Everyone’s favorite multi-billionaire Jack Ma is continuing in his mission to buy everything the world has to offer. This week, it’s a 200-acre estate in France’s Bordeaux region.
The Alibaba founder’s latest real-estate acquisition, named the Château de Sours, is comprised of a villa built in 1792 and a winery which produces ten varieties of red, white and rosé wines. Here are some pics of Ma’s newest venture:
The estate is the latest addition to Ma’s worldwide collection of properties. Previously, Ma purchased a massive 28,100-acre property in the Adirondacks region of New York which cost a cool $28 million.
He also bought a 9,900 sq. ft. mansion on Hong Kong’s high-profile Victoria Peak for $193 million, making it the most expensive home in Hong Kong and the second most expensive in the entire world.
Chinese participation in the wine industry has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, according to the Telegraph, China is the largest importer of Bordeaux wines worldwide.
This obsession is also reflected in purchases of vineyards throughout the region with Chinese owners holding some 100 wineries.
For those who are interested, Château de Sours’ wines are sold through distributors all over the world, including two in China: Tsinghua Cellar and Compass Wine & Spirits.
Or you could just buy Bo Xilai’s French villa and take a short drive over to visit the winery in person.
By Matthew Patel
[Images via Roystan & Michael Oliver]