The Richest Man in the World

The Story of Adnan Khashoggi


By Ronald Kessler

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New York Times bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler goes inside the infamously lavish life of billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, once the richest man in the world.

He made more money than anyone in history. And he spent it at a dizzying clip of $330,000 a day, every day of the year. He was Adnan Mohamed Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian middleman who started out with nothing and in twenty-five years parlayed his connections to the Saudi royal family and genius at dealing with people into a fortune of colossal proportions.

Uncle to Dodi Al-Fayed, Princess Diana’s once boyfriend before a fatal car crash and Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist allegedly murdered in Istanbul, Adnan Khashoggi’s American Express bill often exceeded $1 million. When he felt like having spaghetti, he flew to Venice for dinner on one of his three commercial-size airplanes. One of his luxury yachts, the 282-foot Nabila, was considered the most opulent modern yacht afloat and was borrowed for a James Bond movie. He even sold Donald Trump one of his 285-foot luxury super yachts for $200 million, although it is now in the hands of Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

This remarkable book is a rare glimpse into a life of opulence beyond most people’s wildest imaginings–a compelling closeup of a complex and driven man who has explored the outer reaches of success, power, and all that money can buy.


On Sale
Oct 31, 2017
Page Count
274 pages

Ronald Kessler

About the Author

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the FBI, In the President’s Secret Service, and The CIA at War. A former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards, one for national reporting, and one for community service. He was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife, Pamela Kessler.

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