Real Estate: Which Billionaire Could Buy Denver?

June 17 2014, 2:15 PM

Typically, we try not to indulge endlessly in hypothetical scenarios. But recently we couldn't help ourselves when the real estate brokerage company, Redfin, crunched the numbers on the total value of each and every home in various cities and then cross-checked it with Forbes' list of the world's billionaires to see who could, theoretically, afford to buy a whole city's worth of homes. The results are, well, interesting. 

Denver

Total homes: 245,625

Value: $71.9 billion

Homes for sale: 3,321

Median list price: $319,900

Billionare buyer: Bill Gates (worth $77.5 billion)

Boulder

Total homes: 43,819

Value: $22.9 billion

Homes for sale: 708

Median list price: $599,000

Billionaire buyer: Mark Zuckerberg (worth $28.6 billion)

Aurora 

Total homes: 119,463

Value: $24.5 billion

Homes for sale: 1,432

Median list price: $230,000

Billionaire buyer: Jeff Bezos (worth $30.1 billion)

Littleton

Total homes: 64,516

Value: $20.1 billion

Homes for sale: 827

Median list price: $302,500

Billionaire buyer: Steve Ballmer (worth $20.6 billion)

Fort Collins

Total homes: 65,211

Value: $17.5 billion

Homes for sale: 777

Median list price: $295,000

Billionaire buyer: Phil Knight (worth $18.6 billion)

Arvada

Total homes: 46,283

Value: $12.6 billion

Homes for sale: 527

Median list price: $284,900

Billionaire buyer: Charles Ergen (worth $15.4 billion)

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