There are many rich and famous people in the world, but not everyone knows the art to splurge it. However, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, better known as the Sultan of Brunei is one such person who is well versed with this art of spending the riches in the most lavish ways. One of the last remaining absolute monarchs in the world, Sultan has earned enough from reserves of oil and natural gas, that he doesn't have to think twice about getting a haircut for a mind-boggling $21,000.
His sultanate is one of the world’s most financially affluent and communally sheltered societies, where people even do not have to pay any kind of income tax, thanks to the humane touch of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah net worth.
The luxurious 1788- Room palace of Sulthan
Istana Nurul Man is the lavish palace of the Sultan of Brunei and the world's largest residential palace. Competed in January 1984 and covering two million square feet, it cost $350 million and has domes gilded with 22-karat gold, 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, gold-plated escalators, air-conditioned stables for the sultan’s Argentine polo ponies (he at one time had 200 of them), and an 800-car underground garage for the sultan's cars.
It is larger than the Vatican. Situated on the banks of the Brunei River on the top of a hill overlooking the city, the palace is an enigmatic symbol of Brunei’s enduring monarchy and seat of the nation's government and a glittering example of Brunei’s majestic royal heritage.
Now His Daughter's wedding can't be anything less than a festival
On His Son's Wedding, the Bride Wore a Jewel-encrusted Christian Louboutin Heels.
600 Mercedes, Bullet-Proof Rolls Royces and the World’s Largest Private Garage
“The Sultan's interest is also shown in motor racing. He has a private museum displaying all the Formula One championship-winning race cars since 1980, all are real cars bought from the teams. Because of this, Frank Williams was invited to visit the King. In the past 15 years, the Royal family has been the most important client to many prestige car specialists. Aston, for example, supplied 200-300 cars during these years.
Rolls-Royce even regularly supplied 40-50 cars every year. They have mechanics staying there to serve exclusively the Royal family. You can count the cost of all these cars.... well, perhaps "countless" is the most likely answer.
How can He Use an Ordianry Phone? Sultan’s Cell Phone is obviously Covered in GOLD
LEICA M6 Gold Edition Camera
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan of Brunei on 1st October 1992, the royal family ordered 350 sets of gold plated Leica M6 Sambutan Jubli Perak. The national totem of Sultan engraved on the top plate and “Sambutan Jubli Perak” engraved at the back. The camera is decorated with black leather embossed ornamentation. The camera comes with Summilux-M 1.4/50mm lens in gold, engraved "Sambutan Jubli Perak 5 Oct 92". The commemorative number is HB-230 Why a camera amidst all forms of possibilities ? Err .. a wild guess is, may be His Majesty, the Sultan does possess a personal interest in the field of photography as well.
Sultan of Brunei’s Jet Collection
The Sultan has also a Boeing 747 worth a hundred million dollars, and then re-designed as a home at a cost of more than one hundred and twenty million dollars.The Sultan’s private jet Boeing 747-400 is no less than a palace itself. A living room, a bed room with details of gold and precious gold in the jet could only belong to a Sultan. The jet is also equipped with all the modern facilities and has a separate remote control desk.
Airbus A340-200 seats up to 261 passengers in a three-class cabin layout have a range of 7,450 nautical miles (13,800 km). jet is the only version with wingspan measuring greater than the length of the fuselage. This was launched for long and thin routes, especially over water. He also has six small aircraft and two helicopters.