Hassan Jameel is a successful Saudi Arabian businessman best known as the deputy president and vice chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, a family-owned company with deep roots in Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East. He had a high-profile relationship with the famous American singer Rihanna and that, besides his successful business ventures, brought him to the limelight. Jameel is a businessman who is not only money-minded but also has the mind of helping the people of his country through his philanthropic gestures. In this article, we will let you know how tall the billionaire businessman is compared to an average Saudi Arabian man, how he accrued his wealth, his relationship timeline with Rihanna, and other interesting facts about his personal life.
What Is Jameel Hassan’s Height Compared to The Average Male Height in Saudi Arabia?
Some sites had reported different figures regarding Jameel Hassan’s height, but from reliable sources, his height is 6 feet 0 inches (182cm). According to studies, the tallest men in the Arab region are the Lebanese, with an average male height of 176cm. This is followed by the Saudi Arabians, with an average height of 174cm. Going further, research conducted in 2019 on male beauty by IPSOS, multinational market research, revealed that over 41% of the Saudi Arabian despondent prefer their men to be between 5 feet 10 inches (178cm) and 6 feet 1 inch (185cm).
From the same research, it is known that an average Saudi Arabian man stands at 5 feet 7 inches (172cm), while the average Saudi woman stands at 5 feet 2inches. Thus, a male standing at 6 feet (183cm) and taller is considered tall in the country, and a height of 5feet 5 inches (167cm) and taller is considered tall for women. Conversely, a height of 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet or shorter is considered short for men and women, respectively. So, going by the above facts, Jameel Hassan is quite a tall man in all ramifications.
Jameel Hassan’s Net Worth of $2 Billion Is Mostly From His Family Business
Jameel Hassan is the deputy president and vice chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, the eponymous company founded by his grandfather back in 1994. He is in the domestic Saudi Arabia operations where he has operational responsibilities such as automotive, land and real estate, machinery, etc. Jameel is also on the Global Advisory Board, previously known as the President’s Council of the University of Tokyo. He is a member of the board of directors of Family Business Council-Gulf, a chapter of the global family business organization, Family Business Network. Hassan also sits on the Board of MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC)
The majority of Jameel’s fortune stems from his family business which he has been in operation for over eleven years. It is believed he will inherit the family fortune one day. The company currently has its operation in over 30 countries in the world but has its main focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey region. Abdul Latif Jameel company has been the sole distributor of Toyota Land Cruiser automobiles in Saudi Arabia since 1955. It is a diversified conglomerate that consists of various independent businesses covering auto parts manufacturing, automotive distribution, financial services, environmental services, land, and real estate development, renewable energy, logistics, media services, and electronics retailing.
ALJ is one of the largest independent distributors of Toyota, Lexus, and Daihatsu vehicles worldwide. Hassan reportedly earns a fat monthly salary of $204 million. However, it is interesting to note that as much as Jameel has quite created personal wealth for himself through his family business, he never felt the need to achieve the heights of the sky given him being born in a high-class family. According to him, there was not a time that money was a need to him. Jameel Hassan owns a Saudi Professional League called the Abdul Latif Jameel League. From there, he also makes a decent part of his fortune.
Other Interesting Facts About the Billionaire Saudi Prince
1. Hassan Jameel was Born into a Prominent and Wealthy Family
Billionaire Hassan Jameel was born into affluence on 22nd October 1998 in Saudi Arabia. His father, Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, currently serves as the chairman and president of Abdul Latif Jameel Company Ltd. His father’s favorite Arabian proverb is known to be “If a wind blows, ride it!”. Hassan is the second son of his parents and has a brother who is named Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel. He is a key player in the family’s business and currently serves as the chairman of numerous businesses.
Hassan’s grandfather was a prominent entrepreneur in the country. He was the original founder and CEO of the family company, Abdul Jameel Latif Company Ltd, which kicked off in 1945 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He founded the company in 1994, and today it has grown to become one of the largest and most lucrative automobile companies dominating the country.
In 2017, Hassan’s family was ranked as the fourth-richest family in Saudi Arabia, with an impressive net worth of $2.2 billion. In 2014, Jameel Hassan’s elder brother, Mohammed, received an honorary knighthood from the Queen for his philanthropic work, making him one of the first Saudi businessmen to receive such honor. His family is said to have sold over 14.1 million Toyota Corolla cars “over ten generations,” dating back to 1966.
2. He is a graduate of London Business School
Jameel spent most of his youthful days in Japan and had his education there. He pursued his tertiary education in Tokyo, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Sophia University in 2001. He further went to London Business School and obtained an MBA. After his studies, Jameel moved back to Japan in 2004, where he trained in Toyota Motor Corporation in their domestic kaizen department. After he completed this period of training, he returned to his home country, Saudi Arabia, to join his family-owned business Abdul Latif Jameel. Having spent a good part of his life in Japan, Jameel is fluent in Japanese and other languages such as Arabic and English.
3. Jameel and Rihanna Dated for Three Years
Even though he had made a name for himself as a successful businessman, Jameel was not in the media until 2017 when he started dating the American singer Rihanna; thus, he instantly gained worldwide and media attention. Rihanna and Hassan began their romantic relationship sometime in 2017. The couple was first seen publicly while on a romantic vacation in Spain.
