Air Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#203) "Episode 203"
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George Hamilton Hosts

"Episode 203" - George Hamilton welcomes you to how "the other half" lives! Multimillionaire "Girls Gone Wild" video creator Joe Francis jetsets between Miami's gold coast and Bel-Air, ultimate event planner Sharon Sachs plans a million dollar wedding in forty-eight hours, music mogul Denise Rich lives the high-life on the Aspen slopes, and Jamaican hotel tycoon Gordon "Butch" Stewart shows off his exclusive Caribbean resorts and plantation. Plus, look inside the lives of the world's wealthiest politician and jeweler to the stars Neil Lane; take a peek at the world's most expensive watch, and check out the ultimate in billionaire beauty secrets, in "Life of Luxury," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

George Hamilton hosts.

"Episode 203 highlights":

** He's a 31 year-old mega-millionaire gone wild with mansions, Ferraris and jets. Joe Francis turned $50 thousand of credit card debt into a $100 million enterprise when he created the provocative "Girls Gone Wild" video series. This ultra-rich party boy throws impromptu $10,000 cocktail receptions and a Mardi Gras bash attended by such famous guests as Snoop Dog, Ashton Kutcher and Paris Hilton. In one of his two private jets, Francis divides his time between his lavish $6.9 million Bel Air bachelor pad, his Lake Tahoe mountain getaway and a 37 thousand square foot Mexican villa with its own helipad.

** Former struggling air conditioning salesman Gordon "Butch" Stewart turned a rundown Jamaican hotel into the amazing billion dollar "Sandals" and "Beaches" resort chain. Now he's livin' large with 17 luxurious all-inclusive vacation resorts stretching from St. Lucia to the Bahamas, and owns a $30 million airline, the largest in the Caribbean. We go inside the lavish $50,000/week rental, where such privileged guests as Wesley Snipes and Donatella Versace have stayed, and his oceanfront $35 million posh getaway estate, The Rio Chico, and his exclusive, five-star,14-acre Royal Plantation retreat, complete with a beach butler, an on-site cigar roller and vintage rum tasting. Butch spends his own vacation time fishing with his children on his own $9 million, 92-foot yacht. Equally important to Butch is honoring the roots he came from by supporting over 150 local Jamaican charities.

** 22 year-old superstar athlete Serena Williams takes Hamilton on a private tour of her $3 million Palm Beach estate home shared by her older sister, world tennis champion Venus. Williams is into some serious "bling" with her Harry Winston jewelry and her outrageous clothing and purse collection. A fanatic for high-end fashion and jewelry, her closets overflow with designer bags and clothing from Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, as well as creations from her own clothing line, Aneres. As one of the world's best tennis players, she earns $5 million per year in competitions and $8 million in endorsements. Among her other homes is a 21-acre Florida family compound and a $1.4 million Los Angeles condominium.

** Holy Matrimoney! When event creator to the stars Sharon Sachs isn't busy planning the weddings of Rebecca Romijn, Jennifer Lopez and Matchbox 20's heartthrob, Rob Thomas, she makes time for the regular folk who just happen to have money to burn. In just 48 hours, Sharon put together a million dollar dream wedding for socialite Amanda Kaplan. Sachs spares no expense as she and her client board a chartered flight to New York for a designer gown shopping spree. Kaplan's Beverly Hills Hotel reception includes hand-carved Lalique crystal centerpieces, hand-calligraphed invitations and $50,000 in customized candles.

** Take a look inside the secret vacation destination for the ultra rich, El Careyes, a trio of resort palaces located atop the remote bluffs of the Mexican Riviera, created by Italian entrepreneur Gian Franco and his son, Giorgio Brignone. For a mere $5000 a day, suchguests as Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino have escaped into seclusion in complete luxury. Guests are pampered by a full private staff and oceanfront massages, and can take in a polo match at the private fields nestled near the bay.

** Hit the slopes where the rich and famous do: Aspen! Multi-millionaire songwriter Denise Rich invites some close friends on a private horse-drawn sleigh ride to the exclusive Aspen Mountain Club (membership $75,000), where they dined on a $15,000 dinner of elk and caribou. A two-time Grammy nominee, Rich has written music for such pop icons as Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore and Mary J. Blige. And when she's not taking in $500 a day private skiing lessons, Rich is organizing her annual glamorous Angel ball for Leukemia research, where a table costs a staggering $100,000, and everyone from Bill Clinton to Barbara Walters to Jessica Simpson attend.

** Carmen Electra needed a little sparkle for her black tie event, so she called upon celebrity jewelry designer Neil Lane. He hooked her up with some of the world's most expensive and rare vintage jewels, including a $750,000 diamond-studded butterfly pin. Inspired by the estate jewels he collects, Lane also designs high-end pieces for Madonna, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Garner.

** How do the stars really get gorgeous? Take a look at the ultimate in luxury beauty secrets, including $450 facials, fat injections for more youthful-looking hands, laser hairline treatments, custom wigs and Swedish hair extensions, and even skin treatments for the derriere.

** Time is money. The world's most expensive watch is a whopping $25 million. The Chopardissimo will make your heart skip a beat with its 163 carats of colored diamonds and three heart shaped stones.

** Plus, the world's richest politician, the world's wealthiest actress and the most expensive birthday party.

"Life of Luxury" is from Andy Friendly Productions. Andy Friendly is executive producer and Krysia Plonka is co-executive producer.

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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