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MAGAZINE FAB: Meet Janet's Arabian Knight Wissam al Mana

 

He's a man of mystery....on the arms of one of the most famous women in the world.  Until now, we have learned very little about Wissam al Mana, the boyfriend of Janet Jackson.  Check out an article on Janet's man from Harper's Bazaar Arabia inside...

 

Janet Jackson's boyfriend recently sat for an interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, and we get an inside look into Ms. Jackson's new velvety love:

 

The text from the article:

 

WISSAM al Mana, 36

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 istribution, engineering and construction, retail, food services and media, and is managed by mytwo brothers and I.

In 2004 I wanted to expand our retail division into luxury. Today, our luxury division comprises of over 40 stores in the Gulf, representing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Balenciaga, 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 andbegan to acquire an insight into the world ofretail 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.

 

Hmmm....seems like Janet found a man with his head on straight. We likey.  And about him dating his dream girl...Awwwww.

 

 

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I think Janet is very happy with wissam if u think about it they been together sense 2010 and its2012 there gonna last for a long time this is the guy for her fuck JD she got her lover and she happy besides he said he found his dream woman love u Janet and wissam be happy
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I think Janet is very happy

I think Janet is very happy with wissam if u think about it they been together sense 2010 and its2012 there gonna last for a long time this is the guy for her fuck JD she got her lover and she happy besides he said he found his dream woman love u Janet and wissam be happy
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I think Janet is very happy

I think Janet is very happy with wissam if u think about it they been together sense 2010 and its2012 there gonna last for a long time this is the guy for her fuck JD she got her lover and she happy besides he said he found his dream woman love u Janet and wissam be happy
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww How adorable, hes knows exactly what to say! :-)
Anonymous's picture

you people do realize that

you people do realize that the way Janet fans found out who he was is because a few of them from the middle east recognized him in pictures with her and posted interviews and articles that he was feature in right???? He didn't start to get interviews because he's dating Janet Jackson, you are just paying attention to his articles now....do you really think that someone of his stature in the middle east just started to do interviews??? seriously people??? think before you post...there are articles with him from years ago on the internet talking about his business...you are just seeing them now because he's dating Janet...the magazine is Haper's Bazaar ARABIA!!!
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Janet, please give Jermaine

Janet, please give Jermaine another try! I do not think this guy is right for my girl Janet-seems artificial!
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WHOEVER SAID JANET JACKSON IS

WHOEVER SAID JANET JACKSON IS BROKE IS BEYOND STUPID!!! R U CRAZY!?!?!? and im sorry, big ups to her and this dude, she makin me wanna date an arab dude. theres nothing wrong with her dating outside her race. he matches her fly and has his OWN money, more than her but still, they dont need to lean on each other for that. and dude is FINE! I LOVE YOU JANET, KEEP DOIN YOU MA! u low, not even on the scene, in ur 40's and they still watching, I KNOW THATS RIGHT!
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Janet, please give Jermaine

Janet, please give Jermaine another try! I do not think this guy is right for my girl Janet-seems artificial!
Anonymous's picture

He messed up that

He messed up that relationship. But Janet is way too classy to put him on blast. I'm not saying he's the right one...but she deserves to be happy.
Anonymous's picture

How do you know it was him

How do you know it was him that messed the relationship up? They both could have contributed equally to the break-up by not compromising with eachother. The man is not always at fault! Some of you big-headed,loud mouth, unfair women need to take a look in the mirror. I am a women and I feel that both people have to communicate and be fair to keep the relationship together. I do not like to take sides without knowing the real issue.
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Um get a life. o.O Who begs

Um get a life. o.O Who begs for a celebrity to get back with their ex on a blog? Lameeeee. Janet moved on to better and bigger things. Deal with it.
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Janet, please give Jermaine

Janet, please give Jermaine another try! I do not think this guy is right for my girl Janet-seems artificial!
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Janet, please give Jermaine

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Janet is rich!! She is

Janet is rich!! She is probably still on the top ten list for women entertainers. Janet does not waste money!! She is still rolling in cash and remember Janet has help write more than 35 songs and she still receives checks for those songs. Janet is a good business person . Just because she is not mentioned in entertainment everyday, does not mean she is broke. Do not sleep on Janet Jackson!! Find out facts before you start making statements.
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I'm convinced about 85% of

I'm convinced about 85% of the commenters bugging out about his race are --- unemployed, have a cheating black man that she takes care of despite the fact that he treats her like sh*t, unattractive, bitter and uneducated.
Anonymous's picture

Arab men are real men! They

Arab men are real men! They keep it real with you. They provide for their wife/wives and children and everyone knows about each other (most of the time) happy or not. Black men need to learn from them and step up their game. If they just keep it real sistas and act more responsibly for their women and children everyone will be in a better place. Holla!
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Black men don't need to learn

Black men don't need to learn from anybody but their forefathers...who were REAL men. The men before and during the Civil Rights Movement who fought for the better opportunities open to Black people today. This generation just needs to seize them.
Anonymous's picture

I always thought he was a

I always thought he was a cutie...... On another note, can he pleaaasee get some color in his wardrobe? I feel like he wears the same outfit every time I see him. Just cause it is designer does not mean it doesn't look hella basic.....
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Janet going to regret buying

Janet going to regret buying him that car, because Janet really does'nt have the income she used to, besides he can afford a fleet of those vehicle's.
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He seems humble and it is a

He seems humble and it is a nice interview.
Anonymous's picture

I like these two together.

