PHOTO: Yohan Blake Buys $52 Million Old House in Jamaica

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Yohan Blake Buys $52 Million Old House in Jamaica


Jamaican sprint star Yohan Blake has reportedly paid the Jamaica Government $52 million big ones for a property located at 11 Jack’s Hill Road in St Andrew.

But given the condition of the old house, Blake will need to spend heavily on fixing the property, as it has  deteriorated badly in recent years and is said to require “major repairs”, by one official close to the transaction.

The Government acquired the property from Ernest Wedgewood in 1964 for 10,000 pounds. Now, 50 years on, its value rose 5,000 times higher.

Blake, with personal bests of 9.69 and 19.26 seconds for the 100 and 200m, respectively, is reported by Celebrity Networth to be valued at US$2 million (approximately J$226 million).

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