Billy Joel's $16.75M surprise

Billy Joel's $16.75M surprise

There are 62 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 5, 2007, titled Billy Joel's $16.75M surprise. In it, Newsday reports that:

Billy Joel bought a house in Sagaponack as a surprise for wife Katie Lee, who likes the village's genuine charm, his real estate agent said Tuesday after the closing.

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MikeTSWFL

AOL

#1 Jun 5, 2007
i hope Billy gets INSURANCE on that piece of land. one good Hurricane and that gorgeous house is toast.

Since: Mar 07

Dix Hills

#2 Jun 5, 2007
he needs a NOAA radio. and watch the weather channel alot in season. no joke. that sweet house is right on the shore. they do sell hurricane insurance no??
i love bagels

Euless, TX

#3 Jun 5, 2007
billy joel is as long island as they get.congrats on his purchase.
exDix Hills

Wayland, MA

#4 Jun 5, 2007
With all that money he sure can afford to pay a decent wage for his help. Let's see if hires Americans.
chris

Great Neck, NY

#5 Jun 5, 2007
So Bill, if I stop by on my HOG, will you come out and ride with me?
PoconoWeeze

Sunbury, PA

#7 Jun 6, 2007
Wonder how he pays the mortgage. Too much publicity for celebs and their excessive ways.
Paul

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#9 Jun 6, 2007
Hey Billy, congratulations with the new house. Best wishes to you and the misses!
Cheryl

Bohemia, NY

#10 Jun 6, 2007
Well, at least if his house gets destroyed by a hurricane that hits us Long Islanders, he'll be concerned about it and maybe he'll throw a big fundraising concert for us. (like how Michael J. Fox became a strong advocate for Parkinson's Disease - after he got it of course)
mac

Garden City, NY

#13 Jun 6, 2007
It was such a surprise for his wife that it was on the news and in the paper? Please.
Dirty Sanchez

Jamaica, NY

#14 Jun 6, 2007
I guess we all knew about it before the wife did. I hope he puts it in her name so she can get it in the divorce settlement.
Joe

Valley Stream, NY

#16 Jun 6, 2007
mac wrote:
It was such a surprise for his wife that it was on the news and in the paper? Please.
I think maybe she found out first!!
Oscar

Patchogue, NY

#17 Jun 6, 2007
Eddie Money got his girlfriend a new DVD player.
Kate

Valhalla, NY

#18 Jun 6, 2007
Well good for Billy always liked him and his music, I just hope it's not in the Little womens name since I don't see this marriage lasting very long.
TOSH

New Hyde Park, NY

#19 Jun 6, 2007
That is wonderful. He has a heart of gold and she has a great man. Wish my man did something like that for me.lol!
oh no

Denver, CO

#20 Jun 6, 2007
when you have a wife that's about 25 years younger than you, i guess you need to surprise her every once in awhile to keep her...
suzie

United States

#21 Jun 6, 2007
WOODY from ST JAMES wrote:
WHOOOP DEE DOOOO...... THESE PEOPLE PISS THROUGH MONEY LIKE CRAZY MONKIES.....THEN THERE ARE PEOPLE STARVING.... & THEN THE EAST ENDERS PAY $30 MILLION FOR A HOME ON THE WATER .?.?.?.?.?
Don't begrudge the rich Billy worked hard for his money. If you could sing and compose like him get off your fat ass and do it. Sick of all these "lookie what he has and I have none" people. Sour puss sore losers.
He could wipe his ass with hundred dollar bills and I wouldn't care. He made it you didn't end of story...so STFU!
Ban Everything

United States

#22 Jun 6, 2007
Gosh... New Yorker's are an intersting bunch.

I hear the CEO of Proctor and Gambel is also buying a house for his wife, as is the CEO of Exxon...

Let me hear all the congrats!!
magnolia 8

Elmhurst, NY

#23 Jun 6, 2007
Who cares wrote:
I think the house is part of their arrangement...you know the one where beautiful young woman marries ugly, bloated, washed up-has been shmuck and he agrees to spend large sums of money on her!
HAHAHA!!!! Agreed! It will be part of her divorce settlement too!
oh no

Denver, CO

#24 Jun 6, 2007
Ban Everything wrote:
Gosh... New Yorker's are an intersting bunch.
I hear the CEO of Proctor and Gambel is also buying a house for his wife, as is the CEO of Exxon...
Let me hear all the congrats!!
i love it when they say their buying a house for their wife.
sounds more like a tax shelter or hidden money to me, so when they get sued or thrown in jail for something, they can say "oh well it isn't mine".
such a scam
LI Observer

East Northport, NY

#25 Jun 6, 2007
Best of luck to Billy and his wife. He has always been loyal to LI and not forgotten his roots. May this new home bring happiness and peace so that he can conquer the demons of his past. Now be smart, Billy, and include your wife on the decorating!

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