For most people, the new iPhone 7 models are a luxury and the meager paychecks of a regular employee are not going to buy you the cool new iPhones that come in colors such as Jet Black and Matte Black. If you’re an Alaskan Malamute, however, who happens to have a very wealthy owner, you don’t get just one, but eight of these trendy smartphones.
Wang Sicong, son of Chinese billionaire, Wang Jianlin bought his dog, Coco, the lucky Alaskan Malamute owns not just one, but eight of the newly released iPhones (worth an estimated $9584). Yes, because a dog cannot have just one iPhone, it seems. The extravagant lifestyle and spending of the 28-year-old Wang can thank his father, Jianlin for his lavish lifestyle because he happens to be the chairman of real estate giant, Dalian Wanda Group, which is the largest commercial property in China.
Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jianlin, Chinese real estate billionaire and recognized as the wealthiest man in China. Wang can thank his father for the privileges and hefty purchases because Jianlin is the chairman of real estate giant, Dalian Wanda Group and is the largest commercial property in China.
Wang’s father is worth an estimated $28.8 billion and is the world’s 20th richest billionaire. The estimated net worth of Jianlin is $28.8 billion (£22 billion) and is recognized as the first Chinese billionaire from the mainland who made it to the world’s top 20 richest people, according to Forbes.
Well, no wonder the guy can afford all those iPhones for his canine companion. The photo was posted with the caption which when translated to English said, “Not sure what people are showing off on social media about. There is nothing to show off. I was forced to take action.”
In the past, the affluent Wang Sicong has also published photos of the pampered canine, Coco, wearing Apple watches that are worth so much money (a reported $12,000), that it sparked anger and negative feedback from people online.
Wang is part of China’s fu’erdai or second-generation rich, commonly known as the sons and daughters of tycoons and are wildly popular for flaunting their overly extravagant lifestyles. Even an episode of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills cannot come close to this kind of luxurious spending, Wang loves the pooch so much, maybe he plans to facetime with Coco while he is away spending his money on other ventures.
Wang has the nickname of “the nation’s husband” because of his status as the most eligible bachelor in China, he is also quite notorious in the media for his outrageous spending and displays of wealth. Well, it is a matter of status symbol for these high rollers. Maybe he just wanted to make a big statement, or maybe he just bought all these iPhones for his dog because he can. Apple might as well sign on Coco, the richest canine in China as one of its top endorsers, along with his 8 iPhones, because that is just one lucky dog.
Photo by Jimmy Benson