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Meet the 21-Year-Old Student With 30 Supercars

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Meet the 21-Year-Old Student With 30 Supercars

Dhiaa Al-Essa, a 21-year-old engineering student, drives a personal fleet of 30 supercars, including three Lamborghinis and five Ferraris. After getting a Koenigsegg Agera for next year's 22nd birthday, his garage will be worth $12 million. Slack jawed yokels, behold.

Yes, it's not his money. Al-Essa's father, whom we believe to be billionaire Mohammed Al-Issa, 85, has given Dhiaa not just the vehicles but the "070" personalized plates (at $153,000 per) and the resources to spend the summer flying the globe with his friends on driving tours. Once the new models arrive, Al-Essa will have a garage worth $12 million.

The full roster of his collection includes five Porsches, a sprinkling of Rolls Royces and for when he wants to go slumming, a Lexus LS460. To make the Koenigsegg a little less anonymous among the crowd, Al-Essa's father plans to have a key made from gold.

Despite the phalanx of speed and wealth at his disposal, Al-Essa knows the despair life can bring, just like you and I. It was his Ferrari 458 Italia, complete with Dolce & Gabbana interior, that burned at Heathrow Airport in London last month.

"I was devastated by it," he said. "I flew back to Riyadh for a week before returning to London where I drove a Mercedes and used the underground – I actually love travelling on public transport."

Dhiaa was planning to drive the 458 from London to Paris and then on to Cannes, Monaco – where his family's 180ft yacht is docked – Milan and Geneva before heading back to London via the French capital.

"I won't be getting another Ferrari 458 Italia," he said. "I think it was an unlucky car as I had to take it back to the dealer because of heating problems."

Instead, Al-Essa will get the last Ferrari 599 built. Running out of luck should be the least of his concerns.

(Thanks to several folks for the tips) [Via SWNS]

link:

http://jalopnik.com/5631714/meet-the-21+year+old-student-with-30-supercars

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This kinda reminds me of an aquaintance I had in grad school that was from Singapore...he had 4 cars in Michigan--all then-new 1994 models--a BMW M3 w/ Racing Dynamics aftermarket goodies and badging, an Acura NSX, a Porsche 911 Turbo, and a Range Rover.

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