Bill Gates lists Hyde Park home for $1.55M

Five-bedroom home is located just north of the University of Chicago campus

Bill Gates and 5476 South Ellis Avenue (Redfin, Getty Images)
Bill Gates and 5476 South Ellis Avenue (Redfin, Getty Images)

Microsoft co-founder and former richest man in the world, Bill Gates, is selling his Hyde Park property.

The home on South Ellis Avenue is listed at $1.55 million, the Chicago Tribune reported. Gates and his former wife Melinda likely bought the home for their son, Rory, while he attended the nearby University of Chicago. The couple, who divorced last December, paid $1.25 million in 2018.

The three-story home, built in 1902, is 3,000 square feet, has five bedrooms and a finished basement. It also has a detached three-car garage in the back of the property.

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The listing price is pocket change for Gates who held Forbes’s title of Richest Person in the World twice. First from 1995 to 2010 and again from 2013 to 2017. He now ranks fourth globally and third in the U.S., with a net worth of $129 billion. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos top the global list with net worths of $219 billion and $171 billion, respectively. Bernard Arnault and his family, who run the LVMH fashion empire from France, rank third on the list with a net worth of $158 billion.

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