Kuchma's Daughter Spends £80 Million on Britain’s Most Expensive Home
Olena Franchuk — who chairs the Anti-AIDS Foundation in her native Ukraine, a country with the highest prevalence of AIDS in Europe — went for the record when she recently bought Britain’s highest priced mansion. (Read the full story in The Evening Standard and in this blog post.)
Daughter of former autocratic Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, Franchuk is also the wife of Viktor Pinchuk, Ukraine’s second-richest man with a current estimated net worth of $10.5 billion.
Both Franchuk and Pinchuk have engaged in widely publicized philanthropist activities. Last summer, the couple organized an AIDS awareness concert by Sir Elton John in Kyiv.
Well, now that they have such a fine nest to stay at in London, Sir Elton John no longer has to fly to Kyiv to sing that “Circle of Life.”