$300 Million Castle In France Sells To Saudi Prince
This might not be breaking news since this deal happened in 2015, however it was not until recently the identity of the Buyer of Chateau Louis XIV was revealed as the 32 year old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Not only does this mind blowing property sit on 57 acres and likely has a toilet more expensive than the average car, but the irony of it being purchased by someone who preaches fiscal austerity is simply fantastic.
I looked into this property a little further and the history of it is quite intriguing. You would think it is some Castle built in 1225 that has been occupied by Kings & Queens over the years, however it was only just built in 2008 and completed in 2011. And most importantly, Chateau Louis XIV was a final contestant on where Kim Kardashian wanted to get married.
The 50,000 square foot palace near Versailles includes 2-master suites, a grand reception room with a trompe l’oeil ceiling (whatever that is), two custom-made artisanal kitchens, min-club, an entire floor for recreational activities, as well a wine cellar, a cinema and pretty much every expensive detail you could ever imagine.
Going back to the hilarious irony of this 32-year old Saudi Prince buying the most expensive house in the world, he has also recently purchased a $500 Million Yacht and set another record buying a $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci painting.