In a photoshoot captured by paparazzi, the singer was spotted carrying a bouquet of flowers while her Middle Eastern man grinned ear to ear. The songstress appeared in a black and white striped baggy pantsuit with pointed flats as she held on to a black bomber jacket. She also flaunted long curly locks, a Barbie pink manicure, and blue cat-eye shades for the outing.
The eight-time Grammy winner and her lover were also spotted passionately kissing each other in the swimming pool of their rented luxury villa. Jameel regularly featured on tabloids in the company of Rihanna and was recognized for the high-profile relationship and his wealthy family businesses. Their romance continued as they were seen in June 2019 in Italy for a lavish vacation on the Amalfi Coast with a group of people that appeared to be his family. They also celebrated Halloween together in Boston alongside their friends.
It is unknown exactly when and where Jameel met Rihanna for the first time, but according to an interview, her father granted with The Sun, both of them had been secretly dating six months before they were spotted together in Spain. It was also reported that Rihanna regularly traveled to the UK to spend time with Jameel Hassan.
4. Rihanna Broke up with Hassan Jameel Because “She is Tired of men”
Hassan’s relationship with the Umbrella singer seemed like the real deal that would never end as Rihanna continued to tell her friends how in love she was with him. However, the two called the relationship quits in 2020. It was reported that the songstress simply called off the relationship because she was tired of men. Neither of them had publicly responded to their breakup news yet.
Meanwhile, Hassan Jameel was the first person Rihanna has been linked with following rumors of her on and off relationship with R&B superstar Drake. Recall that Rihanna reportedly called it quits with rapper Drake on 30th in October 2016 after an on-again/off-again romance. The iconic singer was previously linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Travis Scott in 2015 and has had a brief relationship with baseball star Matt Kemp in 2010.
Before then, in 2009, the songstress was left devastated after splitting from longtime boyfriend R&B star Chris Brown after an argument between the couple escalated to Brown getting violent with Rihanna and leaving her with physical injuries.
5. How Much Richer Than Rihanna Is Jameel Hassan?
According to Forbes, American singer Rihanna, the richest world female musician, has a net worth of $1.7 billion. She makes her money majorly from music and bulk from Fenty Beauty, a company wherein she owns half of its stake. Another part of her fortune comes from her Savage X Fenty lingerie line. She also makes money from promotions and performances.
However, regardless of all these sources through which the singer amassed her fortune, Jameel is still richer than her. While Rihanna reportedly makes between $40 to $60 million in a month, Hassan Jameel’s monthly income is pegged at $204 million. Albeit, from these facts, Rihanna’s net worth of $1.7 billion is not far behind that of her ex-billionaire boyfriend Jameel’s $2.2 billion.
6. Hassan Jameel is a Divorcee
Before Rihanna, Hassan Jameel was previously married to Lina Lazaar, a Tunisian art critic and art curator. Lina is an activist promoter of Middle Eastern art and Sotheby’s international contemporary art specialist. The two were said to have fallen in love based on their mutual admiration for art. They got married in a luxury wedding ceremony at the Paris Opera House in 2012. However, the marriage ended in divorce after five years, in 2017.
Hassan was also reported to have dated 47-year-old Naomi Campbell. The two were sometimes pictured together at a Stevie Wonder concert. Meanwhile, since his relationship with Rihanna came to an end, Hassan has been keeping a very low-key profile, especially regarding his love and relationship interests.
7. The Billionaire Businessman is Involved in Many Philanthropic Activities
Besides being a successful businessman, Jameel Hassan is actively involved in numerous philanthropic activities that provide assistance to the Saudi Arabians. As one of the largest businesses in the world, Abdul Latif Jameel Ltd has a charitable arm known as Community Jameel. The organization was established to help the social, cultural, educational, and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond. Hassan founded it in 2003, and he is the President.
Community Jameel is a nonprofit organization with a wide range of economic and social initiatives, including job creation, refugee education, poverty alleviation, healthcare improvement, education and training, and food and water security that supports students beyond the classroom. It also invests in several businesses that aim to transform the lives of the people of the community. Community Jameel has a division known as Bab Rizq Jameel Saudi Arabia, which creates job opportunities for young Saudi men and women and offers them guidance. It also provides free interest microfinance loans for job and entrepreneurship creation.
Furthermore, the organization seeks to promote arts and culture by supporting artists to showcase their artwork. It launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab in 2003 and partnered with MIT on global challenges such as poverty elimination, health treatment, education for refugees, and water and food safety. Hassan is grossly into the Community Jameel road safety initiative that encourages and promotes safe driving through learning and awareness campaigns.
Jameel Hassan is also involved in other humanitarian programs with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He regularly visits the United Kingdom for business trips and is often be seen in the company of the royalty. He has sponsorship and naming rights to the entire Saudi premier league, known as the Abdul Latif Jameel League. The tycoon has met British royals and was once photographed with Prince Andrew. His group also has partnerships with the Grameen Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.