Are these the Biggest Braggers in Britain? The obnoxious wealthy heirs and heiresses who love to flash their cash on Rich Kids app that costs £890 a month to 'flush out the fakes from real milionaires' and has now been banned by Apple
- Meet some of the rich kids living it up around the world including UK visits
- Many are part of exclusive picture sharing app that costs £890 a month
- Apple has just banned the app on its devices but their posts continue
You've heard of the Rich Kids of Instagram: those spoiled twenty somethings who love nothing more than flaunting their wealth online.
Then there is the Rich Kids app, an exclusive club where some of the 25,000 members pay £890 a month to post their self-obsessed pictures, in a bid to weed out fake heirs.
It’s just been banned by Apple for violating its terms — to its narcissistic stars’ frustration.
So just who are these obnoxious rich kids? Sarah Rainey holds her nose and takes a look.
Property tycoon who's rarely in the office
Emir Bahadir lases on an inflatable animal in a pool
Turkish-born Emir Bahadir’s name translates literally to ‘Prince’ — and the 25-year-old certainly lives like one. Whether lounging in a pool in St Tropez (inset) or grinning on board his mahogany-panelled private jet (main picture), his 319,000 followers are regularly treated to glimpses of his gilded existence.
Emir, who attended the £60,000-a-year American School in Switzerland, and studied business at New York University before moving to London, is heir to a generations-old Turkish property empire and owns a £2.8 million apartment in Manhattan. He is also co-founder of a property brokerage whose offerings include a £77 million premises on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
A visit to his Instagram site, however, shows Emir is rarely in the office. He’s more likely to be found in a helicopter over Cannes, attending a gala in Miami or relaxing on a yacht surrounded by a gaggle of bikini-clad beauties.
Ferrari princess with 100 handbags
Billionaire's daughter Julia Stakhiva, 24, drives a £200,000 Ferrari 488
Billionaire's daughter Julia Stakhiva, 24, was given her first Louis Vuitton handbag aged nine.
Today, she has 100 designer bags as well as a £300,000 fur collection and clothes worth £1.6 million in her Mayfair home.
Her lifestyle is funded by her Ukrainian parents, who made millions from their food empire.
‘Since the age of 16, I’ve been spending at least £17,000 a month on clothes,’ she says. ‘I don’t mix and match with designers: I will wear Balmain from top to toe.’
Her 66,000 Instagram followers can ogle photos of Julia clutching a £1,800 bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold
Julia, who has spent £180,000 on facial fillers, lip injections and teeth whitening, has a personal trainer and nutritionist. She flies to Moscow to have her hair cut — ‘I book the whole salon so it can be free when I arrive’ — and has five staff to promote her image.
Since graduating from a £15,950-a-year business course at Regent’s University, Julia has become a reality TV star.
She drives a £200,000 Ferrari 488 and her 66,000 Instagram followers can ogle photos of Julia clutching a £1,800 bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold.
Splashing £15K a month on clothes
Lana Scolaro, 21, loves the limelight and was educated at Mill Hill School in North London
Whether draped across the bonnet of a gold Bentley or cavorting on a rooftop in a black bra, Lana Scolaro, 21, clearly loves the limelight.
Born to an English mother and Italian father, Lana was educated at Mill Hill School in North London. She was offered a place at a design school in New York, but socialising proved to be more fun.
Her upbringing was anything but ordinary: her father, who made millions as a mining entrepreneur, gave Lana and her sisters Stephy, 23, and Lydia, 15, everything they wanted. She travels by private jet, owns a £25,000 Hermes Birkin handbag and admits to spending £15,000 a month on clothes.
She travels by private jet, owns a £25,000 Hermes Birkin handbag and admits to spending £15,000 a month on clothes
Lana uploads pictures to her Instagram account several times a day, giving her 63,000 followers glimpses of her over-the- top party lifestyle.
Recent images show her carrying her pet dog, Fifi, onto a private jet, posing in a racy pink bikini and sitting in the front row at a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show.
She’s also uploaded an image of a blonde woman in just her underwear lying in a bath of dollar bills with the caption: ‘Where do you see yourself in a few years?’
When she’s not pouting up a storm, Lana has a fledgling jewellery line — LS Diamonds — which includes a black diamond bracelet decorated with a tiny silver gun, costing £795.
She has also pictured herself draped across the bonnet of a gold Bentley
Swarovski crystal-studded Merc and a shoe obsession
Russian Daria Radionova has a lot of jewellery and took her love of diamonds to a new level
Russian Daria Radionova made headlines in 2014 after her Swarovski crystal-studded Mercedes C-class with the licence plate ‘BA11 BYY’ was spotted outside Harrods.
