For the past few years, Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani has been looking for a place to hang his hat.
Not just any place though.
The head of the richest country in the world (according to the IMF's per capita GDP figures) has been scouring London and New York for some ultra-decadent digs capable of housing his two wives, 15 scions, and scores of bodyguards.
Finally, the sheikh appears to have found suitable stomping grounds in New York—he reportedly purchased the $100 million penthouse at a still-under-construction ultra-luxury apartment building on West 57th Street (though the developer denies he's the buyer).
Whether or nor the Prime Minister is officially coming to New York, his life is pretty awesome. Let's take a closer look.
Jaber al Thani's family has ruled Qatar since the mid-19th century. His cousin, Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, is the country's Emir — a veritable head of state. Jaber has two wives (concurrently) and 15 children.
Jaber al Thani has been looking for a place to hang his hat in New York City. Unfortunately, he's been rejected by three separate co-op boards there.
The boards are reportedly wary of his 15 children and massive entourage. They're also concerned about the fact that he has diplomatic immunity, which would protect him from reproach if he were to damage the properties or skirt payments.
Source: New York Post
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