My aunt and uncle used to run a school bus company in the Hudson Valley and, in her driving days, my aunt recalled seeing a young athlete running along the country roads of New York. It didn’t matter if it was an icy cold Upstate morning or a steamy hot Catskill afternoon, there he was.
That dedicated young man was legendary boxer Mike Tyson. In those days he was just a teenager with his whole life ahead of him. Who knew he would go on to experience a championship boxing career, celebrity lifestyle and the spoils that come with it? Tyson would eventually own several properties and, as you will see below, at least 1 mega-mansion close to Albany.
In 1996 Mike Tyson took part of his $400 million dollar fortune and purchased a property in Farmington, Connecticut. At that time Tyson was able to secure the 17 acres and all that came with it for just over $2 million. Eventually he would sell the home to rapper 50 Cent!
According to the Zillow.com listing, the 50,000 square foot mega-mansion features 21 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, a nightclub with stripper pole, billiards room, recording studio, pond house, indoor pool, outdoor pool with grotto, koi pond, indoor basketball court and outdoor basketball court.
Tyson owned the place for a short period of time while 50 Cent had it for more than a decade. Neither Tyson or 50 Cent own the home today. After several price drops, the rapper was able to sell to Florida business man Casey Askar for $2.9 million. As recently as 2020 you could rent the lavish home for $50,000 a month! Let’s take a tour of the “Most Notorious Home in Connecticut”.
Mega-Mansion Formerly Owned By Mike Tyson and 50 Cent
This 50,000 square foot compound became known as the “Most Notorious House in Connecticut”.
PICTURES: See Inside NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart’s Incredible $30 Million Estate
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is selling his massive estate in rural Indiana, and pictures show a one-of-a-kind property that is both rustic and luxurious.
Stewart’s 6-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom, 19,714-square-foot residence in Columbus, Ind., sits on 415 acres of woods with a 9-acre stocked lake. There’s a two-story waterfall and trout stream in the entry hall, and the massive great room also boasts an 8700-gallon freshwater aquarium.
Other interior amenities of the jaw-dropping property include a bowling alley, game area, golf simulator room and a lighted onyx bar. The property also features a large guest house and a workshop, and the entire property is a licensed hunting preserve that’s rife with elk, deer and turkey.
The property’s $30 million price tag makes it the most expensive residence in the state of Indiana.
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