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Published January 31, 2017
Rapper Rick Ross hustled his way into selling his 10,000-square-foot waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for a little over $6 million, after initially listing the home nearly two years ago for $9.25 million.
The rapper made headlines in 2014 after spending $5.8 million on a 54,000-square-foot, 109-room mansion outside Atlanta on 235 acres, previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. It's reportedly the largest home in Georgia.
His recently sold, three-story, Mediterranean-style home in Fort Lauderdale features eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and two half-baths. Built on nearly half an acre, the property has 150 feet of private waterfront in Seven Isles, a manmade community consisting of a grid of canals, private docks, mansions, and an abundance of yachts.
The home includes a private movie theater, arcade room, home gym, sauna, full bar, elevator, and pool with built-in bar and spa. Double gates with custom metalwork open to a circular driveway and three-car garage. Palm trees and immaculate tropical landscaping surround the property. The home has marble flooring and tall ceilings, punctuated by a two-story-tall fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-concept great room.
The home's spacious master bedroom has a fireplace and master bath with soaking tub in the center of the room. In photos accompanying the listing, most of the the bedrooms appeared to have ensuite bathrooms and balconies overlooking the pool and dock.
The home was built in 2008. Ross purchased it in 2012 for nearly $5.2 million. It was most recently sold to Paul D. DeAngelo, CEO of Pennsylvania-based DBi Services, The Real Deal reports.
Ross' initial asking price of $9.25 million is in line with comparable homes currently listed for sale in Seven Isles. Just down the street, a pair of 10,000-square-foot mansions with similar amenities are currently being listed for $13 million, and $13.75 million.
Ross (aka Rozay), 40, is the founder of the Maybach Music Group. He got a relatively late start in rap, releasing his first studio album, "Port of Miami," in 2006, at the age of 30. In the following decade, he rose to prominence in the rap game, releasing hit albums including "Teflon Don" and "Mastermind."
The prolific rhymer is currently facing charges that he allegedly pistol-whipped a groundskeeper at his home in Atlanta, after the man reportedly threw a party at Ross' house without permission. Ross had been ordered to wear an ankle bracelet while out on bail.