A 16-year-old rich kid with a penchant for limited edition trainers – and money to burn thanks to his billionaire dad – has allowed cameras into his jaw-dropping family home in Dubai.
Rashed Saif Belhasa, who also goes by the name ‘Money Kicks’ on Instagram and boasts 1.5million followers, lives in the UAE with his family in a mansion so vast they use a golf cart to get around the grounds – which includes their own private zoo filled with exotic animals.
Rashed flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on Channel 4’s World’s Weirdest Homes on Wednesday night, and told how he plans to follow in his construction magnate father’s footsteps by amassing a fortune of his own.
His private zoo, which can be seen from the enormous living room, houses lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and bears; and they receive regular visits from A-List celebrities – some of whom Rashed has named animals after.
Money Kicks is the proud owner of a vast shoe collection boasting limited edition Yeezys, Bapes and Air Jordans, all stored in bespoke cases and reported to be worth an estimated $1million (£785,000).
Rashed Saif Belhasa is a 16-year-old ‘rich kid’ and young businessman with his own private zoo based at his family home in Dubai where he has around 500 exotic animals (pictured playing with a young tiger cub at home in October 2018)
Rashed Saif Belhasa’s father, billionaire Emirati businessman Saif Ahmed Belhasa built himself a zoo to live in in Dubai, which is home to more than 500 animals including lions, tigers, panthers, leopards and giraffes (pictured: his sprawling home with a balcony backing onto the giraffe enclosure)
Personal oasis: This stunning landscaped pool, complete with grotto, slide and waterfall, is enjoyed by YouTube star Rashed Saif Belhasa who starred in World’s Weirdest Homes
Best foot forward: Rashed Saif Belhasa’s extraordinary £1million is displayed in custom built shelves – complete with lights and individual sealed containers to house his trainers
King of the jungle: This vast open plan living space allows Rashed Saif Belhasa, 16, to look out on the animals housed in enclosures that can be seen through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, pictured, giving the effect of a private safari lodge
The zoo has over 500 exotic animals that are owned by billionaire UAE businessman Saif Ahmed Belhasa, who started collecting the animals from other private zoos that were neglected.
Rashed’s pets have names like Versace the lion, Gucci and Dior the orangutans, Armani the chimp, Fendi, Yeezy, Paris Hilton, Jackie Chan, and a pair of giraffes named Bert and Ernie.
The YouTube celebrity and budding entrepreneur’s zoo is a popular destination for celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Ronaldo, Floyd Mayweather, Rihanna, Paris Hilton, and Jackie Chan who also have animals named after them.
Who is Money Kicks’ father, Saif Ahmed Belhasa?
UAE national Saif Ahmed Belhasa founded his first company in the 1960s, Union Trading, which dealt in used cars and supplied equipment for power projects.
Fast forward several decades, and Belhasa is a construction tycoon presiding over the sprawling Belhasa Group.
The group comprises a large network of companies with interests spanning construction, real estate, technology, travel, tourism and hospitality, and the automotive industries.
His net worth is estimated to be at least £1.5billion.
Room with a view: One of the sofas looks out onto the enclosure below, offering uninterrupted views to Rashed and his guests
Animal kingdom: Rashed looks out over one of the animal enclosures within his personal zoo
Dream house: Inside, Rashed and his friends have use of a games room, complete with table tennis and an enormous television for gaming
Match of the day: A professional looking pitch is also on offer for the teenager when he wants some downtime
Bold: The exterior of the zoo features huge sculptures, rock features and ponds
Asked by the filmmaker during the documentary if he’s the only child in the world with his own private zoo, Rashed played it cool.
‘Yeah you could say that. I don’t like to show off,’ he said.
He explained that because the zoo isn’t open to the public, the family does not make a profit – and any suggestions that the animals are mistreated are shut down.
‘We take care of all our animals. When I went to Kenya, I see a lot of lions dying because they eat once a month and here they eat every single day.’
Also going by the monkier Money Kicks, the teenager boasts 1.5m followers on Instagram and hopes to become a billionaire in his own right
Rashed and his family allow some of the younger animals inside their sprawling home that needs a golf cart just to get around the grounds
Floyd Mayweather has also made a trip to the Belhasa home in Dubai, stopping off to meet the animals in the zoo
Rashed’s pets have names like Versace the lion, Gucci and Dior the orangutans, Armani the chimp, Fendi, Yeezy, Paris Hilton, Jackie Chan, Bert and Ernie the giraffes
The zoo receives attracts A-List celebrities from around the world who Rashed names the animals after. Pictured, Mariah Carey with her tiger namesake
Although the family have several properties this is the main residence of the famous YouTuber and social media star also known as ‘Money Kicks’. Pictured, Rashed with Jackie Chan
Rashed made headlines last year for receiving a brand new £200,000 Ferrari car in Louis Vuitton Supreme logos for his birthday.
Despite being too young to drive the car, as the legal age in Dubai is 18, he enlisted company FoilX to apply the customised wrap on the supercar, which was originally yellow.
The teenager’s YouTube channel and Instagram page showcases his lavish lifestyle, showing off his latest purchases alongside meeting celebrities and sports stars alike.
He has an entire room in his house dedicated to his trainer collection which features a pair of trainers worn by footballer Paul Pogba, one of only 14 pairs made.
Channel 4’s World’s Weirdest Homes airs tonight at 9pm
Rashed has built an online profile and he flaunts his latest purchases, including this Ferrari F12 Berlinetta on YouTube and Instagram