James Robert Frederick Stunt is a British billionaire who was born on January 21 in 1982. He amassed his vast wealth through mining, gaming, art, wine, and automobiles. He is a zealous collector of wine. In 2011 Stunt married Formula One heiress, Petra Ecclestone. The couple met on a blind date and was engaged four years later. The super-rich couple now lives in the most expensive house in America, sold to them for a jaw-dropping $85 million.
In 2013, James Stunt made waves when he purchased the world’s most expensive Van Dyck painting for £12.5 Million. The National Portrait Gallery also made a bid for the painting but fell short. As a result, the English government placed a 3 month export ban on the Van Dyck with the intention to buy it back for the country. The news inspired a massive-scale art campaign which raised 10 million pounds. Upon seeing how important the painting was to his country, Stunt withdrew his bid.