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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

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

Ten Most Expensive Divorces

1. Rupert and Anna Murdoch – $1.7 billion
Rupert married Anna in the 1960s, with the pair remaining together for 32 years, having three children. They split amicably in 1998. The divorce was finalised in June 1999 when he agreed to let her leave with $1.7 billion. 17 days later he married Wendi Deng.
2. [...]

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Billionaires Row: Top 10 most expensive streets in the world

Avenue Princesse Grace is the most expensive street in the world to buy property, where $120,000 (€84,985) will purchase just one square metre of prime real estate, according to a survey by Wealth Bulletin. Prime residential property on the top 10 most expensive streets in the world saw their overall value fall by 12% in [...]

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

How super rich live in China

A new report has revealed that Beijing has the maximum number of rich people in China. The latest Hurun Report on China’s wealthiest people said that there are 143,000 (yuan-)multimillionaires and 8,800 billionaires in Beijing. In Shanghai, there are 116,000 multimillionaires and 7,000 billionaires, reports the China Daily. The report also sheds light on how  [...]

Thursday, August 12th, 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

Roman Abramovich’s 40-strong private army

THE Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich has boosted his security staff to create a 40-strong “private army”, making him one of the best-protected tycoons in the world. According to security sources, the owner of Chelsea football club now has about 20 bodyguards in Britain. A similar number are employed to protect him [...]

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