Bunker-smashing singer-songwriter Billy Bragg made a profit of £ 2.5 million after selling his mansion to Goldman Sachs executives.
A left-handed singer, 63, bought a 25-room Victorian villa with her partner for £ 630,000 in 1999.
However, the couple sold their home to Richard Spencer and his partner Nicole Keeley for £ 3.15m in March, according to a land registry document Sun saw on Sunday.
Spencer is the Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Real Estate Investment. He moved up the ranks of the bank after joining Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley over a decade ago.
The mansion near Bridport, Dorsett has 5 bedrooms, bootroom, courtroom, cloakroom, study, drawing room, dining room, solarium, library, 2 porch, indoor swimming pool and stunning sea views. There is a balcony overlooking.
Bragg said in 2019: “I and my mistakes have worked hard for years. As a result, we have a really nice home. It’s all our own — either of us. Did not inherit the money. “
However, he did not reveal the secret for years of aversion to bankers and once recorded a version of Woody Guthrie’s song “Jolly Bunker”. The lyrics are as follows: “I’m a hilarious banker, the money you need and the mouth you’re eating, the hilarious banker is me.”
In 2010, Bragg told then-Prime Minister Alistair Darling that he would refuse to pay income tax unless he limited the Royal Bank of Scotland banker’s bonus to £ 25,000.
Bragg declined to comment.
Banker bashing singer Billy Bragg sells £ 2.5 million to bankers
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