$250m The Card Players by Paul Cezanne
Oil rich Qatar broke the world record for the most expensive painting ever sold when it purchased by the post Impressionist Paul Cezanne’s The Card Players. The Gulf state, who is likely to display the painting in the Qatar National Museum, acquired the painting last year from George Embiricos, a Greek shipping magnate. The amount paid was disclosed last only week.
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.