Who is Laurence Graff? He is a billionaire and founder of Graff Diamonds. He is also a real estate investor.
Graff founded his first company at the age of 18. When he began working alongside a more experienced jeweller.
The Graff Diamonds company was established in 1960. And two years later the first two retail stores opened in London. His first shop was at Hatton Garden. Hatton Garden is the center of London's jewellery trade.
At the age of 29, Graff decided to take his designs into a wider world of opportunity. He began a series of journeys and exhibitions around the globe.
The Graff brand started to enjoy global success. There are now more than 50 stores around the world. Famous clients are the Royal Family of England, the Sultan of Brunei and Middle East royalty.
In 2017 Graff Diamonds realized sales of US$ 692 million.
Graff is also owner of the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The estate creates the award-
His net worth is estimated at US$ 5.5 billion. Graff is an active philanthropist through his FACET Foundation.
The FACET Foundation – For Africa’s Children Every Time – is designed to support the education, health and well-
Graff is an art collector of modern and contemporary art. The Laurence Graff art collection includes work from Andy Warholl, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons.
Graff is the owner of a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet. The jet has registration OY-
Graff owns several houses. His main residence is supposed to be in Gstaad, Switzerland. Where he lives with his wife Anne Marie Graff in a large house.
Graff also owns a large mansion on the Cote d’ Azur in France. And a house in London.
The yacht Space was built at Feadship in the Netherlands. She was delivered in 2007. The yacht is a semi custom Feadship F45 Vantage. Which was marketed for a price of EUR 34 million (US$ 40 million).
The Space yacht is designed by De Voogt Naval Architects. And she has an interior by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design.
Superyacht Space can accommodate 8 guests. She has a crew of 9. She is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 15 knots.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
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