Singer James Blunt plans to become Swiss because he ‘loves skiing and good food’
(but forgets to mention it’s a millionaire’s tax haven)
British singer James Blunt has said he wants to become a Swiss citizen after living in the tax-friendly country for the past five years.
‘As soon as the authorities will let me, because I don’t know if I’ve been here a sufficiently long time, I would like to become Swiss,’ he told a Swiss newspaper at the weekend.
‘Verbier is my home,’ said the 38-year-old multi-millionaire, who bought a chalet in the ski resort in 2005.
Singer, songwriter, skier, foodie: James Blunt wants to become a permanent citizen
of tax-friendly Switzerland because he ‘loves skiing and good food’
He made a guest appearance in town on Saturday opening up a restaurant called The Cow.
Blunt said opening the restaurant, located at 2,730metres with panoramic views, was the fulfillment of a dream.
‘I love skiing and good food,’ he said, adding: ‘I am a horrible cook’.