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The Emir of Qatar

Check out the colorful network of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose influence runs the gamut from British royalty, to billionaire magnates, to hard working communists.

June 10, 2010 5:43 by

At the tender age of 43, in a bloodless palace coup, the Emir of Qatar deposed his father while the elder was on a visit to Geneva. Calling it the abnormal behavior of an ignorant man the former emir vowed to return. But fifteen years on, the changing of the guard seems to have proved a success for the emir and his adoring citizenry. Qatari nationals are the richest folks in the world, banking an approximate $84,000 per head in GDP – nearly double that of America and dwarfing that of the UK, at $35,000.
By nearly any measure, the portly emir seems to be doing just about everything right. The Economist regards the dynamic leader as a rock solid success where it counts: business, diplomacy, economics and relationships.
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