This Connecticut house keeps ruining celebrities



What has 21 bedrooms, nine kitchens and keeps ruining people? That would be the Farmington, Connecticut home that rapper 50 Cent says costs $72,000 a month to maintain and was previously owned by Mike Tyson and a millionaire convicted of fraudulent bankruptcy.

On Monday, 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) filed paperwork in a Connecticut bankruptcy court showing how much he spends per month on the massive home, which spans 17 acres and has 52 rooms, including a casino. Jackson bought the house from Tyson’s ex-wife, who ended up with the property as part of a divorce settlement after Tyson lost his millions, MarketWatch reports. Jackson bought the house for $4.1 million, and part of the $72,000 he spends a month is on gardening ($5,000) and household supplies ($1,500).

The Boston Globe says the estate has a rather sordid history when it comes to its owners’ finances. It was built in 1985 for Benjamin Sisti, founder of commercial real estate brokerage firm Colonial Realty. Sisti, who paid $2.3 million for the home, eventually ended up in jail for bankruptcy fraud. The property was seized and was purchased by an import-export businessman named Romas Marsinkiavitchous for $2.7 million. He sold it to Tyson in 1996 for $2.8 million, when he himself would have faced bankruptcy.

Best wishes to whoever ends up with the house next.



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