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A $7M Texas ranch that comes with its own ‘exotic animals’ collection just sold

The main house has about 7,500 square feet of space, and it's situated on an enormous lot in Dripping Springs, an Austin suburb. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
The main house has about 7,500 square feet of space, and it’s situated on an enormous lot in Dripping Springs, an Austin suburb. (image credit: DMTX Realty)

John Paul DeJoria, the billionaire entrepreneur known for building John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patrón Spirits, has sold his Austin area home for $6.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The 96-acre property, which includes a four-bedroom home and ample land where some 120 “exotic animals” roam, was originally listed for $7.9 million in 2015 before reducing its price to $7.5 million a year later.

In addition to his collection of gazelles, oryx, and antelopes, DeJoria added a fully stocked underground bomb shelter to his home.

“I suppose if Armageddon comes I’ll be prepared,” the home’s buyer, TV producer Jonathan Nowzaradan, said to the WSJ.

DeJoria’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $3 billion.

The property includes parts of Fitzhugh Creek. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
The property includes parts of Fitzhugh Creek. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
A large gate and Texas state flag marks the entrance. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
A large gate and Texas state flag marks the entrance. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
The home comes fully furnished. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
The home comes fully furnished. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
There are light wood beams and stone walls. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
There are light wood beams and stone walls. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
A life-size horse statue stands next to a pool table in one corner. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
A life-size horse statue stands next to a pool table in one corner. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
Here's a look at one of the home's four bedrooms.(image credit: DMTX Realty)
Here’s a look at one of the home’s four bedrooms. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
This pool would be an excellent place to cool off on a hot Texas afternoon. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
This pool would be an excellent place to cool off on a hot Texas afternoon. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
According to the listing, there are two separate barns on the estate. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
According to the listing, there are two separate barns on the estate. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
Also included in the sale: roughly 120 gazelle, wildebeest, and antelope. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
Also included in the sale: roughly 120 gazelle, wildebeest, and antelope. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
"It feels like you're on an African safari," Nowzaradan said to the WSJ. (image credit: DMTX Realty)
“It feels like you’re on an African safari,” Nowzaradan said to the WSJ. (image credit: DMTX Realty)