5 millionaires you might not realise live in Essex

Only a few miles away from Britain’s capital and clad with picturesque towns, scenic views and popular beaches, it is no wonder that Essex attracts the attention of people from all over England.

The quiet, serene lifestyle lures many who value their privacy, and the top-notch private schools are a treat for the well-off.

So, it should be of no surprise that, amongst its vast landscape, Essex also seems to be housing an array of rich people and celebrities.

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It is difficult to locate millionaires’ locations because they are often either too far from the lights of the cities we live in, or they are cleverly hidden in plain sight.

Some do walk and live among us and we don’t even realise.

So keep your eyes alert next time you walk around the county, because here are 5 millionaires you might not realise live in Essex.

Jamie Oliver

Britain’s most beloved chef was born and bred in Clavering, in Essex and, as it seems, could not stay away from the county for long.

He and his family have been living in a £6million mansion, known as Spain’s Hall, since 2019.

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With his restaurants spread all over the UK and his best-selling cookbooks and cooking shows, as of 2021, Oliver is worth $300 million (£216,625,500).

Ray O’Rourke

The founder and CEO of Britain’s biggest privately owned building company, Laine O’Rourke, lives in a £7 million home in Brentwood.

As of 2015, he was the owner of 55 per cent of his company and was worth a whooping €800 million (685,467,252).

Gemma Collins

The famous The Only Way is Essex star recently relocated to her £1.35million five-bedroom property in Essex.

The star, who has enjoyed many of her own shows since her TOWIE days, is said to be worth £2.89million as of 2021.

Gemma Collins
(Image: Will Ireland/PinPep)

Sir Rod Stewart

The British music icon has 10 number one albums and even became the oldest solo artist to have a number one album with 2019’s You’re In My Heart.

He lives in an 18th-century Essex mansion that sits on 46 acres of land and is equipped with a croquet lawn, an indoor swimming pool, a skate ramp and a trampoline.

The beloved musician definitely knows the meaning of fun.

Sir Stewart is 12th on The Sunday Times’ Rich List 2021 with an estimated £215million.

Mark Wright

One of the original cast-members of The Only Way is Essex, Mark of course could not settle anywhere else than the county that brought him to the spotlight.

He currently lives in a £1.3million Mansion that comes with an outdoor marbled floor, pool, and even a fire pit overlooking green, open land.

According to the Sun, the star is currently worth £9.1 million.

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