Adnan Khashoggi

A Turkish Saudi Arabian Businessman
Born Jul 25, 1935

Adnan Khashoggi is a Saudi Arabian arms-dealer and businessman. He is also noted for his engagements with high society in both the Western and Arabic-speaking worlds, and for his involvement in the Iran–Contra and Lockheed bribery scandals. At a peak net worth of about $4 billion USD in the early 1980s, he was one of the richest men in the world.… Read More

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  • Chasing Debtors: Cash Strapped Khashoggi?
    The Economist - May 23, 2013
  • Dorchester Collection Moda Ödülü’nün Sahibi Alisha!
    National Turk - May 01, 2012
  • Dorchester Le Richemond Oteli’ne Yeni Genel Müdür
    National Turk - Apr 27, 2012
  • Vic Carless Telegraph.Co.Uk
    Google News - Sep 04, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Adnan Khashoggi.


1935 Birth Born on July 25, 1935.


1970 34 Years Old Between 1970 and 1975, Lockheed paid Khashoggi $106 million in commissions. … Read More


1983 47 Years Old Khashoggi along with Kamal Adham was one of the founders of the gold company Barrick Gold Corporation, established in 1983. … Read More
1985 49 Years Old …  In 1985, celebrity reporter Robin Leach declared a five-day birthday party in Vienna that Khashoggi threw for his eldest son to be "the most extravagant event in European history", and in his heyday, Khashoggi spent $250,000 a day to maintain his lifestyle. … Read More


1988 52 Years Old In 1988, Khashoggi was arrested in Switzerland, accused of concealing funds held for three months. … Read More
1990 54 Years Old In 1990, a United States federal jury in Manhattan acquitted Khashoggi and Imelda Marcos, widow of the exiled Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, of racketeering and fraud. … Read More


2000 64 Years Old …  An advocate of the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Perle had served as an adviser to 2000 Republican US Presidential nominee George W. Bush. … Read More
2003 67 Years Old Allegedly, in 2003, Khan helped launder US$300 million of money through the Zurich branch of Swiss bank UBS. … Read More
2008 72 Years Old The case was settled in 2008; both men did not admit or deny the allegations;.
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