Keeping up with the Jones! The multimillionaire neighbours who own the world"s most expensive apartments in London


Keeping up with the Jones! The multimillionaire neighbours who own the world's most expensive apartments in London

By
Anna Edwards

PUBLISHED:

01:59 GMT, 3 March 2013

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UPDATED:

02:08 GMT, 3 March 2013

It is a central London apartment block with a price tag that only the world's richest can afford to pay.

And the lavish apartments at the Candy & Candy development One Hyde Park has made the apartment block a billionaire-friendly zone.

With apartments costing a cool 65m, it is unsurprising that only the wealthiest can afford to snap up the luxurious homes.

Naomi Campbell's boyfriend Vladislav Doronin is reported to own an apartment there

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Naomi Campbell's boyfriend Vladislav Doronin is reported to own an apartment there, along with the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

And the list of neighbours reveals a diverse selection of the world's most richest people – ranging from a Nigerian oil billionairess to an Arab sheikh with a British lawyer for company, The Sunday Times reported.

They join developer Christian Candy, who owns two properties at One Hyde Park.

The property tycoon, who built the apartments with his brother Nick, owns separate flats worth 31m and 26.2m on the 10th floor.

His neighbours include Rinat Akhmetov, Ukranie's richest man worth 143.8m and Sheikh Hamad bin Jasmin bin Jabr Al Thani, Qatari's prime minister, worth 40.4m.

Another neighbour is Kazakh singer Anar Aitzhanova, Sheikh Mohammed Saud Sultan al-Qasimi, a member of the ruling family of the Gulf emirate Sharjah, The Sunday Times reported.

Naomi Campbell's boyfriend Vladislav Doronin is reported to own an apartment there as well, making the apartment block home to a variety of the wealthiest.

The properties, which have magnificent panoramic views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge enjoy some of the city's finest views from picture windows running the length of the property.

The apartment block may have the most eye-watering price tags, but the property has been branded a 'ghost town' in the past.

The exclusive apartments have stunning views of London - and an eye-catching roll call of residents

The exclusive apartments have stunning views of London – and an eye-catching roll call of residents

A view of one of the flat's interiors inside One Hyde Park, which counts some of the world's wealthiest people as owners

A view of one of the flat's interiors inside One Hyde Park, which counts some of the world's wealthiest people as owners

THE RICHEST RESIDENTS OF EXCLUSIVE ONE HYDE PARK

Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man – estimated worth 143.8m

Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian oil tycoon – estimated worth 81.9m

Sheikh Hamad bin Jasmin bin Jabr Al Thani – estimated worth 40.4m

Irina and Viktor Kharitonin, Russian pharmaceuticals, – estimated worth 33.1m

Professor Wong Wen Young, Taiwanese entrepreneur – estimated worth 29.1m

It would appear that there is barely a sense of community in the block, and certainly no popping next door for sugar.

Because
the residents are so wealthy, many have other homes and do not use
their exclusive address as their permanent home, it has been reported.

Many
of the features of the block – iris recognition in the lifts, panic
rooms, bomb-proof windows, all mail being X-rayed – point to a cocoon.

It
has a 21-metre swimming pool which is said to be nearly always empty, a
cinema, saunas, gym, golf simulator, wine cellar, valet service and
room service – via a tunnel from the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel
next door.

But chefs there say they can go a week without an order from the complex.