As a member of the Cuban dictators inner circle, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, stood side-by-side with Fidel Castros for 17 years as a bodyguard.
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Based on his vast, first-hand experience of Castros prodigal habits, extravagant diversions, and befitting eccentricity, Sanchez published a memoir titled, The Secret Life of Fidel Castro, this past Wednesday. The book touches upon the core contradiction at the heart of Castros personality:
While portraying himself as a humble revolutionary, the former dictators lifestyle could just as well have serve as inspiration for Martin Scorseses Wolf of Wall Street.
So, without ado, here are 10 facts you most likely didnt know about Fidel Castros luxurious and reprehensible lifestyle:
1. Owns at least 20 luxury homes.
2. Owns an 88 ft. yacht named Aquarama.
3. The yacht is powered by four torpedo boat motors, which were a gift from Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev.
4. Controls the operations of a gold mine in the Isle of Youth
5. Exhibits two imported elephant tusks from Angola in one of his homes.
6. His vacation home in Cayo Piedra includes a dolphin and turtle lagoon.
7. Is the proprietor of duck hunting preserve called La Deseada in Pinar del Río.
8. Had a rooftop bowling alley built for him in Havana by his former lover, Celia Sanchez.
9. Amongst his usual entourage of ten bodyguards, two would always have the same blood type in case of emergency.
10. Owned two more yachts besides Aquarama II; one of which served as a floating hospital.