Redditors share the most insane things they saw when working for rich Saudis – From booking three hotel floors for three family members, to airlifting a sportscar of every color to even having a surgery room on a private jet with an organ donor on standby.


The ascending order of wealth goes from rich, affluent, wealthy, ultra-wealthy, to Saudi Arabian. The dictionary hasn’t coined a word strong enough to impactfully and accurately describe the depths of wealth of the royals of the Middle Eastern Kingdom. But it doesn’t mean the bottomless pits cannot be fathomed. Thanks to Reddit, people have revealed the wildest things they witnessed while working for the insanely rich Saudi Arabian royalty. Some tales are well-known, like King Fahd holidaying in Marbella, Spain with his 400-strong entourage, two gigantic planes full of food, armored vehicles, and luggage.

Saudi King Salman using a gold escalator to deplane from his private Boeing 747.

He had a convoy of 122 luxury Mercedes cars, two luxury yachts anchored nearby with essentials, and a month-long stay with a daily average spend of $3 million. If anyone can simply boost the economy of a city by holidaying there, it’s the members of the House of Saud. in 2017, Saudi King Salman arrived in style in Indonesia in his gold-colored plane via an equally gold escalator. He was accompanied by an entourage of 620 staff and a further 800 delegates. These are widely published and well-known displays of wealth, there are also some lesser-known tales of some not-as-famous Saudi royals. Let’s read on to be left open-mouthed and feeling poor.

Pictured is the Four Seasons New York

Elysian-Visions wrote,”I briefly worked with one of the top Saudi Arabian crown princes in the 80’s. He would buy out the top three floors of the best hotels (Four Seasons etc); two floors were for maids/help/security, top floor was for the Royal family… once it was only the prince and his three wives.”


Luther_williams wrote, “When rich people want to buy a Jaguar in the UK they get assigned a special sales person who is incredibly knowledgeable, they meet in a special fancy office, and special arrangements can be made. This was my friend Chris job, he had access to things that a normal Jaguar sales person wouldn’t have. Like he could ring up the manager of the factory for a special request level of access. Well a Saudi Prince wanted to buy this new Jaguar that had been released, so they met up and spent a full day specing the Jaguar out. I believe the final price was something like 125k for the vehicle. Then came the decision for color, at the time the factory had 16 different color choices for this model. The Prince asked if he could sleep on it as it was getting late and almost time for dinner/prayer my friend Chris says of course and they set a time to meet the next morning. The Saudi prince is like “I figured out an acceptable solution to my color dilemma” to which Chris goes “And what would that be?” the Saudi Prince goes “i’ll order one of each color”

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And my friend Chris is like O well of course. They quote delivery time, the Saudi prince was fine and asked for his options and was presented with ocean travel options to which the Prince said “what about air cargo?” Chris thinking maybe they’d do 1 or 2 by air cargo and the rest by boat, the Prince was like “No I want all 16 vehicles loaded on a plane, and flown to Saudi Arabia” So that’s the story on how 16 of the same Jaguar with different colors ended up being flown to Saudi Arabia all in the total cost was around $2.5 million.

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Source – Go Hawaii

Jorjott wrote, “I work at a Zipline in Hawaii. One time we had a couple people come in, one of them was a Saudi prince. Any time someone helped, or even talked to him he had his “assistant” count out hundred dollar bills and give it to them. He tipped his guides $3000 a piece. Was wild.”

Source – Evo

TehBigD97 wrote, “Years ago when my dad was in the military, we had some high-up member of the Saudi royal family visit the base for some kind of official trip for a few days. Showed up on their private jet and all that, to be expected. The odd part is that the guy’s son came too. He was only in his 20s and wasn’t involved in the meetings at all so he essentially had 3 days to kill. So he went to the nearby Mercedes garage and bought a brand new SLK with all the options (in cash of course) and used it to get around for those 3 days, and when they left he just left the car (with the keys) in the car park of the junior ranks mess.”

Source – Luxuryplane

vonMishka wrote – “My brother dealt with many jets that belonged to Middle Eastern princes. One had a full-on surgery room, and there was a guy who traveled with him at all times to be his organ donor. I wish I was making this up”.

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