Millionaire says he’s limiting Christmas spending to £2.8 million after cost-of-living crisis
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A millionaire dad is capping his spending for Christmas during the cost-of-living crisis, but it’s not as cheap as you’d think.
This multi-millionaire has decided that £2.8million is just enough to spend on an amazing chrimbo this year and he doesn’t care if you’re against it.
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow made history after becoming the first recognised gay dad in the UK, along with ex-partner Tony.
The 53-year-old is even planning on buying his toddler a flat!
I mean, wouldn’t you if you could?
Barlow, whose net worth is around £200m, told Fabulous: “I know the whole country is feeling the pinch this year.
“I see and hear of people losing their jobs and homes, but it has been a super record year for me and our businesses this year - so I plan to celebrate!
“I’ve limited Christmas this year to no more than £2.8million but will make it extra special.”
The businessman added: “Aspen, my son, has recently started his own company buying land to build luxury apartments and houses.
“I wanted to get him something special to celebrate Christmas and his success, so a new Rolex and a G-wagon for him, worth over £300,000.
“For his wife, Pim, a new apartment in Bangkok, where she comes from, close to her family’s home, worth £1.8m and a new rose gold Rolex worth £30,000.
“For Orlando, a new Mercedes CLK and a Rolex worth over £200,000."
These gifts are just the tip of the iceberg for the uber rich dad as he also wants to give his daughter, Saffron, anything she wants.
He said: “Whatever my girl wants she can have."
But if you thought he cared what anyone had to say about his eye-watering spending habits, you’d be wrong.
Barrie insists that criticism about his lavish lifestyle is ‘water off a duck’s back’ and that he really doesn’t care.
He explained: “If I can turn a business around and make money to look after my family then anyone can.
“Those that can't, just spend all day moaning about those that can, and do.”
He also won’t be sympathising with anyone expecting pennies from the rich as “In my humble opinion, there are opportunities out there, you have to go for them and take a chance, not sit around with your five-plus snotty-nosed kids expecting everyone else to take care of you.
“I am sick to death of the constant moaning, the begging letters and the ‘feel sorry for me’ letters that I get every day.
“I mean, come on people. Grow up and do something with your life.”
The businessman was forced to give up his millions to live on a council estate with a £57 budget for a week on Channel 5’s Rich House Poor House, but his beliefs about opportunities being out there remained unchanged.