You might have to be a tech zillionaire to be able to afford to live in cities like Seattle and San Francisco the way real estate is going these days. It’s a good thing that some of the biggest and richest geeks around have already set a precedent for how to spend megabucks on megahomes.
In a first-ever Tech Exec Real Estate Roundup Quiz, Zillow-owned Trulia throws a little higher knowledge at the high powered. If you’ve kept an eye over the years on the spending styles of Bill Gates (Microsoft), Elon Musk (Tesla), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Evan Spiegel (Snapchat), Sean Parker (Napster) and Larry Ellison (Oracle), you might have a shot at some of these questions.
Who made the most expensive home purchase in 2016? Who owns 17 different properties?
In the end, it might not help you afford to buy a house in Seattle, the nation’s hottest housing market, but it could make you feel a little smarter the next time you cross Lake Washington on 520 and try to squint through the trees to see where Gates is hanging out.
Try the quiz and check out Trulia’s blog post for further explanation of what’s what when it comes to the real estate portfolios of the tech elite.