Since at least May 2021, an online advertisement claimed that claimed New York U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) owned one of the world’s most expensive houses. The ad was paid for by an unknown party, hosted on the Outbrain advertising network, and likely displayed across a large number of websites.
The exact text of the ad claimed: “[Pics] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Owns One Of The World’s Most Expensive Houses.”
However, the article only said that she previously owned a $355,000 home in Westchester County, New York.
According to ABC 10, “Westchester County land records showed that Ocasio-Cortez was living there with her mother and brother in 2016.” The home sold that year for $355,000.
We were unable to verify if the home pictured in the lengthy article was the same house. However, the fact remains that the ad falsely claimed that Ocasio-Cortez “owns one of the world’s most expensive houses.”
According to a 2019 article from The Independent, Ocasio-Cortez resided at an apartment building in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, D.C.