Commercial break;Aleksandr the meerkat


This commercial made one man very very rich.
business tycoon who owns the insurance website Compare the Market has raked in £220million after the successful advertising campaign featuring Aleksandr the meerkat.  South African entrepreneur Douw Steyn, 59, who set up the website in Britain, has used some of his fortune to buy a 10-bedroom mansion for £62million in one of London’s most expensive and exclusive streets just a stone throw from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.Steyn owes much of his success and wealth to the fictional chief meerkat Aleksandr Orlov, who talks in a bizarre fake Russian accent and has made his ‘Simpiles’ catchphrase a national phenomenon.