@offshoress “Access to the Sea” managed to find three apartments in the center of London, owned by Camilla Kim , the middle daughter of businessman Vladimir Kim . All of them are located in fashionable residences in the very center of the British capital near Hyde Park: two in the same building and on the same floor and the third in a residence nearby, the latter complex of buildings being considered the most expensive apartment building in the world.
Vladimir Kim made his fortune on the sale of mineral resources: now the businessman owns a third part of KAZ Minerals PLC , more than two-thirds of him owns Kazakhmys Corporation LLP , a majority stake in Bank RBK , he invests in media — for example, the Tan TV and radio company .
According to Forbes, Vladimir Kim’s fortune in December 2020 was $ 4.1 billion — he is number one in the list of the richest people in Kazakhstan and number two in the list of the most influential people.
Its main asset — the Kazakhmys group — was created on the basis of the Soviet enterprise Zhezkazgantsvetmet in 1992. Initially, shares in it belonged to the state (80%) and the collective of the enterprise. In the mid-90s, the state share was transferred to the Korean corporation Samsung on the basis of ownership rights, then passed into the possession of the current shareholders.
Kazakhmys has been repeatedly linked to the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. So, before listing the company on the London Stock Exchange, Global Witness, an international non-governmental organization that aims to combat human rights violations by countries exporting natural resources, published a report in which it suggests that the president has a significant influence on the Kazakhsmys group. In particular, Vladimir Ni, the chairman of the board of directors of Corporation Kazakhmys LLP ( we wrote about the assets of his family in France ), worked for a long time in leading positions in the presidential administration.
Nursultan Nazarbayev’s brother Bolat was a member of the board of directors of Kazakhmys in 2004, before listing in London, and Vladimir Kim himself was a member of the political council of the ruling Nur Otan party. He also headed the Karaganda regional branch of the Republican public campaign headquarters of Nazarbayev in the 2005 campaign.
Apartments next to Adal’s London headquarters
In January 2017, Camilla Kim turned 18. In the same year, in October, on one day, she acquired two apartments on the fifth floor of The Knightsbridge Apartments , which is located in the Knightsbridge district of London.
The first, cheaper, cost her £ 6 million , the second — £ 8 million , so the total purchase was £ 14 million .
“Access to the sea” has already written about this house: in it, on the eighth floor, an apartment was bought by a firm owned by the family of the chairman of the Odal party Serik Sultangaliyev . Sultangaliev’s wife and daughter bought the apartment two years earlier than Camilla Kim — in 2015 — and it is significantly cheaper, £ 5.2 million.
The parameters of both of Kim’s apartments are unknown, but right now you can look at properties similar in price. For £ 7.2 million — more expensive than Camilla Kim’s smaller apartment, but cheaper than the larger one — a three-room residence with three bedrooms (each equipped with its own bathroom and toilet), a large living room and a kitchen is being sold. The total area of this apartment is about 160 square meters.
That is, the area of Camilla Kim’s two neighboring apartments in this residence can be estimated at no less than 300 m².
Housing in the most expensive house in the world
The Knightsbridge area is located in the heart of London, right next to Buckingham Palace. In 2011, right next to Hyde Park, the One Hyde Park residence was completed — this complex of buildings is called “the most expensive in the world” at the price of a square meter. The cost of apartments there reaches hundreds of millions of pounds .
“From here you have a great view of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. One Hyde Park offers luxury living in London at its best, ”realtors advertise the residential complex.
“As you approach, you notice that you are being scanned by guards in bowlers, who look like the team in charge of guarding a military base, not an apartment building in central London,” the anonymous author of Business Insider described the building.
The same author emphasized that this building is “a manifestation of a class that believes itself to be separated from the rest of society and happy to live in isolation from it.”
Camilla Kim took over the apartment in this complex in June 2017. In addition to the housing itself, the property also includes a parking space and a wine cellar — these are separate premises on the underground levels. The apartment is located on the third floor of Building B.
The cost of this property is £ 27.5 million . As in the case of the first apartment, “Access to the Sea” does not have specific parameters of the apartment, and can only be compared with similarly priced properties for sale.
Even one-room apartments in this building have an area of about 100 m². Apartments with three and four bedrooms are selling for £ 16- £ 28 million.
Here is the plan for the apartment on the third floor in building D: four bedrooms (each with its own bathroom and toilet), a kitchen, a dining room, a living room of almost 60 m² and a terrace. The total area of such an apartment is almost 365 m².
But that is not all. In addition to a 21-meter swimming pool, private spa, saunas, squash court and cinema, residents can enjoy 24-hour staff at the nearby Mandarin Oriental.
Thus, the total value of the three properties is £ 41.5 million, or about $ 58 million .