6) Michael Bloomberg – Famous Faces on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
Former New York city mayor and media mogul, Michael Bloomberg, bought the previous home of author George Eliot, number 4 Cheyne Walk, for £16 million in 2015
Michael Bloomberg, businessman, politician, author and ex-New York mayor, paid £1million over asking price for his seven-bedroom grade II* listed mansion on Cheyne Walk.
The former home of George Eliot, the famous English novelist, features a ceiling mural depicting Venus by James Thornhill, who is known for having painted the inside of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.
The 6,266-square-foot mansion was built in 1715 on one of London’s wealthiest streets. The property is nearly twice the size of Bloomberg’s current apartment on Cadogan Square, about a mile’s walk away.
Michael Bloomberg was made an honorary knight by the Queen last year in recognition of his £50.9m worth of philanthropic contributions in the UK.
He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre and the Serpentine Gallery, as well as having provided founding support for Tate Modern. He is also a supporter of the Royal Court Theatre and a long-term partner of the Prince’s Trust.