Hotchin is a New Zealand property developer and financier. In 2006, Forbes listed him among the 40 richest people in Australia & New Zealand, with a personal wealth of $490 million.
Homes - Celebrity - Business
He originally planned to live in the mega mansion, but is now selling it ($50 million record price tag).
The house has been the target of much of the public's ill-feeling towards Hotchin. In 2009, pizza company Hell Pizza set up a large billboard on a trailer outside the house to advertise pizza based on the seven deadly sins.