Qatar\'s Sheikha Mayassa tops art power list



2015-07-06 11:52:30

Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (the sheikha), daughter of the former emir of Qatar and sister of the current one, has control of the biggest cash pile in the world when it comes to buying western modern and contemporary art. Her family is estimated to spend more than £600m a year on works that will adorn the museums Qatar is creating from scratch in the desert.
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