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Adnan Khashoggi was one of the high society news makers in the 80's, considered by some to be on Donald Trump's level. While things have gone alright for the Donald, Khashoggi hasn't done as well...

Khashoggi led a high society lifestyle, even as his finances were in shambles. He went from a life of luxury to prison in the United States within a short amount of time.

He is no stranger to political intrigues.

Now 74, he works as a consultant.
posted by reenum (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 


Don't be so sure about Trump doing "alright".

He does bad reality TV and he has a fragrance. He's a wig, a dress and some makeup away from being Elizabeth Taylor.
posted by Zambrano at 2:02 PM on December 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


He seemed to get mentioned on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous every other week. Still, I tended to confuse him with Pia Zadora's husband.
posted by Joe Beese at 2:02 PM on December 14, 2009


He's a wig, a dress and some makeup away from being Elizabeth Taylor.

FTFY.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:04 PM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


He does bad reality TV and he has a fragrance. He's a wig, a dress and some makeup away from being Elizabeth Taylor.

Sounds like someone's envious.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:10 PM on December 14, 2009


The only above-the-fold link is Khashoggi's Wikipedia article? This is like an ObitFilter post for a guy who isn't dead yet.
posted by rocket88 at 2:17 PM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


rocket88 I agree what's "above-the-fold" needs to be dropped 2 lines at least.
posted by selton at 2:28 PM on December 14, 2009


You actually meant to make a post about Sho Kosugi, didn't you?
posted by penduluum at 2:33 PM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


...he has a fragrance.

Now that's just mean.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:35 PM on December 14, 2009


This guy, again? I'm four days out of my Civil Procedure final, and Metafilter drags me back in.
posted by SpringAquifer at 3:27 PM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


You say, "fragrance"
I say, "odor"
You say, "financier"
I say, "ogre"
"Fragrance!"
"Odor!"
"Financier!"
"Ogre!"
Let's call the whole thing off.
posted by mosk at 3:30 PM on December 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


The late, lamented Nest magazine once ran a very nice piece on the design of his private jet, which was predictably astonishing. I wish Nest could be found on the internet . . .
posted by with hidden noise at 3:44 PM on December 14, 2009


He's a wig, a dress and some makeup away from being Elizabeth Taylor.

Is this some new variant on Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that I don't know about?
posted by ob at 4:05 PM on December 14, 2009


I loved Nest. I have a complete run.
posted by maxwelton at 4:11 PM on December 14, 2009


He's a wig, a dress and some makeup away from being Elizabeth Taylor.

Rudy Giuliani isn't so hot these days, either. Maybe they could remake Bosom Buddies.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:35 PM on December 14, 2009


I remember this guy from an old Guinness Book of my childhood, for holding the record (at the time - early 80's edition?) for having paid the highest divorce settlement in history. An auspicious record, indeed.
posted by empyrean at 7:12 PM on December 14, 2009


Adnan Khashoggi, que passa!
posted by dirigibleman at 8:03 PM on December 14, 2009


From the wikipedia link:
American University used to have a prominent building named the Khashoggi Center but after he defaulted on his donation pledge, the school removed his name from the building.
Among other things, this building housed the campus bar, which certainly changed my life. So thanks for that, Adnan... I guess.
posted by zoinks at 11:40 PM on December 14, 2009


Khashoggi was way, way above the Donald; who bought his discarded toy.
posted by adamvasco at 1:56 AM on December 15, 2009


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