"A country estate" pounds 2.5m to buy one in Oxfordshire. pounds 100,000 to heat it. Then you have to furnish it...
"To wallow in champagne" Rare Bollinger is pounds 150 a bottle. The Savoy offers 1989 Roederer Cristal Rose at pounds 300 a bottle.
"A supersonic plane" No chance; they all belong to governments. Best private jet: Gulfstream V at pounds 23m.
"Uranium to spare" Try buying uranium and the security services of numerous countries would soon take an interest.
"To journey on a gigantic yacht" Not much change from pounds 30m for a top- of-the-range model.
"A fancy foreign car" Say a pounds 103, 000 Mercedes SL6000?
"To tire of caviar" A 200gm tin of Imperial Beluga from Fortnum & Mason costs pounds 390.
"A marble swimming pool too" pounds 100,000.
"A liveried chauffeur" pounds 30,000 a year.
"An opera box" (for Wagner at the Met) ... Forget the Met, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden re-opens in December with Wagner's Falstaff. Will cost about pounds 750 for
a party of five.
"To corner Cartier" pounds 305,000 for a man's watch; for her,
a mere pounds 198,000. Both have diamonds on the face and bracelet.Reuse content