Hamilton ‘splashes out £20m on private jet’

When it comes to trying to keep up a long-distance relationship alive most couples have limited options – write each other nice letters, maybe purchase a webcam for Skype, and if you’re lucky, have the odd holiday together. However, Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger are not ‘most people’ and the Formula One driver has ensured he can regularly rendezvous with his famous pop singer girlfriend by splashing out £20m on a private jet. Hamilton is flush with cash with after moving from McLaren to Mercedes at the end of last season on a three-year-contract estimated to be worth £60m. The Stevenage-born driver has also managed to hang on to most of his riches by living in tax exile for a number of years. He first lived in Switzerland but then moved to Monaco in 2011 because he felt that Switzerland was ‘too boring.’ The 2012 Sunday Times rich list estimated the 28-year-old’s net worth at £55m. Now he is really living the ‘jet-set’ lifestyle by splashing out £20 million on a personalised Bombardier CL-600 according to the Daily Mail. [Source]