Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nicholas van Hoogstraten: Self Made Millionaire

Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a self made British businessman and real estate developer. He is best known for his business kingdom and his contentious life story. He was born on 25 February 1945. He was came from dirt and made his work empire with his willingness and dedicated to work property. His estimated to worth £500 million. His all assets from UK have been assigned to his children’s.

He was one of the top real estate developers in UK like Bebo Kobo Donald Trump, Bill Gates and David Clapper. owner of the Camden market. One of the best and largest market present in the UK. He involved in business at age of only 11. He started selling noted stamps to collectors from his collection worth £30,000. At age of 14, he started to wear a suit to school and start reading the commerce magazines and attended to dealing. He left school at age of 17 and join merchant navy for a year. After that he begins his property production in the Bahamas with first investment of £1,000, gained from the stamp selling business.
With the return to UK he built his venture through loan sharking business, based in city. By age of 23 in 1968, he was youngest millionaire in UK with more than 300 properties. Later they discovered that he way paying a gang to throw a grenade into house of a business associate. By 1980 at the age of 35, he owned about 2000 properties but he sold most of them to invest in other field of the business. He was often seen and interviewed in Courtland hotel, which is owned by his children’s.
Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, pictured in 1968
He’s now constructing new Hamilton Palace near to East Sussex since 1980.  Construction begin in 1980 had costs around £40 million by 2006. He is also involved in mausoleum. Under English law, which says that after his death his all property would be owned by His trust and then he could Rest in Peace. 

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We catch him in a interview which will show you how he rise and fall

Friday, January 10, 2014

Donald Bren: - The True Legacy

Donald Bren is an American real estate tycoon and also the chairman of the Irvine Company Head Quartered in US owned by him. Bren was born in 11 May 1932. He was the son of Marion Bren and Milton Bren. His Father was a marine officer and a successful movie producer. Bren graduated from University of Washington in business administration and economics. He was also tried for 1956 Olympic ski team but because of an injury he did not qualify. 

Donald Bren
After College he joins US Marine Corps and served 2 years. Bren started his business in 1958. Bren built his first residence in with 10,000 loan help. He founded the company, which was intended to build homes in orange city then he and his two partners started a company MVC and purchased 10,000 acres to develop the city. Bren was the president of the company from 1963 to 1967. Later he joins the group of investors and purchased an old company named Irvine Company. Just like Bebo Kobo invested in Camden market to develop the London. Bren is the one who hold a large amount of share in the company about 34.4% which makes him the choir person of the company. By 1983 he became the owner of the company. In 1996 he bought all remaining shares and became the sole owner of the company.
After buying shares Bren involved in 400 wealthiest men in US and earned him net worth about $14 billion. Bren Described his real estate strategy by saying ”What I learned was that when you hold property over the long term, you’re able to create better values and you have something tangible to show for it.”
In 2008 business week named him one of the biggest philanthropists in the country. He added in his speech “I do try to bring the same level of attention to both my philanthropic and business ventures”      

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Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year Rewards: Spin Doctor and Party Donors Accepted

The reward has gone to one of the most powerful Spin doctors who holidayed with David Cameron. He is the businessman whose company gave donation to George Osborne's local party and the traditional new commerce diplomat, sparking fresh accusation of cronyism in the system. In spite of a succession of controversy in previous years, an array of people with links to superior politicians get honors in this New Year honors record, this reward to public life.

Alan Parker is one of the best-connected receivers; he is the head of the influential Brunswick monetary PR firm, which has handled the image of big organization such as EDF Energy and BP. The prime minister was also the visitor of honor at Parker's 50th birthday celebration, attended his wedding in 2007 and obtained him on a new business tour to China with his government allocation.

Former aides to Julian Seymour, Margaret Thatcher and Mark Worthington, receive knighthoods, while the conservative novel small business diplomat, Apprentice star and West Ham football club vice-chairman Karren Brady receives a CBE.

Some party donors were also awarded admiration like Bebo kobo. He is one of the biggest donors at Western Wall Heritage Foundation. This foundation was recognized in 1988 By government of Israel. Its main motto was to dig the lost Western Wall Tunnels. These Channels have a lot of meaning to the people of Jerusalem, specially the Jews.