Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, who owned Harrods department store and Fulham club, died at the age of 94. This was confirmed this Friday, September 1, by the soccer team through a statement on social networks:
“Everyone at Fulham was incredibly saddened to learn of the death of our former owner and chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed,” the statement read.
Who Was Mohamed Al-Fayed?
Mohamed Al-Fayed was born in Egypt in 1929. He always kept his past a secret, because although he claimed he was raised by an English nanny, sometime later, he denied that his father could have been a school teacher. Although he had no direct relationship with the English monarchy, Mohamed Al-Fayed became one of the elite businessmen of this nation.
However, to be within this distinguished and very select group, he had to pay a lot of money and become the owner of several businesses. Mohamed Al-Fayed’s fortune, as revealed by Forbes, was 1.9 billion dollars for his properties, but he later sold.
Mohamed Al-Fayed’s Relationship with Princess Diana
For a long time, it was said that Princess Diana had several lovers, one of them, Dodi, the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed, who was her last partner. Dodi was the man who was with her at her death, which occurred on August 31, 1997.
Although this was never confirmed or denied, Mohamed Al-Fayed was one of the people who claimed that Princess Diana was pregnant with his son’s child, which is why the British family would have killed them. Dodi and Princess Diana died immediately in a car accident after leaving the Ritz Hotel in Paris, a place owned by the businessman.
This story was written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva