Bill and Melinda Gates just bought a $43 million beach house in California — see inside

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group
  • Bill and Melinda Gates bought a beachfront home near San Diego, California.
  • They reportedly paid $43 million for the six-bedroom, 5,800 square foot house.
  • Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, owns several other properties, including his main $127 million Washington mansion.
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Bill Gates, who has made headlines recently for his coronavirus predictions and philanthropy, has a new oceanfront property near San Diego.

Gates, who rose to prominence as co-founder of Microsoft, bought the Del Mar, California home for $43 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported. It was reportedly one of the largest ever sales in the area.

The Del Mar property was last on the market for $48 million before it was purchased by the Gates in late March. It was previously owned by Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of Texas billionaire and hedge fund manager T. Boone Pickens. 

Bill Gates is the second richest person alive, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $106 billion, beaten only by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Gates and his wife chair the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private charitable foundation in the world, which has pledged to donate up to $100 million on coronavirus relief.

The couple owns other luxury properties, including a southern California ranch purchased for $18 million in 2014, and a mansion in Medina, Washington, estimated to be worth $127 million.

Take a look inside Gates' newest home. 

The house was built by architect Ken Ronchetti in 1999.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Source: Realtor.com

It is considered a landmark in Del Mar.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Source: The Guiltinan Group

Wood ceilings throughout give the beach house an island feel.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

The main living space has large windows that open up onto the porch.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Outside, the property has 120 feet of oceanfront.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

The owners can swim in the ocean, or enjoy the view from the porch.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Outdoor furniture and a fire pit make the most of the space.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

As if that wasn't enough, there's also a large pool...

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

...and a ten-person jacuzzi.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

The jacuzzi and fire pit have everything for a perfect beachy respite.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Back inside, the house has six bedrooms...

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

...some with stunning ocean views.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

The house is 5,800 square feet, including 3.5 bathrooms.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

Limestone floors continue throughout the house.

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Bill Gates beach house.
The Guiltinan Group

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