The sultan of Brunei has an estimated net worth of $20 billion. For his 50th birthday, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah built himself a stadium and paid singer Michael Jackson $17 million to perform three concerts there.Continue Reading
The sultan´s wealth comes from the country´s rich oil deposits. He lives in the largest palace in the world, the Istana Nurul Iman palace. The palace also holds the distinction of being the largest single family residence ever built.
The residence has a stable for the sultan´s 200 polo ponies, five swimming pools, a mosque that can fit 1,500 people, 1,788 rooms and a banquet hall big enough for 5,000 people.Learn more about Foreign Laws
Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore continue to use caning as a form of corporal punishment, and Indonesia has recently adopted it, as of 2015. Sumatra has also instituted caning under Sharia law. The African nations of Botswana, Tanzania and Nigeria also continue to use caning as a form of corporal punishment, while Swaziland and Zimbabwe use it to punish juveniles only. Kenya, Uganda and South Africa discontinued the practice late in the 20th century.Full Answer >
The traditional costume of Brunei includes the baju kurung (a long tunic over a long skirt) for women and the baju cara melayu (a tunic and long pants) for men. The baju cara melayu is traditionally worn with a plaid or floral-patterned sarong called a sinjang, which extends from the waist to the knees. Although the design of such garments once denoted social status, contemporary Bruneians tend to be less aware of these signifiers.Full Answer >
The clothing worn by the people of Brunei varies depending on their religion. The majority are Muslims, and many wear Islamic clothing that covers up certain parts of the body, such as the torso and legs, and for women, the arms and hair as well. Many people in Brunei wear traditional two-part tunics called baju melayu and baju kurung, which are often bright, colorful and patterned.Full Answer >
Sheikh Mansour, owner of the Manchester City Football Club, is reported to be one of the wealthiest men in football with a net worth of about 20 billion pounds. He topped the 2011 and 2010 lists of the FourFourTwo "Rich List" of wealthy football owners.Full Answer >