Jack Shafer: “Peter Thiel Matches Jeff Bezos With His Own Billionaire’s Pad in Washington”

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on politico.com headlined “Peter Thiel Matches Jeff Bezos With His Own Billionaire’s Pad”:

What’s keeping Elon Musk?

My POLITICO colleagues say that billionaire Peter Thiel has purchased a $13 million mansion in Kalorama, a suffocatingly wealthy neighborhood in Washington, D.C., just off of Dupont Circle. Thiel is now neighbors with Jeff Bezos, who has dropped almost $40 million purchasing and remodeling two Kalorama mansions that face one another. If only a third billionaire like Musk were to move into Kalorama (where the Obamas live and home to Javanka during the Trump years), we could declare a trend: All the billionaires are moving to Washington!…