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.
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