Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island property destroyed by fire

A fire has ravaged Sir Richard Branson’s luxury home, the Great House, in the Caribbean after lightning struck the property during a tropical storm. Sadly, the house has been completely destroyed but thankfully 20 people were able to escape unhurt.  Among them was British actress Kate Winslet, Branson’s 90-year-old mother (who Winslet is believed to have helped carry from danger) and Branson’s daugher, Holly.  Sir Richard was staying at a nearby property on the island when the lightning struck.

Comments (2)

  1. Flexicover says:

    So easy to forget how dangerous it can be in an island paradise like that! Glad to hear everyone made it out safe, and at least it’s not much of a loss for old Richard!

  2. Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot says:

    Hi Paul, this is terrible news. Thanks for sharing it. I just wrote an article about Branson’s other island hideaway on Makepeace Island in Noosa where I live. Glad everyone survived. Light wing storms are terrifying in the tropics.

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