Lauren Greenfield directs this documentary following timeshare billionaire couple David and Jackie Siegel as construction begins on their new home, a lavish mansion inspired by the palace of Versailles. Filmed over a two-year period, the documentary sees the couple having to modify their plans as their empire becomes affected by the worldwide economic downturn.
The Queen of Versailles. Work has recommenced on what is set to become America's largest family home. The sprawling 90,000-square-foot property in Windermere, Florida, owned by former beauty queen Jackie Siegel, 47, and her self-made billionaire husband, David, 78, was imagined six years ago. But building work stopped on the property during the recession in 2009 after the couple ran out of funds.
Another set of effed up people doing effed up things: Former beauty queen Jackie Siegel, 47, and her self-made billionaire husband, David, 78, have restarted work on their sprawling 90,000-square-foot property in Windermere, Florida
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.