Daria, 23, employed four people for two months to apply the million crystals by hand. The car, a birthday present from her parents, cost £50,000 plus £35,000 to customise it.
‘I have a lot of jewellery — diamonds are a girl’s best friend,’ she said at the time. ‘I have them everywhere. I’d like to encrust everything in crystal.’ She has since turned her obsession into a career, customising fur and leather products for wealthy clients.
She made headlines in 2014 after her Swarovski crystal-studded Mercedes C-class with the licence plate ‘BA11 BYY’ was spotted outside Harrods
Daria, who lives in Knightsbridge, has hundreds of pairs of shoes. ‘But only Louboutin and Louis Vuitton,’ she says. ‘All my handbags are Louis Vuitton, too.’
Her 45,600 Instagram followers are treated to regular updates from Daria’s indulgent lifestyle: dinner at Claridge’s, bottles of Dom Perignon champagne and shopping trips to Chanel.
A fistfull of dollars and a party at The Ritz
With her tumbling brunette locks and voluptuous curves, Alexandra Dmitrieva looks more like a glamorous model than a struggling student
With her tumbling brunette locks and voluptuous curves, Alexandra Dmitrieva looks more like a glamorous model than a struggling student, but she’s only recently graduated from a business course at Regent’s University London.
Alexandra, whose parents made pots of money from the Russian oil industry, works for a chemical company, as well as helping out in the family business. Her Instagram account — which boasts 14,400 followers — shows her pampered lifestyle: clutching several hundred $20 bills at a Las Vegas casino, tucking into oysters in a Knightsbridge restaurant and laden with designer shopping bags after one of her regular sprees.
Her Instagram account — which boasts 14,400 followers — shows her pampered lifestyle: clutching several hundred $20 bills at a Las Vegas casino, tucking into oysters in a Knightsbridge restaurant and laden with designer shopping bags after one of her regular sprees
Alexandra celebrated her 24th birthday in April with an elaborate party at The Ritz. Her guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner in the ballroom, black-tie waiter service and pink table settings — which matched her expensive sweeping fishtail dress.
Four holidays in just two months
Statuesque blonde Roxie Conrad Gaut, who moved to Britain from California, admits she leads ‘a beautiful life’
Statuesque blonde Roxie Conrad Gaut, who moved to Britain from California, admits she leads ‘a beautiful life’.
And no wonder — Roxie, who has 11,700 followers on Instagram, posts photos from exotic locations around the world. Recent destinations include Paris, the Bahamas, Munich and Miami — and that’s just in the past two months.
Roxie, who has 11,700 followers on Instagram, posts photos from exotic locations around the world
If she’s not posing on the back of a yacht or boarding a private jet, the Louboutin-loving socialite can be found on a ski slope or swigging champagne in a pool.
Her money comes from her mother, Stacie, president of multi-million-pound investment company Conrad Management for 22 years.
Diamonds, art and a pink helicopter
Robert Cavalli, 22, (in black) is the youngest son of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and his creative director wife, Eva
Robert Cavalli, 22, is the youngest son of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and his creative director wife, Eva.
Best friends with Chloe Green, the daughter of shamed BHS tycoon Philip ‘Sir Shifty’ Green, he regularly updates his 242,000 Instagram followers with photographs of his opulent lifestyle.
Recent images show him climbing out of a pink helicopter, enjoying champagne by an infinity pool and preparing to eat sushi off a naked woman lying on a banquet table.
Best friends with Chloe Green, the daughter of shamed BHS tycoon Philip ‘Sir Shifty’ Green, he regularly updates his 242,000 Instagram followers with photographs of his opulent lifestyle
Robert — christened Robin — was educated at the £44,360-a-year Cobham International School in Surrey and went on to study business at Regent’s University in London.
He reportedly owns an apartment next to his father’s boutique in Sloane Square in London’s upmarket SW1 area, where the average property costs £2.1 million.
But with so much cash to splash, he’s never home for long: recent sojourns show a chalet in St Moritz, a yacht off the coast of Monaco —and, of course, the sprawling family home in Florence, which boasts outlandish interiors of purple velvet sofas, animal print armchairs and marble statues.
But with so much cash to splash, he’s never home for long: recent sojourns show a chalet in St Moritz, a yacht off the coast of Monaco —and, of course, the sprawling family home in Florence
Robert, who also shares photos of his lavish meals on a separate Instagram account, counts among his friends the socialite Paris Hilton, actress Lindsay Lohan and model Naomi Campbell.
In one particularly boastful image, he holds a 100-carat diamond ring in front of a hugely expensive painting by the celebrated pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
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