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post #1 of 72
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Sultan of Brunei style. Fascinating article.


http://www.vanityfair.com/society/fe...e-jefri-201107

Back home, the sultan erected a 1,788-room palace on 49 acres, "which is without equal in the world for offensive and ugly display," in the words of one British magnate, and celebrated his 50th birthday with a blowout featuring a concert by Michael Jackson, who was reportedly paid $17 million, in a stadium built for the occasion. (When the sultan flew in Whitney Houston for a performance, he is rumored to have given her a blank check and instructed her to fill it in for what she thought she was worth: more than $7 million, it turned out.) The brothers routinely traveled with 100-member entourages and emptied entire inventories of stores such as Armani and Versace, buying 100 suits of the same color at a time. When they partied, they indulged in just about everything forbidden in a Muslim country. Afforded four wives by Islamic law, they left their multiple spouses and scores of children in their palaces while they allegedly sent emissaries to comb the globe for the sexiest women they could find in order to create a harem the likes of which the world had never known.
post #2 of 72
Jeebus, they're still at it? I remember reading an article in Fortune around 2000 or so that was just unbelievable.
post #3 of 72
That's disgusting.
post #4 of 72
He named yachts Nipple 1 and Nipple 2!
post #5 of 72
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comb the globe for the sexiest women they could find in order to create a harem the likes of which the world had never known.
post #6 of 72
they're known to get the, uhm, "services" of local female celebrities here too.... back in the 90s a male singer who performed there confided to us he saw this one female celebrity in one of the prince's palace, swimming naked while the prince and his entourage are by the pool relaxing. oh, and perfomers there, if the prince likes them, gets to pick a rolex from a box full of rolexes after theier performance.
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they're known to get the, uhm, "services" of local female celebrities here too.... back in the 90s a male singer who performed there confided to us he saw this one female celebrity in one of the prince's palace, swimming naked while the prince and his entourage are by the pool relaxing. oh, and perfomers there, if the prince likes them, gets to pick a rolex from a box full of rolexes after theier performance.

Omg. Even though I probably don't know this celebrity being the 90s and all, you MUST dish.
post #8 of 72
hahaha that right there is fuck you money. they should publish a book with pics and captions. i'd buy that thing in a heart beat!
post #9 of 72
Those are some impressive spending habits. I feel a little less guilty about my recent Ebay purchases...
post #10 of 72
^^ I just bought a belt from neiman marcus' last call. it was $20. at one point, of the guys in the article says he was spending about $50MM a month.


x5,000,000,000
post #11 of 72
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Those are some impressive spending habits. I feel a little less guilty about my recent Ebay purchases...

just look up "hermes man" here and you're gonna feel like you're mother teresa.
post #12 of 72
They say live fast, die young but its not always the case!
post #13 of 72
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$40,000,000,000 = spending $53,000 every day since the birth of JC.
post #14 of 72
40 billion on hookers and fast cars. i think this man is my brother separated at birth
post #15 of 72
I'm not even jealous. Just in awe.
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