Peeking into the NYC pad of Google’s Eric Schmidt: PHOTOS
Being the executive chairman of one of the most successful technology companies in the world comes with a few awesome perks — and a whole lot of money.
Thanks to his work at Bell Labs and leadership positions at Sun Microsystems and Novell, Schmidt was wealthy before he had even heard of Google. His stock options and $100 million equity award from when he stepped down as CEO at Google certainly added to that, of course.
Now worth $8.3 billion, Eric Schmidt is among the wealthiest people in the world, (No. 138 , and No. 45 in the U.S., according to Forbes).
And he’s got the epic lifestyle that goes with it. Schmidt has a number of “toys” and properties that most of us can only ever dream of owning.
Schmidt’s $20 million Gulfstream V is perfect for those days when he doesn’t feel like flying first-class or on a company jet.
Back in May, Schmidt was able to sell off his 255-foot superyacht, the “Lone Ranger,” for an estimated $14 million. Originally an expeditionary vessel, the ship was converted into a yacht in the mid-1990s.
Don’t worry though, Schmidt isn’t missing out on trips to Montenegro. He still has the 195-foot “Oasis,” a $72 million yacht that he charters out to those willing to pay $400,000 for a vacation.
When he just wants to get around town, Schmidt makes up for the thousands of gallons of fuel burned by his yacht and jet by driving a Toyota Prius.
On top of all of those toys, Schmidt’s mansion in Montecito, California is about as exclusive as you can get.
He bought it from comedian and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres for $20 million back in 2007.
And then there’s his new penthouse in New York City, which is pretty amazing as well.
For $15 million dollars, he got wonderful views and an open design…along with a rooftop terrace, according to the penthouse’s floor plan.
If the penthouse looks familiar, that might be because it was prominently featured in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”