10 Expensive Things Owned By UK Billionaires

The United Kingdom is home to over 177 Billionaires with a combined net worth of £653 billion pounds, today we look at ten of them.

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10 – Mayfair Mega Mansion – John Caudwell

Considered to be Britain’s most expensive home in Mayfair, this impressive home is thought to have cost Phones4U founder John Caudwell £250 million pounds.

Having around 15 bedrooms, a mirrored dancefloor, basement nightclub five kitchens and a 120-capacity ballroom, the home covers 43,000 square feet.

The home features a £500,000 car stacking device that can take eight cars from street level to storage at the press of a button.

Inside you will also find an indoor pool with a volcanic lava installation, marble staircase and artwork worth over £300,000.

Combined from Ancaster House and its property next door, the home cost over £65 million pounds to renovate in one of the world’s most exclusive postcodes.

Caudwell made his billions after selling Singlepoint to Vodafone for £405m and later sold his wider business three years later for £1.46 billion pounds.

9 – Yacht Hampshire – Andrew Currie

Launched at the Feadship yard on Kaag Island and named originally as Vanish, London based designer Harrison Eidsgaard, designed both the interior and exterior of Hampshire.

Built out of steel, the superstructure is made out of aluminium with teak laid decks and registered in the Cayman Islands.

Powered by twin 1,850hp MTU 12V4000 M53 engines, she has a top speed of 18.5 knots (34 km/h) and a range of 5200 nautical miles.

The yacht features six guest cabins that can accomodate 12 guests and she has room for 17 crew.

She was one 826 yachts that were sold in 2018 and was most recently on display at Monaco Yacht Show , Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

She is the 43rd-largest yacht built by Feadship and currently listed as the 338th largest yacht in the world with a length of 66.25 meters.

The yacht is said to be worth around $100 million dollars.

8 – Dodington Park – James Dyson

While living in the countryside can be fun, Billionaire UK Hoover mogul James Dyson has taking his country living to a whole new level.

Big enough to fit 18,000 normal homes inside it, he owns this 300-acre Georgian estate in Dodington Park.

Purchased in 2003 for £15 million pounds, the estate features its own church, walled kitchen garden, lakes, lodges, woodland and an orangery.

The massive art gallery, which has recently been under construction, has seen an old cottage on the estate be demolished.

Its understood that artwork by Pablo Picasso, Roy Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol and Peter Blake will be kept at the gallery which will be open to the public.

One of the more controversial features of the home is an underground marble-lined swimming pool that was built without permission.

7 – Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Grenadier 4×4

When you are a fan of a car that goes off the manufacturing line, there is only one thing to do, design and build your own.

That is exactly what British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe decided to do and came up with the concept for the Grenadier Utility Wagon.

The five-seat passenger version of this brand new car begins from £52,000 pounds and is to be a replacement for the now shelved Land Rover Defender series.

With a towing capacity of 3,500kg and a winch load of 5,500kg, the company will have two special edition versions of the Grenadier named after Belstaff fashion jackets.

Featuring a BMW 3.0-litre 249 horsepower twin-turbo straight-six diesel engine the car has a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with manual override with a top speed of 99.42 mph.

Bridgestone 17 inch or 19 inch steel and alloy wheels are included and both Hydrogen fuel-cell electric and battery-electric prototypes are in development.

6 – Glass Mansion – Denise Coates

They say gambling does not pay, yet for Bet365 boss Denise Coates, it does seem to have paid off and paid off quite well with her new £90m mega-mansion that sits in Cheshire parkland.

The massive gardens of the home features an artificial lake, sunken tennis courts, stables, ornamental gardens, workers’ cottages and a boathouse.

She is thought to have spent over £5.5million buying up hundreds of acres of farmland which surround her new futuristic home which were used to plant over 200 trees.

Security around the home is tight with a two-metre security fence around the property and round-the-clock security patrollign the grounds.

Designed by world renowned architectural design firm Foster and Partners, the UK’s 5th richest woman originally started working in bookmaking as a teenager.

The home also has a carbon fibre cantilever roof and a 7000 square metre artificial lake while the walled garden is said to be almost as big as the home itself.

