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Birmingham-born Kevin Cash went bankrupt as a teenager. But he survived that setback and was a millionaire in his 20s.
He began his business career selling frozen foods. Now – having moved out of frozen food and into property and internet firms – the appropriately named Kevin Cash is one of the most influential figures in the London property market.
He was brought up in Birmingham, eldest son of company director Barry Cash and his teacher wife, Sheila, and is a former pupil of Kings Norton Boys School. Aged 53, he has been married four times. His second wife was model and close friend of Simon Cowell, Jackie St Clair.
He is now married to South African model Carla Le Reservee. They married in South Africa early in 2011. He and Durban-born Carla have a son, James and a girl, Grace. Kevin Cash also has a son, Sam, from his first marriage to Moroccan graduate of Montreal University Nabila Benbrahim.
He made his fortune by buying up prime London properties and invested in internet firms in the 1990s.
He set up the Bluestar property group which buys and sells London residences, and he manages property portfolios for some of the UK’s richest celebrities and businessmen. His companies manage property which includes exclusive homes in Mayfair, Miami and Marbella.
He has other business interests and his family trusts own property in the UK and South Africa as well as student properties in Lincoln.
He lives in the imposing Jacobean North Aston Hall near Bicester in Oxfordshire on a £16 million estate, and also has a house in Regent’s Park.