Archive for September, 2009

Best Articles on the Rich and Famous from Perfect Knowledge PR

Abramovich’s New $350 Million Megayacht Will Have Missile Defense System http://bit.ly/DFdiO
The rare glimpse into the lives of the super rich during a candid chat with a private fixer http://bit.ly/Z9zc9
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton to Acquire Royal van Lent, Builder of Luxury Mega-Yachts http://bit.ly/2JfPP
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Monday, September 21st, 2009

Rich Lloyds bank customers ‘encouraged to avoid UK tax by channelling their wealth through China’

An employee at the Jersey branch of the bank was secretly filmed as part of a Panorama investigation. British tax officials are investigating allegations that wealthy clients of Lloyds Banking Group are being encouraged to avoid UK taxes by channelling money through China. The BBC said that an employee at the Jersey branch of the [...]

Monday, September 21st, 2009

BAE could be fined ‘tens of millions’ over bribes claims

Aerospace and defence giant BAE Systems is facing fines running into tens of millions of pounds after an inquiry by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery during arms and equipment sales. The SFO has been conducting a long-running corruption probe into the sale of aircraft and other equipment to South Africa, the Czech [...]

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Private Fixer Scot Young had amassed a £400m fortune by 2006 yet now claims he is penniless as his wife tries to divorce him

Michelle Young searches inside her purse for change to pay for groceries. These days she is, in many ways, just like any other mother, watching every penny as she struggles to make ends meet. All that separates 45-year-old Michelle from the others in the supermarket queue is her expensive designer clothes, the only residual reminder [...]

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Abramovich’s New $350 Million Megayacht Will Have Missile Defense System

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s new $355 million, 555-ft. Eclipse, designed to be the world’s biggest, will have a military-grade missile defense system to keep the oligarch safe. My colleague Deidre Woollard first reported on initial plans for the Eclipse back in January. Now further details are emerging about the megayacht (rendering above), which when completed [...]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton to Acquire Royal van Lent, Builder of Luxury Mega-Yachts

French luxury products group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Monday it has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch investment company Egeria to acquire Royal van Lent, the Dutch designer and builder of luxury custom mega-yachts sold under the Feadship brand. The talks with owner Egeria, a Dutch investment firm, are based on an acquisition [...]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

London Luxury Property Market Sees Biggest Price Reduction in History

A townhouse in Knightsbridge has been sold at the biggest price reduction ever seen on a piece of luxury real estate in the city of London. According to the Daily Mail, the home was sold after being reduced by £22 million. The original asking price was a jaw-dropping £40 million – final sale price £18 [...]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Mega Yachts v Super Yachts

This page contains some of the top 100 mega yachts in the world and includes the year and the yacht was launched and the owner of the yacht. Ever wonder who owns the mega yachts of the world? Below is a listing, by size, of the top superyachts.
Eclipse Length 167meters (548ft) Year expected launched 2009 [...]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Gang escapes with £40 million in ‘biggest UK jewellery heist’

An armed gang took a woman hostage as they stole £40 million worth of rings, necklaces and bracelets from an exclusive store in what is thought to be Britain’s biggest jewellery robbery. Two smartly dressed men arrived in a black taxi at Graff’s jewellers in Bond Street, Central London, last week and were buzzed through [...]

Friday, September 4th, 2009