Wealth, Royalty & Sultan of Brunei. – by Tobenna Obiano.
His Majesty, Saltan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’zzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan of Brunei. His Royal Majesty was born on the 15th day of July, 1946. He is he eldest son of his parents.
Hassanal Bolkiah, GCB GCMG is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei.
He was born into Royalty, and aside his Monarchy, he is the most remarked car freak in the world, where he has a huge and indeed intimidating car collection, and a gold-plated jet, projected as the world’s third costliest private jet.
His Majesty was crowned Sultan at a tender age of 21years. Back in the 1980’s he was ranked the world’s wealthiest individual. As of year 2014, his total net worth stood at a staggering USD20billion as listed by Forbes.
As of last year when he clocked 70years, he has twelve children. The current Queen has been Queen from 1965 till date.
He is the 1st Prime Minister of Brunei.
He is also Minister of Defense.
He is Commander in Chief.
He is Minister of Finance.
He is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He is Chancellor, University of Brunei at Dassallem.
He has the largest car collection of cars in the world:
452 – Ferraris
134 – Koenigeggs
209 – BMWs
1 – SSC
382 – Bentleys
574 – Mercedes Benzes
179 – Jaguars
11 – Aston Martin
11 – McLaren F1’s
21 – Lamborghinis including Diablo jota …
Most popular is his 604 Rolls Royces which includes one with 24 karate gold plate.
With all his 7000 cars, it is valued to be with over USD5,000,000,000.
His palace is he world’s largest palace building, sitting in 49 hectares of land. It has 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and floor area over 2million square feet. He owns the largest real estate property in Las Vegas estimated USD38m.
He has received Honorary Doctoral degree in 14 fields. Citizens of Brunei do not have to pay any kind of taxes to the country.
In Brunei, medical charge is totally free for children, police, disabled and members of Brunei armed forces.
He makes approximately USD100 every second by his oil and refining investments, making about USD2billion annually; which means that his son may soon become world’s wealthiest man.
His private jet is the world’s third most expensive private jet, costing about USD220million. Originally sold about USD100million, but he invested heavily, an extra above USD100million in upgrading it and updating the interior with screens, luxury and gold-all over the plane. A living room, a bedroom and a bathroom are all decorated with gold and crystals featuring wash basins made with pure solid gold. He is a pilot and flies his jet himself .
What a man!