Jeff Bezos Reportedly Paid More than $16,000 in Parking Tickets While Renovating His DC Mansion

A fairly negligible sum for the richest man in the world

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The richest man in the world is reportedly about $16,000 poorer thanks entirely to parking ticket fees.

Amazon founder and multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos reportedly racked up that hefty sum in parking tickets throughout three years of renovations on his $23 million mansion in Washington, DC. According to the Verge, news organization WUSA9 discovered the city handed out 564 citations in the area surrounding Bezos’ property throughout a three-year period of renovations beginning back in 2016. The tickets were mostly handed out to Bezos-employed contractors who ignored “no parking” signs, parked in spots reserved for residents, or blocked crosswalks and obstructed pedestrians’ paths.

While the Department of Motor Vehicles also reportedly tracked more than $5,600 in unpaid tickets, a source told WUSA9 that all the tickets had been paid. Meanwhile, the outlet said it cannot connect every parking ticket to Bezos because contractors were required to sign nondisclosure agreements. An anonymous source also told the news outlet that one general contractor set up “off-site parking and shuttles to and from the site” to help Bezos’ contractors avoid the parking chaos.

Fortunately for anyone hoping to park between the 2200 and 2300 blocks of S Street, work on Bezos’ mansion — on which he initially planned to spend $12 million on renovations alone — appears to have wrapped, with the billionaire opening up his new home to host an Alfalfa Club after-party for the likes of Bill Gates, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump last month.

Meanwhile, it bears keeping in mind that $16,000 in parking tickets is a mere pittance to the richest man in the world, who just added about $13.2 billion to his already multi-billion-dollar worth in approximately 15 minutes.

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