Jakarta, Armfalcon.com – The names Gigi and Bella Hadid are clearly very familiar to the ear. Does anyone of you know the name Mohamed Anwar Hadid? Yes, Mohamed Hadid is the father of the two supermodels above at once crazy rich from Palestine.
Although it is never known how much wealth Hadid has, this man who was born in 1948 is a businessman who is involved in real estate and well-known properties.
Summarized from various sources, here are interesting facts about Gigi and Bella Hadid’s father.
Descendants of the rulers of North Palestine
Mohamed Hadid was born in Nazareth 1948, his father is Anwar Hadid and his mother Khairiah. Her father taught but it was said that Khairiah was a descendant of Zahir al-Umar (1689 – 1775). This information was conveyed directly by Hadid in a post on his personal Instagram account.
Zahir al-Umar himself was an 18th century Palestinian area businessman. The man is also often addressed as the Prince of Nazareth.
The area that Zahir controlled was Galilee. However, the Palestinian government at that time moved around, starting from Tiberias, Arraba, Nazareth, Deir Hanna and finally in Acre.
Reportedly, Zahir is also a wealthy man. The source of his wealth came from a monopoly on the trade in cotton and olive oil.
Moved to the United States
The Hadid family moved to Syria and worked with US state media before finally joining the Voice of America (VOA) news agency. While in Syria, Hadid lived in Damascus, but eventually Hadid moved to Tunisia and Greece.
Shortly after Greece, the Hadid family moved to the United States. His father, Anwar Hadid, also got a new position at VOA as a writer and translator.
When this incident occurred, Mohamed Hadid was only 14 years old.
Selling classic cars
In Palestine, the Hadid family is a member of the upper middle class. When he moved to the United States, he had many businesses, one of which was the business of importing Middle Eastern products.
But his first business was selling classic cars in Georgetown, Washington. From his success in the automotive world, Hadid returned to Greece and opened a nightclub business there.
His business in Greece is also quite successful. Thanks to the multiple profits, he returned to Uncle Sam’s country to start his business in the real estate sector until now. In fact, he is considered one of the property entrepreneurs who are quite successful.
Building the Ritz Carlton
You could say the biggest source of wealth for Mohamed Hadid was when he successfully built the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York and Washington. Not only that, he also owns many luxury residences in the United States, one of which is Le Belvedere in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
To view his projects, you can visit mohamedhadid.com’s personal website.
Have dual citizenship
Although born in Palestine, Hadid holds two citizenships, namely Jordan and the United States. In 1992, Mohamed also represented Jordan as an athlete at the Winter Olympics.
Through his first marriage to Mary Butler, he had two children, Alana and Marielle. However, his second marriage inevitably had to run aground in the middle of the road in 1992.
He is also married to a Dutch model, Yolanda Hadid. From his second marriage to Yolanda, Mohamed has two daughters whose modeling careers have been quite successful, namely Gigi, Bella, and a son named Anwar Hadid.
After divorcing Yolanda in 2000, he was reportedly close to Shiva Safai, a businessman and model of Iranian blood. Safai moved to Norway when he was 19, then moved to Los Angeles with his family.