Gilbert Chagoury

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Gilbert Ramez Chagoury (born 1946) is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, diplomat and philanthropist.

Business

In 1971, he co-founded the Chagoury Group with his younger brother Ronald Chagoury, an industrial conglomerate with interests in construction, real estate and property development, flour mills, water bottling and purification, glass manufacturing, insurance, hotels, furniture manufacturing, telecommunications, IT, catering and international financing. Gilbert and Ronald Chagoury founded C & C Construction in the late 1970s, which was the forerunner of Hitech and ITB (these now form the Construction Division of the Chagoury group of Companies).

Through their ownership of the Chagoury Group, Gilbert Chagoury and family have an estimated wealth of $4.2 billion.

Diplomacy and politics

He served as an Ambassador and Adviser to governments in Africa and the Americas. He has also served as Ambassador to the Vatican for St. Lucia, economic adviser to President Mathieu Kérékou of Benin, and ambassador to UNESCO.

Chagoury was a close associate of Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha, who helped his business interests in the country. After Abacha died in 1998, Chagoury returned an estimated $300 million to the Nigerian government to secure his indemnity from possible criminal charges.

Chagoury has been a supporter of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton since the 1990s. He has funded their election campaigns and is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.

In 2010, ABC News reported on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's apology to Chagoury for his detention at Teterboro airport for over four hours because of inclusion on a no-fly list.

Relationship to #Pizzagate

Connection to the Clinton Foundation

Chagoury is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and is heavily involved in the foundation's activities. [1]

Connection to Boko Haram

"Boko Haram is a [terrorist] group that kidnapped over 200 female students from Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria."[2] Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, avoided giving Boko Haram a terrorist designation, some believe, because it would have hindered Chagoury's ability to make land deals with the terrorist organization regarding land the terrorist organization controlled.[3]

Connection to the Panama Papers

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