Saudi Prince, Brunei Sultan own jets made of gold, sheer waste of money

Saudi prince, Alwaleed private owns a jet made of gold. The airbus A380 is the largest of them all with about 800 seats and this Saudi Prince customized one of them for his private use. He bought it for a whooping $400million and used another $100million to customize it to his taste.

golden jetAnother Muslim royal who owns a golden jet is Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, The Sultan bought a brand new Boeing 747 for at least $400 million (Rs 2,182 crore) and had it fitted with a special interior with features such as wash basins of solid gold and Lalique crystal at an additional cost of some $120 million (Rs 654 crore).

The aircraft is furnished with gold-plated furniture and is believed to be one of the world’s most luxurious aircraft.

He also has an Airbus 340, besides six smaller planes and two helicopters. One of the world’s longest serving monarchs who assumed the throne in 1967, the Sultan has a personal wealth of $40 billion (Rs 218,200 crore).

He reportedly owns around 6,000 cars. His palace is said to have 1,788 rooms and he has also built mosques with touches of gold and diamonds.

 

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