When we are looking for a place to have a side relationship we just go out and buy a penthouse, we don’t need to purchase a house, go to a motel room, or even the back seat of our car. Of course not, unless you are Eric Schmidt. Who is Eric Schmidt and why should we care? Eric Schmidt was CEO of the tech giant Google, though he hasn’t been CEO since 2011. Schmidt is currently the Executive Chairman of Google.
Earlier today, The New York Post reported about Schmidt and his recent purchase. A Penthouse apartment located in Flatiron, a borough of Manhattan, in New York City, New York. The 6,250-square-foot apartment, consisting of four bedrooms, an entertainment area, wet bar. The apartment also has a 3,300-square-foot-terrace. After purchasing the apartment for 14.6 million dollars, he had it soundproofed. Possibly because of all the loud noises of the big city, but more likely to give him complete privacy. News outlets have dubbed it the ‘Sex Penthouse’.
Schmidt had a net worth of 8.2 billion dollars according for Forbes as of March of this year.
Who knows the real reasoning behind purchasing the penthouse. Perhaps Schmidt is just a big fan of the movie ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ in which portions of the movie were filmed. Or perhaps it gives him solitude from his wife and his 20 million dollar mansion located in Montecito, California. Maybe he just wants to show off to his array of lovers. Whatever his reasoning, is his business.
On another note Schmidt and his wife Wendy donated $15 million to the Hills, a project in which four hills we be built-up on Governers Island.
But this raises the questions, what do you think he is going to use the apartment for and what would you use it for if you had just bought it?