Real estate, a cornerstone of wealth creation, is a popular investment option among the world’s wealthiest individuals. Three of the world’s five richest people are making unique plays in the industry. In this article, we’ll explore how Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are making moves in the real estate market and what this means for the sector, the broader economy, and individual investors.
Warren Buffett Bets on Housing Market Recovery
Warren Buffett is betting on a strong housing market recovery with his recent purchase of 1.25 million shares in Louisiana-Pacific Corp, worth $417.1 million, indicating he sees value in the firm that could see growth as the housing market recovers.
Jeff Bezos Backs Company Offering Real Estate Shares for $100
Jeff Bezos backs a company that allows investors to purchase shares of single-family rentals for as little as $100. The properties with the highest appreciation potential are then listed online, where non-accredited investors can purchase shares to earn passive income through rent.
Elon Musk’s New Income Stream: Real Estate
Elon Musk, known for Tesla and SpaceX, now eyes real estate. He plans to partner with Lennar Corp to build 110 homes in Bastrop County, Texas, for employees of his companies, in a project called “Project Awesome.” The subdivision, which has been approved for development, aims to address the growing need for housing in the area due to the thousands of jobs created by Musk’s firms.
These billionaire plays could be positive signs for the sector, the broader economy, and individual investors. New companies have made it possible to gain exposure to the real estate market with minimal capital, providing an opportunity for anyone to benefit from these billionaire moves.