Who is Hassan Jameel?
Hassan Jameel is a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman. He was previously in a relationship with Barbadian pop singer, songwriter and actress, Rihanna. But recently, the two have called it quits. Hassan Jameel is the deputy president and vice chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel Company Ltd, the eponymous company founded by his grandfather Abdul Latif Jameel back in 1945 as a gas station in Jeddah. The company is now active in 30 countries, with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region, and is the sole distributor of Toyota Land Cruiser automobiles in Saudi Arabia since 1955. In the article 'Forbes Middle East: The World’s Richest Arabs 2016', the publication named his family 12th on its list of richest Middle Eastern families that year, with a net asset value of US$1.5 billion. In 2017, the family ranked 4th on the same list by Forbes, with a total estimated net worth of $2.2 billion. He is also the president of his business's charitable arm, Community Jameel. He regularly visits the UK for business trips and can often be seem in the company of the royalty. He reportedly has the sponsorship and naming rights to the entire Saudi premier league, known as the Abdul Latif Jameel League.
Childhood & Early Life
Hassan Jameel was born on October 22, 1988 in Saudi Arabia. He is the son of Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, who currently serves as the chairman and president of Abdul Latif Jameel Company Ltd since the death of his father and founder of the company, Abdul Latif Jameel, in 1993. Hassan Jameel is the middle child of his father and is touted as the heir to their family business.
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Rise to Stardom
Hassan Jameel instantaneously earned worldwide attention in June 2017 after he was spotted spending intimate time with famous Barbadian singer, Rihanna, in a swimming pool in Spain. His initial fame was merely as the singer's handsome and apparently rich romantic interest. However, the fans of Rihanna were quick to rummage through pages on the internet to put a name to the yet unknown businessman. As soon as he was identified as the second in command of one of the most affluent car companies in the Middle East, the news spread rapidly that the multi-millionaire singer had a billionaire boyfriend who is technically one of the world's richest men. It is not only his net worth that interested the media and Rihanna's fandom. Within a short period of time, media outlets began reporting on his previous involvements with other celebrities, most notably supermodel Naomi Campbell, with whom he was spotted spending quality time while watching a Stevie Wonder concert in Hyde Park, London the previous summer. He regularly featured on tabloids in the company of Rihanna and was recognized both for his high-profile relationship and his wealthy family business. In June 2018, Rihanna broke up with Jameel because she was reportedly "tired of men".
Hassan Jameel was first spotted by the paparazzi getting cozy with songstress Rihanna in a steamy pool in Spain in late June 2017. A week later, the happy couple were spotted shopping for groceries in Ibiza. Her father later told 'The Sun' that the two had been dating secretly for about six months at the time, with sources close to her confirming that she was "madly in love" with him. It was also claimed that she regularly came to the UK for the past few months to spend time with him. As it became clear that his involvement with Rihanna was more than a fling, there was renewed interest in his past romantic relationships.
Tabloids had already tagged him as the ex-boyfriend of supermodel Naomi Campbell after cursory research revealed them spending intimate time at a festival in London in July last year. Interestingly, later that year, Rihanna and Campbell unfollowed each other on Instagram, which caused speculations if Jameel was the reason behind it. However, which came as a shock to some of Rihanna's fans is that within a few weeks of them being spotted together, it was reported that her new boyfriend had been married before to art expert Lina Lazaar, who had previously been named among the 'Top 10 Most Influential Women in Middle Eastern Art'. They reportedly bonded over their mutual admiration for art and got married at a luxury ceremony at the Paris Opera House in 2012. His family kept the entire thing under tight wraps, but it has been learned that he had divorced Lazaar long before he started dating Rihanna, and reportedly Lazaar has also moved on with a new partner.
Rihanna, on the other hand, had a high profile relationship with musician Chris Brown and also dated her longtime friend Drake briefly in 2016. In June 2018, Rihanna called off her relationship with the billionaire Hassan Jameel because she just got tired of him.