The free spending billionaire is a British by nationality but prefers the exotic surroundings of French Riveria in Monaco for his home. But the celebrity-infested area as a choice for his home has less to do with the beauty of the place and more concerns the relaxed tax policy of the place. He and his wife owns an apartment in the posh locations at Monaco. The apartment is in the name of his wife, Christina Green and so is his entire business. The arrangment helps him evade a lots of tax, that he would have to pay if he was a British resident. Whenever he is in London for business, he stays at his favorite hotel.
The British shopping tycoon whose spending habits have got him more public eyeballs than anything else has keeps for himself a luxury megayacht named Lionheart which he regularly keeps passing on to his friends for partying, sunbathing, cruising, finding some time off work. Simon Cowell who is a dear friend has been spotted many times with him on the yacht. Lionheart is a 206 feet (63 m) luxury yacht, which Sir Phillip Green bought in 2006 for an estimated sum of $37.5 million. This Benetti designed yacht has beautiful white exterior and custom-built interiors designed by the famous Stefano Natucci.
Features & Toys: Built using highest quality of material, the yacht has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure with a beam of 12.1m and a 3.6m draft. The yacht is made to accommodate at least 12 guests and 16 crew members. The Lionheart yacht has plenty of elegance and is a wonderful product in terms of design. It has two tenders which are aptly named as Lioncub and Lion chase. The tenders are also designed beautifully. The yacht features all the luxuries that are a usual fare for a yacht of this magnitude. It has on-deck swimming pool, a dedicated bar and also eclectically designed sundeck.
Specifications: Lionheart is capable of maximum 16.00 knots with a cruising speed of 14.00 knots.
Lioncub, the tender
The British business tycoon owns a majestic Gulfstream 550, which the billionaire bought for a reported sum of £20 million. Equipped with superior Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, G550 features a range of 6,750 nm at Mach 0.80. Featuring a high-speed travel potential of Mach 0.87 and a spacious cabin, the brawny aircraft easily carries eight passengers. The aircraft’s cockpit is equipped with the latest avionic equipments which include the Enhanced Vision System, Head up display technology and a triple flight management system, for optimum control and safety during flight.
Philip Green uses his hobby of playing tennis as a tool to keep him fit. Whenever on vacation at his home in Monaco he catches up some time with Prince Albert and plays the game at one of the many exclusive tennis clubs in France for rich and famous.
Mercedes Benz S500
Philip Green owns a Mercedes Benz S500, a four door luxury sedan featuring state-of-the-art luxury and security features. S500 incorporates a wealth of handy features which make it a perfect luxury car for the affluent. Equipped with a diesel-powered commanding engine, the car is designed for sheer performance. The spacious and opulent interiors appear absolutely elegant while the exterior design makes a striking on road presence. It also features commanding antilock brakes and stability control, to make the ride extremely safe and secured.
Every year, Sir Philip Green spends his Christmas vacations in Barbados, with his famous friends Simon Cowell and Michael Winner. The business tycoon adores exploring the marvelous Island and is in quite a good mood while playing games on the beach with his friends.
Location: Barbados is situated in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, in the western zone of the North Atlantic.
Accommodation: Numerous luxurious hotels, resorts, guest houses and apartments in Barbados present brilliant hospitality service along with sumptuous facilities to entertain the visitors. The comfy rooms are festooned with elegant work pieces and incorporate handy luxurious amenities, to make the stay memorable and enjoyable.
Main Attractions: The Caribbean island features gorgeous white sand beaches with swaying palms, offering the perfect atmosphere to relax or play. The crystal blue sea featuring beautiful coral and fish, promotes water sport activities like sea diving, fishing and sailing. Several beachside restaurants offer delicious food and ultimate service to please the visitors.
Fun with friends
Philip Green supports the North London based charity “Retail Trust”, which dedicates its services to the people serving the retail industry in U.K. Established in 1832, by Thomas Helps, the charity offers hardship grants and educational bursaries in England and Scotland by raising funds from high profile gala events, like the London Ball, the Grand Scottish Ball and the Great Northern Ball. An active philanthropist, Philip also personally donated £100,000, to the “Standard's Dispossessed Fund”, which is considered one of the heftiest donations ever made to the charity.