PALM BEACH — Like he has done since he became a Palm Beach homeowner nearly three years ago, radio jock Howard Stern is planning to spend the end-of-year break in his $52 million-beachfront property.
Chances are, however, he’s not going to be out and about much: According to real estate records, the Sirius radio personality just got himself a brand new state-of-the-art indoor spa.
Set him back $500,000, according to a source close to the contractor. Must be gold-plated!
And, after all, records show the existing spa was way old, installed in 1992.
The 62-year-old Stern hasn’t stopped spending money on the already-perfect crib at 601 North County Road, a rock pile he bought in 2014 for a whopping $52 million.
At first, with wife Beth whining about the lack of closet space, Stern spent $10 million to set her up with 1,000-square-foot place for her clothes. A contractor at the time told us the new closet caused a domino effect in the house with rooms getting altered on both floors, and the hefty cost.
And earlier this year, Stern spent another $200,000 on hurricane shutters.
And then, there are the property’s real estate taxes.
We’re happy to report that Stern, who’s believed to be getting at least $80 million a year from Sirius, is on the hook for $900,000 in Palm Beach County property taxes. Katching, Mr and Mrs Taxpayer.
That makes Stern one of the most taxed homeowners in the county but far behind his Russian neighbor Dmitry Rybolovlev, who’s paying $1.4 million in property taxes on the property he bought from Donald Trump in 2008 for $95 million.
Of course, making that kind of money comes with intangible perks, too.
Check out the dude getting treated like royalty at Sirius headquarters in New York. The video is courtesy of The Opie Show, also on Sirius, and it just makes you wanna scream: “WHAT A TOOL!”