Sheikh Khalifa Al-Nahyan is the president of one of the fastest-growing nations in the world. Under his leadership, the UAE has seen significant economic growth, and the renaming of the Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa is considered a symbol of Al-Nahyan’s financial power. According to Forbes, Sheikh Khalifa is the world’s third wealthiest monarch, with an estimated wealth of US $15 billion. He has made substantial donations to many health institutions around the world, and finances a major housing programme in the Gaza Strip. He declared 2017 as the ”Year of Giving” to promote the culture of giving back to the community and enhance the spirit of volunteering and loyalty to one’s country.
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