Close-up of the rich life of the Sultan of Brunei
Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA-EFE
Once the richest person in the world and now with an estimated net worth of $28 billion, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah is known to the public for his distinctive lifestyle.
Rolls Royce inlaid with gold
The Rolls Royce inlaid with gold with open / close roof and umbrella of the Sultan of Brunei. Source: Instagram
According to GQ (India), King Bolkiah owns one of the largest and rarest car collections in the world. In this collection there is an extremely impressive gold-plated Rolls Royce. This car is custom-made, has an opening / closing roof and umbrella, even the wheels are gold plated. The photo of this special car once attracted attention on social networks.
Hundreds of Ferraris
Part of the 450 Ferrari supercars of the Sultan of Brunei. Source: Twitter
Hotcars (USA) reported that the Sultan of Brunei owns 600 Rolls Royce cars, 450 Ferraris and 380 Bentleys. With more than 7000 cars, his huge car collection is worth more than 5 billion USD.
In this collection there are many rare classic cars such as a gray Lamborghini Urraco, a Ferrari 456 GT Venice (one of only seven in the world) and a Porsche 959.
According to GQ, the car collection is so impressive that the Sultan of Bolkiah and the Royal Family of Brunei are said to have bought half of the Rolls Royces sold globally during the 1990s.
Specialize in gold plated
The Sultan of Brunei stepped out of his private jet. Source: Twitter
Not only owns a car inlaid with gold, the head of the Kingdom of Brunei also owns private jets with extremely lavish interiors. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) quoted a source as saying that the king has a private collection of planes including Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-200 and Airbus A340-200.
The Boeing 747-400 was so gilded and luxurious that it was nicknamed the “Flying Palace”. Photos from Instagram show that the interior of this particular plane is decorated with gold and Lalique crystal lights.
The “Flying Palace” of the Sultan of Brunei is decorated with gold and Lalique crystal lights. Source: Instagram
According to British media, this plane costs up to 400 million USD. King Bolkiah also gave his daughter an Airbus A340 for the princess’s birthday.
The largest palace in the world
According to GQ site, Istana Nurul Iman palace is an image showing the luxury of the Brunei dynasty. With more than 1,700 rooms, 257 bathrooms and five swimming pools, the palace also has 110 garages to house King Bolkiah’s huge car collection.
Because he also loves to raise horses, King Bolkiah installed a special air-conditioning system in the stables to ensure his steeds are taken care of.
Istana Nurul Iman Palace is recognized by the Guinness Book as “The Largest Palace in the World”. Photo: Instagram
With an area of more than 200,000 square meters, Istana Nurul Iman Palace currently holds the title of “The largest palace in the world” in the Guinness Book of Records. According to the Guinness book, this palace was completed in 1984 and the total construction cost amounted to 1.4 billion USD at that time.
The cost of each haircut is nearly 460 million VND
The Sultan of Brunei’s barber often travels by plane in first class to cut his hair. Photo: AP
The Times (UK) reported that the Sultan of Brunei did not spare money for beauty. He is willing to spend up to 20,000 USD (nearly 460 million VND) for each haircut. The Times also revealed that his favorite barber often flies in first class from London (UK) to Brunei for each job and receives cash remuneration.
Passion for art
The Sultan of Brunei bought the oil painting “Two young girls at the Piano” for $70 million. Photo: Twitter
King Bolkiah also had a passion for works of art. According to Insider, he once spent $ 70 million to buy an oil painting “Two Young Girls at the Piano” (roughly translated: Two girls at the piano) by the famous French impressionist painter of the century. 19 Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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