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Sheikh Hamad's Name is Visible from Outer Space

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Jul 22, 2011 • References: thesun and gizmodo
Growing up, children are often told that the Great Wall of China is the only human artifact easily visible from space -- thanks to Sheikh Hamad of Abu Dhabi, the history books will have to be revised.

At the age of 63, a lasting legacy must be important to Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan; at least, that would explain why the Sheikh ordered contractors on his private island to carve his name into the earth. Located on Al Futaisi, a private island in the United Arab Emirates, the sign extends along two miles and requires bridges to cross the water-filled letters.

If Sheikh Hamad's opulence astounds you, wait until you hear about his other purchases: a fleet of 200 cars and a custom-built pyramid. Now, you probably have a better idea of what life with $22 billion is like.