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With people practically salivating over the new Apple iPhone 5's (and even paying up to $$3,700 for smuggled models
), it's really no surprise that the electronics company has some pretty wealthy employees. Thought of as one of the world's most brilliant designing minds and with an estimated fortune of $130 million, Sir Jonathan Ive is the company's head designer and has been in that position since 1996, according to Elite Choice. What is he doing with his pools of cash? Buying luxury real estate in San Francisco, of course.
Ive is the new owner of a $17 million dollar home in San Francisco's exclusive Gold Coast area at 2808 Broadway Street. Originally built in 1927, the house was designed by Willis Polk & Company, and was priced on the market for $25 previously. The detailed brick exterior definitely reflects its 1920's building date, making it look like something out of a movie. With 7,274 square feet of space to roam around in and great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, Ive should have plenty of inspiration to come up with his next genius design idea. He'll even be living next to some famous names, like actor Nicholas Cage and Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal.