An extraordinary life in Monaco, where one in three is a millionairePictolic
Welcome to Monaco, a tax haven for millionaires and a place where helicopters and yachts are as common as taxis, and almost every car "rolls-Royce" or "Ferrari". Imagine that you woke up in a country where a hotel room costs 40 euros per night, around a luxurious life, and even prisoners in the local prison lunch steaks.
Supermodel Bella Hadid party company TAG Heuer in Monaco during the Grand Prix
The BBC has released a new series "Inside Monaco: Playground Of The Rich", which launched on BBC2. It tells how to live a 38,000 citizens and residents of a wealthy Principality — from the heirs of billionaires to the janitors and staff of hotels.
Prince albert allowed the TV crew to film at his residence
The personal protection of the Prince albert ready to accompany him during the trip
Racing driver Lewis Hamilton, member of the Monaco Grand Prix, moved to live in this country
Every year the Monaco Grand Prix (race Formula 1) leads to the country crowd of the rich and famous, increasing the state "pods" of 100 million euros. Guests mainly arrive on a private helicopter, and on weekends in the sky constantly heard the roar of engines. They settle in hotels like the chic De Paris in which "Suite" room with private pool can cost 40,000 euros per night.
On the street in front of rows of parked supercars Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLarens. The port filled with yachts worth billions, and every day the Parking lot is 1330 euros. The employee of port Gerald Mazzola says:
Prince albert and Princess Charlene
Monaco, with an area of 202 hectares and a population of 38,000 people, operated by 62-year-old Prince albert II since 2005. Albert lives in a luxury Palace, flying on a private jet and owns a whole fleet of supercars. In 2011, he married former athlete, swimmer Charlene Wittstock, they have children — five-year-old twins, Gabriella and Jacques.
One of albert supercars, Ferrari
BBC series shows how the Prince's Palace ready to receive wealthy VIPs, which takes place on the eve of the annual Grand Prix. The chef says that among other things serves truffle, known as the "white diamond", value 40 000 euros.
Butler talks about 15 000 bottles of very expensive wine from the cellars of Prince albert. Some of these bottles are worth 30 000 euros. According to him, this is the best and most rare wine that can be found throughout the world.
The carabinieri, the personal guard of Prince albert, in front of the Palace
Prince albert at the opening of the exhibition, 50 of the rarest Ferraris in the world
To become a resident of Monaco, you have to obtain a residence permit, you need to get there to work, to start businesses or to prove that you have funds to support yourself — at least 560 000 euros. You also need to own property or to rent it. In 10 years you can apply for citizenship.
Each such statement is considered personally by the albert II. Dual citizenship is not provided. Of the 38 000 people in the country only about 9 000 are its citizens (the Monegasque people, the indigenous subjects of the Principality of Monaco), with the remaining resident.
According to the international consulting company Knight Frank, in 2019 on the area less than 2.5 square kilometres in Monaco lived 12 261 millionaire.
Princess Camilla of Bourbon two Sicilies moved to Monaco more than 20 years ago after she married Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, a member of the Spanish Royal family. They have two daughters, Princess Kiara, 15 years old, and Princess Caroline, 16 years old.
Monika Bacardi, the widow of the heir to the rum Empire, also lives in Monaco for the past two decades. She owns an impressive collection of cars, in which there are two "rolls-Royce", "Ferrari", "Mercedes" and "range Rover".
View of the Palace of Prince albert
The filmmakers also visited the tiny prison in Monaco, where, according to them, offer stunning views of the sea. Now, prisoners in this prison live in true luxury — despite the fact that their freedom of movement restricted.
The prison is located on a cliff above the Harbor, just a hundred meters down the road from the Prince's residence. In the day when the TV crew arrived for shooting, prison lunch consisted of a steak and side dish.
Well, what else can I add?
Perhaps another small bar about the hotel De Paris, which is very rich, guests can satisfy any craving. For example, once there is no one Russian billionaire is so liked sushi he was served what he ordered from the chef's set specifically for my wife and sent it to her private plane in Moscow.