Viewers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills likely know Mohamed Hadid as a close friend of Lisa Vanderpump and the ex-husband of Yolanda Foster, but he's far more than that.
Currently, Hadid, the father of successful models Gigi and Bella, as well as son Anwar, is known as a mega developer, building stunning hotels and homes for the ultra-rich, one of which he calls his own.
"Happy holidays from our home to yours. To my beautiful Fans everywhere. To my friends and family. Love and peace #HouseOfHadid," Hadid wrote in the caption of a photo of his Los Angeles home, which can be seen below.
A photo posted by Mohamedhadid (@mohamedhadid) on Dec 21, 2015 at 4:45pm PST
Aside from his real estate career, Hadid has a much bigger story to tell, and in a recent report by Bravo, details from his difficult childhood were revealed.
"Mohamed was born in 1948 in Nazareth in what was then known as Palestine," the report stated. "After his birth, his mother took him to live with her mother in Damascus, Syria. Upon their return to the newly founded Israel, they learned that Mohamed's father, a professor of English at the University of Jerusalem, had been expelled, according to a 1998 profile on Mohamed in Regardie's."
As refugees, Hadid and his mother returned to Damascus, and was eventually reunited with his father. From there, the Hadid family moved to Beirut, Lebanon, and then to Washington, D.C., where Hadid entered the world of business.
For more on Mohamed Hadid's real estate ventures, check out the video below, which features a glimpse at his Los Angeles residence.