Billion Dollar Downfall

Did one man dupe the global elite? The story behind the man who claimed he could end world poverty while making the rich richer.

Billion Dollar Downfall

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Arif Naqvi attracted billions of dollars from some of the world’s wealthiest billionaires and leading global institutions with his Dubai-based private equity firm The Abraaj Group. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Bank of America, as well as the UK, US and French governments, were all enthralled by his promise that “to do good does not necessarily mean to compromise returns”. Then in 2…

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