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WEA in the LA Times – Hot Property: 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.

Click here to read the article on the latimes.com