Sultan of Brunei, Net Worth, Money and More
Net Worth : $ 20 Billion
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, The sultan of Brunei has an estimated net worth of $ 20 Billion as of 2014.
Early Life & Career
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, The sultan of Brunei was born in 1946 in the royal family of Brunei. The Sultan attained his education from Victoria Institution in Kuala Lampur and later attended Royal Military Academy in United Kingdom. After his father got abdicated in 1967, he became the Sultan of Brunei in 1968. According to the constitution of Brunei, a Sultan is the head of the state. He has full authority and includes emergency powers too. He is also the prime minister and minister of defense and finance of Brunei. Along with the position of Minister of Defense, he also serves as the commander of Royal Brunei Armed forces, Honorary Admiral of Fleet in Royal Navy, and also an Honorary General in Indonesian and British armed forces. He later appointed himself as an IGP of the Brunei police force. He also established University of Brunei Darussalam along with different colleges. His educational system is attended by more then 106,000 Students. Under his tenure Medicines and medical attention is free of charge to policemen, members of Royal Armed forces and Children in Government hospitals and clinics. Other facilities available to the people of Brunei include Housing plan schemes, Land allocation schemes, monthly pension schemes for elderly, and allowance for people with physical disability and widows. He recently declared himself as Prime minister and President and recently he designated his successor to his eldest son Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah.
Sultan first got married to his current Consort Anak Saleha in 1965. The Sultan and Saleha are first cousins and the couple together has six children. Two sons and four daughters. Sultan later got married again to Isteri Hajah Mariam. however the couple decided to part ways soon and divorced in 2003. He later got married to his third wife Azrina Mazhar Hakim in 2005 at a private ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. The couple together has two children. Later the got divorced in 2010. Currently Sultan is living happily with his First wife Anak Saleha.
There are several rich and famous people in the world but not each knows how to spend it. Sultan has an estimated net worth of $20 billion and he earns his wealth through his Monarchy over Brunei.
Sultan spend a mind blasting $21,000 just over a haircut. Sultan’s luxurious collection includes most expensive, fastest, and rarest of cars. His car collection has no boundaries. He has over 7000 luxury car in his personal collection. By an estimate, all his cars has a combined worth of over $5 billion and his car collection includes over 300 Ferrari s, 600 Rolls Royce, 6 Porsche 962, 134 Koenigeggs and several Jaguars. He is also known for his taste in private jets. He owns jets like Boeing 747-400 and airbus 340-200.
Collecting rare and expensive cars is sultans favorite hobby. He spend a massive $78 million a year for Spa of his 300 Ferrari s and spend over $475 million for spa of his 600 Rolls Royce.
Sultan resides in his palace called Istana Nurul Iman Palace. This palace is the largest residential palace in the world. Located in Brunei, south east Asia. This largest palace of the world features 1788 bedrooms, 257 bathrooms, a banquet hall that can accommodate 5000 guests. The palace also features a 110 car garage, a mosque that can accommodate 1500 people and 5 swimming pools. The home is worth over $200 million.
Another private residence of Sultan is a 200 year old Lodge called St. John’s Lodge which was built in 1812. The home has three buildings one for the guests, another for the staff and one for himself. It has a private living space of 3500 square feet and is worth over $150 million.
Sultan also owns an estate in Las Vegas for $37.5 million. The estate is among one of the biggest homes in the Las Vegas. It features 17 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. there are other master bedrooms and has a total of 36 bathrooms in the house. The garage can hold up to 50 cars. The home is in spread of 11.2 acres and includes swimming pool, fountains, sitting area and much more. Currently the estate is worth over $50 million.
Sultan owns a lavish mansion in Beverley Hills. The mansion is in spread of over 14000 square feet and features eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a living room, dressing room, modern kitchen, an outdoor pool, huge landscape garden, and awesome mountain view. The home is worth over $38 million.
Sultan owns a private jet Boeing 747-700. The jet features a bedroom, with gold details and a living room with modern facilities. The jet is worth over $500 million.
Sultan owns another Boeing called 746 the commercial airplane is worth over $250 million.
Airbus A340-200 owned by the Sultan has three class passenger layout. The airbus features a master bedroom, luxury materials in living hall and gold plated bathroom fittings. This air bus is worth over $100 million.
Apart from this Sultan spend his wealth generously. He pay $1,123830 to his Public Relations assistants, He pay $94780 a year to his exotic bird keeper, he pay $245000 to his badminton teacher and he also owns a theme park called “Jerudong Park” with is worth $1 billion.
Apart from spending his wealth on luxury, Sultan and his wife is closely associated with a charity foundation called Support. The foundation raise funds for workshops of the technique related foundation. The foundation is called Support in Thailand.