Demonstrators stage a protest during the shareholders assembly of the mining group Xstrata on September 7, 2012 in Zug. A blockbuster merger between Swiss commodities giant Glencore and Xstrata may be salvaged as Glencore offered to raise its offer, after shareholder Qatar demanded better terms. Glencore had flatly refused to budge, but after a last-minute adjournment of a crucial vote on the merger today, it made its new offer to exchange 3.05 of the new group's shares for every Xstrata share. (AFP/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.