It’s been reported that the mother-in-law of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped, with the ransom being a whopping £28m ($36.5m).
Ecclestone has been married to Brazillian Fabiana Flosi for 4 years, and although they live in the UK, Flosi’s mother Aparecida Schunck still resides in Sao Paulo, which is where his mother-in-law was kidnapped on Friday night.
With Schunck’s son-in-law having a net-worth of roughly £2.4bn , the kidnappers have amped up the ransom, and it’s alleged that this is the highest ransom ever to be demanded for anyone in Brazil.
Kidnapping has been known to be quite common in Brazil, and with the Olympic Games due to start in less than 2 weeks, tensions have risen in the country.
Mr Ecclestone has yet to comment on the reports.