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UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies

The president and emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away after a long illness. About it informs TASS with reference to the state news agency of the country WAM.

UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies

“His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, who defected to the side of his Lord [скончался]today, Friday, May 13th. He passed away after a long illness.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was 73 years old and was the second President of the UAE after the death of his father, Zayed Al Nahyan. He has held this post since November 3, 2004. In 2014, the country’s leader suffered a stroke.

Al Nahyan is one of the richest people in the world, his fortune was estimated at $150 billion. In addition to the leadership of the UAE, he also oversaw the investment fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, whose capitalization, according to various estimates, reaches $875 billion (for 2008).

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