How Many Times Could Kanye West Buy Your Street?
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The net worth of the world’s biggest celebrities is certainly enough to make us choke on our morning Cornflakes. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is currently worth a cool $143bn (£111bn), officially making him the world’s richest person. In comparison, Facebook’s fresh-faced founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth a paltry $78bn (£61bn), with US President Donald Trump’s net worth currently standing at $3.1bn (£2.4bn). Sigh.
Closer to home, Her Majesty The Queen currently lays claim to a net worth of £415m, while music star Adele has managed to rack up an impressive £103m. David Beckham, meanwhile, enjoys a net worth of £351m, with Ed Sheeran’s recent rise to fame seeing his net worth rocket to over £28m. However, Sheeran still has some way to go to surpass fellow male music stars Drake and Kanye West, who are currently worth $90m (£68.4m) and $160m (£21.6m) respectively.
To put the wealth of these celebs, and others, into perspective, we’ve created a simple calculator that will tell you how many times they could afford to buy your house – or entire street. It’ll probably leave you feeling a little depressed, but just try to remember that money doesn’t (always) make you happy.
A Whole Lotta Horden
The village of Horden in County Durham lays claim to some of the cheapest property prices in the UK. Houses in Horden have an average price of £92,384, which is almost £400,000 lower than the average London property price of £484,584. With her net worth of £441m, Madonna could purchase Tees Street in Horden 227 times, while Oprah Winfrey could own 1,175 Tees Streets with her £2.3bn. And if Bill Gates fancied snapping up adjoining Eighth Street, he could do so 19,527 times with his personal wealth of £68.5bn.
We’re sure there are some celebs who secretly follow British soap operas. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, probably got into Coronation Street during his time at Manchester United. He’ll be happy to know, therefore, that the ‘Real Coronation Street’ in Pendlebury could be his 47 times over if he chose to part with his entire fortune of £304m. However, with house prices in London higher than ever, Her Majesty The Queen couldn’t even afford to buy one Fassett Square, the inspiration for EastEnders’ Albert Square. That being said, she may be able to afford a few Queen Vics.
Wondering how many times Kanye West or Simon Cowell could buy your street? Simply enter your postcode below to find out.
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The research for this interactive tool was conducted exclusively by Just Mortgage Brokers. All house prices are based on data collected in the 2011 Census and official postcode data from Royal Mail. The net worths of celebrities were collated from various online sources.