Bruce Makowsky is an American fashion designer and real estate developer. He is well known for building the most expensive mansion in the history of America. Bruce is one of the top real estate developers in the United States gaining prominence in the last decade. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Bruce Makowsky in 2019.
Early Life & Personal Life
Bruce Makowsky was born in the year 1956 in the United States, and the particular place of his birth is unknown as he has not revealed it. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California with his wife Kathy Van Zeeland who is a fashion designer. Before entering into the field of real estate, Bruce worked in designer handbags, fashion jewellery and footwear for women. More information about his early life and personal life is not available over the internet, as he maintains a low profile about his personal life.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As mentioned above, Bruce was into Women’s fashion business for more than twenty-five years before placing the foot in the real estate business. He says that for the 25 years he has been designing jewellery, footwear, and handbags for women, which was very much exciting for him. He had a company in New York that designed and sold handbags for women. He along with his wife Kathy owned three accessory producing companies namely Kathy Van Zeeland Handbags, B.Makowsky, and Tignanello which they later sold to a Hong Kong-based company Li & Fung Ltd in 2008.
After selling his fashion company, Bruce founded his real estate company BAM Luxury Development that concentrated trade on the west of Los Angeles. Bruce says that the land of LA was not much explored he thinks the place is highly undervalued. He bought a house near Sunset Strip in 2013 for five million, renovated it and sold for $19 million. The same year he bought another house for $12.5 million and sold it for $65 million after renovation.
The famous $70 million mansion bought by Minecraft creator Markus Persson in Beverly Hills was sold by none other than Bruce in 2014. In 2017, Bruce set a record in the history of America by constructing the country’s most expensive mansion in Bel Air. The mansion is listed for a worth of whopping $250 million, and the house is completely built by Bruce’s team.
It is built across 38,000 square feet consisting 12 bedrooms, five bars, three kitchens, 21 bathrooms, a gym, a mini-golf course, a spa, 85-foot infinity pool, a Dolby Atmos theatre with a seating capacity of 40 with an 18-foot wide screen. The house comes with seven staffs including a chef and a personal trainer. It also consists of a helicopter along with a collection of cars that is worth $30 million including a Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Huayra, and a 1936 Mercedes Benz.
Net Worth & Earnings
His net worth is estimated to be $140 million, and the factors that contribute to this value are his successful tenure as a real estate developer and as a designer of women accessories for more than two decades.
Bruce is a true businessman who knows the knack to please his customers. He says that, people with more wealth have enough money but not enough time to build quality properties and if your product is of great quality no one can obstruct its sale, which is quality advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.