Since the advent of the internet, online shopping has always been popular and growing over the years. But since the new age of the Coronavirus Pandemic, online sales have skyrocketed. According to CNBC News, sales are up at least 30% since the start of the lockdowns.
For the UHNW, though, Amazon shopping just isn’t going to cut it because regular platforms don’t have helicopters for the adults or solid gold kaleidoscopes with real gemstones for the kids. From a variety of categories, here are just some of the most expensive items the ultra-high net worth can buy online in 2020. For personal assistants who shop for billionaires, it is exceptionally easier now because in the old days, one had to go to dozens of shops and take pictures for the boss.
The ILLUSION PLUS Mega-Yacht: $145,000,000
If you’re planning to spend your next summer in Marbella, and you simply must outshine the other superyachts in the harbor, then the ILLUSION PLUS is probably your best bet as she comes in at just a tad under 300 feet. ILLUSION PLUS doesn’t have a helicopter landing pad, but don’t fret because all of her bells and whistles make up for it.
Firstly, the yacht has six decks; so there will be plenty of fun in the sun for the 12 guests to sunbathe. There are six spacious staterooms, one with an exceptional 860 square feet for the king and queen of the pride – and don’t worry because this stately suite has its own private deck as well. For lifestyle managers who work for the ultra-high net worth, all of your ducks are in a row on this deal.
This giga-yacht is fully equipped to deliver 7-star service as it has an elevator, movie theater, gym, bar and plenty of storage for the submersibles and WaveRunners. And with a yacht crew of 25, there is a 2-to-1 ratio so guests can always have a crew member by their side to deliver outstanding service.
Villa at the Gates of Monaco: $30,000,000
Inch for inch, the most expensive real estate on Earth is in Monaco; and nowhere in this principality is land more precious than the real estate with a clear view of the coast.
If you want to call this magnificent property home, then you will certainly get an unobstructed view of your mega-yacht anchored just offshore.
This luxury Cap Martin property has 9 bedrooms in 8,000 square feet of space, including separate living quarters for the domestic staff, so if you have your traveling PA with you, don't sweat.
Complete with all of the amenities you’d find at a 5-star hotel, this enchanting domicile has many large terraces with sweeping views, a swimming pool with a hot tub, deck space for your yoga instructor or personal trainer, and the Monte Carlo Country Club just minutes away on foot.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren: $3,000,000
As a throwback to the old-school SLR race car, The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss offers a modern take on a legendary classic. With only 75 ever produced, this vehicle offers the ultimate experience to any car enthusiast with its 650 horsepower, 5.5 liter super-charged V8 engine. This car’s bite is as ferocious as its bark with a top speed of a blinding 350 km/h. There is just one small problem though, it's only two seats. So you will have to choose between your spouse and your executive assistant.
By Brian Daniel
Written for assistants and estate managers working for celebrities, CEOs, UHNW families, billionaires and royalty