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mulroney: The longtime friend of Brian Mulroney also donated 4 million to the soon-to-open Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St, according to Toronto Star. Francis Xavier University, where he received an honorary degree in 2015 and was announced as a Canadian citizen. Said, a Syrian-born, Monaco-based billionaire, was the broker of the 1985 Al-Yamamah arms deal to sell British warplanes to Saudi Arabia, in which 6 billion in corrupt commissions were allegedly paid to members of the Saudi royal family. Read more Honorary degrees for Brian Mulroney's billionaire friends who funded his St. To fulfil the three-year residency requirement, public records show that instead of living in a luxury building, as he did in London, U.K., Said rented a basement apartment in Montreal. F.X. legacy project Article Continued Below But how did this Saudi-Syrian businessman pick up a third passport It's not clear exactly when, but at some point in the 1990s, Said received Canadian citizenship. ( As reported in the news.