London, August 23 (ANI): A barber in London may make a bid for the best job in the world after allegedly getting paid a staggering 15,000 pounds for trimming the hair of the Sultan of Brunei.
Ken Modestou, who owns a barber's shop at the Dorchester hotel in Mayfair, was purportedly flown by the royal on a Singapore Airlines flight and given a self-contained suite for the 7,000-mile trip to the sultanate.
The 63-year-old sultan apparently picked the tab for the cabin, costing just under 11,000 pounds, to keep his favourite barber from possible swine flu among other passengers.
Modestou also gets several thousand dollars in cash each time he renders his services to the royal, along with flight and hotel accommodation for three to four nights, according to George Kadi, who works with Modestou.
"Ken has been cutting the hair of the sultan for 16 years," Times Online quoted Kadi as telling a client.
"He goes regularly, sometimes every three or four weeks. The sultan flies him first-class at a cost of about 9,000 pounds.
"Everything is paid for, hotel, luxury food. It's a case of 'just keep signing, that's all'," he added. (ANI)