THE world’s richest football club might just get that much wealthier… maybe.
Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is said to be interested in acquiring the Red Devils from the Glazer family.
Mohammed bin Salman is one of the world’s wealthiest menAP:Associated Press
And as SunSport found out, he’s not short of material wealth either.
The son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, his family are said to be worth close to £1TRILLION.
That means bin Salman, 33, has an insatiable appetite for spending his cash.
The playboy has reportedly splashed hundreds of millions in the past on a fancy yacht, a French home and even some rare art as he lives a life of luxury.
His family are said to be worth £1 trillionAlamy
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It’s meant he’s also made friends in high places, including in the White House – where he’s met President Donald Trump, who he’s called a friend.
Here’s just a snippet of his wonderful life.
He was reported to have bought the world’s most expensive home…
In 2015, the world was left in awe when an unnamed buyer splashed £230m on a stunning chateau in France, just west of Paris.
He owns the world’s most expensive homeReuters
Mohammed bin Salman reportedly paid £230m for Château Louis XIVReuters
Built across 50,000 sq ft, it has 10 bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool and a moat circled by an aquariumReuters
At the time, it was recorded as the world’s most expensive sale.
Two years later, reports emerged that the buyer was bin Salman who fell in love with the 50,000 sq ft Château Louis XIV on a work trip.
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The property has ten bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a library and a moat circled by an aquarium.
And his yacht is just as exquisite…
Mohammad bin Salman splashed over £380million on his superyachtAlamy
The Serene is in the top ten of world’s biggest yachtsGetty Images – Getty
Not afraid of splashing the cash, bin Salman reportedly handed over £380m to Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler for his superyacht in 2015.
The Serene is one of the largest boats in the world, with an overall length of 439ft 4in and a beam that’s 60ft wide.
But back in August, she suffered some substantial damage to her hull at the bow when she ran aground on a shallow rock reef in the Red Sea.
And it’s not all about big homes and superyachts, you know…
Football fan Mohammad bin Salman loves his art
He reportedly splashed £340m on a rare Leonardo da Vinci paintingAlamy
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is on display at the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, UAEGetty Images – Getty
Like any upstanding wealthy man, bin Salman loves his art. However, there’s mystery over this one.
In 2017, it was reported that someone purchased a rare Leonardo da Vinci painting for £340m on behalf of the Crown Prince.
That sum made the artwork, da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the most expensive art sale ever.
The report was denied by the the auctioneer Christie’s. The painting is now in the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Mohammad bin Salman has friends all over the world, including Vladimir PutinAFP or licensors
He has friends in high places…
And you don’t get much higher than the White House.
The Crown Prince travels around the world on political business, meeting some of the world’s biggest influencers.
Donald Trump might be currently locked in a battle with the Saudis over the disappearance of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but in bin Salman he has a friend.
Donald Trump and Mohammad bin Salman are friendsGetty – Contributor
The Queen meets Mohammad bin SalmanGetty – Contributor
In March last year, bin Salman visited the US President over the country’s Muslim ban.
After the meeting, the Prince revealed he considers Trump a true friend of Muslims who will serve the Muslim world.
Like any Prince, he has his own Princess… or maybe 4…
Despite his public status, bin Salman leads a very private personal life.
Sarah bint Mashhoor married Mohammad bin Salman in 2008
At a press conference with Emmanuel Macron, he said he wants his wife and children to live a life away from the spotlightAFP
Reports in his homeland claim Mohammad bin Salman has four wivesReuters
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He was said to have married Sarah bint Mashhoor, known as the “Barbie Princess” back in 2008 and they have four children.
But he doesn’t take her on his work trips.
“I want my children to live a very normal life away from the spotlight, political pressures and attention,” he said at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in April 2018.
“I want them to live a very normal life, and my wife wants the same,” he added.
Reports in his homeland claim that he has a total of four wives, however that’s never been confirmed.