Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Janet Jackson's Billionaire Boyfriend


Harper's Bazaar lifts the lid on Janet's mysterious new beau.

WISSAM al mana, 36, qatari, managing director of al mana’s fashion portfolio which includes hermÈs, sonia rykiel and agent provocateur

Career in a nutshell:

I work in a family business founded by my late father over 60 years ago. Today our group comprises over 50 companies in the Gulf region in real estate, automotive distribution, engineering and construction, retail, food services and media, and is managed by my two brothers and I. In 2004 I wanted to expand our retail division nto luxury. Today, our luxury division comprises of over 40 stores in the Gulf, representing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, alenciaga, Chloé and Roberto Cavalli. We have also developed two Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, one in Dubai and the other in Bahrain, with plans to open more.

How did you pick your career path:

I spent many years growing up in London where I developed an early love of fashion and remember applying for a job at every fashion boutique on the Kings Road. At 14 I finally found a weekend job at a multi-brand store. I really enjoyed it and began to acquire an insight into the world of retail that would prove crucial for my career.

Who is your career role model:

My father was a very humble and down to earth man, and was known for being very honest and trustworthy. He taught us many great values such as to treat our employees with dignity and respect.

What ambitions do you harbour:

I would like to get more involved in art, photography and design. I would also like to get more involved in philanthropy and maybe take some time off everything to do just that.

What do you wear to work:

I’m usually wearing a pair of jeans by Dior, PRPS or Dolce & Gabbana. An Hermès or Balenciaga hoodie, Rick Owens tank top and leather jacket with a pair of sneakers
or Louboutin hi-tops. Sometimes I wear a suit – only Giorgio Armani made to measure – with an Hermès shirt, belt and shoes. When I’m in the GCC I like to wear my traditional attire; thobe and ghutra, which is so comfortable and I love the fact that it’s tailor made and you can choose between different fabrics. Besides, it’s part of my culture and heritage.

Who is your dream woman:

I think a man’s dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life.
I’m fortunate to be dating my dream woman now.

What is your dream boy’s toy:

Ha! That’s funny because my girlfriend [singer Janet Jackson] just bought me the
most amazing gift; a 1964 Lincoln Continental convertable with suicide doors... and it’s in mint condition. That’s my ultimate boy’s toy.


Is greed good:

Greed is terrible. I think we need to learn how to be content with what we have. Money doesn’t buy happiness, nor do material things.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

To her fading ass nothing past Billionaire matters. She;ll be getting knocked up by this one fer sure!

The Queen said...

Damn Janet! You got yourself a WINNER! I need to move overseas...

Anonymous said...

Happy for you Janet! He's a keeper :-)

Anonymous said...

Way2 go Damita Jo'!!!

I'm sure he eats good pussy.

Anonymous said...

Fuck wassishisname? Jermaine the leprechain, leprechaun. Funny as hell! Janet's moving on up the Weezy, Jermaine can u say "Fail"?. Omg. hilarious. Usurped by a billionaire. Ya been Upgraded on a Gigantor level.

Anonymous said...

He's a keeper cause he utters a few well spoken words - I swear women are so gullible - he's a keeper if he makes her happy and treats her well (which none of us has any way to know)... from the looks of this picture - so far so good - but just cause a man can string some words together and has a bank account does not make him "a keeper/winner"....

Anonymous said...

I aint mad. He sounds like a good person.

Anonymous said...

GO J, GREAT CATCH!

Anonymous said...

2:38 tell it like it is. If it comes out that he beats her some of the same folk will still be saying what a great catch.

Twink said...

all i want to know is how much of a discount can i get on a red hermes birkin 40cm? and it's balenciaga not "alenciaga".

Anonymous said...

i thought he was the strong SILENT TYPE! Dude, do us a favor, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Right now the media is on your side, but the MINUTE they see you talking to ANY WOMAN, they will come for you. I liked him much more when he was somewhat mysterious.

I do think that Janet will marry him. Say what you want, but the Jackson dynasty goes a long way. She should've dated men on her material level in the beginning, she probably would've had three more grown children by now, because we KNOW Renee is yours Janet.

Anonymous said...

