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Arab billionaires’ wealth rises to $121bn in 2011

The Arab world boasts 36 billionaires with an accumulated wealth of more than $121bn, according to a new rich list published by Forbes Middle East on Sunday.
According to its Arab billionaires rankings, the total wealth of the region’s billionaires rose to $121.3bn from last year’s figure of $117.6bn.

Topping the ranking was [...]

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Lifestyle Fixers

Ever wanted to have dinner with the Dalai Lama? Easy. Or a romantic meal on an iceberg? Simple. Want to know where to get your hands on a real-life camel for an Arabian-themed party? No problem. If you’ve got the cash, and it’s legal, there’s a whole industry ready and willing to satisfy your every whim. Despite financial turmoil, business is booming for the people known as “lifestyle fixers”.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

World’s most expensive car number plates

World’s most expensive car number plates

Abu Dhabi dominates a global list of the most expensive car number plates ever sold.

Buyers from the UAE capital account for 37 of the top 50 most expensive plates ever sold. The 37 Abu Dhabi buyers listed in the rankings collectively spent AED222.9m ($60.6m), or an average of AED6 ($1.6m) [...]

Monday, December 13th, 2010

World’s most expensive row of houses goes on sale with a total value of £400m

World’s most expensive row of houses goes on sale with a total value of £400m

The world’s most expensive row of terraced houses has gone on sale for a staggering collective price of £400million. Cornwall Terrace, in London’s Regent’s Park, consists of eight double-fronted mansions, each with a value of between £29 and £60million. [...]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The World’s 20 richest people

The top 10 richest people in the world have a combined worth of 342 billion dollars in 2010, up from 254 billion a year ago. Here are the 20 wealthiest, as announced Wednesday by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires:
1. Carlos Slim Helu and family. Mexico. Telecoms. 53.5 billion dollars.
2. Bill [...]

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

In search for the private fixer delivering ultra luxury to the wealthy elite

For the super-rich, those for whom the financial industry has coined the acronym UHNWI (ultra-high-net-worth individuals). the goalposts in the world of Luxury are forever moving. Where once you could rest assured that access to the finest goods was the prerogative of the privileged few, thanks to rising wealth and fractional ownership schemes, even private [...]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The most expensive flat in history british brothers sell Monaco penthouse La Belle Epogue for a cool £200 million pounds

The most expensive three bedroom flat in history has been sold for almost £200m – despite a dark history involving a murder in its main reception room. Reclusive British property developers Christian and Nick Candy are thought to have made a profit of at least £190m from La Belle Epoque penthouse in Monaco, on [...]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Mega Hotel complex opens in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Luxury hotel chain Raffles – one of the Singapore’s top hotel and resort chain – has opened its seventh property in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The 213-room hotel is Raffles’ second property in the Middle East, following the opening of its Dubai property in 2007. Looking over the Grand Mosque [...]

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

THE SECRET AGENT FOR FOREIGN BILLIONAIRES

As Simon Cowell was turned away from the door by a 30-strong phalanx of bouncers, while his former girlfriend and protegee, the bejewelled Sinitta, was waved through into a vast foyer filled with dry ice, it became clear that this was no ordinary house party. But then, the venue was no ordinary house. It was [...]

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Invasion of the Bling-ionaires from the Middle East: Meet Britain’s most jaw-droppingly ostentatious tourists who have supercars flown from the Middle East to UK by private jet

A sunny Thursday afternoon in August and the cars circling Harrods need to be seen to be believed. Million-pound Bugatti Veyrons – normally a rare sighting, even on the well-heeled streets of Central London – are, around here, about as common as Ford Fiestas. Other cars, in a display that [...]

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

London’s £140m penthouse flat as super-rich buy trophy properties

A London penthouse flat is set to be sold for more than £140 million as super-rich international buyers snap up “trophy properties” in the capital, the Standard reveals today. The two-floor apartment at the One development in Knightsbridge features bullet-proof windows, an air purifying system and a panic room. Hyde Park The [...]

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Sultan of Brunei’s Rolls Royce

This Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe is reported to be owned by the Sultan of Brunei’s family.
The Sultan has a sizable private fortune derived from his total control over the national economy’s finances and the appropriation of the state’s sizeable oil revenues to bankroll his extravagant lifestyle.
The Sultan’s fortunes, in line with oil prices, have fluctuated [...]

Friday, July 30th, 2010