The Insanely Rich List

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

As a member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world’s 13th richest person, benefits from the country’s vast oil wealth. Another huge chunk of bin Talal’s fortune comes from his investment firm, the $25-billion Kingdom Holding Co., which has stakes in all the usual suspects, including Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., Time Warner Inc., PepsiCo Inc., Walt Disney Co. 

 The Elite rags have been in furore, wowing over a $300 million VIP double decker super-sized airplane with its football field-length wings, which is being outfitted solely for his private comfort. Manufacturers boast on completion the double-decker beast will be a “flying palace” for the billionaire, including a private ballroom, a luxury gym and spa, a Rolls Royce car space and a lift which descends to gravel and unfurling a red carpet in front of it. This appears to be fairly standard method of transportation within the kingdom, most of whom travel around in diamond studded rolls royces and private jets with solid gold furniture. 
             Clearly the Prince has more money than he knows what to do with.... But your highness, how about treating those immigrants building your kingdom to a wage?... No? Okay... he'll take the jumbo jet... 

Number 2  Phillip Green 

It's been a busy year for the billionaire tax dodger who was brought in to investigate 'governmental waste' and hacked to bits funding for our public services. Well he's also been busy blowing his hard earned cash by the looks of it, flying 300 guests to the south of France, at a rumoured cost of £4m (not Ryan Air then) to be entertained by Andrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor, and Beyoncé. We can't afford it Phil!  

Number 3 Ex-President Hosni Mubarak 

The fallen leader had amassed a personal fortune estimated at more the $70 billion (the US gives the state $2 billion a year and allegedly gave Mubarak a personal allowance in the millions) while 5 million of his unfortunate people are so impoverished they have to live in Cairo's massive graveyards.


Number 4 Colonel Gaddafi

The collapsing dictator's son, Saif paid Mariah Carey $2m to sing four songs and his other son Hannibal paid $5m to Beyonce and another one this new years on the Caribbean island of St Barts out of the oppressed Libyan peoples' revenue.



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