H.H. Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Emir of Qatar

The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani oversaw the emergence of Qatar as a major player on the world stage. With an estimated 15% of the world’s known gas reserves, this tiny emirate (local population of 250,000) boasts the highest per capita income in the world ($100,000). A sovereign wealth fund of $85 billion has been used to propel projects like: the Qatar Foundation, Al Jazeera, hosting the 2022 football world cup, arts, property investment around the world, and many more. On June 25, 2013 he abdicated the throne to his son, Sheikh Tamim.

 


$75 bil The record amount of investments the Emir has pledge to spend for the 2022 World Cup for infrastructure, facilities, tourism, communications and transportation.
$137 mil The initial grant made by Emir Al Thani to establish Al-Jazeera, funding it by an emiri decree, with several year-by-year loans to keep it going.
We are trying to create a Qatari standard: you want us to deal with you, this is our standard; you win, we win, and we go for the long term

Birth: 1 January 1952 (Age: 62)

Source of Influence:

Influence: Political leader of over 1.5 million residents of oil-rich Qatar

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Status: Featured in current year

We are trying to create a Qatari standard: you want us to deal with you, this is our standard; you win, we win, and we go for the long term
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$75 bil The record amount of investments the Emir has pledge to spend for the 2022 World Cup for infrastructure, facilities, tourism, communications and transportation.
$137 mil The initial grant made by Emir Al Thani to establish Al-Jazeera, funding it by an emiri decree, with several year-by-year loans to keep it going.
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