Top ten celebrity expats living in Switzerland
Sophie Inge · 22 Apr 2013, 09:27
Published: 22 Apr 2013 09:27 GMT+02:00
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When was the last time you saw packs of photographers door-stepping the Swiss home of a star or politician? The answer is probably never.
Welcome to Switzerland – the land where the rich and famous can walk down a busy street without anyone so much as batting an eyelid. Here, even the very notion of celebrity seems foreign.
It’s no surprise, then, that increasing numbers of global celebrities are choosing the Swiss mountains over the Hollywood hills.
Of course, camera shyness isn’t the only reason why celebrities choose to move there. Switzerland's famous tax breaks for rich foreigners have reportedly drawn many a minted magnate in recent years. In 1976, Switzerland became home to Swedish Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad of Sweden, now the country's richest resident.
For all you nosy neighbours out there, The Local has compiled a list of the top ten celebrity expats.
In pictures: Top ten celebrity expats living in Switzerland