Janet better hope that she doesn't become a part of some harem. Usually guys who are this guy's age have children and wives. It's time to do an international background check Janet.

where's my stimulus? said...

speaking of divas, aretha franklin has pancreatic cancer...when you hit your knees tonight, say a prayer for the forever-queen of soul...

Abraham said...

Janet Janet Janet ! Always liked her - Go Janet!! The lucky one of the bunch.

where's my stimulus? said...

you can resume the regularly scheduled T.I. posts...

Abraham said...

Says a prayer for Aretha.

Anonymous said...

hes sexy!! go janet!!

Anonymous said...

All I need 2 know about him is does he give out money LMAO.

Anonymous said...

@2:38 how wrong you are. and there is no evidence to support that this dude isn't all that and a bag of chips.

Anonymous said...

and 4:07 there is no evidence that he is. You read this on a blog not from his or her mouth nor are you around them. SMDH

Anonymous said...

Wow, I need him in my damn life, screw Janet!

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that he basically dresses in t-shirt, hoodie, sweatpants, and sneakers, but it's a $5,000 outfit to go to work and to go out. LOL.

Anonymous said...

GET IT JANET!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

2.38
its one hell of a start.

Anonymous said...

I wonder did she pass her "HERPES" onto this guy.

TruthBeTold said...

ummm how long this man hanging???

didnt answer all my question now

TruthBeTold said...

moneydont buy happiness ??? you gonna say that after you mention the dream "toy" janet bought you?

alrighty then

Anonymous said...

@ 3:18 honey when I hit my knees tonight I will not be in the position to be praying, cant talk with my mouth full

Anonymous said...

sounds too good to be tru

Anonymous said...

He looks mafia and she looks freightened out of her mind and tense with him. But I'll have his ashy azz mafia babies anytime!

Anonymous said...

@2:38 If he treated her badly, I doubt she'd be with him. And anyone who understands that greed is terrible and that you should treat your employees good has something called Values. A rare quality in today's crazy world.

That Old Broad said...

OT: It has been reported in several news outlets that Aretha Franklin has Pancreatic cancer.

I hope that it is not true.

Anonymous said...

RE.4:47
Vatrex, Valtrex, Valtrex, use it you nasty stank Bitch!

Anonymous said...

I bet Jermaine DuPri is somewhere whimpering and pouting, while all the other Elves are working hard making toys for Santa.

Anonymous said...

Come on snitch.Yall need to do the post on Ms Aretha Franklin and her illness.I'm waiting....

ELove said...

@WMS and @That Old Broad
THAT'S what is Really REAL... Aretha Franklin FOREVER QUEEN !!!

And I SUPPOSE to BELIEVE that a BILLIONAIRE doesn't BELIEVE IN GREED and THINKS It's TERRIBLE ***LMAO***

Anonymous said...

They're both using each other. He wants to fuck janet jackson and she wants a billionaire for a lifetime of security. I'm waiting on her pregnancy announcement any day now. All those jacksons have some ties to rich middle eastern families. They love the Jacksons over there. Even Michael went to Bahrain after his scandal and the Bahrainian Prince took care of all Michaels expenses for a whole year even paying for his lawyers that handled renegotiations with Sony. Janet is in this for $$$, ain't nobody checkin for her no more.

Anonymous said...

^^you might be right and 2:38 might be right also, BUT they look like all the things they have is an addition, a plus to them already being in love with each other. i think this one's for real and i can usally spot celebrity business only fake marriages, *coughs;camel & sasha;coughs* like i would spot a fat person standing in a long ass line, and ya'll know that ain't easy to miss.

Anonymous said...

At 6:56. I agree. However, I lived in London and I dated an Iranian dude who came from money. They love American women, particularly Black women over there. I wind up married my (ex)who is Black British by Barbadian decent.

People should be happy that Janet has a man of color one, a man that matches her star power and or above her wealth, thirdly a man that is totally smitten with her to tell the world..."back up, I got this".

Let the truth be told that nasty midget ass Jermaine Dupree impregnated a skripper from Magic City of all places while he was with Janet. Mind you, I think that Jane it Bi, and they had an open relationship...but a damned skripper? That means that nasty ass JD was raw dogging skrippers that we all know that has been run through at Magic City over Janet Jackson?

