Saudi Crown Prince Is Mystery Buyer Of "Most Expensive Home Ever Sold"

Austerity at home, opulence abroad...

That appears to be the House of Saud’s new motto in an era when Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has successfully consolidated power, ensuring his Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify the kingdom’s energy-dependent economy will proceed unchallenged.

But while the kingdom was cutting back on gas subsidies, government jobs, and other components of the state’s largesse - one of the KSA’s most valuable tools in preventing domestic unrest that could lead restive elements in Saudi society to challenge the King’s authority - MbS was purchasing the world’s most expensive home.

According to the New York Times, when it was purchased for $300 million two years ago, the Chateau Louis XIV, a mansion located just outside Paris, was billed as the most expensive home ever sold.

Here’s how Town & Country described it at the time of the sale.

The house - if one can refer to it with such a modest term - features an aquarium, home theater, squash court, underground nightclub, and wine cellar.

 

Outside, in the 57-acre park in which the château is situated, there's "a gleaming gold-leafed fountain" along with "an array of flowers, marble statues, bridle paths, and a hedged labyrinth," all of which "evoke the genius of Le Nôtre," the French landscape architect famous for designing the park at Versailles.

But an investigation by the paper determined that MbS was the mystery buyer. What’s worse, he bought the painting when oil prices were still near their lowest levels since the early 2000s, when the full brunt of Saudi austerity was being feld at home.

Mohammad bin Salman

Bin Salman also recently purchased a $500 million yacht, and another Saudi Prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, was revealed to be the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” which fetched a record $450.3 million at auction last month, documents show."

 

 

News of the purchase must chagrin the dozens of Saudi princes who’ve had their property and assets forcefully expropriated by their cousin in a purge/cash grab that is helping to replenish Saudi Arabia’s foreign-exchange reserves.

The Kingdom is still planning to offer 5% of Saudi Aramco - believed to be the world’s most valuable company - though the kingdom is still mulling a venue for the offering.

Comments

To Hell In A H… Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:23 Permalink

And the Trumptards believed what MBS was doing in Saudi Arabia, was a precursor to what Orange Jesus had planned for the USSA? lol. There is a word that perfectly describes the British made House Of Saud. They are KLEPTOCRATS and MBS is no different.Saudi goat fuckers like MBS, love opulence, decadence and to flaunt their wealth. $300 million is chump change for him. Anybody who saw MBS's move against fellow House Of Saud members as anything other than a power grab and consolidation of power is a retard. MBS is merely the latest chosen client of the USSA and the UK, to sell his country out for foreign interests. 

radbug Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:29 Permalink

Gor bless ím! The world needs people like MBS to buy all this beta-rich bling! Don't worry, it'll be repurchased later at 10 cents in the dollar!

ThrowAwayYourTV Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

Ofgf with his haed! Whats this prince, king crap anyway? They're just regular men but with money. It aint like they shit gold turds or anything.And even if they did.

ItsDanger Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:32 Permalink

And the US taxpayer is protecting Saud family from who? Iran?  What an insult.  Slowly building up since the mid 70s.  Screw em.  Oil as an energy source will phased out in near future.  You dont need to do this anymore.

dlweld Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

All previous owners are interred in a spectacular west-facing, on-site mausoleum - so even after death, you can continue to enjoy your purchase.

MusicIsYou Sun, 12/17/2017 - 17:02 Permalink

You know why Arabs like virgins? Ha this is true. Because virgins don't know most Arabs mostly have big peckers. Ya see in the brains they don't have much going for them except sand and nobody gave a fck about that sandbox until the age of oil.

MusicIsYou Sun, 12/17/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

Yeah and the reason musIims stone hookers and raped women is because those women now know all Arabs have large peckers. The U.S should do the world a favor and turn the mideast to glass with nukes. Just kill all those head choppers. All they do is think about penises.