Steve Harvey was the mystery buyer of the former Tyler Perry Buckhead mansion for $15 million, according to an exclusive story by TMZ, which did not cite sources.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has not independently confirmed that information.
A spokesman for Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, which sold the property, did not respond for comment. An account supervisor for Engel & Volkers, a real estate company that represented the buyer, declined to comment.
Perry bought the immense home on Paces Ferry in 2009 for $9 million, spent millions renovating it and sold it to evangelist David Turner for $17.5 million in 2016. Two years later, Turner put the house up for sale for $25 million before recently agreeing to take a loss at $15 million. Perry now lives in Douglasville on more than 1,000 acres.
Harvey, 63, over the years has owned homes in Chicago, Texas and Los Angeles, as well as metro Atlanta.
In the early 2010s, Harvey shot his syndicated morning radio show out of Atlanta as well as his syndicated TV game show “Family Feud.” For a few years, he spent a lot of time in Chicago hosting his daily syndicated TV talk show. But in 2017, he moved all his work to Los Angeles including a revamped talk show and “Family Feud.”
That talk show was canceled last year, leaving Harvey more time to spend away from Los Angeles and back in Atlanta.
In 2010, he purchased a home in Sandy Springs for $3.4 million with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2018, he said although he was hardly ever in Atlanta at the time, he had no plans to sell his Sandy Springs home.
“I’m not giving that up!” he said. “It’s much cheaper than the one I have here.”
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