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Tech billionaire Ankur Jain and his fitness trainer fiancée kick off jaw-dropping wedding with a three-day $2, – Daily Mail

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A billionaire tech entrepreneur and his workout guru fiancée have left the internet in awe over their jaw-dropping week-long wedding celebration, which kicked off with a three-night safari in South Africa and continued with a private party at a palace in Egypt.

Bilt Rewards creator Ankur Jain, 33, and celebrity fitness trainer Erika Hammond, 32, are set to tie the knot this weekend at a secret location in Cairo in what DailyMail.com estimates will be a celebration worth millions – and the festivities have already begun.

The pair’s week-long wedding started last weekend, when they took a private plane from Johannesburg, Africa, to the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve with 68 of their closest friends and family members.

The group spent three nights at the luxury Sangita Safari Lodge, where they were surrounded by the some of the country’s most stunning views and had the opportunity to get up close with its pristine wildlife.

Bilt Rewards creator Ankur Jain, 33, and celebrity fitness trainer Erika Hammond, 32, are set to tie the knot this weekend at a secret location in Cairo - and the festivities have already begun

The wedding kicked off with a three-night safari in South Africa (seen) and continued with a private party at a palace in Egypt

The wedding kicked off with a three-night safari in South Africa (seen) and continued with a private party at a palace in Egypt

The pair's week-long wedding started last weekend, when they took a private plane from Johannesburg to the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve with 68 of their friends and family members

The group spent three nights at the luxury Sangita Safari Lodge, where they were surrounded by the some of the country's most stunning views

Ankur, Erika, and their guests spent their days exploring the reserve, while their evenings were spent partying with live music, delicious-looking food, and of course, tons of alcohol.

They then rented out an entire plane to fly to Egypt, where they threw another extravagant bash at the historic and stunning Mohamed Ali Palace.

Erika made sure to document the entire endeavor through a series of videos shared on her Instagram – and many people on the web were stunned over the immense lengths that they have already gone to for their nuptials.

One video showed the group flying to Sabi Sand in South Africa via private plane, and being transported to the Sangita Safari Lodge.

‘Singita’s award-winning luxury African wildlife safari lodges and camps offer remote locations, complete privacy and intuitive service at every turn,’ reads a description of the glamorous hotel. 

Rooms start at roughly $2,000 per night per person but can reach as high as $26,600 per person per night for the top villas.

That means if they had the cheapest rooms, with their 68 guests for three nights, the entire stay will have cost upwards of $408,000. 

Upon arriving at the hotel, they were greeted with welcome drinks, and Erika could hardly contain her excitement.

Ankur, Erika, and their guests spent their days exploring the reserve, while their evenings were spent partying with live music, delicious-looking food, and of course, tons of alcohol

They then rented out an entire plane to fly to Egypt, where they threw another extravagant bash at the historic and stunning Mohamed Ali Palace (seen)

Erika made sure to document the entire endeavor through a series of videos shared on her Instagram - and many people on the web were stunned over the immense celebration

Erika made sure to document the entire endeavor through a series of videos shared on her Instagram - and many people on the web were stunned over the immense nuptials

One video showed the group flying to Sabi Sand in South Africa via private plane, and being transported to the Sangita Safari Lodge

'Singita’s award-winning luxury African wildlife safari lodges and camps offer remote locations, complete privacy and intuitive service at every turn,' reads a description

Rooms start at roughly $2,000 per night per person but can reach as high as $26,600 per person per night for the top villas. The couple is seen at the hotel

Upon arriving at the hotel, they were greeted with welcome drinks, and Erika could hardly contain her excitement

Upon arriving at the hotel, they were greeted with welcome drinks, and Erika could hardly contain her excitement

'I'm gonna cry,' the trainer, dressed in cheetah-print pants and a matching bra with an unbuttoned white shirt on top, told some of her friends. Erika and Ankur stayed in the River Suite, which costs $2,400 per night per person

‘I’m gonna cry,’ the trainer, dressed in cheetah-print pants and a matching bra with an unbuttoned white shirt on top, told some of her friends. 

Erika and Ankur stayed in the River Suite, which costs $2,400 per night per person and comes with its own private pool and expansive terrace – ‘creating the perfect sanctuary for guests during their stay.’

It also boasts an ensuite bedroom and private sitting room with ‘rustic, handmade furnishings made from fossilised tree stumps, slabs of solid stone, and wrought iron and leather,’ reads the hotel’s website.

Ankur is best known for founding Bilt Rewards, ‘the first major loyalty program that allows renters to earn points on rent and build a path towards homeownership.’

As of January 2024, the company had a $3.1 billion evaluation; according to Forbes, he has a net worth of roughly $1.2 billion. 

As for Erika, she co-created Rumble Boxing, and was one of its leading trainers for over six years.

She also started Strong by Erika Hammond, an app ‘that features boxing-inspired, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training workouts,’ per Athletech.

It comes with its own private pool and expansive terrace - 'creating the perfect sanctuary for guests during their stay'

It also boasts an ensuite bedroom and private sitting room with 'rustic, handmade furnishings made from fossilised tree stumps, slabs of solid stone, and wrought iron and leather'

It also boasts an ensuite bedroom and private sitting room with 'rustic, handmade furnishings made from fossilised tree stumps, slabs of solid stone, and wrought iron and leather'

After getting settled, the group headed out on into the bush and had the opportunity to get up close with its pristine wildlife

They came across antelope, lions, cheetahs, hippos, and elephants

They came across antelope, lions, cheetahs, hippos, and elephants

It was certainly quite the adventure for them

It comes as no surprise that the pair have a slew of mogul and celebrity friends, who joined them on the safari, including Fox 5 Anchor Bianca Peters, Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak, the Points Guy Brian Kelly, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. 

