What caused the fire on Necker Island?

Amazingly, all 20 people present escaped with their lives in the blaze, sparked after the mansion was hit at 4am by lightning during a tropical storm. They included Eve, who was plucked from her bed at the eight-bedroom Great House on Necker Island by Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.

Was there a fire on Necker Island?

Twenty people have escaped unhurt from a fire that broke out at Sir Richard Branson’s luxury home in the Caribbean. British actress Kate Winslet was among those staying on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands when a tropical storm broke out and lightning hit the house, said Sir Richard.

Who saved Richard Branson’s mother from fire?

Kate Winslet’s
One of Kate Winslet’s high profile friends is Richard Branson, the Virgin Group mogul. Winslet has spent a great deal of time at Branson’s palatial Virgin Islands estate over the years, and in 2011, she performed an act of heroism that endeared her to Branson and his family forever.

Is Eve Branson still alive?

January 8, 2021Eve Branson / Date of death

When did Richard Branson’s house burn down?

The Great House was gutted by the fire on August 22, 2011, which was believed to have been caused by lightning from Tropical Storm Irene. Kate Winslet, who has since married Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll, was in the house at the time and helped carry the business tycoon’s 90-year-old mother Eve.

Is Kate Winslet husband related to Richard Branson?

So, is Kate Winslet married? Well the short answer is yes, she certainly is. Winslet married Edward Abel Smith – nephew to Richard Branson – in 2012. He formally changed his birth name to Ned Rocknroll in 2008, but changed it back in 2019.

How much is virgin worth?

The net worth of Virgin Group was estimated at £5–5.5 billion as of November 2014….Virgin Group.

Type Private
Revenue £16.6 billion (2019)
Number of employees Approximately 71,000
Website www.virgin.com
Footnotes / references

What is Richard Branson’s age?

71 years (July 18, 1950)Richard Branson / Age