5 – Joe Lewis – Yacht Aviva

Stretching more than 98-metres or 322 ft in length, the prestigious Yacht Aviva is the current floating home and office of British businessman Joe Lewis.

Built by Lemwerder-based German builder Abeking & Rasmussen, she launched in 2017 and features an indoor, full-sized padel tennis court.

The 46th longest yacht in the world when she was delivered, spaces on board are magnificently expansive

The boat hit 20.3 knots in sea trials but has an official cruising speed of 14 knots with electric motors offering smooth manoeuvring and silent 11 knot running at night.

She features a high-tech bridge, strategically placed pantries and concealed crew entrances, a lower deck entrance for loading supplies, a dedicated crew galley and three dumb waiters.

The family room is comfortable, bright and airy while on the outside decks you will find sunken seating, swim platform and even a hidden cinema.

The boat features two bistro’s for more intimate meals and a custom tender can launch from a cradle in the garage via tracks.

4 – Mike Ashley – Dassault Falcon 7X

After his sale of Newcastle United Football club, Mike Ashley now has a considerable more time on his hands thanks to his extra £305 million pounds.

Already a billionaire in his own right with a net worth of $4.8 billion dollars, he was easily able to afford the $52 million to buy a private jet like the 7x.

With a range of 11,019 km, the plane first launched at the 2001 Paris Air Show and has a top speed of 953 km/h.

Featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 engines, the plane is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet that is noted for its extensive use of computer-aided design.

Due to special engine mounts and cabin isolators, the cabin is extremely quiet, and is even available with a shower with room for 19 passengers and 3 crew.

3 – Tom Morris – Yacht Moskito

Founder of retail chain Home Bargains, Tom Morris and his family are worth £4.36 billion according to the Sunday Times Rich List back in May 2021.

He owned the exclusive Yacht Moskito that features spacious seating, outdoor dining area, VIP stateroom and a full beam sky lounge.

The interior of the yacht is sophisticated with Smoked Oak chevron parquet flooring and Travertine marble throughout.

Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 4,500Nm at 13 knots and a maximum speed at half load of 15.5 knots.

She features a full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest suites and two twin guest suites which can accomodate twelve guests and additional rooms can house the thirteen crew.

2 – Michael Platt – Yacht Arrow

Our final yacht on this list, Arrow was only built in 2020, making it one of Feadship’s newest custom models.

Owned by British billionaire and hedge fund manager Michael Platt, he purchased the yacht for around $120 million dollars with a $10 million dollar annual running cost.

The yacht features a state-of-the-art movie theatre, steam room/sauna, luxury spa, beach club and well-equipped gym with jacuzzi.

Billionaires have access to full Wi-Fi connectivity is covered and the boats 185,000 litre fuel tanks help propel her to a maximum speed of 17 knots with a range of up to 5,500 nautical miles.

If your not interested on staying on-board all the time, she has an incredible selection of water toys including Jet Ski’s, towable toys waterskis and scuba diving equipment.

Other Arrow features include underwater lights, elevator, outdoor bar, hydraulic swim platform, massage room and full air conditioning.

This yacht can be hired out from may to september and costs roughly €850,000 for one week.

1 – Richard Branson – Necker Island

A feature of several lists in recent times, Necker Island is the famous home of British Billionaire and business mogul, Sir Richard Branson.

Sitting in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs, the island is fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches and was named after the 17th-century Dutch squadron commander Jonathan de Neckere.

Part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio of luxury properties, the island can accommodate up to 40 guests with six children when operating as a resort.

Storm Irene struck the island in 2011, which Branson often uses as a home, with the Great House burning down in a blaze believed to be caused by lightning.

The home was re-built and now features an expanded Great Room, ten-bedrooms, private pools, tennis courts, scenic views, a personal chef, a team of about 100 staff and a wide array of water sports equipment.

The island has played host to a number of famous billionaires and celebs including Barack and Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, Kate Winslett, Wendell Brown and even Princess Diana.

Branson, who’s net worth is estimated at $4 billion, purchased the island in the late 1970s for $180,000 dollars.

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