Multiple reports have come out in the last week or so that confidently point to forty-something year old Russian multi-billionaire Mikail Prokhorov as the ridonkulously rich man who slapped down a record breaking and mind-frying 730-some million dollars to purchase international socialite Lilly Safra's legendarily high maintenance Villa Leopolda in the South of France.
However, Mister Prokhorov's people are saying, "Nyet!"
See children, according to his spokesman, Mister Prokhorov will not do any manner of bizness in France until he gets a sincere apology from French authorities for arresting and detaining the famously fun loving billionaire during a probe into a prostitution ring last winter in the French ski resort of Courchevel, an area which all the children should know by now has become a favorite winter haven for newly rich Russians all decked out in designer ski duds.
Although most everyone thinks the secretive and immensely rich buyer is Russian, both Mister Prokhorov and hideously rich Roman Abramovich–a Russian billionaire known for purchasing extravagantly priced properties–has also denied being the buyer for Villa Leopolda, which makes a certain amount of sense to Your Mama given that he's already spending a fortune renovating Chateau de la Croe, the waterfront estate he owns in the area.
For now then, the identity of the big buyer remains a bit of a mystery and the real estate obsessed around the world with just have to wait patiently until the buyer decides to reveal himself.