, CEO of Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, has reportedly made a multi-million-dollar real estate purchase at the end of 2021.
Armstrong bought a $133 million Los Angeles property from Japanese entrepreneur Hideki Tomita in December, The Wall Street Journalon Monday, citing anonymous people familiar with the matter.
According to the WSJ, Tomita originally purchased the real estate for $85 million in 2018. The new deal allegedly marks the biggest home purchase ever completed in the L.A. area.
Prior to being sold to Tomita, the Bel-Air estate was formerlyby Ellen Bronfman Hauptman, the daughter of billionaire Seagram heir Charles Bronfman.
The property included a 19,000-square-foot mansion featuring a theater, a gym and a double-height dining room. The property also reportedly had a 6,600-square-foot guest house designed by Paul Williams.
Armstrong co-founded Coinbase with American business executive and investor Fred Ehrsam back in 2012. The exchange has been growing massively in recent years, becoming the largest crypto trading platform in the U.S. in terms of trading volumes andin April 2021.
With a reportedly 19% stake in Coinbase, Armstrongan estimated net worth of $14.7 billion as of November 2021, being one of the world’s richest crypto investors alongside FTX exchange founder . Armstrong was also referred to as the by China’s Hurun Research Institute in March 2021.
Coinbase did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment. This article will be updated pending any new information.
Crypto executives have been increasingly buying real estate recently. Jonathan Yantis, a co-founder at the nonfungible token platform Worldwide Asset eXchange, reportedlya 70-acre estate outside Denver for $12.5 million in mid-December.
, CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, reportedly in October 2021. He previously said that he did not own any real estate as of April 2021, claiming that he to buy Bitcoin.