BEIRUT (NYTIMES) - Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on their personal websites. Then, there is the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who has been publishing his romantic anguish online, in Arabic and English, for anyone with an internet connection to read. "O sweetheart, there's nothing more to say./Your deathly silence has worn me out," he wrote in one poem posted on his official website. "You no longer have a place with me," says another. "I don't care if you live or die." Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of the sheikh's reported six wives, has left him. She fled with their 11- and 7-year-old children to London several months ago, a person close to the royal family said, making her at least the third woman to flee Sheikh Mohammed's palaces in Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. Princess Haya, 45, is seeking political … [Read more...] about Another Dubai princess defects. Anguished poetry ensues
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Multi-billionaire Elon Musk's real net worth, like his personality, is volatile and mercurial.Probably the best known billionaire in the world (and undoubtedly the most covered by the news and social media), Musk and his exact wealth are a matter of speculation because he lives such an un-billionaire type existence.For one, Musk has no guaranteed multimillion dollar annual salary plus stock options and perks from Tesla Inc. Musk has a $56,000 monthly salary from Tesla but hasn't drawn this salary even once. Seems Musk relies on his salaries and perks from his other businesses such as SpaceX, The Boring Company, OpenAI and Neuralink to get by.But here's what we know about Musk's wealth. Forbes estimates his "real time net worth" as of May 15 at $19.5 billion. That's good for Number 40 on Forbes' billionaires list. CNBC places Musk's net worth at about $23.6 billion (no mention of a time frame).And here's why it's tough placing an exact number on Musk's wealth.In January, Tesla announced … [Read more...] about Elon Musk net worth: How much is Tesla, SpaceX CEO worth?