Passengers walk down from a Thai Airways Boeing 747 on the tamac of the freed Suvarnabhumi International Airport after making the first arrival flight at the protest-hit airport in Bangkok on Dec. 3. Airlines gradually resumed international and domestic flights to and from the airport after protesters ended a blockade, with full operations expected on Dec. 4. (Getty Images)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.