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Romance revealed between Carlos Slim and Queen of Jordan

According to Mexican daily El Universal, Queen Noor and Carlos Slim, currently the second richest man alive, are having an affair. KABOBfest translation below.

The Spanish social magazine Semana, unveiled in its latest edition an alleged romance between the richest man in Mexico, Carlos Slim HelĂș, and Queen Noor al-Hussein of Jordan (whose birth name is Lisa Halaby).

According to the publication, the widow of King Hussein and the Mexican tycoon have traveled the world together in private planes, cars with tinted windows, and stay in luxury hotels without using their real names.

They usually travel by private plane, hired or borrowed from friends, because Slim is unfriendly to such ostentacious items and does not own his own. They move about in different cars or in one with tinted windows, and the hotels do not register their identity — they use their associates’ names.

“They never enter through the lobby, but through the parking, and generally avoid all units except the gym, as Queen Noor likes to take care of her physical form. Moreover, they rarely dine in restaurants, prefer evenings in the homes of those they trust”, a person close to the businessman, whose identity was not revealed, told the publication.

According to the story in Semana, the couple began a relationship in the Spring of 2008 that has strengthened day by day and that has led them to travel the world.”

The magazine said the couple had just a few days in Las Villas luxury apartments in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, and in November took a tour of Madrid, Switzerland, Italy, followed by a vacation in Vail, Colorado.

In the United States, they traveled to New York where they had dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of that country.

“They are two lonely souls and they have finally found each other. For the both of them, it was a tragedy to lose their spouses. They share common Arab roots through their ancestors,” say friends of the couple.

Slim, aged 69, is the son of a Lebanese and is the second richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine. He was widowed in February 1999 when his wife Soumaya died.

She, aged 57, holds a BA in Architecture, was born in the United States to a Syrian-Lebanese father and Swedish mother. On June 15th, 1978 she became Queen Noor of Jordan, King Hussein’s fourth wife and the mother of his four children, including Hamzah, who was the Crown Prince of Jordan until December 2004, when his half-brother, the current King Abdullah, stripped him of the title.

Abdullah was married on June 10, 1993 to Rania Al-Yassin, who was finally proclaimed queen on June 9, 1999, and is now considered one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine.

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