Network of… Naomi Campbell
It turns out she doesn’t always hang out at The Hague with war criminals. Here’s a look at some of the supermodel’s super contacts.
August 5, 2010 5:01 by e.andraos
Just who exactly is Badr Jafar? That was pretty much the question when it was revealed that Naomi Campbell was dating the mystery man. The couple drew plenty of attention to their relationship when Naomi celebrated her 36th birthday by renting out the entire Burj Al Arab in Dubai; some rumours suggested Jafar was footing the bill.
Jafar has been described as a “Dubai playboy,” though Kipp assumes that is just because he’s rich and the company for which he serves as executive director, Crescent Petroleum, is based in the UAE. According to the official website Jafar leads project development and financial deal structuring activities, which sounds like he’s more than a playboy. Having been educated at Eton and graduated with a Masters degree in engineering from Cambridge, he’s a veritable business whizz, and also has a hand in shipping, aviation and manufacturing to name just a few.