One Of London’s Most Iconic Buildings Owned By A Brazilian Billionaire


One of London’s most iconic modern landmarks comes in the shape of an unusual building right in the heart of the financial district. The Gherkin, built in 2004, is not only an award-winning structure but also the pivotal point of a billionaire business.

The previous German owners could not get out of their debt with the building, being forced to sell it to multi billionaire Brazilian business magnate, Joseph Safra, who acquired the 180 meter tower in 2014.

Safra Group’s investment strategy lies on buying real estate properties in the biggest and most important cities in the world in order to advance business. London’s Gherkin is only 12 years old but holds a huge growth potential. A Safra Group representative spoke out on the investment saying they intended to “make the building even better and more desirable through active ownership that will lead to a range of enhancements that will benefit tenants”.

The building boasts plenty of office space that facilitates business. Within, you will find the offices for Swiss Re, the largest tenant of the building, alongside Kirkland & Ellis, as well as a Searcy restaurant at the very top and five spaces available for rent for events.