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Billy Joel Finally Unloads Miami Mansion for Just Under $14 Million

Image courtesy of Jemal Countess/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Jemal Countess/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)

Billy Joel is "Movin' Out" -- after more than a year on the market, his Miami mansion has finally been sold for slightly under the asking price.

TMZ reports that the seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath waterfront mansion on Miami's exclusive La Gorce Island was sold Friday for just under $14 million.  It's been on the market since last May, listed at $14.75 million, and back in March, a realtor told the Florida-centric website GossipExtra.com that Joel wouldn't budge on the price.  But it looks like the Piano Man changed his mind.

According to TMZ, the guy who bought the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's place is Diego Della Valle, owner of the Tod's shoe company and majority shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue.  He's reportedly worth $1.55 billion.

In a recent interview with The New York Times magazine, Joel spoke about how he's always looking for mega-rich people to unload his homes on.  When he was forced to sell one of his New York City places to pay his tax bill, he told the magazine, "I sold it to Sting .  I was praying for a rock star.  They don't care what their accountant says.  If they want something, they buy it."

He added, "Then I sold the house that I was building to [ Jerry ] Seinfeld .  I keep exchanging star homes.  I bought Roy Scheider 's house...I'm the realtor to the stars."

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