From 2007 and 2013, HBJ was not your typical prime minister.
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One of the richest men in Qatar, and the world, Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani has been the face of the small emirate's property-buying frenzy in London, either splashing his own family's wealth or that of the state.It is three years since HBJ, as he is known in London's financial circles, stepped down as prime minister of the small state of Qatar, part of a deal in which Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the ruler at the time, abdicated in favour of his son Tamim.Since Sheikh Hamad's abdication, Sheikh Tamim has sought to reshape government, dismantling power structures left in place by the former prime minister.HBJ suggests I am reading too much into changes in Qatar.
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