Billionaire Bratz dollmaker Isaac Larian pays $ 18.5 million for a mansion

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The billionaire entrepreneur behind the popular Bratz and LOL Surprise! dolls has purchased a $ 18.5 million mansion – conveniently located across the street from his current Los Angeles home.

Isaac Larian, 66, purchased the 7,941-square-foot French Norman-style home designed by renowned architect Gordon B. Kaufmann in LA’s exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood.

The single-family house has two floors 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and sits on 1.22 hectares.

And Larian doesn’t have to worry about getting to know his new neighbors.

The house is directly across the street from Larian’s Old House, an 11,000-square-foot mansion that he and his wife Angela custom built in the mid-1990s, according to the real estate news site. Soil

Larian did not have to look far for his new home.  The CEO bought the Carlwood Drive estate just down the street from his current home

Larian did not have to look far for his new home. The CEO bought the Carlwood Drive estate just down the street from his current home

The billionaire entrepreneur behind the popular Bratz and LOL Surprise!  Dolls recently bought this French Norman style house

The billionaire entrepreneur behind the popular Bratz and LOL Surprise!  Dolls recently bought this French Norman style house

The billionaire entrepreneur behind the popular Bratz and LOL Surprise! Dolls recently bought this French Norman style house

It is not known if Larian plans to sell his former home across the street (pictured) or keep them both

It is not known if Larian plans to sell his former home across the street (pictured) or keep them both

It is not known if Larian plans to sell his former home across the street (pictured) or keep them both

The backyard is a highlight of the house and has bushes that resemble a maze

The backyard is a highlight of the house and has bushes that resemble a maze

The backyard is a highlight of the house and has bushes that resemble a maze

The gated and gated property, last updated in 1942, is over 8,000 square feet with plenty of space for entertaining guests

The gated and gated property, last updated in 1942, is over 8,000 square feet with plenty of space for entertaining guests

The gated and gated property, last updated in 1942, is over 8,000 square feet with plenty of space for entertaining guests

Property features include motorcyclist parking, a two-room art studio and a guest house with wet bar and bath

Property features include motorcyclist parking, a two-room art studio and a guest house with wet bar and bath

Property features include motorcyclist parking, a two-room art studio and a guest house with wet bar and bath

Issac Larian, 66, is the brains behind the hugely successful and popular LOL Surprise!  dolls

Issac Larian, 66, is the brains behind the hugely successful and popular LOL Surprise!  dolls

Issac Larian, 66, is the brains behind the hugely successful and popular LOL Surprise! dolls

According to the list on Estate agentthe home is a rare opportunity to buy in the exclusive neighborhood – even with the $ 18.5 million price tag.

The house was sold as is by Drew Mandile at Sothebys International Realty.

Built in 1925, the property was designed by Gordon Kaufmann, a British-born American architect who worked on Hoover Dam and the Hollywood Palladium.

At nearly 8,000 square feet, the gated and gated property, last updated in 1942, offers plenty of space for entertaining guests.

The property features motor track parking, a two-room art studio and a guest house with wet bar and bath.

Visitors are welcomed by a pair of stone Chinese lion guard statues on the doorstep.

The backyard is a highlight of the house and has rows of bushes resembling a maze, as well as a pool.

The future owner of the property is the well-known founder and CEO of MGA Entertainment – the largest private toy company in the world.

It is not known whether Larian plans to sell his former home across the street or keep them both.

The newly purchased $ 18.5 million is conveniently located down the street from his current home

The newly purchased $ 18.5 million is conveniently located down the street from his current home

The newly purchased $ 18.5 million is conveniently located down the street from his current home

The house is directly opposite Larian's Old House, an 11,000-square-foot mansion that he and his wife Angela custom built in the mid-1990s.

The house is directly opposite Larian's Old House, an 11,000-square-foot mansion that he and his wife Angela custom built in the mid-1990s.

The house is directly opposite Larian’s Old House, an 11,000-square-foot mansion that he and his wife Angela custom built in the mid-1990s.

The 6-bedroom, 7-bath home sold as-is for a whopping $ 18.5 million

The 6-bedroom, 7-bath home sold as-is for a whopping $ 18.5 million

The 6-bedroom, 7-bath home sold as-is for a whopping $ 18.5 million

Like most luxury properties in Los Angeles, it has its own pool

Like most luxury properties in Los Angeles, it has its own pool

Like most luxury properties in Los Angeles, it has its own pool

The $ 18.5 million French Normandy style house was designed by world-renowned architect Gordon B. Kaufmann

The $ 18.5 million French Normandy style house was designed by world-renowned architect Gordon B. Kaufmann

The $ 18.5 million French Normandy style house was designed by world-renowned architect Gordon B. Kaufmann

A self-made billionaire, Larian comes from humble beginnings.

Born in Iran before moving to the US in the early 1970s, he reportedly came to the United States with just $ 750 in his pocket.

According to the Cal State alumni pageLarian worked her way through college, attended California State University in Los Angeles and earned a degree in civil engineering.

Larian is the man behind some of the most popular toys of the past decade, including the hip Bratz dolls – the modern alternative to ‘Barbies’.

Larian recently saw huge success with the incredibly popular LOL Surprise! dolls – small baby dolls wrapped in toy balls that contain stickers and accessories to spice up the dolls.

According to the New York Times, Larian’s company made more than $ 4 billion from LOL Surprise in 2018! doll sales at retail.

The house was built in 1925 and designed by Gordon Kaufmann, a British-born American architect best known for his work on Hoover Dam

The house was built in 1925 and designed by Gordon Kaufmann, a British-born American architect best known for his work on Hoover Dam

The house was built in 1925 and designed by Gordon Kaufmann, a British-born American architect best known for his work on Hoover Dam

Larian has had tremendous success with the incredibly popular LOL Surprise!  dolls - small baby dolls wrapped in toy balls that contain stickers and accessories to spice up the dolls

Larian has had tremendous success with the incredibly popular LOL Surprise!  dolls - small baby dolls wrapped in toy balls that contain stickers and accessories to spice up the dolls

Larian has had tremendous success with the incredibly popular LOL Surprise! dolls – small baby dolls wrapped in toy balls that contain stickers and accessories to spice up the dolls

Larian is the man behind some of the most popular toys of the past decade, including the hip Bratz dolls

Larian is the man behind some of the most popular toys of the past decade, including the hip Bratz dolls

Larian is the man behind some of the most popular toys of the past decade, including the hip Bratz dolls

Guests are welcomed to the Holmby Hills house by a pair of stone Chinese guardian lion statues on the doorstep

Guests are welcomed to the Holmby Hills house by a pair of stone Chinese guardian lion statues on the doorstep

Guests are welcomed to the Holmby Hills house by a pair of stone Chinese guardian lion statues on the doorstep

Isaac Larian, 66, purchased the 7,941 square feet, in the exclusive neighborhood of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles

Isaac Larian, 66, purchased the 7,941 square feet, in the exclusive neighborhood of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles

Isaac Larian, 66, purchased the 7,941 square feet, in the exclusive neighborhood of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles

The CEO made headlines in June 2020 after a Twitter rant in which he labeled influencer Amina Mucciolo a ‘disgrace to black people’ and a ‘liar’ after accusing Larian’s doll company of making toys to her image without her permission.

Larian apologized for the outburst before deleting his Twitter account.

“The words I used came out of frustration because her actions tainted the products and the integrity of people I care about. I was wrong there. he tweeted.