Conveniently for the tech ladies' man, the estate in the exclusive enclave of Holmby Hills is right nearby Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. Schmidt's 9,182-square-foot, seven-bedroom "French chateau" was listed for $24.9 million.
Schmidt hardly needed the hefty bonus for the check to clear, of course. Funds for the mansion could have just as easily come out his $8.3 billion net worth. A local real estate expert also told Valleywag that the property hasn't officially closed, so records don't yet show a change in ownership.
Whether or not you think someone who stepped down as CEO three years ago deserves a bonus that would make Lloyd Blankfein blush, we can all agree the executive has impeccable taste in real estate. You can get a more immersive view of the property here. Bunnies not pictured.
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