Alex Jones transferred real estate to his wife in $45 million lawsuit
Looks like Alex Jones was preparing for the worst as he stood trial against the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.
The “Infowars” host transferred his $3 million estate in Austin, Texas to his wife, Erika Wulff Jones, according to public ownership records.
On August 5, the controversial conspiracy theorist was ordered by a Texas jury to pay more than $45 million to the parents of one of the victims of the 2012 school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.
The decision came a day after Jones was also ordered to pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages for claiming the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting was a hoax, designed to increase support for gun control.
Andino Reynal, Jone’s attorney, had requested that the fine be less than $300,000. “You have already sent a message. A message for the first time to a talk show host, to all talk show hosts, that their standard of care needs to change,” Reynal said.
Jones had testified that any amount he owed over $2 million would “sink” Infowars’ parent company. However, an economist hired by the plaintiff estimated that Jones and his company were worth up to $270 million and that he withdrew $62 million for himself last year as he faced judgments by default in prosecution.
Over the past year, he has gotten his finances in order, including his real estate assets.
Last month, as Jones faced mounting legal troubles, he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the meantime, he transferred ownership to his wife.
It is not known how he intends to pay the amount ordered. The Post reached out for comment.
What we do know is that Jones has an extensive portfolio in the city of Austin. And the latest court ruling isn’t exactly going to stop him from living the luxury life.
The 58-year-old conservative broadcaster was recently spotted in Omaha, Nebraska, staying in a four-star hotel, dining at the pricey downtown 801 Chophouse restaurant and driving around with bodyguards for optimum protection, according to Daily Mail.
Jones bought a four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. But that was the last time he asked for $2,275,000.
Built in 2006, the Spanish Villa-style home spans over 5,400 square feet and is situated on over an acre of land overlooking the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
Principal residence – Austin, Texas (worth over $3,000,000)
Features include a paved driveway that leads to a private courtyard. The open floor plan features high beamed ceilings and walls of windows. The gourmet kitchen comes with a granite countertop and custom cabinetry as shown in the previous listing.
The master suite has an adjoining office, sitting area, and bathroom with walk-in shower, jetted tub, and walk-in closet.
Outdoor facilities include a swimming pool, spa, fireplace and outdoor dining area.
It is estimated at $3,061,600 today, according to Realtor.com.
In February, records show that the deed passed only to his current wife, Erika.
In 2009, Jones purchased a three-bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront estate with his first wife, Kelly Nichols Jones.
Vacation Home – Austin, Texas (worth approximately $1,800,000)
After their divorce in 2015, ownership passed entirely to the Infowars host, records show.
Located 20 miles from his primary residence, the property sits on 6 acres of land and was designed by renowned architect Christopher Alexander (who died in March).
Spanning 1,580 square feet, it boasts amenities including its own basketball court, sauna, outdoor dining area, courtyard, and private dock.
The open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen with stone countertops, a small living room, and a separate breakfast room.
Built in 1995, the home is currently valued at $1,896,200.
In 2016, Jones bought a three-bedroom, three-bathroom investment condo for around half a million at the time.
Although photos of the unit purchased by Jones are scarce, The Post has obtained photos of a replica of the neighboring unit.
Condo Residence – Austin, Texas (worth around $900,000)
Spanning nearly 2,000 square feet, the condo was built in 2014 and is located in the South Lamar neighborhood.
A contemporary design, features include 10 foot high ceilings, an open floor plan, granite counter tops, wood floors and a wet bar.
The master suite includes a double vanity, garden tub, separate shower and private balcony.
There is also a small fenced yard.
The condo is estimated at $899,500 today.
In 1998, Alex Jones bought a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Austin that he still seems to cling to.
It is likely that he passed it on to a member of his family. In 2013, he worked closely with his father to run a supplement business in 2013.
Family home – Austin, Texas (worth $610,000)
Spanning 1,867 square feet, the home was built in 1973. Jones bought the house for around $105,000 at the time.
It is estimated at nearly $700,000 today.
Because it was last listed nearly 25 years ago, interior photos are scarce.
Meanwhile, Jones has already sold several other properties in the Austin area for a significant price.
In 2011, he sold a five-bedroom house in the Rivercrest area for $1.2 million, according to Realtor.com.
He also sold a 7,000 square foot mansion in upscale West Lake Hills in 2007, dubbed a “masterpiece.” It last hit the market in 2016 for $5.5 million.