Tequila boss sells ranch with 120 exotic animals

John Paul DeJoria, the co-founder of Patrón Spirits, has sold his unusual Texas ranch for $6.93 million, along with more than 100 exotic animals and a fully stocked underground bomb shelter.

7The 96-acre waterfront property in Dripping Hills has four bedrooms and six bathrooms a swimming pool, lake, two barns, each with housing for caretakers, and a 2,700 sq ft underground bomb shelter, according to its estate agent DMTX Realty.

The three-bedroom shelter is fully stocked with food and water, should it be required.

However its most unusual asset is its permanent residents – 120 exotic African animals – including wildebeest, oryx, gazelle and antelope.

The animals were included in the sale of the property, the buyer with the property’s buyer, Austin-based television producer Jonathan Nowzaradan, telling the Wall Street Journals that it “feels like you’re on an African safari”.

DeJoria co-founded hair product business John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980, and went on to establish premium Tequila company Patrón spirits.

Click through for a peek at inside the exotic pad…

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