In Billionaire’s Paradise
Inside Necker Island, the island’s bikini-clad staff are encouraged to drink and have relationships with guests. A week’s stay costs more than £280,000.
At Necker, you can do what you like. That’s why you rent the whole island; you have privacy, and can do precisely what you want when you want.
Necker’s party island reputation is probably due to the fact that its owner Richard Branson loves a party as much as anyone else.
The staff are good looking. There are high-adrenalin activities. Parties are encouraged. And there are condoms in the vanity kit, along with lip salve and sun lotion.
Kate Moss held her 40th birthday party on Necker; Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, got married there and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s co-founder, spent his honeymoon on the island.
Nelson Mandela and Kate Winslet have been on holiday to Necker.
And so did NXIVM.
Reportedly NXIVM held a summit to organize and restructure its enterprise. As I was told by Nancy Salzman a NXIVM course by day was held and at night parties which featured various women doing pole dancing occurred.
Guests dined and drank the finest food and wines, perhaps few of the participants wanted their attendance to become public knowledge.
The Necker Island seminar occurred in 2007.
Reportedly in the spring of 2010, NXIVM returned.
It was Sara Bronfman who paid for the rental.
According to a previously published report, Sara arranged a conference there and was in charge of the guest list which included Nancy Salzman and Jim Del Negro as Keith Raniere’s emissaries.
NXIVM’s Executive Board was reportedly named there. Emiliano Salinas son of the former Mexican president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was named Executive of Standards.
Salinas is co-owner of Mexico City’s NXIVM Center. He is also an international trainer with the company. Mexican national, Alejandro Betancourt was named Marketing Executive. Betancourt co-owns and operates Mexico City’s NXIVM Center. This center is said to be the most lucrative center in the NXIVM ‘s organization.
Mark Vicente, the film maker, was named Executive of Enrollment.
Nancy Salzman’s daughter, Lauren Salzman became Chairman of Education. She is described as one of the leading authorities in Rational Inquiry.
Karen Unterreiner was named Executive of Humanities.
Clare Bronfman named herself Chief of Operations. She is also in charge of most of NXIVM’s charitable trusts.
Other attendees at Necker included Canadians Mark Hildreth, Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, singer M.I.A. & Benjamin Bronfman and their child Ikhyd; and Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Richard Branson also was on hand.
It was rumored that NXIVM attendee’s privately discussed the logistics of moving money to avoid taxation. NXIVM had been transferring cash across the border into the US. The Mexican operation was conducted by mail and by carriers.
On the Canadian side, Siobahn Hotaling; NXIVM head trainer from Albany, allegedly was making weekly trips to Canada to pick up cash from the Vancouver operation.