Where is Hunter Biden now? He's paying $20K in rent for 3,000 sq ft, 4-bedroom house, says report
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden seems to always be in the midst of one controversy or another. Right now, Donald Trump supporters and conservative commentators are talking about how his art dealer Georges Berges said in 2015 that he wanted to be the art world's "lead guy in China".
As per TMZ, Hunter is now living in Malibu. The report says the second son of President Biden and his first wife Neilia Hunter Biden is renting a 3,000 square foot, four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home about a mile away from the ocean. The house was reportedly sold for $3.34 million back in 2019 and it was listed for rent at $20,000 a month.
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Neighbors told TMZ that the house was “crawling with Secret Service agents”. One neighbor even said that someone from the Secret Service approached him a few days back and asked if he'd be willing to rent out his house to them for a year. The neighbor in question reportedly “politely declined”. Neighbors, however, have not seen Hunter. They said he has “pretty much kept to himself”.
The TMZ report also said that Hunter moved around four months ago, but it was kept a secret. He was previously living in Venice, California, in a house that reportedly had “very little privacy.” The Daily Mail, however, reported that Hunter lives in a stylish $5.4 million canal-front home in Venice, California — he moved into the three-story property with wife Melissa and their one-year-old son Beau toward the end of last year. The property, the report said, is owned by Sweetgreen co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman.
The Daily Mail also reported that Hunter was seen on Monday, July 26, enjoying coffee in Malibu with a friend. He and his friend were spotted sitting outside in a flower-filled patio garden at Blue Bottle Coffee, in the center of the celebrity enclave.
As per Fox News, Berges, who is representing Hunter as he ventures into the art world, has talked about his business dealings in China in the past, but his reported ties could pose an ethical issue as he sells Hunter’s art to anonymous buyers. A representative for Berges told Fox News that the sales of Hunter’s art will be kept "confidential". The White House also said they have an ethics plan in place to ensure the president's son doesn’t know who buyers are, though Hunter has raised eyebrows with plans to attend art shows where potential buyers will be in attendance.
Prices for Biden’s art would range from $75,000 for pieces on paper to $500,000 for large-scale paintings, according to Berges. Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, claimed that the gallerist “will be the only person who handles transactions or conversations in that vein and will reject any offer that is out of the ordinary.”
Berges said in a 2015 interview that he wanted to be the art world’s leader in China. "My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region," Berges said. "I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists." He also said that he believes "China's economy is transforming the global economy and everything is changing because of a rising China," and that he was fascinated by the "cultural impact" China is "having on the world.”
"Cultural power is real power. That is the reason America continues to be the capital of the world, because of its influence on culture for generations and on an unrivaled global level," Berges said. "And I think more and more the Chinese are beginning to understand that cultural innovation will power their future cultural influence across continents.