It took 12 years and a total price cut of 84 percent, but 50 Cent's massive 52-room mansion in Connecticut has finally found a buyer. And The Wall Street Journal reports that the buyer in question got an incredible deal on the property, which was originally listed 12 years ago at $18.5 million, paying just $2.9 million in the deal.
50 bought the house back in 2003, snagging it from none other than boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million. At that price, it set a local record for home sales in the area, but in 2007 when he put it back on the market he asked for $18.5 million. Since then, the price has been reduced several times (and at one point, there were plans to turn it into a retirement home), before finally finding the $2.9 million price that took.
As for the house itself, it's an impressive home at any price. It's got 19 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms, plus other amenities like a swimming pool and hot tub, a few game rooms, a small studio complete with green screen, a recording studio, and even a private nightclub and "adult entertainment room."
Marble floors, a classical entrance gate with a lion statue standing guard, a baby grand piano, and numerous other luxurious touches would seemingly make the house an enticing prospect for sale, but nationally recognized realtor Jonathan Miller told Realtor.com that the likeliest explanation for why the mansion took so long to sell is a simple one: It's simply too big for the area, approximately 80 miles north of Greenwich, Connecticut, and it often takes longer to sell houses that are far outside the norm in terms of size.
The buyer is reported to be Casey Askar, a Florida businessman with brands like Papa Romano's, Papa's Pizza To-Go, Blackjack Pizza and more to his name.
You, on the other hand, will have to be content to tour the house via the videos below, the first from CNN Business:
The second is courtesy of Oprah Winfrey: