Fayed, Mohamed al-
1929 - Born on the 27th of January in Bakos Alexandria, Egypt.
1966 - He founded his own shipping company in Egypt before becoming a financial adviser to one of the world's richest men, the Sultan of Brunei.
1974 - He arrived in Britain and added the al- to his name, earning the Private Eye nickname "the Phoney Pharaoh".
1975 - He briefly joined the board of the mining conglomerate Lonrho.
1979 - Bought the Hôtel Ritz Paris.
1985 - He married Wathén, his second wife.
1997 - His son, Dodi, was dating Diana, Princess of Wales and was killed with her in a car crash in Paris.
1998 - He helped found The New School at West Heath as a tribute to the late Princess Diana, contributing almost £3 million GBP. It is part of the Al-Fayed Charitable Foundation.
2003 - He moved from Surrey, UK to Switzerland, alleging a breach in an agreement with the Her Majesty's Inland Revenue Commissioners.
2005 - In January, a Geneva newspaper stated that Fayed had moved again, to Monaco, to take advantage of a more favourable tax climate.
2007 - Appeared on The Howard Stern Show. He showed his usual conviction and spoke about his theories surrounding the death of Dodi and Diana, but was also notably warm and comfortable on the air, going so far as to playfully refer to Stern as a "dickhead".
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