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Worlds Most Expensive Properties - Villa Leopolda
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03 February 2009

Worlds Most Expensive Properties - Villa Leopolda

The French Riviera is one of the world's most popular places, and home to some of the world's most expensive properties. Villa Leopolda, the gigantic testament of love King Leopold II of Belgium built for his mistress in 1902, recently sold for a record-setting $736-million to a Russian billionaire.

Although Mikhail Prokhorov is rumored to be that Russian, he adamantly denies the purchase. Villa Leopolda is most famous, not for the King's gift to his lover, but because of one the home's rumored owners, Bill Gates - the Microsoft founder. It also appears in a movie, The Red Shoes - a 1948 British feature film.

Since the home was built, there have been multiple rumors about who has and who hasn't lived there. Bill Gates is just one of the many people who have never called Villa Leopolda home, yet is one of the most commonly placed people within the estate's walls.

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