His yacht will cost nearly three times what his country spends on health and education for its impoverished citizens each year.
But Teodorin Obiang is the son of a dictator and the chances are that such considerations won’t unduly trouble him.
He has commissioned a $380million (£233million) super yacht, with cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, it was revealed yesterday.
Because Obiang earns $6,799 (£4,184) a month as agriculture minister of the tiny, oil-rich West African state of Equatorial Guinea, questions are being asked about quite how he could afford the 390ft yacht.
So now you know where you International Aid Budget is going. As well as going to countries like India, who have space programmes and more nuclear weapons than we have, £13 BILLION, will be going in Aid by 2013.
No one says that people in this country are impoverished like they are in the third world, but we have people sleeping in the streets and pensioners dying of cold every winter. Maybe a better way of spending the money, would be teaching them about contraception and giving out contraceptive pills and condoms to stop them having huge families that they or their country can't afford.
Who said, "charity begins at home"?