We’d never call South Florida part-timer Bill Gates cheap, but his purchase of a ranch next door to his in Wellington last week could give billionaire watchers pause.
After he spent $13.5 million on the five acres next door, Gates’ lawyer emailed the seller’s lawyer to ask about the disappearance of the property’s equestrian-themed mailbox and threaten to file a police complaint for theft.
Said attorney Craig Galle, who represented seller Stuart Roffman: “I find it surprising that the world’s richest man is nickel-and-diming my client over a silly mailbox.”
Roffman admitted to taking the mailbox, just like he had from properties he’s vacated for the past 20 years.
No comment from Gates’ lawyer.