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Hassanal Bolkiah
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    (July 15, 1946- )
    Born in Brunei Darussalam
    29th Sultan of Brunei
    Traditional Islamic Monarch
    No longer the world’s richest person
    Forbes lists him as the second richest royal (2010)
    Family’s wealth came from oil, when it was discovered in Brunei
    Family has ruled Brunei for over 6 centuries, the longest unbroken dynasty to date
    He is said to have changed Brunei’s constitution to allow him to remain in power for the rest of his life.
    He controls his country's media so that they won’t say anything negative about him.
    His full name is Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah and goes on.
    He runs Brunei under an Islamic state where alcohol, nightclubs and other forms of entertainment are banned.
    He has ten children and two wives, a first and a second wife who he replaced with a woman 33 years younger than him.
    He is also known for his car collection, is said to have 3,000 to 6,000 cars and has bought over U.S. $4 billion worth of high-performance cars.
    He has his own Boeing 747 furnished with gold furniture with an estimated value of $233 million.
    He has a servant specifically to change the 50,000 light bulbs in his palace.
    He likes to play polo, as a lot of rich people do.
    Women are not allowed to greet him.
    He was sued by Miss USA contestant Shannon Marketic, claiming she and six other women were paid to do modeling in Brunei, but were kept to work as a sex slaves.
    He was involved in a legal feud with his brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, over alleged misappropriated assets (2006).
    There is little information on his website.
    He trained as an officer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (United Kingdom). in 1966-67.
    He lives in the world’s second largest palace and the world’s largest house.
    At the end Ramadan, he opens up his palace and everyone who visits gets a feed, and male guests get a chance to meet and shake his hand while females get to meet his first wife.
    Michael Jackson performed a concert in Brunei’s capital as part of his HIStory tour, in celebration of Bolkiah’s 50th birthday (96).
    Bolkiah paid for the concert and it was free for all the public to attend.
    He funded and built an amusement park, which when opened, was free of charge to the public.
    He gives his people free access to health care subsidizes, food and housing.
    His country has the second highest standard of living after Singapore.
    He has a helicopter pilot’s license.
    His car collection includes 224 Ferraris, 125 Porsches, 130 Rolls-Royces and 20 Lamborghinis (take that Leno).
    He won the legal battle over his brother after he revealed his extravagant spending with the $13 billion he stole from Brunei’s treasury while as finance minister.
    He is much better looking than most monarchs and is older than he looks.
    He peacefully arranged Brunei’s independence from the British Empire in 1989.
    He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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