

... as well as residences in Westchester County ...

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal

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... and the Hamptons.

... and the Hamptons.

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal

The Neumanns' $21 million house in the San Francisco Bay Area even has a custom guitar-shaped room.

The Neumanns' $21 million house in the San Francisco Bay Area even has a custom guitar-shaped room.

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal

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On the commercial front, Adam Neumann also has his hand in at least $100 million worth of commercial property and startup investments.

On the commercial front, Adam Neumann also has his hand in at least $100 million worth of commercial property and startup investments.

Source: Business Insider, The Real Deal, Wall Street Journal

Some of Neumann's more controversial moments also speak to a lavish lifestyle. The CEO reportedly once left a "sizable chunk" of weed on a Gulfstream G650 during a jaunt to Israel.

Some of Neumann's more controversial moments also speak to a lavish lifestyle. The CEO reportedly once left a "sizable chunk" of weed on a Gulfstream G650 during a jaunt to Israel.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider

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The ousted CEO also reportedly prompted WeWork to buy a $60 million G650. Employees told Business Insider that bedrooms and televisions were added to the company plane to accommodate the Neumanns.

The ousted CEO also reportedly prompted WeWork to buy a $60 million G650. Employees told Business Insider that bedrooms and televisions were added to the company plane to accommodate the Neumanns.

Source: Business Insider, Vanity Fair

The Neumanns pledged to donate $1 billion in 10 years, with the now-irrelevant stipulation that, if they failed to fulfill that goal, they would lose a substantial degree of control over WeWork.

The Neumanns pledged to donate $1 billion in 10 years, with the now-irrelevant stipulation that, if they failed to fulfill that goal, they would lose a substantial degree of control over WeWork.

Source: Markets Insider

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On the WeWork front, Neumann reportedly shelled out money for a party featuring tequila shots and Run DMC ...

On the WeWork front, Neumann reportedly shelled out money for a party featuring tequila shots and Run DMC ...

Source: Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair

... minutes after talking about the necessity of cost-cutting layoffs.

... minutes after talking about the necessity of cost-cutting layoffs.

Source: Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair

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WeWork employees told Business Insider that Neumann has a particular penchant for $140 Don Julio 1945 tequila.

WeWork employees told Business Insider that Neumann has a particular penchant for $140 Don Julio 1945 tequila.

Source: Business Insider

As CEO, Neumann was also chauffeured around in a Maybach car worth over $100,000 ...

As CEO, Neumann was also chauffeured around in a Maybach car worth over $100,000 ...

Source: Vanity Fair

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... and enjoyed an office "spa and ice bath," Vanity Fair reported.

... and enjoyed an office "spa and ice bath," Vanity Fair reported.

Source: Vanity Fair