The Qatari royal, who is the father of the sheikh bidding for Manchester United, plans to sell his luxury London homes for $500 million.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, aka the man who bought London, wants to own a little less of it. The billionaire is planning to sell not one but two sought-after properties- the One Hyde Park penthouse in Knightsbridge for $281 million and a property near Belgrave Square for $192 million. That is nearly $500 million worth of assets the friend of King Charles wants to get rid of, albeit only at the asking price. The former head of the Qatar Investment Authority made several investments between 2000 and 2013, including Harrods and the Shard.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is bidding for Manchester United.

His son, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani recently grabbed the headlines for his $6.3 billion bid for Manchester United. The six-story pile, Forbes House, in Belgravia occupies over an acre of precious real estate between Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park in central London.

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Belgrave Square. Image used for representation.

The Belgravia home was nearly a palace with 20 bedrooms, a carriage driveway, and parking for 32 vehicles. His penthouse in the posh Knightsbridge complex, One Hyde Park, is one of four in the tower designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The building is a joint venture between Project Grande Limited, CPC Group, and Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

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One Hyde Park is one of the most sought-after addresses in London. Image – One Hyde Park.

The jaw-dropping penthouse at One Hyde Park epitomizes British opulence and luxury. The 18,000 sq. ft. Penthouse includes five bedrooms, a Japanese-inspired kitchen, a 750-bottle wine room, a spa complete with sauna and steam room, a fitness studio, and two outdoor terraces.

The spa at One Hyde Park. Image – One Hyde Park.

The Qatari politician with a net worth of $1.2 billion could decide against selling these real estate gems if bidders snub his hefty asking prices, Bloomberg reported.

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