In a recent post I described the difference between the Millionaire Next Door mindset (conservative spender, understated, others often don't realize the magnitude of their wealth) vs. the Richistani mindset (flashy cars, big mansions, and lots of bling.)
There's no question that Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computer, qualifies as a Millionaire Next Door. Nevertheless, his choices regarding his new custom home may surprise you. Take this quiz to determine how well you can guess what the CEO of Apple wants in his home.
1. How big is the house that Jobs will be tearing down to build his new home?
a. 4,000 square feet
b. 8,000 square feet
c. 13,000 square feet
d. 17,000 square feet
2. How big is the new house he will build?
a. Under 5,000 square feet
b. 8,000 square feet
c. 15,000 square feet
d. 20,000 square feet
3. How large is the new garage?
a. Three car
b. four car
c. five car
d. ten car
4. How many bedrooms will the new house have?
a. 3 b. 5 c. 8 d. 10 e. 12
5. How many bedrooms did the house he is tearing down have?
a. 4 b. 5 c. 8 d. 10. e. 14
6. Will each bedroom have it's own bath?
a. YES b. NO
Unlike Bill Gates who has a 66,000 square foot mansion, Jobs is going in the exact opposite direction. Jobs will be tearing down a 17,000 square foot Spanish Revival home with 14 bedrooms, 13.5 baths and replacing it with a new house that is only 4,900 square feet. His new home will have five bedrooms, a three car garage, and the secondary bedrooms will share a bath. The floor plans are on Gizmodo. The property looks like a big rectangular box. Then again, Jobs likes to keep it simple although apparently the build out will cost $8.4 million (can't figure out why he didn't have a bathroom for every bedroom when he's spending that much money.)
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