Sir Philip Green lives during the week in a suite in the five-star Dorchester hotel. On Fridays he flies by private jet to the family home in tax-free Monaco or to wherever their £100m superyacht Lionheart is moored. It’s a life far removed from Green’s first job buying up excess clothing from bankrupt companies and selling it on to market traders. Having built a fortune in the retail industry the 66-year-old tycoon loves a good party, especially for his birthday. His party for his 55th in the Maldives lasted five days, reportedly featured a troupe of topless dancers and performances by George Michael and Jennifer Lopez. It was said to have cost about £20m. So many of his famous friends – including Kate Moss and the Vogue editor Anna Wintour – arrived by private jet that the local airport authorities refused to allow any more to park on the tarmac. The party for his 60th, billed as PG60, was held at the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Mexico, with performances from Robbie Williams, Stevie Wonder and the Beach Boys. His presents have included a £7m Gulfstream jet and a £250,000 gold Monopoly set. His 65th birthday party, in March last year,… Read full this story
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