Matt Drudge gave Osama $700,000 cash!
Sounds like a juicy headline you might see splattered on Drudge's own hyped up website. And the headline is true, but it was for the guy's house.
The Miami Herald writes that Drudge Report owner Matt Drudge must be buying into his own hype of an approaching apocalypse.
The Internet newsman, 46, is assembling himself quite the compound in rural Southwest Miami-Dade County, according to public records.
The Republican operative who gave the world the Monica Lewinsky scandal purchased his neighbor’s property last month in Redland.
Once he combines the two properties, he’ll rule on more than 10 acres and two homes with a combined 10,000 square feet of living space.
Drudge’s newest place, near the county’s largest strawberry farms, was up for sale for $750,000, according to real estate listings.
The deed’s document stamp tax shows Drudge paid owners Osama, Omar, Sharif, Diana, Nadiaand Samy Hussein $700,000 for their land.
And he paid cash, since no mortgage was registered for the purchase.
Drudge did not respond to a request for comment.
It’s the online writer’s third home purchase in the county.
In 2011, Drudge paid $1.45 million for a tropical property on Southwest 157th Avenue, next door to his new place.
And in 2003, he paid $1.4 million for a crib off the Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach.