May 1, 2012
He has received at least £35million since joining the beleaguered Royal Bank of Scotland in 2008.
But while the taxpayer-owned bank continues to record hefty losses, Stephen Hester’s personal spending on his lavish 350-acre estate continues unabated.
And yesterday some of those taxpayers who helped bail out his bank got to see exactly how the chief executive is spending his riches.
Hester's house: The centrepiece of the bank chief's £7million estate - but visitors were not allowed inside the ivy-clad walls yesterday
At full gallop: This impressive life-size topiary figure is of a rider and horse caught mid-leap towards a fence
Stephen Hester: On the left Hester, once a keen huntsman, takes a group out on horses, while an impressive tree house would be any youngsters dream playground
Mr Hester invited the public to see the manicured grounds of his £7million home, which would not look out of place at the Palace of Versailles.
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