I like these two together. Janet likes to mix it up a bit and that's alright.
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Janet, please give Jermaine

Janet, please give Jermaine another try! I do not think this guy is right for my girl Janet-seems artificial!
Anonymous's picture

Ewwww! The cheating troll is

Ewwww! The cheating troll is done! so glad Janet moved on.
Anonymous's picture

Interesting. I think this guy

Interesting. I think this guy is a rebound BF and something fun and different for Janet to do. I don't see this lasting for a long period of time. Hell, he has already said that he is dating his dream girl "for now".
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Are you illiterate? He said

Are you illiterate? He said he's dating his dream woman NOW. Nowhere does it say "right now" and he's not a rebound guy and he made that clear already. I mean, let's not forget Janet knew dude since 2004/2005
Anonymous's picture

Her boyfriend is rich!! He

Her boyfriend is rich!! He is a multimillionaire!! He does not need her money. Just because he is not a celebrity that does mot mean he does not have his own career or money! Read the article and comprehend the information given in the article. The article is about successful Alpha males and he is one and Janet Jackson is his girlfriend. I am happy for Wasam and Janet!! I am a fan of Janet's and I want her to be happy with whomever she chooses!!
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Damn Janet know how to

Damn Janet know how to upgrade!
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He is a quantum leap from

He is a quantum leap from Dupri.
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At least Dupri actually loved

At least Dupri actually loved her. Fat, skinny, whatever. This man look like he love her spotlight.
Nony's picture

Making assumption aren't we.

Making assumption aren't we. JD had no choice but to love Janet regardless if she's fat or skinny. I mean look ole dude. If he really loved Janet he wouldn't have cheated on her several times. Besides how is this guy in it for the spotlight? he's a billionaire with a impressive resume overseas.
Anonymous's picture

Even billionaires love the

Even billionaires love the spotlight.
Candace's picture

FOR REAL. Evryone was going

FOR REAL. Evryone was going gaga for him in the n ecole b. mb, but i had to laugh that no one picked up on materialistic dude seemed to be, while talking about how bad greed is. Come on, if Damita Jo gained her usualy 15 lbs that seem to happen every year, I doubt he would appreciate that mess. She seems like she has to be extra-onpoint to be with him. Thats cool for a minute, but when a woman gets older, you need more. Its actually better to be with a man that worships you and YOU are the prize in the relationship, not a younger dude whose family would probably never even accept a marriage between you.
Anonymous's picture

Um this is so false. Janet

Um this is so false. Janet has been dating this guy since her break up and that wasn't last year and she was kinda fat. Even earlier this year they were together at fashion shows and Janet was fat as hell so he obviously doesn't care whether she fluctuates or not. Also how is he materialistic? because he wears designer brands. Are you saying if you were a billionaire you would "humble" yourself and wear Walmart brand clothing? LMAO! I swear you bitter birds find anything to pick on. I guess we're going to ignore JD's huge shoe collection which is bigger than Janet (she has stated this) or just look at his blog with all those expensive top designer brand clothing.
Anonymous's picture

Janet hasn't been fat since

Janet hasn't been fat since her and JD broke it off. She hasn't even really fluctuated since then. I hope she can keep her figure, money, and fame or this dude is out the door.
Candace's picture

the whole jackson family are

the whole jackson family are nothing ut sellouts, they either bleach their skin, get tons of plastic surgery to look as non blk as possible, or date every race under the sun but blacks...smh
Anonymous's picture

Ummm your dumb considerng

Ummm your dumb considerng Janets first husband was a DeBarge(half white but still A BLACK MAN) AND she was with Jermaine Dupri for 8 years!!! And Jermaines first wife was black, Berry Gordys daughter. Not to mention most of the Jackson kids are or have been with black people so please get outta their pants and do you!! THANKS
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He is gorgeous!!!!! good for

He is gorgeous!!!!! good for her.
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Well dame Janet, he got a

Well dame Janet, he got a brother?? looks like he holding and not just money!! lol wish them well!!
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Well dame Janet, he got a

Well dame Janet, he got a brother?? looks like he holding and not just money!! lol wish them well!!
loving life's picture

I hope Janet's getting

I hope Janet's getting something out of this relationship. Seems like he's getting him name out there, the family business out there, and boy toys!!! Good luck with this name dropper Janet or should I say have fun while it lasts.
Anonymous's picture

LOL at you thinking he's

LOL at you thinking he's using Janet (a has-been) to get his name out there (to the American market which he has no interest in) LOL LOL LOL. Again these bitter hating birds give me a cackle.
Anonymous's picture

umm Wassam is a BILLIONAIRE,

umm Wassam is a BILLIONAIRE, not just some random business owner in case you didn't know... I'm sure Janet is well taken care of... he is definitely an upgrade.
wow's picture

Janet is all around town

Janet is all around town refusing to talk about this man on the pretense that he's a very private person and she wants to respect that. Now, he's giving interviews in such and getting much shine because of her. He don't seem too private to me and seems shady as hell. Janet will regret leaving Jermaine.
Candace's picture

You're a fool if you believe

You're a fool if you believe Janet saying he's a very private person. Translation: I'm a private person and I don't want the media and your nose all up in my business. Wissam has done 2 magazine interviews and we only know about it because the Janet stans found it and posted it on her forums and the celebrity blogs jacked it from there. Janet will NOT regret leaving Jermaine's cheating ass. She gave him plenty of chances and truth be told she loved him genuinely more than he loved her.
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