It seems as though everyone is in a tizzy to learn more about the real estate doings of Instagram “King” Dan Bilzerian, a guy with a penchant for trophy bachelor pads and ludicrously lavish living if there ever was one. Though he was gone from LA for a hot minute, Mr. Bilzerian is back “to show these [expletive] in LA how it’s done, again.” (His words).
How is it done? Well, for the past few weeks, Mr. Bilzerian has been posting photos and videos clearly taken in a particularly outrageous Bel Air residence. While our intel indicates he is indeed dwelling in said house, Yolanda’s scan of property records shows no recent transfer of ownership has taken place, so we gather that our boy must be leasing the immodestly palatial pad. Monthly rate unknown, but likely enormous.
Before we get to the house — which is about as wild as they come — a wee little background on Mr. Bilzerian. With well over 23 million followers on Instagram, the 37-year-old ranks among the most popular social media personalities on the planet. That’s particularly impressive considering this guy does not act, sing, or otherwise (traditionally) perform in the entertainment industry. Rather, his popularity derives purely from the content he posts — photos and videos that flaunt his ultimate playboy lifestyle: big houses, fast cars, numerous scantily-clad women, and other assorted debauchery.
Our Mr. Bilzerian is the younger son of Florida-based corporate raider Paul Bilzerian, a guy who once owned the largest home in Tampa Bay. That house was famously repossessed by the bank in 2016, and the elder Mr. Bilzerian reportedly now lives in more modest circumstances on a small Caribbean island. Yet his son is clearly not feeling any sort of financial pinch, as far as Yolanda can tell. Perhaps that is thanks to the $50 million the younger Bilzerian claims to have won playing professional poker.
As for Mr. Bilzerian’s new digs, the 31,000-square-foot Bel Air mega-mansion was completed in 2017 by spec-developer Donald Bolin. The ultra-contemporary beast sits high above the roadway and behind a metal gates. According to the listing, the motorcourt can hold 70 cars, and there is garage space for 14. Check out all those black glass garage doors — Yolanda counts no fewer than seven of them.
Guests parking in the driveway are blessed with broad views of the LA basin and Century City. But to be honest, y’all, the indoor facilities make this place feel more like a gigantic event facility than a regular “home” — there is a commercial-sized kitchen, a chromed-out pool table in the “family room”, and a custom dining room table with seating for 18.
Other spaces include a two-lane bowling alley with an adjacent wet bar, a movie theater (with bar-style seating, natch), and at least one more wet bar with eight chairs facing three plasma screens. If you ask Yolanda, it’s all quite overkill, but in Mr. Bilzerian’s crazy world it likely suits him just fine.
There are no fewer than 12 bedroom suites and 23 bathrooms in the village-like compound, and the 5,600-square-foot master suite features the typically cavernous bedroom, bathroom, and closet. Plus there’s a full spa with deluxe leather massage chairs (no word on whether the lady pictured comes with the estate).
On the home’s uppermost level there’s yet another wet bar — this one hewn entirely from marble — and necessary features such as a rooftop tennis court, zero-edged swimming pool, and a putting green. The steeply-sloped 1.03-acre lot also includes 40,000-square-feet of outdoor patio space, per the listing. The estate was first listed for sale last year with an aggressive $100 million ask that was later reduced to $80 million before being removed from the market.
Clearly this house is fit for a young guy with endless cash and a love for partying.
About the only problem with this estate is that it is dwarfed by its neighbor — the under-construction monster compound next door is being built by the royal family of Qatar. Upon completion, that place will be one of LA’s largest estates. And really, who would pay $80 million to feel inferior to their neighbors?
Only a truly outrageous compound can make a 31,000-square-foot manse look like a guesthouse. Right?
Before bunking up in Bel Air, Mr. Bilzerian was leasing (for at least a year) in the high-priced “Bird Streets” area of the Hollywood Hills. According to records, that 5,000-square-foot Mid-Century was recently listed for rent (again) with an asking price of $55,000 per month. The .47-acre flag lot offers privacy galore and — though it’s nowhere near as snazzy as his new Bel Air rental house — plenty of space to toss naked women off the roof.
Listing agent: Arline Bolin, Hootan Troy Farahmand