The hurricane destroyed the house of billionaire Richard Branson.
Element spares neither rich nor poor. British businessman, billionaire and founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson became homeless. Hurricane Irma destroyed his luxury mansion, located on a private island, Necker.
Richard Branson has posted a video of the ruins of his house on Necker island (British virgin Islands), which was damaged by the hurricane “Irma”.
“Most of the buildings and plants on the Necker destroyed or badly damaged. But the story of “Irma” in the British virgin Islands are not only about Necker — it’s about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and livelihoods,” wrote Branson, attaching to post a link to a page on the website of the Virgin group, through which you can make a donation to benefit victims of the disaster.
Despite the approaching element, the billionaire did not leave the island and outlasted a hurricane in a concrete wine cellar under their home. “We will move to concrete wine cellar under the house. Great team calm and optimistic,” Branson wrote on his page on Instagram before approaching hurricane.
“Irma” – the most powerful hurricane on the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean over the last ten years. The wind speed reached 209 km/h! Element has already claimed the lives of over 30 people.
The hurricane destroyed the house of billionaire Richard Branson
After hurricane luxury mansion 67-year-old entrepreneur is in ruins, however, so look and other locations on the island of Necker.
Branson purchased Necker island with an area of 30 hectares in the 1970-ies for 180 thousand dollars. Investing more than $ 10 million, the oligarch turned it into a private resort, where today you can spend a week around 40 thousand dollars.