LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has discovered a brand new proprietor in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle.
Burkle views the two,700-acre property in Los Olivos, close to Santa Barbara, as a land banking alternative, his spokesman mentioned Thursday in an e-mail.
The Wall Avenue Journal reports the property was offered for $22 million to Burkle, an affiliate of the late pop star and co-founder of the funding agency Yucaipa Corporations.
The asking value of the property was $100 million in 2016 then dropped to $67 million a yr later.
Along with a 12,500 square-foot major residence and a 3,700 square-foot pool home, the property boasts a separate constructing with a 50-seat movie show and a dance studio.
Different options on the ranch are a “Disney-style” practice station, a hearth home and barn.
Burkle’s spokesman mentioned the billionaire had been eyeing Zaca Lake — which adjoins the property — for a brand new Soho Home, a members-only membership with places in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Toronto. Burkle in the end determined the situation was too distant and costly for a membership.
Burkle is the controlling shareholder of Soho Home.
After Burkle noticed the property from the air, he put in a proposal to buy.
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