pacomartin
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June 14th, 2011 at 2:57:02 PM permalink


Petra Ecclestone, age 22, pictured with her parents (her father is in his 80's), just bought a second home in the USA. The home in London she bought for almost $100 million only 6 months ago. For her USA home she decided to upsize a little, and bought the most expensive home ever sold in USA history. The Spelling mansion was listed for $150 million for several years. It is not known what she paid for the 55K square footage house, but it was undoubtedly higher than the recent record of $100million for a home built in America.



Her father is rumored to be in financial trouble.
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June 14th, 2011 at 3:07:29 PM permalink
The father looks awfully tall, is he wearing lifts? Seriously, why does anybody need a house that large? I knew a guy in the 90's who had a huge collection of antiques in his 12,000 sq ft home. It was like a museum. He had things roped off and in showcases. His living quarters were off the kitchen in a 10' by 10' room, that had a recliner and TV set. He'd eat dinner in the recliner and then recline it back and sleep there all night. Its like a movie that Cary Grant made, where he and his family lived in a giant English castle, but only used a few rooms in the back to actually live in. Huge residences baffle me, whats the point.
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June 14th, 2011 at 6:07:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The father looks awfully tall, is he wearing lifts? Seriously, why does anybody need a house that large? I knew a guy in the 90's who had a huge collection of antiques in his 12,000 sq ft home. It was like a museum. He had things roped off and in showcases. His living quarters were off the kitchen in a 10' by 10' room, that had a recliner and TV set. He'd eat dinner in the recliner and then recline it back and sleep there all night. Its like a movie that Cary Grant made, where he and his family lived in a giant English castle, but only used a few rooms in the back to actually live in. Huge residences baffle me, whats the point.



The real extravagance for these men seems to be their wives. Peter Ecclestone is now age 80, and his divorce cost him over a billion dollars. Steve Wynn lost a billion to his wife in the divorce, but they met in high school and were married twice. They truly qualify as life partners.

But, yes if you are age 22 and you own two homes in the $100 million dollar range, one of which has over an acre of square footage, what do you purchase at age 50? Most 22 year olds, especially the ultra rich aspire to something a little more mobile.

Quote: Telegraph article


Slavica Ecclestone is the richest millionaire as the result of divorce
By David Harrison10:15PM BST 24 Apr 2010Comment
The former model, who was born in what is now Croatia and at 6ft 2in tall is nearly a foot taller than her former husband, became one of Britain's wealthiest women after her divorce last year. Her nearest challenger in the divorce wealth stakes is Irina Abramovich, ex-wife of Roman Abramovich, the Russian tycoon and owner of Chelsea FC, who is worth £135 after receiving a £155m settlement in 2007. One man makes the top nine millionaires from divorce: Guy Ritchie, 41, the film director now worth £55m after his divorce from Madonna in 2008. Ritchie, who was given the couple's London pub and their estate in Wiltshire as part of the settlement, directed films including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Sherlock Holmes.

The richest millionaires from divorce are:
1. Slavica Ecclestone £734m
2. Irina Abramovich £135m
3. Pamela Morgan Bell £80m
4. Guy Ritchie £55m
5. Linda Ashley £50m
6. Beverley Charman £48m
7. Sally Croker-Poole £40m
8, Alisa Marks £35m
9. Lady Sandra Sorrell £32m
Telegraph article



Speaking of Cary Grant, Sweden is selling a 42' motorboat that sleeps four, is capable of going from Miami to Nassau in as little as 4 hours, and looks like a boat from the era of Cary Grant. In the price range of $1 million it is for the multi millionaire who likes looking good.



Thanks for reminding me, I feel like watching that movie again.
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June 14th, 2011 at 6:18:33 PM permalink
I have it on DVD and watch it once a year, I have most of Cary Grant's better movies. I bet I've seen North by Northwest 15 times.
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June 14th, 2011 at 7:54:19 PM permalink
Petra has some really long legs! I wonder what lucky guy gets those wrapped around him!
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June 14th, 2011 at 8:12:02 PM permalink
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Petra has some really long legs! I wonder what lucky guy gets those wrapped around him!



She just got engaged to a guy she's been living with for several years, James Stunt. He drives a Lamborghini, and Princess Beatrice popped in for the engagement party.
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June 15th, 2011 at 4:46:35 AM permalink
I was about to ask, "Who?...."


OK. I just did some research.

I still don't know who she is, how she got her money, or why she's getting media attention, or why anyone cares.


For what it's worth, I don't care to get an answer.
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June 15th, 2011 at 4:48:46 AM permalink
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June 17th, 2011 at 3:58:56 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I still don't know who she is, how she got her money, or why she's getting media attention, or why anyone cares.
For what it's worth, I don't care to get an answer.



Anderson Cooper put her on his ridiculist. Why does a 22 year old need a 56000 square foot second home?

She certainly bought herself a reality TV show.
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June 17th, 2011 at 4:14:49 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I was about to ask, "Who?...."


OK. I just did some research.

I still don't know who she is, how she got her money, or why she's getting media attention, or why anyone cares.


For what it's worth, I don't care to get an answer.



I agree 100%
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