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Six degrees of Angela Merkel

A Doctor in physics holds the fate of the euro zone in her hands. Find out how she’s connected to Latin America’s favorite pop star (of Lebanese ancestry, by the way).

May 27, 2010 1:45 by

Saad Hariri

Before heading to the US this week for his first official visit to Washington, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in the city of Aqaba. During his regional tour, Hariri visited Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt to speak with Arab leaders on coordinating a regional stance in the Palestinian peace process, ahead of talks with American president Obama.
Hariri took the 536thspot on the Forbes list with an estimated worth of $1.9 billion. Saad is the son of billionaire, former Lebanese prime minister, and Saudi citizen Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated in Beirut in 2005.

In June last year, Saad Hariri’s pro-western alliance won a majority of seats in parliament and Saad was nominated as prime minister. Five months later Hariri formed a coalition government. In March the Lebanese PM Saad Hariri received for a visit the Mexican tycoon…


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