Who is Wayne Boich? The billionaire hosted Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kylie Jenner and Snoop Dogg at his Art Basel Miami Beach parties, while David Beckham visited his ‘Soho House for padel’

He’s extremely rich, friends with Silicon Valley tech gods, and gets Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio and Serena Williams to attend his private parties. Who is Wayne Boich?

The businessman has a background in mining, energy and property and is known for his love of padel, the racket sport described as a cross between tennis and squash.

Here’s how the athlete became a mining tycoon – and then a celebrity favorite.

Wayne Boich is a shrewd businessman

Wayne Boich is Chairman and CEO of Boich Investment Group. Photo: Giveaway

According to his company profile, Boich, 48, is chairman and CEO of Boich Investment Group. He joined the company in 1999 and has been instrumental in the company’s success in mining operations in West Virginia and Kentucky. Since then, Boich has maintained the company’s position as one of the most productive longwall operations (a form of underground coal mining) in the world, with Rolling Stone writing that he has decades of experience in mining, energy and property. His real estate interests have expanded to include hotels, commercial office buildings and multi-family housing developments in the United States.

He is a former tennis player

Wayne Boich at the Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open Finals in February 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Getty Images

Boich started playing tennis when he was just five years old, using his family’s garage door to practice. According to Padel Magazine, the businessman quickly showed skill and by age 12 was the No. 1 junior tennis player in Florida, nationally ranked.

According to the publication, he spent much of his childhood traveling the world, competing in tennis tournaments while adhering to a strict exercise regimen.

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He loves padel

The former champion athlete founded one of the first padel facilities in the US, Reserve Padel. According to Rolling Stone, Boitch was on a trip to France when he was introduced to the game and fell in love with it.

He bought a house in Miami and remodeled the backyard to include a personal padel court, soon making it a popular spot for his rich and famous friends. Then Reserve Padel was born.

Boich’s reserve has been called the “Soho House for Padel” with its lounges, viewing areas and dining area overlooking Florida’s Biscayne Bay. Celebrity guests included David BeckhamDwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler.

Its wealth of celebrities at Art Basel

Cynthia and Wayne Beuch entertain guests at their ultra-exclusive Art Basel party in December 2021 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Getty Images

Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual art show that focuses on modern and contemporary art. The works of art are displayed for viewing by the world’s best curators, collectors and museums. The event has also become a major celebrity hive, with private parties and shows hosted by the rich and famous.

GOOD! magazine reported that Boich’s Reserve After-Dark Party is the biggest and most exclusive Art Basel party of the year. Stars included Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Snoop Dogg, Cindy Crawford and Serena Williams have all been there. Snoop Dogg gave an impromptu performance and even Google co-founder Sergey Brin made an appearance.

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In 2022 Khloe and Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were on the guest list, according to E! Online. Travis Scott and 50 Cent performed, which drew other big names including Hailey Bieber, Diddy, Gabrielle Union and Jared Leto, according to US Weekly.

His famous Miami mansion

Wayne Boetsch with Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber. Photo: Getty Images

Boitch’s beachfront mansion has reportedly become a celebrity hotspot, with the businessman and his wife Cynthia hosting many exclusive soirees there.

Boich made headlines in 2021 when NFL legend Tony Gonzalez sold the businessman his 13,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion for $21.15 million. According to the LA Times, the house has a seven-meter (24-foot) entryway, a full-size classroom for homeschooling, a music lounge and a floor-to-ceiling wine storage.

Cynthia and Wayne Boetsch at their post-sunset party in 2021. Photo: Getty Images

At the time of purchase, the house had seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms with a gym and pool. The LA Times reports that Boich also has a mansion on North Bay Road, known as a prime spot for celebrities.

The Real Deal reported last year that Boich dropped another $11.6 million on a property next to his Miami Beach mansion. The lot spans 11,000 square feet, and Boich reportedly had plans to tear down the 4,485-square-foot house and build a single-family home.

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