She found this out shortly before Micheal's death. I could not have imaged how Janet had to get through both of these things...Dude was there to offer her the world, love and a greater future than midget man could ever offer..she has tried brothers twice and a Latino (who tried to steal money from her and she nailed his ass in divorce) and so she has moved on to a highly educated Western cultured Arabic man.

I am just astounded by the comments up in here, knowing what Janet has been through. I wish her love and happiness...dude has a good head on his shoulders and YES...I would not be surprised if JJ got Preggers or married or in either order. Best of Love to Janet and any woman who can pick up and move the hell on to bigger and better things in life!!--ThatBKChick

Anonymous said...

TruthBeTold said...

moneydont buy happiness ??? you gonna say that after you mention the dream "toy" janet bought you?

alrighty then
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I believe the interviewer asked him what his "dream boy toy" was and he answered the question accordingly. I don't see the problem but nice try though.

Anonymous said...

^ I meant "dream toy" lol

Anonymous said...

how old is janet and why are people talking about her having a baby with this person

Anonymous said...

i am not so sure about this. yea they will date other women but do the really marry out of their culture. plus she may not can produce an heir.

The One and Only ANON1 said...

My Great-grandmother had her last child at 49. God rest her soul.

Dee Truth said...

Janet looks happy with this man and I'm happy for her.

My take on ANY relationship involving a grown ass woman (over 40 years old) is simple: "it is what it is until it ain't!"

Carry on, sis!

TruthBeTold said...

@ 7:25 the toy made him happy didnt it?
and the toy cost money right?
therefore money DID and does buy happiness!

case closed

nice try though

Anonymous said...

That's an awfully hard smile, Janet!

ELove said...

@Dee Truth
THAT middle statement YOU made... TRULY Outstanding !!!

Anonymous said...

I'm made because now I might not be able to **** Janet. :(

Anonymous said...

The One and Only ANON1 said...
My Great-grandmother had her last child at 49. God rest her soul.
8:35 PM
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Well Darn, grannie was dropping it like it's hot until 48 a half? Bless her soul...LOL

Quiana said...

I hope she find happiness with this guy.

Anonymous said...

...shit! 'dis muh-fuggah's not even gettin' "sloppy seconds" behind JD; he's gettin' sum messed up shit that ain't never been described yet, like "sloppy two-hundred and fift thirds"! i mean, at the end of the day, who gives a fuck about the both of them. ain't nothin' but a biznäss deal anyway, cause she's beyond droppin' any calves on her own!

Anonymous said...

^^^I.hate.leftovers!!!.

IDRAG4MJ said...

go janet!

CLASSY RAT said...

Jermaine Dupri just threw up in his mouth a little...

Anonymous said...

funny you ghetto ass kool-aid drinking,roach and bedbug infected,ignorant drop outs are jealous as hell that Janet got herself a young,fine,Filthy rich man.Janet already sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars on her own she get to spend her boo Billions too. Gag on that Bitches.

Fo' Real?!?! said...

Get you some, Janet, Miss Jackson if you nasty! You are deserving of happiness:)

Anonymous said...

Dayuum Janet..Dats whassup.

Talkin bout UPGRADE.
..and 4real..he look happy as a muthafucka..Janet isda shht..and I'm a girl saying that.

Anonymous said...

2.38 and 3.03
Some nicca done beat y'all azz?

Anonymous said...

I love Janet.
Queen Bitch got a Billionaire and she going on tour..yeh..she working dis

Anonymous said...

Dude picked a winner cuz Janet puts in work.

Anonymous said...

Janet is tramp bitch with multiple diseases!

Anonymous said...

This guy is smart and cute, Janet has a winner. This guy has it all and all the money he could spend but he knows "money doesn't buy happiness, nor material things". He respects and honor Janet, he choose someone on his level.

Why is it that black athletes and rappers don't know this, they continue to waste their money on video hos and strippers? They refuse to invest in a women who could bring something equally to the table. I don't understand it!

Anonymous said...

Hating ass niggers on here as usual!!!!

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