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The Celebrity Discount? Denzel Washington Got Cut-Rate Price For Luxury Apartment In Exchange For Publicity, New Tell-All Claims

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Denzel Washington has a net worth of roughly $140 million. But according to a new real estate tell-all, he appreciates a good deal as much as anybody else! The juicy new book, House of Outrageous Fortune by Michael Gross, reveals never-before-discussed details about Washington’s purchase of a luxury condo at Manhattan’s tony Fifteen Central Park West — including, Gross claims, how his realtor used his celeb status to negotiate a better deal!

According to several sources connected with the building, Gross writes, Washington’s realtor Michael Bolla “was a tough negotiator who insisted that Washington not pay full price.”

“So in exchange for a small discount,” on the $13 million pad, Gross claims, “the developers were given permission to publicize his purchase.”

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Bolla denied the claim, telling Gross, “We never authorized that,” but admitting Washington “didn’t care.”

Gross claims that public records indicate Washington did receive a small discount, even if the true reason is in dispute.

But regardless, “within a week” of Washington’s purchase, Gross writes, “the Wall Street Journal‘s Private Properties column led with the story, which was sourced to ‘people familiar with the deal.'”

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Do you think it’s fair for rich celebs like Washington to get a price cut? Let us know in the comments!

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