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Offline flowers

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Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire
« on: November 13, 2013, 12:27:03 PM »

While Iran has been buckling under the sanctions that have been crippling its economy, the country’s supreme leader is apparently enjoying the billions he has in the bank.

The Reuters news agency exposed on Monday that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, a sum exceeding the value of his nation’s current annual petroleum exports.

The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leader’s enduring power and now holds stakes in nearly every sector of Iranian industry, according to Reuters. These include the finance, oil, telecommunications, and even ostrich farming sectors, among others.

The company has essentially built its empire on the systematic seizure

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Re: Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 04:17:47 AM »
Is anyone really surprised at this?

Can't think of a single non-billionaire dictator.
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