Name: Jason Kingsley, Age: 54, Income: “Millionaire”, Occupation: Games developer
The video game company, Rebellion, has stopped for the last five or six years. On paper, you are probably a millionaire for 10 years or more, but in terms of spending ability maybe five years.
I am a Knight of the Middle Ages in my spare time. Basically for this you need land and horses. I do it all myself with my partner – it’s also a horse. I have 15 horses. The horses vary greatly in price and I have horses costing £ 25,000 or more to buy, while others are saving horses that cost me nothing. But the high cost of horses prevents them – each horse will probably cost a few hundred pounds a week to take care of them – food, bedding, veterinary bills, straw cutting fields etc. But I do all my training myself horses are digging money, but they are beautiful money.
I have suits of custom armor for me. They are much more expensive than the expensive Saville Rap suit. The high-quality belt (a “Victorian armor”) designed to keep you alive in fencing costs a minimum of £ 10,000, but more literally £ 25,000 to £ 30,000. Of course, it will be damaged and will also need to be reformed. The first armor is in the late 15th century Milano Shield and is a specific type of armor of a specific period in history.
I have three complete pieces – people can see them as a plastic shield – and I make a fourth tool. It is a thirteenth century story designed in the form of a church statue.
I also have a lot of mail, helmets and swords from the era of 1066. There is a general rule that once you enter this area of enthusiasm, you can not have a lot of tools. I have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years on my armor and tool kit.
I live by a gentleman icon. It is a completely mysterious concept – no one really knows what the famous symbol is and is not written anywhere. The idea is that although you are a strong strong man with a shield and a sword, you can kill people, you do not have to do it.
It is a way of trying to control people who otherwise could have intimidated the scene. The idea is to modify or modify “toxic masculinity”.
The stock symbol is strong, be honest, be brave, be nice to women and treat them well. It was a very sexy back in the day. Respect the law, give honor to your king, do not lie, treat your servants well, and so on. Basically, it’s up to “Be a nice person please.”
In business, the gentleman symbol means paying people on time, doing fair deals and being a respectable person. This does not mean that it is an easy task, but stand on what is right.
As for what my money also spent, I collected a lot of original art from comics. This is highly collectible and valuable. Do not drink, fast cars do not do anything for me, I do not have yachts. I occasionally breathe in first-class flights if I’m traveling – because that means I can attend meetings in good spirits.
At the moment, I’m also spending a lot on video equipment and creating my own YouTube channel called Modern History TV. I tested it. For example, I ask artisans to make me a medieval Saruja – each costing them a few thousand pounds – and you need one per horse.
Through the company we give tens of thousands of pounds annually to SpecialEffect, a charity that helps people with special needs access to computer games. I’ve also been giving money to UNICEF all my life. When I was a student, I set up a direct opponent a few times a month. Has since been increased to a few hundred pounds per month.
I was honest at the Royal Armouels company. It’s a charity that sponsors the Royal Armories Museum, and I gave my experience every month for nothing. I’m also the president of Tiga, a commercial body for the gaming industry and I’m doing it for nothing too. The goal is to promote best practices in the gaming industry.
I have invested some of my money in a studio in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The complex is valued at about $ 100 million (£ 79 million). There is a shortage of studio space in this country so we decided, in typical Rebellion fashion, to buy our own studio. They are printed in old newspapers with huge open spaces – tens of millions of pounds invested.
The idea is that we can use it to make our own movies and television products. We’ve got a number of television activities, including Judge Dredd’s Mega City One and a feature film entitled Rogue Trooper with Duncan Jones.