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When we were 21, we were happy to ditch the fake ID and score cheaper insurance rates. Life's a little different for Dhiaa Al-Essa, a 21-year-old Saudi who owns a fleet of exotics that'd turn the average enthusiast's knees into Jell-O.

His 30-car (not a typo) garage includes enough Italians, Brits and Germans to re-enact World War II. The current stable includes four Ferraris, five Porsches, three Lamborghinis, two Rolls-Royces and a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which Al-Essa counts as his personal favorite. To wring maximum enjoyment out of his exotic empire, young Dhiaa spent this summer flying his fleet around the globe so that he and his friends could create their own driving tours in cities such as London, Montreal, Las Vegas and New York.

How is a young man like Mr. Al-Essa able to afford such amazing machinery? Well, he can't. His father just happens to be a billionaire who enjoys spending money on a cost-is-no-object basis for his son. To prove this point, Dihaa's father plans to hand him the keys to two more otherworldly vehicles. On his 22nd birthday, Dihaa will become the proud owner of a Koenigsegg Agera, which comes with a golden key. It's like the Willy Wonka of supercars. After the Agera, a Bugatti Veyron will join the family. The price for both cars? Around one Corvette Z06 under $5 million.

Sadly, Al-Essa's new Ferrari 458 Italia was recently lost to fire while housed at Heathrow Airport. Is he crying about it? Nope. He reportedly plans to replace it with one of the Ferrari 599 Roadster models rumored to have been shown at Pebble Beach last month. Thanks for the tip, dood!

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[Source: Metro.co.uk]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is not car news.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Iam from Saudi Arabia.
      Unfortunately not all of us have an easy life here.
      most of the people work hard to take care of their families. i have worked hard for years before i can afford a brand new 07 Toyota Avalon !
      • 4 Years Ago
      I own a Nissan Sentra. I bet he doesn't even have one of those.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is another example of our foreign-oil dollars at work. Let's drill instead in te US and tell these guys to get a real job.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He has all the money in the world, but there's one thing he can't buy ... a dinosaur.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha ha, I know we all honest men/women here. We are the majority hold the order of the world.

      Wait a second, Why Most Luxury goes to the people we don’t much like(maffia and Kim Jong-il) or not hard working or creative? Guess those morals only imply for poor ones, especially where hard working was needed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Son of a rich!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure he and his father do a lot of charity and volunteer work. They probably travel around the world donating food, medicine and money to poor people. I'm sure the cars are just a hobby, but they probably have hearts of gold... haha, right!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's great that 'dad' is so generous. But if he really wants to give his son something of value - something that is worth far more than any car collection - he should give his son the gift of appreciating the responsibility that goes along with having lots of money. He should lead his son into DOING great things - not just HAVING great things. People with money have a responsibility. It is the responsibility of the 'haves' to help the 'have nots'. There are a LOT of very depressed RICH people in this world. WHY? Because they believed that 'stuff' was enough to make them [Or to keep them] happy.

      Here endeth my little sermonette!! :o)
      • 4 Years Ago

      I think I speak for everybody when I say that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ rob47

        you shouldn't post stuff like this. your dad can easily be traced and fired for this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        chad.dawkins 5:14PM (9/04/2010)

        > but we're all lying if we're not jealous as hell. :p

        I'm not jealous. Why should I be about shallowness, poseur behavior and totally overdone conspicuous consumption?

        Obviously I'd like to have tons of money, like he had, to secure my beloved ones and myself. But, should I ever earn as much, I'd never waste it this blatantly, on such scale*.

        And the worst thing of them all is that Saudi Arabia is in fact very, very poor country. They likely have one of the greatest income inequalities in the world. Lion's share of huge oil export revenues goes to just some few pockets, so that sheiks could buy their wasted sons a 10th Veyron. At the same, instead of presence of:
        - sound middle class
        - highly developed infrastructure
        - well founded industry and research facilities
        which are the fundamental of any modern society making the country a place nice to live, 95% of Saudis lead nearly beggar's life.

        Well done, sheiks. Time to buy the 11th Bugatti.

        *Same can be said about Jay Leno, which I find just as ghastly and tasteless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not jealous of this kid at all, or of his billionaire father. After all, they probably get the money from oil profits, use none of it to actually improve their oppressive country, and meanwhile some snot-nosed kid who just became old enough to drink has more cars than probably a lot of very successful businesspeople elsewhere (to say nothing of the fact that the freedoms he enjoys blindly are purely a result of who he was born to). Not that the kid can help who he was born to, but it's obvious he will never have to work a day in his life and will expect everything for the rest of it.

        Whenever I visit supercars.com the pic of the day is usually some absurd gold-plated exotic with a Saudi license plate on it. I say, who gives a s---? They waste their money on gawding out any exotic they can get their hands on, and speaking purely in terms of car enthusiastry, are guilty of some of the worst offenses in modification ever committed on cars any one of us would die to own.

        So to reiterate, I'm not jealous of them at all, either for their notion of auto enthusiasm, nor for their unprecedented waste of profits from natural resources their people should be benefitting from, not some billionaire's kid.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He's spoiled as **** but we're all lying if we're not jealous as hell. :p
      • 4 Years Ago
      I personally never get upset or caught up in what another person in this life has. What is the point? This kid here obviously has a father who worked his way up to billionaire status. Or maybe is grandfather did. Or great great grandfather. The point is this, there is no valid point by using the excuse, "This kid here is getting the silver plate treatment and all he did was got concieved into the right family!!" So what. I got concieved into a middle-class family and lived near high-class families who happily bought their kids Mercedes-Benz's for school or BMW's. I wasnt complaining. Matter fact I was friends with all of them, so either way I sliced it I was riding/driving one of them..Lol. There is millions of people in this world who dont have anything and unfortunately that wont change and neither would a billionaires fortune change that either, but the people that do buy these cars DO help keep these companies running who employ middle-upper class people like ourselves and TRUST, no one in Maranello is complaining or hating. I can't hate on this kid. Because if it was me I would definetly have much more than 30 cars. Seeing as how I can't afford Lambo's and Ferrari's I do appreciate the ones around me who can. Thus, I can lean my head out the window and hear them speed away. So, whoever you are kid continue stacking up the cars, cause if you don't want to I will gladly take over..Lol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I read in the Metro (UK newspaper)... "The international playboy has spent the summer flying his cars to London, Montreal, Las Vegas and New York to go on driving tours with friends."
      What is Mecca not fun? or Jedda? Why not hang with your friends there instead of behind Harrod's in Knightsbridge.....

      I am not jealous, I am grossed out...
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