That night, they attended the first party of many - and Erika enlisted a full glam team to help her get ready for the celebration

After getting settled, the group headed out on into the bush, where they came across antelope, lions, cheetahs, hippos, and elephants.

For the outing, Erika donned a green mini dress and a white denim jacket with combat boots. 

That night, they attended the first party of many – and Erika enlisted a full glam team to help her get ready for the celebration.

She looked stunning in a zebra-like black, white, and brown striped gown, which contained an immense cut-out in the midriff area and an eye-popping silver broach in the center.

She completed the look with a set of large, white pearl necklaces and matching earrings; her brown locks were left in loose waves around her face. 

During the party, Ankur – dressed in an off-white suit, gave a speech to his guests, thanking them for leaving the ‘online world’ behind to reside in the ‘middle of the bush.’

‘It means the world that you’d fly out here, that you’d actually take that time,’ he said as Erika adoringly looked at him. ‘We’re truly blessed.’

She looked stunning in a zebra-like black, white, and brown striped gown, which contained an immense cut-out in the midriff area and an eye-popping silver broach in the center

She completed the look with a set of large, white pearl necklaces and matching earrings; her brown locks were left in loose waves around her face

During the party, Ankur - dressed in an off-white suit, gave a speech to his guests, thanking them for leaving the 'online world' behind to reside in the 'middle of the bush'

The next day, the soon-to-be husband and wife participated in a romantic poolside photoshoot

The next day, the soon-to-be husband and wife participated in a romantic poolside photoshoot

She flaunted her stunning figure as she posed in the two-piece swimsuit, before covering up with a white top

She flaunted her stunning figure as she posed in the two-piece swimsuit, before covering up with a white top

At one point, Erika jumped onto Ankur's back

The next day, the soon-to-be husband and wife participated in a romantic poolside photoshoot.

Erika wore a skimpy brown cheetah-print bikini, while Ankur opted for a white button-down shirt and tan trousers.

That evening they threw another party 'in the middle of the jungle,' during which Ankur donned a tuxedo with a diamond-encrusted tiger on it and Erika opted for a sparkling purple dress with a cheetah-print patterned chest area

She flaunted her stunning figure as she posed in the two-piece swimsuit, before covering up with a white top.

That evening they threw another party ‘in the middle of the jungle,’ during which Ankur donned a tuxedo with a diamond-encrusted tiger on it and Erika opted for a sparkling purple dress with a cheetah-print patterned chest area.

The group ate, drank, and danced the night away as a DJ played tunes for them.

The next evening, they all flew to Egypt, and Erika and Ankur booked an entire plane for the group to ensure they had it all to themselves.

Unfortunately, a slew of delays caused them to almost miss the party they had planned for that night – but they still made the most of it.

Everyone got ready during the flight, and they even had a fashion show, walking down the aisle of their plane to show off their looks.

They finally arrived at the party at 2:30 in the morning, and celebrated into the wee hours of the morning.

For this bash, which took place at the Mohamed Ali Palace right on the Nile, they had a red carpet leading up to the entrance. 

The group ate, drank, and danced the night away as a DJ played tunes for them

The group ate, drank, and danced the night away as a DJ played tunes for them

The next evening, they all flew to Egypt, and Erika and Ankur booked an entire plane for themselves and their guests to ensure they had it all to themselves

They finally arrived at the party at 2:30 in the morning, and celebrated into the wee hours of the morning

For this bash, which took place at the Mohamed Ali Palace right on the Nile, they had a red carpet leading up to the entrance

For this bash, which took place at the Mohamed Ali Palace right on the Nile, they had a red carpet leading up to the entrance

Inside there were Egyptian performers and fire spinners

Inside there were Egyptian performers and fire spinners

There were also caricatures and artists weaving custom rugs and tapestries for guests

There were also caricatures and artists weaving custom rugs and tapestries for guests

Celebrities spotted at the party include former NSYNC member Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, actress Serena Kerrigan, DJ Gryffin, and musician Robin Thicke (seen)

Inside there were Egyptian performers, caricatures, and fire spinners, as well as artists weaving custom rugs and tapestries for guests.

Erika donned a sparkling two-piece skirt and shirt set, which she paired with a chic white scarf that hung behind her.

This morning, the festivities continued with a lush lunch at a restaurant that boasted stunning views of the Pyramids

Celebrities spotted at the party include former NSYNC member Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, author Ryan Serhant and his wife, attorney Emilia Serhant, famous violinist Lindsey Stirling, actress Serena Kerrigan, DJ Gryffin, and musician Robin Thicke. 

This morning, the festivities continued with a lush lunch at a restaurant that boasted stunning views of the Pyramids.

With still a few more days to go until the wedding, who knows what they have planned next. 

Many people took to the comment section of Erika’s posts to share their awe over the week-long wedding.

‘I feel like you guys are putting the Kardashians to shame this week,’ one person wrote.

‘I’m so invested,’ said someone else. A third agreed, ‘I am living for this wedding content.’

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