Jaw-dropping Facts about The Extravagant Sultan of Brunei

Sultan of Brunei

The Sultan of Brunei is a man whose net worth and cars collection render many speechless. However, that’s not all there is to him. Take a look at the top 10 most shocking facts about the Sultan of Brunei:

  1. Born on 15th July 1946, his real name Sultan Hazi Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. He became the ultimate Sultan of Brunei at the ripe age of 21.

Sultan of Brunei

  1. Forbes calculated his net worth in 2008 to be a whopping $20 billion. Forbes declared him the wealthiest individual in the world in the 80s. He has married thrice, divorced twice and has 12 children.

  1. He holds the honour of being the first Prime Minister of Brunei. Additionally, he also holds the position of Minister of Defense, Commander In Chief, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade among many other important political positions in the country.
  1. Hassanal Bolkiah holds the biggest car collection in the world. He owns 452 Ferraris, 134 Koenigeggs, 209 BMWs, 179 Jaguars, 11 Aston Martin, 11 McLaren F1s and 21 Lamborghinis including Diablo Jota. To accommodate such a massive car collection, he also has the biggest car garage in the world. He also owns 600 Rolls Royce, coated with 24k gold.

Sultan of Brunei

  1. The sultan’s palace is the world’s largest palace built in 49 acres of land. The extravagant mansion consists of 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a floor area of 2 million square feet.

Sultan Brunai Palace

  1. In addition to this, he also owns the most expensive real estate properties in Las Vegas. These are estimated to be worth around $38 million.
  1. He is not only the richest and most luxurious sultan of his time but is also most educated. He holds a degree of doctorate in 14 fields.
  1. Hassanal Bolkiah has made Brunei completely tax free. The citizens of the country do not need to pay any tax to the government. Sultan has also made medical treatment of children, police, the disabled and the members of Brunei Armed Forces free of cost.
  2. He earns approximately $100 every second from his oil refineries and various investments. It is estimated that he earns approximately $2 million every year.
  1. His customized private jet have gained massive attention from all over the world. He gold plated the entire jet and increased its worth by millions. His private jet is the third most expensive private jet in the world. He initially bought it for $100 million. After gold plating it, however, its price skyrocketed to $220 million. The jet features gold details on most of its parts and is nothing short of one lavish, customized mansion. It has a living room, a bed room and a bathroom. All of them are decorated with pure gold and crystals. The sultan is also a pilot and flies it himself.


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