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18/11/2013 10:20 GMT | Updated 18/11/2013 10:34 GMT

Here's Why Boris Johnson Does Know 'What It's Like To Be Stonkingly Rich' (PICTURES)

Boris Johnson has admitted to wondering what his life would be like if he was "stonkingly rich".

Writing in the Telegraph today about how much the super-rich contribute to Britain, the London Mayor asks his readers: "I just wonder, a bit, what it is like to be so stonkingly rich, and I wonder, as the rest of us have wondered down the ages – whether you can really expect to be any happier for having so much dosh."

The London Mayor did congratulate the super-rich for paying huge amounts in tax, suggesting the 10 biggest payers should automatically get knighthoods as "tax heroes".

But does Johnson have a convincing claim to only look on at the riches of the super wealthy in wonder?

Sonia Purnell, author of the biography "Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition", told the Huffington Post UK: "Boris has always been fascinated by the super-wealthy, and has since he attended Eton enjoyed mixing with people much richer than he is, such as Earl Spencer, as well as the finer things in life.

"His holidays - notably luxury safaris in India and Africa - are notoriously lavish. He has also consistently courted the super-rich as a politician over the years, some of whom have subsequently opened up their chequebooks and backed his electoral campaigns."

Here's just how "stonkingly rich" Boris Johnson could be...

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