In London on 82-m to year of life has died Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi. It is the largest in the history of the merchant of arms.
Adnan was the son of the personal physician of the king of Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz bin Saud – the father of the current monarch. He received an excellent education in Egyptian and American universities. The sister of Adnan married Egyptian businessman Muhammad al-Fayed.
In the sixties and the eighties, Khashoggi acted as the intermediary in the conclusion of contracts for the supply of arms between the Western and middle Eastern States, primarily between the US and Saudi Arabia.
He was also involved in the scandal the «Iran-contra». According to the materials of the investigation, it was through his mediation took place, the supply of American weapons to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He was accused of laundering money Philippine President Fernando Marcos and his wife Imelda, who. In 1988, Khashoggi was arrested in Switzerland and handed over to US. However, the American court acquitted the businessman.
In the eighties of the XX century Khashoggi was considered the richest man in the world – his fortune was estimated at $ 40 billion. His Grand party was famous throughout the world.
The entrepreneur was a major property owner, purchased the boat used in the film about James bond. It was later sold to another lover to live in Grand style – Donald Trump.