Jacob Zuma has an estimated net worth of around $20 Million Dollars, today we look at 10 expensive things he owns.
10. Dubai Home
Thought to have been purchased for Jacob Zuma by the Gupta Brothers, a wealthy Indian business family, this house is located in the emirates hills area of the city and is thought to be worth close to $31 Million dollars.
The home not only sits next door to the residence of former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, it is also one of the largest in the area.
The home features 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and the marble foyer has a massive grand double staircase that leads to the upper grand level.
There is 9 reception rooms, an out door swimming pool and BBQ area, with the home having space for some of Jacob Zuma’s eleven cars.
Stay tuned to see another one of Jacob Zuma’s homes that is 10 x bigger than this one!
9. Lamborghini Aventador
Thought to be owned by one of Jacob Zuma’s nephew’s, this car has an average price of around $441,000 dollars.
The car has a top speed of 217.5 mph and a 0-60 mph speed of around 2.9 secods, being powered by a 690 bhp V12 3.5 litre engine.
The car has a single-clutch seven-speed semi-automatic transmission and a electronically controlled, all-wheel drive system.
Deliveries of the car began in the first quarter of 2016 and production was limited to 500 units, however the company revealed in 2016 that they had sold over 5,000 Aventadors.
8. Dubai Flat
Owned by another one of Jacob Zuma’s sons, this large flat is located in the worlds tallest building the Burj Khalifa.
The apartments within the Burj are thought to be some of the most expensive in the area with prices ranging from $1M dollars to over $10 million dollars.
The apartments feature luxury bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and balconies that look out over the landscape.
In addition to this, the building itself offers access to a private gym, swimming pool, 24 hour concierge and 24 hour security.
Each apartment comes with access to its own parking space within the building and also has access to the basketball, tennis courts and community park within the complex.
7. Land Rover Discovery
Belonging to one of Zuma’s wives, this massive Land Rover Discovery was purchased for her by Jacob Zuma and is thought to have cost close to $40,000 dollars.
The discovery has a towing capacity of 1,800 to 2,200 kg, features a 300 bhp 3.0 TDV6 2.7 litre Recon Engine and
The car has a top speed of between 111.8 to 135.5 mph, a 0-60 mph speed of between 6.9 to 8 seconds and a fuel economy of 26 – 43 mpg.
With regards to technology, the car has an on-board infotainment system and an 825 Watt Surround Sound System with 14 speakers and a dual-channel sub-woofer.
There is rear seat entertainment included and the discovery even has its own on-board wi-fi hotspot.
6. Nkandla Homestead
By far one of the biggest items on the list, Former President Jacob Zuma owns this massive Nkandla Homestead that was also the seat of his power at the time of his job in government.
The home is by far the most fortified estate in South Africa and is surrounded by high fences and guard towers, with access limited to an underground tunnel and a heavily guarded road entrance.
Upgrades to the estates security are thought to have cost around $20 million dollars alone and it has been reported in international news media that Zuma got in trouble for the re-vamp.
The compound has some interesting features including an amphitheatre, its own spring for clean water, 21 different houses for visiting officials and a large swimming pool.
The compound features its own hospital, security headquarters and even a heli-pad.
5. Range Rover Sport
Thought to belong to another of Zuma’s wives, yes he has 7 now, the Range Rover Sport is the creme de la creme of the Range Rover line.
The vehicle is thought to cost cost close to $100,000 dollars and features many of the things found in other luxury SUV’s
Along with a top speed of between 124.9 and 175.8 mph, the sport can go from 0-60 in just 5 seconds thanks to its 5-litre supercharged V8 engine.
Another car with access to some of the best technology around, the newer versions of the sport include rear seat entertainment, media steering wheel, voice recognition technology and a meridian sound system that has 13 speakers.
4. Patek Philippe Complication Watch
With a price tag of close to $45,000 dollars, the Patek Philippe Complication is the sort of watch you would expect to see on a high ranking official such as Jacob Zuma.
This watch features an Polished 18kt white gold case, Silvered “opaline” dial and Polished white gold dauphin shaped hands.
The watch features its own built in calendar with the Day & Month windows displayed beneath the 12 o’clock position.
The watch is Scratch Resistant and has water resistance of up to 100 feet with automatic movement and fixed bezel.
3. Audi A6
Coming in at a more reasonable price of around $42,000 dollars, the Audi A6 is a sleek car that gives off the feel of sophistication.
The car has a decent top speed of 128 mph and there is a 0-60 mph speed of around 5.2 seconds.
The interior has been re-defined and includes a 7.0-inch infotainment system as standard with on-board tech including adaptive cruise and automated emergency braking.
There is an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode along with a supercharged and intercooled V-6 engine.
The car has all-wheel drive and can seat 5 passengers and the car can brake from 70-0 mph in 159 feet.
2. Pretoria Restaurants
As well as being an influential politician, Jacob Zuma owns many other business interests within the state and these include his restaurants in the city of Pretoria.
One of these restaurants is part of a burger chain called “Fat Zuma Burger” that serves big mac style meals and offers everything from coffee to milkshake drinks.
He is also thought to own several other fine dining restaurants within the city.
1. Audi Q7
With a price range of around $65,000 dollars, the Audi Q7 is the company’s flag ship model and boasts an impressive, muscular exterior.
There is plenty of space for the Zuma family in this car with seats for seven people over three rows, and child seats can be fitted to six of them.
The 770-litre boot can be increased to a staggering 1,955 litres by electronically folding down the second row of seats.
Newer versions of the car have some of the best technology around including, Audi Smartphone Interface, MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Connect Safety and Service features.
There is a large heads up display on the dash, Xenon powered headlights and a Bang & Olufsen speaker system that provides great entertaining sound.
Jacob Zuma is also thought to own several other luxury limousine’s some of which have built in Armour.
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