One of Tony Blair's homes.
What links George W Bush, Tony Blair, Indonesia's Suharto and Zaire's Mobuto?
They have all been described as very rich.
The Bush family wealth has come partly from wars and arms deals. (Bush Family Values: War, Wealth, Oil /How The Bush Family Made Its Fortune From The Nazis. )
In 1999, Time Magazine reported that the Suharto family had acquired $73 billion of cash and assets over a 30 year period.
The Suhartos owned a mansion in Los Angeles, a ranch in New Zealand, a golf course in England, most of the top hotels in Bali, and much more. (Suharto's Businesses / Hotels in Bali / TIMEasia.com 05/24/99
Mobutu owned luxurious properties in France, Switzerland, Belgium and several other countries.
A Bush family home : Kennebunkport - Portland, United States ...
On 30 March 2010, The Daily Mail tells us that a web of companies hides Tony Blair's millions and that there is a riddle over Blair's investments in foreign countries.
Blair is believed to have channelled tens of millions of pounds through a complex web of companies.
One of Blair's companies has been licensed to operate in low-tax regimes abroad.
Firerush Ventures, controlled by Blair, has been granted licences to operate in countries with very low tax regimes.
Blair has links to a number of very rich people.
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In 2002, Tony Blair reportedly helped Lakshmi Mittal, now britain's richest man, to buy Romania's steel giant, Sidex, in a multi-million pound deal.
Blair's letter to his Romanian counterpart in connection with the deal was 'crucial'. (The Hindu : Timing of Blair's `Mittal' letter questioned)
Blair has made deals with the Kuwaiti royal family.
In March 2010 we learnt that Blair had carried out secret deals worth up to £20million with a South Korean oil firm with big interests in Iraq.
Kyu-Sun Choi, the chief executive of the South Korean oil firm UI Energy Corporation, has reportedly served a two-year prison sentence for bribery. (Boss of Korean firm that gave Tony Blair secret cash was jailed ...
After his release from jail Choi was accused of involvement in an alleged attempt to buy his company a place in an oil exploration consortium in Iraq.
Blair managed to keep his deal with UI Energy Corporation secret for nearly two years.
Blair has been entertained by Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is said to have links with the Mafia. (aangirfan: BLAIR; BERLUSCONI; MAFIA; CIA)
Berlusconi was accused of paying a $600,000 bribe to his British former tax accountant, David Mills, the husband of Tessa Jowell, the UK cabinet minister and friend of Blair.
On 17 February 2009, UK government minister Tessa Jowell's husband David Mills was sentenced to four and a half years jail in Italy for corruption.
Mills was also fined €250,000 by a court in Milan for taking a bribe from Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to give false evidence in two corruption trials.
After Blair won the 1997 general election, he made Jowell his public health minister.
According to The Observer ( How the lawyer's pub deal brewed a storm of trouble ) :
At the time Jowell was involved in discussions with the drinks industry about a range of issues from relaxing drinking regulations to alcopops.
Documents obtained by The Observer reveal that on 8 February 1998, Mills used a company based in the British Virgin Islands to buy 90,895 shares in a little-known firm called the Old Monk Company...
The Old Monk Company is involved with pubs and drink. (aangirfan: BLAIR; BERLUSCONI; MAFIA; CIA )
Blair has had a consultancy with a US investment bank, JP Morgan, since January 2008, earning him £2million a year.
Blair has a tendency to travel by private jet and sometimes with a VIP motorcade.
Mobutu befriended several U.S. presidents, including Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.