WITH a net worth of around £8.2billion, Stan Kroenke is literally laughing all the way to the bank.
The Arsenal and Los Angeles Rams owner collects properties like he’s playing a game of Monopoly, once splashing £500million on a ranch in Texas that’s so big it could fit New York and Los Angeles inside it.
Inside Stan Kroenke’s beachside Malibu homeCredit: Getty Images-Getty
Kroenke paid around £8million for the property in 1998Credit: Getty Images-Getty
Arsenal and Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke is said to have a £8.2bn fortuneCredit: Reuters
‘Silent Stan’ also owns properties in Colorado and Montana, as well as a £11million penthouse inside the five-star Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.
But his most high-profile purchase came in 1998, when the 74-year-old splashed around £8million on this incredible home in Malibu.
The beach side property was originally owned by Dodi Fayed, and was set to be home for the movie producer and Princess Diana before their tragic deaths in a car accident.
WHAT £20MILLION GETS YOU
Found on the Pacific Coast Highway, the property sits above the beautiful Paradise Cove.
While the vast five-acre piece of land it sits on stretches from the road all the way through to the sand and sea.
The home, also previously owned by Julie Andrews, includes a contemporary mansion, as well as a Mediterranean-style residence which acts as a guest home.
The main house features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, has a stunning swimming pool and boasts a tennis court.
There are three reception rooms, while the kitchen opens into a pool deck, and the living room has a limestone fireplace and pine beams.
An incredible glass domed dining room with views on all sides can also be found on the ground floor.
The property boasts this stunning master bedroomCredit: Getty Images-Getty
A spiral staircase leads to the first floor and master bedroomCredit: Getty Images-Getty
There are three reception roomsCredit: Getty Images-Getty
The stunning swimming pool looks inviting for a dipCredit: Getty Images-Getty
The dining room is dome shaped with windows surrounding itCredit: Getty Images-Getty
The main property boasts six bathroomsCredit: Getty Images-Getty
Another reception room features beamed ceilingsCredit: Online USA
The kitchen offers plenty of space for a budding chefCredit: Getty Images-Getty
Luscious gardens surround the five-acre lotCredit: Online USA
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite has a beamed ceiling, its own sitting room, two bathrooms, and there’s plenty of closet space.
High-profile neighbors include Friends actress Courteney Cox, U2 guitarist The Edge, former supermodel Cindy Crawford and pop star Lady Gaga.
FIT FOR A PRINCESS
Before Kroenke bought the compound, Princess Diana had her heart set on living there.
Dodi, the son of the former Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, bought the home for around £7million – just months before he and Princess Di were tragically killed in Paris.
And Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell revealed that it was set to be the pair’s secluded pad.
Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana planned on making it their home before their tragic deathCredit: Reuters
A year after Dodi and Princess Diana died Kroenke bought the propertyCredit: Arsenal FC-Getty
Kroenke’s Malibu beach pad is now worth around £20mCredit: Getty Images-Getty
Neighbors include Lady Gaga and Cindy CrawfordCredit: Getty Images-Getty
“A lovely house … saw all the plans for it. It was going to be in Malibu,” he told ABC News in an interview in 2007.
“We sat on the floor, spread out all the maps and the layout of the house.
“She said, ‘This is our new life, just won’t it be great, think of the lifestyle the boys — nobody’s judgmental here in America, you don’t have the class system, you don’t have the establishment.’ ‘