1. Buying a Castle

In 2005, Hirst became the proud owner of Toddington Manor, an extravagant 19th-century building resembling a medieval fortress on 124 acres in Gloucestershire, England.   He purchased it for a mere £3 million, less than the just one of his animal-in-formaldehyde works.  Restoration and renovations are currently underway to turn the 300-room house into a home for his family of 5, and a gallery for his art collection.   Even while it is under construction, Hirst, not to be outdone on even the slightest account, claims that his mansion is wrapped in the world’s largest span of scaffolding.