"LIFE OF LUXURY" OFFERS AN UNPRECEDENTED GLIMPSE
INTO THE LIVES OF THE \BER-RICH, DECEMBER 6 ON ABC
Robin Leach Hosts
Robin Leach hosts an hour-long special that offers viewers unprecedented access into a world of the super rich and the super fabulous, in "Life of Luxury," airing MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/29/03)
Editors please note: This program replaces the Special Edition of "20/20" which had been scheduled for this time.
"Life of Luxury" takes viewers behind the most expensive closed doors in the world, from the private jet set willing to spend $12,000 an hour to yachts with helipads and submarines, from the concierge service that Madonna, Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow demand to the credit card you can charge a plane on and a mogul who gambles $20 million in one Vegas weekend. The special will also feature the world's wealthiest girls, billionaire moguls and never-before-seen hideaways.
**Donald Trump reveals how he bounced back from being worth negative $900,000,000 during the early 90's to being a billionaire today. He currently own 18,000,000 square feet of Manhattan real estate. And though he's financially sound now, he still finds life risky, especially when it comes to marriage. Viewers will see his 52-room luxury New York penthouse, his opulent estates in
Westchester, NY and Palm Beach, FL, his multi-million dollar golf courses that have hosted celebs like Michael Douglas, Bill Clinton and Jack Nicholson, and his private jet.
**Bling bling goddess Kimora Lee Simmons has been living a fairytale life since her marriage to Hip Hop impresario Russell Simmons. Simmons shows off her myriad collections -- diamonds and jewels, a Fabergi egg collection worth over a half-million dollars and one of the largest collections of Louis Vuitton bags in the world. She and Russell own a multi-million dollar mansion furnished with Gianni Versace pieces. Simmons and Leach go for a spin after she picks up her brand new Bentley #3, an Arnage convertible. Later they sip Dom Perignon and dine on $100 a teaspoon caviar at the Four Seasons Hotel.
**Business renegade billionaire Sir Richard Branson, CEO and Founder of Virgin Airlines, Records and Cola, relaxes on his $30-million private paradise, Necker Island. It's the most exclusive resort in the world, and superstars like Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford, Heidi Klum, Robert DeNiro and Steven Speilberg go there for a pampered, yet secluded getaway. Viewers won't believe the kind of service $36,000 a day gets a guest. For starters, there is a staff of thirty-one people to wait on them hand and foot.
**Rich Girls: A look at the world's most well-to-do young ladies, from Athina Roussel, granddaughter of the legendary Aristotle Onassis -- the world's wealthiest teenager with a personal wealth of over $5 billion -- to self-made multi-millionaires Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and celebutantes Nikki and Paris Hilton, who are worth $300 million each.
**Celebrity Surgery and Sharon Osbourne: The nip and tuck perks of the super wealthy, including an interview with the plastic surgeon to the stars, a visit to the secret post hotel where they go to recover, and famous client Sharon Osbourne, who talks about the personal journey that took her to plastic surgery and reveals that her amazing new looks cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars.
**Hidden Vegas: Las Vegas that only the highest rollers see, as Leach takes viewers into the lavish suites that hotels such as The Venetian, the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Paris offer up for free to the well heeled gamblers who drop millions at the gaming tables.
"Life of Luxury" is from Andy Friendly Productions. Andy Friendly-former president of programming and production, Kingworld, who first teamed with Leach when he originated "Entertainment Tonight," the show that made Leach a household name -- and Krysia Plonka (ABC's "InStyle" specials) are executive producers.
Tis program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.