Let’s start with presentations on Hassanal Bolkiah before getting into the extravagant luxury of the multi-billion dollar man. The extended name of the Sultan of Brunei is Hassanal Bolkiah ibni Omar Ali Saifuddien III and he is the 29th and current Yang di-Pertuan (Sultan) of Brunei. He has also served as the country’s Prime Minister since they gained independence from British rule in 1984. While the Sultan is an educated man who graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK, he is mainly known for its outrageous. net value. Bolkiah is also the longest-serving monarch after Queen Elizabeth II and celebrated the Golden Jubilee (50 years) of her reign in 2017.
If the Sultan is the most powerful man in the small country of Brunei, he is also the richest. In fact, he was the richest man in the world until 1980. The last date taken from Hassanal Bolkiah’s net worth was in 2008, by Forbes, and it then stood at a towering Rs 1.4 lakh ($20 billion) crore. To give you perspective on Hassanal Bolkiah’s spending, the sultan still spends around $20,000 (Rs 15 lakh) on a single haircut, per The Times UK.
Hassanal Bolkiah, the luxurious lifestyle of the Sultan of Brunei: 7,000 luxury cars, a gold-plated private jet and more
Gold plated private jet
According to The daily mail, the Sultan has bought himself a Boeing 747, which is priced at around $400 million, or nearly Rs 3,000 crore. Interestingly, he also added accessories worth an additional $120 million, which included things like a gold sink. According to reports, Bolkiah gave his daughter an Airbus A340 for one of her birthdays.
7,000 luxury cars
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah owns 7,000 luxury cars, which are worth around 341 billion rupees. Sultan has 600 Rolls Royces and 300 Ferraris in his car collection. Interestingly, in the 1990s the Bolkiah family accounted for nearly half of all Rolls Royces sold in that decade. If reports are to be believed, when Hassanal Bolkiah was younger, he raced Ferraris late at night in Brunei’s capital.
A golden palace
Istana Nurul Iman Palace, the sultan’s residence, was commissioned in 1984 to mark their gaining independence (from British rule). Covering an area of 2 million square feet, it is also the largest palace in the world in the Guinness Book of Records. The dome of this palace is studded with 22 carat gold. Hassanal Bolkiah’s Istana Nurul Iman Palace is worth more than Rs 2550 crores. The palace has more than 1700 rooms, 257 bathrooms and five swimming pools. Besides 110 garages, there are air-conditioned stables for 200 horses.