Saudi Arabia : Billionaire Businessman Adnan Khashoggi dies at 82


Jeddah,Saudi Arabia : Saudi Arabian Businessman and one of the biggest arms dealer died at the age of 82,

According to a statement by Khashoggi Family “Our beloved father Adnan Khashoggi, aged 82, died peacefully today in London while being treated for Parkinson’s Disease”

“He lived his last days… with the same elegance, strength and dignity that characterized his remarkable life.”
“Our father understood the art of bringing people together better than anyone,”

“He celebrated life in the living of it, and always with an innate curiosity in others.” the family said.

Adnan Khashoggi was once the richest man of the world,His networth in 80’s was alone 4 Billion $,He was born in Makkah, the son of Muhammad Khashoggi. His family is of Turkish origin.

Adnan Khashoggi once owned one of the world’s largest yacht, the 86-metre Nabila, which appeared in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again.

When his business empire ran into financial difficulty, he handed the yacht to the Sultan of Brunei who sold it on to Donald Trump, now president of the US, for a reported $29m in the 1980s.

In 1997, a Paris court ordered him to pay a $1.6m fine for smuggling 37 paintings into France in 1986, bought in from the US on his private jet.

And in 1998, the casino at London’s Ritz Hotel settled out of court its lawsuit against Mr Khashoggi for £8m of gambling debts.

The businessman, whose late sister Samira was married to former Harrods chief Mohamed Al Fayed, was an uncle of Princess Diana’s final love, Dodi Fayed.

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