Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has just bought a luxurious property in Los Angeles for $ 165 million, a new record for the big Californian city, reported on Wednesday

"Wall Street Journal".

According to the daily, Jeff Bezos bought the Warner Estate from American media mogul David Geffen, breaking the record for the price paid for real estate in the Los Angeles area.

The previous record dated from last year.

It had been established by the Australian-British-American businessman Lachlan Murdoch, who had paid 150 million dollars (147 million Swiss Francs) for the Bel-Air property, used in the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" .

The Warner Estate was designed in the 1930s for Jack Warner, co-founder of the production company Warner Brothers.

Located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, it includes guest houses, a tennis court and a nine-hole golf course.

"The best way to think about it was to plan my life at the age of 80," he said before adding that it allowed to choose the path that

"Would minimize his regrets".

A long-term projection which motivated him to abandon his work as a financial engineer on Wall Street in 1994 to invest fully in the opening of the first online bookstore today become Amazon.com.

With a fortune valued at more than 110 billion dollars, Jeff Bezos is considered the richest man in the world.... !

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld