Yuri Milner may not be a household name but the Russian billionaire sure knows how to shock a nation. The internet tycoon recently purchased a mega mansion in Los Altos Hills, CA for the jaw-dropping sum of $100 million, which marked "the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S.", according to The Wall Street Journal.
Apparently, $100 million buys a lot these days in what has become a real estate market full of price reductions and slow sales. The billionaire's new Bay Area digs include 25,000 square feet of living space in the style of an 18th-century French chateaux. The magnificent home features five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a wine cellar, a ballroom, a home theater, and spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay.
The 47-year old has built his empire by investing in Facebook, Zynga and Groupon, and according to Luxist
, he appeared on the cover of the most recent issue of Forbes
magazine. It was revealed that Milner's new $100 million Silicon Valley residence is in fact his second
home away from home and that he and his family have no immediate plans to move in.