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The tiny but super-rich Middle Eastern state buying up the world

Lovemoney Logo By Anna Tobin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 25: The State of Qatar, to give it its official title, is a small country in the Middle East surrounded by the Persian Gulf and bordering Saudi Arabia. Yet its people take home the highest average salaries in the world and the state owns stakes in global icons from the Empire State Building to London's Shard. We examine how Qatar came to be so rich and whether it can hold on to its wealth in the face of regional tensions.

A small country with big wealth

The State of Qatar, to give it its official title, is a small country in the Middle East surrounded by the Persian Gulf and bordering Saudi Arabia. Yet its people take home the highest average salaries in the world and the state owns stakes in global icons from the Empire State Building to London's Shard. We examine how Qatar came to be so rich and whether it can hold on to its wealth in the face of regional tensions.
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