The Obs discovered the real estate of Sevil Aliyeva in France
Real estate of Sevil Aliyeva in France
Journalists in France have found evidence of the acquisition by Sevil Aliyeva, sister of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, of luxury real estate worth at least 52 million euros. The purchases were made from 1999 to 2008. It is worth noting that Sevil Aliyeva also owns several houses in one of the richest areas of London.
The French magazine L’Obs published an article entitled “Luxury real estate: how France attracts dodgy money from around the world”, which notes that more than 60 foreign personalities, heads of state, ministers and dodgy businessmen have invested hundreds of millions of euros in France to buy luxury houses or apartments.
“The sea view is stunning. One of these postcard embellishments attracts the vast fortunes of the world. The villa and its swimming pool, surrounded by pines, in one of the most popular corners of Saint-Tropez, invite contemplation. The owner of the place must appreciate it so much that she even bought… a house next door.
Through two real estate companies (SCI) named Zebra and La Grenouille, a certain Sevil Aliyeva bought the first residence in 1999, which included fifteen rooms, as well as the caretaker’s three-room apartment, for 5.2 million euros. euro; then the second, in 2008, worth 15.9 million,” the article said.
Sevil Aliyeva, the only daughter of former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev and sister of the country’s current President Ilham Aliyev, was born in 1955 in Baku.
She is a composer and director of the Azerbaijani television channel Space. It is the only company in Azerbaijan associated with the name of Sevil Aliyeva.
She currently lives in London.
According to the French publication, these two Saint-Tropez houses represent only part of the real estate heritage of Sevil Aliyeva in France.
“In the 16th arrondissement of Paris, she also bought a private mansion with an indoor swimming pool through SCI Taureau in 2005. The transaction amounts to 11.5 million euros and was paid for without contracting any mortgage to guarantee a possible loan, like almost all of his purchases.
But this is not the end. French journalists claim that Sevil Aliyeva also owns four apartments near the Champs-Elysées with a total value of more than 14 million euros, in houses called “Success”, “Big Success” and “Chance”:
She also owns homes in Bolton, one of London’s most expensive areas, where she says she lives. These properties were purchased through offshore companies.
In some official documents related to her real estate transactions in France, Sevil Aliyeva declares herself a “composer” – she released two CDs about ten years ago, but they are no longer for sale. And in other documents she says she is currently unemployed.
“Where does the 52 million euros (at least) that Sevil Aliyeva has invested in real estate in France come from? It’s impossible to know. We tried to get in touch, but the Azerbaijani president’s sister did not answer our calls,” the magazine writes.