He has access to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he bought a Palm Beach mansion for an eye-watering sum ten years ago from Donald Trump when the latter was short of finance. His fortune is estimated by Forbes magazine at 6.8 billion dollars (Forbes places him as 242nd richest person in the world), although some well-informed estimates put his wealth at double that amount. His assets on public record include islands, multiple properties worldwide, an Airbus plane, luxury vehicles and a vast collection of artworks.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.