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Rockstar energy drink chief buys Madonna's former home for $19 million

Rockstar energy drink chief buys Madonna's former home for $19 million

Russell Weiner, the founder and chief executive of the company behind Rockstar energy drinks, has bought a Beverly Hills address once home to Madonna. Public records show the purchase price was $19 million.

Set on 1.25 acres of manicured grounds, the walled-and-gated compound includes a French country-inspired main house, two guesthouses, a swimming pool and a north-south tennis court. A 500-foot tree-lined driveway marks the entrance to the home.
Rebuilt and expanded by the pop icon during her decade of ownership, the sprawling home has two living rooms, a two-story dining room, two offices, a screening room, a gym and an art studio.

Cathedral-style ceilings, rows of French doors, clerestory windows and hardwood floors are among the interior details. A total of nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms are within 17,000 square feet of living space.

Madonna bought the property in 2003 for $12 million, according to Times archives, and sold it in 2013 for $19.5 million.
Weiner, in his mid-40s, is the son of radio host Michael Savage. He founded the Las Vegas-based Rockstar Inc., maker of Rockstar energy drinks, in 2001.

His estimated net worth is $3.4 billion, according to Forbes.

Kurt Rappaport and Andrew Meyers of Westside Estate Agency were the listing agents, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Rappaport also represented the buyer.

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