There's been a lot of talk this election season about the wealth disparity in America and how the 1% are enjoying things a whole lot more than the rest of us.
But our 1% could probably take a lesson or two from the 1% of South Africa's Zulu royalty.
Actually we're probably not talking about 1%. We're talking about one guy.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants the provincial government to pony up $700,000 for a new palace for his sixth wife, according to the BBC. Queen Zola Mafu, the king's youngest wife, is forced at the moment to share a palace with another royal spouse.
The king is also seeking an additional $1.4 million to upgrade the palace of one of his other wives.
The KwaZulu Natal government, one of nine provincial administrations, has already budgeted almost $7 million for the royal family this year.
Along with his six wives, King Zwelithini has more than 25 children.
A few years ago, the king's wives were criticized by local politicians for spending about $24,000 on designer clothes and costly holidays.