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  1. 1

    Grrrowler

    The La Jolla house looks lovely. The rest, not so much.

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    1. 2.1

      Kenny Forder

      Actually I never even saw that post until now, so no. I just came up with it after re-posting Paul Merage’s home yesterday. So, it’s a coincidence, but thanks for your concern.

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        Doug

        haha “but thanks for your concern” I couldn’t have but it better. Especially since yahoo news has the least original content ever.

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    Daniel

    The California homes are impressive. Honorable mention: Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach built by Marjorie Merriweather Post!

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      Kenny Forder

      Yes, that’s a great one too!

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      Grrrowler

      Good call! That was an amazing house. It’s just too bad that it’s no longer a private house. Hillwood is another example of a Post mansion that food built, but that’s no longer private.

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    Grrrowler

    Let’s not forget Jenny Craig’s (now former) house: http://tinyurl.com/ab24gdj

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      Grrrowler

      Before the house above, she lived here for several years: http://tinyurl.com/amzpst7

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    C

    Why would you re-post a house you posted less than 24 hours ago? It’s not even another of significance or merit other than being another bloated SoCal mega-manse. It’s almost insulting to your followers.

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    Jason

    Wow! food can make you some serious money. I don’t think any are that great other than the La Jolla mansion. I am intrigued by the Kentucky home. it’s somewhat gauche but none the less I have to say it has some very interesting design features and the way it hugs the pondside cliff works for me.

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    Tony

    Hey Kenny, I like how you used the theme “houses that food built.” You should do this more often. For examples “houses that hip hop built” and show houses of rap moguls or whatever. I think that would be cool.

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    1. 7.1

      Kenny Forder

      Thanks! Sounds good :-)

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        tony

        Houses that private equity built
        Houses that software built
        Houses that being the great-great-grandson of a tycoon built

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        Chris

        the houses that oil and gas built (limit to Texas)

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    Tony

    Another thing, I don’t see how that guy built a $35,000,000 mansion from just ownder 40 Pizza Hut franchise locations. It seems like you’d have to own the whole Pizza Hut company to be that rich.

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    Tony

    I made a typo, I meant to say I don’t see how that guy built a $35,000,000 mansion from just owning 40 Pizza Hut franchise locations.

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    1. 9.1

      Venom

      40 franchises, $300,000 a store annually, $12,000,000 a year in income just from that, more than enough to build a $35 million home. I assume he owns other business interests and investments so his income is probably closer to $15 million or more a year.

      That being said, while Fort Wayne Indiana is a very nice town, I have serious doubts about anyone being able to spend or willing to spend $35 million on a house there. My guess is it is probably closer to $8-$10 million.

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    mak

    You could do houses that Mortgage ripoff artists built. Or how about the houses that reality tv starlets built? I could think of a number of themes. The houses built by rich malpractice lawyers. The houses built by One Song Wonder’s built. Or how about The houses built by rich people who never worked a day in their lives?

    I can think of LOTS of lists.

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  10. 11

    mac22

    shocking how much money bad pizza and hot pockets can make an individual into a billionaire. go figure?

    It is a nice theme though, grouping like properties together based upon how the owners made or inherited their fortunes.

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    Ewan

    Great post. Love it Kenny.
    I hope this becomes a regular feature on the site. “Houses that xXxXx built”. There are so much of them to cover. Wall Street/Hedge Funders, Music and others.

    Kenny, how about Beverly Park? I read Eric Smidt is selling his Beverly Park estate at 60 Beverly Park, which was originally built by Finton Construction, and later expanded into the compound it is today. Would love more info on this estate and generally the rest of Beverly Park.

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    cl

    or you could do the houses that whiney bitches built and show the trailer parks of most of the readers.

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    1. 13.1

      Daniel

      Yours included…

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      Grrrowler

      I’ll have you know that my trailer is considered to be the nicest one in the park. Well, at least it is now that the east side of the park got blown away by the tornado last week. OK, so it’s not the nicest one in the park, but it is the nicest upright one in the park. So there…bitch!

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  13. 14

    frying food

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    Reply

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