Jassim Al-Kharafi was bornon 1940 in Kuwait. Jassim Al-Kharafi, who served as speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly from 1999 to 2011, died in May 2015 at age 75. He apparently had a heart attack while flying home from Turkey. Al-Kharafi came from a prominent family. His father Mohammed Nasser founded the Kharafi Group. When he died, Jassim, his brother Nasser and six other siblings inherited the group. Nasser, who died of a heart attack while on a visit to Cairo in 2011, initially ran the business while Jassim pursued his passion for politics. At the time of his death though, Jassim was chairman of Kharafi Group, one of the Middle East's biggest holding companies. His brothers Fawzi and Mohannad are also billionaires.
Jassem Al-Kharafi, (Arabic: جاسم محمد عبدالمحسن الخرافي), (1940 – May 21, 2015) was a Kuwaiti billionaire businessman who was the speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly from 1999 to 2011
He was reelected as Speaker in all elections after until deciding that he would not stand for reelection in the 2012 National Assembly elections
The University of Tirana on 7 October 2011 gave him an Honoris Causa title
"The meeting occurred on June 30, 2008, to discuss the latest US State Department report that accorded Kuwait a tier three status on trafficking in people for its treatment of domestic helpers and foreign workers
On November 3, 2007, Al-Kharafi told the pan-Arab Arabiya television in an interview that he had "question marks" about Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah's decisions
He criticized the ruling Al-Sabah family, and in July 2006 vigorously denounced the Israeli attacks on Lebanon saying that the war would "turn us all into terrorists"
Al-Kharafi was elected Speaker of the National Assembly in 1999
Kharafi & Sons before being elected to the National Assembly in 1975
Jassem Al-Kharafi was born in Kuwait City in 1940, the son of Mohammed Abdul Mohsen Al-Kharafi, the founder of M