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Six Degrees of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

The head honcho at Dubai World is now a globally known business figure. But how can we link him to a hardcore rocker in six simple steps?

June 17, 2010 5:19 by

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, first lady of France

The French first lady received her Qatari counterpart last year for a state dinner at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, joined by their other halves, Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Hamad and French president Sarkozy.

Bruni is a former model-turned-singer, who married the French president in early 2008. She is heiress to the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, and is legally the daughter of concert pianist Marisa Borini and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi . However, in 2008 she told a magazine her real father was a Brazilian grocery magnate named Maurizio Remmert, who had an affair with her mother as a young classical guitarist.

Bruni has a cast of high-profile admirers, from Mick Jagger to Donald Trump. But despite legions of glamorous friends, the  Italian-born, French-raised Bruni wields plenty of star power all on her own thanks to her legendary fashion sense, something she shares with French designer …

 

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