Archive for June, 2009

The 5 most expensive hotel rooms in the world. Enter the world of the super rich, where spending almost £23,000 a night to stay at the world’s most luxurious hotels

Enter the world of the super rich, where spending almost £23,000 a night to stay at the world’s most luxurious hotels is nothing special. With help from Forbes here is our list of the five most expensive hotels in the world.
1. The Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France: Penthouse Suite
£22,900 a night – www.hotel-martinez.com
Situated on the famous [...]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Oxford the unlikely rise of the private fixer in the biggest ever arms deal. Billionaire Wafic Said straddles worlds of Saudi royals and Westminster

Wafic Said is one of Britain’s wealthiest men, owning country houses, private jets, a stable of racehorses, a Picasso and a Matisse. But how he accumulated his estimated £1bn fortune is a much more opaque question. At the age of 30, it was not obvious that he would later live such a gilded life. Born [...]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

A fixer to the super-rich has just days to prove his claim that he has no money left

A secretive tycoon at the centre of one of Britain’s biggest divorce cases is facing jail over the whereabouts of his £400m fortune. Scot Young, a “fixer” to Russian oligarchs and British billionaires, has been told that he could be imprisoned for failing to tell a High Court judge where his money [...]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Financier and Fixer Amanda Staveley missed a pay deal that would of made Millions. The payout would have dwarfed the £40m she earned brokering a deal for Abu Dhabi billionaire Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to take a £3.5bn stake in Barclays last year.

The payout would have dwarfed the £40m she earned brokering a deal for Abu Dhabi billionaire Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to take a £3.5bn stake in Barclays last year. Ms Staveley planned to use her own vehicle, a spin-off from her PCP Capital Partners [...]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The fixer from Doncaster who became the toast of Abu Dhabi

When as an ambitious 22-year-old modern languages graduate, Amanda Staveley rose at 4am every day to cook and strip the meat from dozens of chickens, she had little idea that her pre-dawn catering activities would open the door to the glittering world of high finance and the billions of dollars at the disposal of the [...]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Chelsea property the richest borough where the average house cost over a million pounds

Chelsea Property
Britain richest borough  Chelsea SW3 – Where the average house cost over a millions pounds.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of central London. The borough is immediately to the west of the City of Westminster, which is at the heart of [...]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Oxbridge Tops Good University Guide

The top university has changed in more than a third of the subjects ranked in today’s Times Good University Guide, in a shake-up that stretches right across the academic spectrum. The 62 subject tables, which are available in full at timesonline.co.uk/gug, show more movement than usual at all levels. But it seems that nothing can [...]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

10 Richest British Footballers

They’re young, talented, worshipped by fans and paid millions of pounds. The recession has done little to hit the earning power of Britain’s footballers, with many climbing their way up the Sunday Times rich list. The particularly astute players continue to rake it in with sponsorship deals and a WAG-filled wedding featured in OK! Magazine.
Here [...]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Rich List 2009 –

Rich List 2009
1 Lakshmi Mittal and family £10,8000m
2 Roman Abramovich £7,000m
3 The Duke of Westminster £6,500m
4 Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli £5,000m
5 Hans Rausing and family £4,000m
6 Sir Philip and Lady Green £3,830m
7 Charlene and Michel de Carvalho £2,960m
8 Sammy and Eyal Ofer £2,677m
9= David and Simon Reuben £2,500m
9= Joe Lewis £2,500m
9= John Fredriksen £2,500m
9= Kirsten [...]

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Saudi Royals win approval for £50m ‘super-home’ in Belgravia

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Saudi royals are planning a hi-tech “super-home” worth up to £50million by knocking together three houses in Belgravia. The 20-bedroom project includes digging to build two storeys underground to create an indoor pool, communications room, servants’ bedrooms, limousine-sized garages and dumb waiter.
Plans for the 50-room house also include a security station, gym and large [...]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan book an estimated £1.46bn ($2.42bn) profit on his £2bn investment in convertible notes in Barclays

According to traders, Credit Suisse has placed the 1.3bn shares in the market at around 267p, a 16pc discount to the closing price on Monday but a 74pc premium to the price at which he bought the stock.
Barclays shares tumbled 12pc to 277p shortly after noon as the market digested the huge new issuance, amounting [...]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Rich Gulf individuals have long been discreet buyers of London real estate, and even now that their local markets are booming, many leading sheikhs remain big players in the British capital’s red hot market.

On north London’s famous Bishop’s Avenue, where the average house price is £3.27m ($6.6m), Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani’s house Beechwood which used to belong to Saudi Arabia’s late King Khalid is up for sale for a reputed £65m.  Trevor Abrahmsohn, managing director of Glentree International, a firm of estate agents that specialises [...]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009