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The sensational spending of the world's former richest man

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 22: Few heads of state are as extravagant, all-powerful and wealthy as the Sultan of Brunei or, to give him his full name, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah. Reigning over a country rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, the Sultan has also amassed a dizzying array of titles, properties and other luxury items. Here we profile the sometimes controversial life of one of the most lofty rulers on the world stage.

The sultan of Brunei

Few heads of state are as extravagant, all-powerful and wealthy as the sultan of Brunei or, to give him his full name, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah. Reigning over a country rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, the sultan has also amassed a dizzying array of titles, properties and other luxury items.

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Click ahead as we profile the sometimes controversial life of one of the most lofty rulers on the world stage.

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