|موضوع: اغنى ايراني بالعالم 2/7/2011, 08:18|| |
اغنى ايراني بالعالم
Nasser David Khalili
(Persian: ناصر داوود خلیلی, born 1945 in Esfahan) is a British Iranian
Jewish property developer, art collector, and philanthropist, and is
based in London.
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In the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 ranking of the wealthiest people in
the UK he was placed 5th with an estimated fortune of £5,800
million. This included an estimated value of £4,500 million for
his art collection. In May 2007 The Art Newspaper questioned that
valuation, up from £500 million the previous year.
His Islamic art collection extends to 20,000 items and is the largest of its kind held privately in the world.
He founded the Nasser D. Khalili Chair of Islamic Art at the School of
Oriental and African Studies, University of London. At the University of
Oxford he established a research fellowship in Islamic Art and endowed
The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the
In a law of contract case in 2005, Savills failed to wind up Khalili's
main property company in a bid to obtain £1m commission on the
sale of the UK's most expensive house (18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens).
The High Court struck out the winding–up petition, brought by Savills,
Beauchamp Estates and Glentree Estates after Khalili's company Favermead
had refused to pay fees on the £57m sale of the house to
industrialist Lakshmi Mittal in a dispute as to whether any commission
was payable if the agents had not been the effective cause of the sale.
High-ranking Iranian politicians have dubbed Khalili “the cultural
ambassador of Islam”. His extraordinary collection of Islamic art is the
largest in private hands with 20,000 items. He has just published an
encyclopedic time chart of Islamic civilisation which he plans to
distribute to the Muslim world and to 40,000 young people in British
schools. And yet, Khalili, 61, is Jewish. Born in Iran, he moved to
London in 1978 and started trading in property.
He turned two dilapidated buildings in Kensington Palace Gardens into
one of the most extraordinary houses in London, which is now owned by
Lakshmi Mittal (qv). Khalili is working on an innovative
energy-efficient 300,000sq ft office block at Holborn Viaduct.
His company Favermead also owns property in Mayfair and Exeter. Most of
the art was acquired before prices started to rise. When some of his
masterpieces — 300 or so — go on show abroad, the insurance indemnity
can run into hundreds of millions of pounds. Khalili has staged more
than 35 exhibitions worldwide.
Aside from Islamic art, he has been building other hugely valuable
collections, including Japanese Meiji, Swedish textiles, Spanish
damascene metalwork and enamels of the world. Despite the difficulty of
valuing the Islamic collection, we tentatively put a £4.5
billion price on it, adding £800m for the other collections.
All are owned by the Khalili family trust.
Property and other assets are worth £500m, taking Khalili to
£5,800m. He sees himself not as “owning” the art but as a
steward of the collections, which he wants to house in new museums where
the public can appreciate them.
Khalili has spent £8m documenting the collection and writing
about it, working with leading academics in each field. It is the
largest art publication in the world by a single collector.
Khalili is driven by a need to bridge the divide between the world’s
religions. “Religion and politics have their own languages, but the
language of art is universal. Never has there been a greater need for
this universality,” he says.
|موضوع: رد: اغنى ايراني بالعالم 2/7/2011, 11:28|| |
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