Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed al-Thani


Age: 48

Summary: Qatari prince considered as one of the world's most prolific and idiosyncratic buyers of art, antiquities, jewelry, vintage cars, and dinosaur fossils until corruption charges left him in debt who was appointed minister of culture, arts, and heritage by Qatar's ruling Thani family in 1997 and whose task was to draw on the emirate's vast oil wealth to purchase enough fine art and other items of cultural significance to fill five showplace museums then being built in the capital city of Doha, but who then embarked on a buying spree over the next years spending an estimated $1.5 billion.

Cause of Death: Heart condition

Born: February 28, 1966

Died: November 9, 2014

London, England