Written by: Steven Jones on Tuesday 23/08/2016
There seems to be no end to the interest we have in celebrities – what they’re wearing, who they’re dating and what misfortunes they’ve encountered in their private lives. But did you know that beneath all the glitter and fake tan, some of them are astute business people? We take a look at which celebrities have diversified their portfolios into commercial property.
Probably Britain’s most well-known celebrity landlord, this former Liverpool FC player owns an estimated 80 residential properties which are thought to be worth over £31 million. At one time he owned all the houses in one street in Oldham. He now shares his commercial nous with prospective landlords in his Property Academy, which offers tips and advice to grow income through investment.
Best known as Ron, Harry’s best buddy in the Harry Potter series of films, Rupert invested his considerable earnings into property and now has a portfolio worth an estimated £12.9 million. Concentrating on his home county of Hertfordshire, his property empire, Eevil Plan Properties, spreads over a 20 mile radius and includes property registered in both his father’s and mother’s names.
Not content with being a double Wimbledon and Olympic champion, Scotland’s finest ever tennis player has invested over £6 million into the purchase and refurbishment of The Cromlix Hotel, near to his home town of Dunblane. Now a five-star, luxury country house hotel it offers 15 bedrooms, a private chapel and tennis courts – naturally. Murray manages his investments through 77 Management Limited, and has recently also purchased a property near to the hotel with plans to incorporate it into the estate.
Once a formidable force on the football pitch, these two former Manchester United players have combined again to offer football fans the opportunity to stay in a soccer-themed hotel, the Hotel Football, situated close to the Old Trafford ground. They have also teamed up to develop one of Manchester’s finest historic buildings, the Stock Exchange, which is being turned into a boutique hotel, as well as investing over £200 million in a mixed-use development on the site which was formerly known as Jackson’s Row.
Hollywood A lister and multi-award-winning actor, Robert de Niro is best known for his performances in over 100 films, but he is also a canny investor. He co-owns several restaurants around the world, including Nobu, a Japanese/Peruvian themed eatery, a branch of which can be found in London’s prestigious Berkeley Square. He has also recently submitted a planning application for permission to build a luxury hotel in Covent Garden.
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