Real Estate of the Rich and Tyrannical

With Bin Laden's Abbotabad hideaway still in the news, Rob Bear takes us on a tour of despot's palaces and hideaways.
May 17, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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From the Fuhrerbunker to Saddam's Palace, security and luxury prevail.

The presidential palace of the Ivory Coast is another such spot, where illegitimate leader Laurent Gbagbo is currently attempting to hold on to his reign.

"Pretty cushy digs for the leader of a country where the average citizen brings home less than $700 per year," writes Bear.

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Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Curbed LA
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