Multi-Millionaire Grandfather Gifts £1 Million House and £5 Million Trust Fund to Newborn Granddaughter. In a lavish display of generosity, a multi-millionaire has bestowed a remarkable gift upon his two-day-old granddaughter—a £1 million house and a £5 million trust fund.
Despite her tender age, the infant has already amassed a fortune greater than what an average UK worker, earning around £27,000 per year, would accumulate over a 45-year career. This extraordinary act of benevolence comes courtesy of Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, an individual reportedly worth an astonishing £200 million.
Known for his extravagant spending habits, Barrie habitually splurges £4 million annually on Christmas celebrations alone. Previous indulgences have included a £2.5 million yacht for his newborn son Romeo. Now, with the arrival of his granddaughter Marina, the family has welcomed another fortunate recipient of Barrie’s largesse, according to the Daily Mail.
Expressing his pride, the doting grandfather said, “Tony Drewitt-Barlow and I could not be prouder of Saffron Drewitt-Barlow and Conor Tucker for bringing this little Princess into our family. She is our first granddaughter—a new princess to shower with affection.” He continued, “I am immensely proud of both Saffron and her husband Conor. They are a perfect match. Now, I have yet another princess to spoil, and I simply cannot wait.”
Barrie elaborated on his recent gestures, revealing, “I just purchased a new £1 million house for her over the weekend, and I have arranged for a team of interior designers to completely renovate it. Aspen [Saffron’s brother] recently gifted them a £5,000 Dior pram and pushchair.”
Notably, since this is Tony’s first grandchild, he has established a £5 million trust fund for her, securing her status as a multi-millionaire from the outset. Barrie and his former spouse Tony amassed their considerable wealth through various business ventures, including a transatlantic surrogacy agency that assists individuals in engaging surrogate mothers to carry children on their behalf.
While surrogacy is legal in the UK, financial compensation for surrogacy arrangements is prohibited. However, in the United States, where the laws vary by state, it is permissible to compensate surrogates.
The couple made history as the first same-sex pair in the UK to have a child through surrogacy. With property holdings across the globe, including Florida and Essex, the Drewitt-Barlow family enjoys an opulent lifestyle.
Barrie has been vocal about his spending habits, asserting his desire to shower his family with luxuries. He emphasized, “I was born into poverty, in a council house in Longsight. I wasn’t handed anything.”
Furthermore, he stated, “People are free to think whatever they like, as they always do anyway. It’s my money—I work up to 20 hours a day on some occasions, and now I want to provide for my children. Frankly, I couldn’t care less about anyone’s opinion.”