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FT: Ukraine's richest man buys €200m French villa

It was once home to Leopold II of Belgium.

Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov has bought a €200m home on the French Riviera, according to The Financial Times.

Villa des Cedres, a 18,000-square-foot villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, dates from 1870 and was once home to Leopold II of Belgium.

It was previously owned by Davide Campari-Milano SpA which had acquired the 14-bedroom mansion with 35 acres of land when it bought Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle, the makers of Grand Marnier liqueur, in 2016.

Akhmetov's property portfolio also includes a £137m apartment in London's One Hyde Park.

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