No, this is not the richest man in Kuwait buried with gold

A set of images circulating on social media show a man lying in a casket wearing gold jewellery. It is being claimed that he was the richest man in Kuwait who passed away. Several images of his “possessions” are being shared along with the message, “The richest man in Kuwait Nassi Al Kharki has passed away. Check out all his treasure assets….Can’t carry any 1 things over the world over there.” The post below has 2,700 shares.

The richest man in Kuwait Nassi Al Kharki has passed away. Check out all his treasure assets…. Can’t carry any 1 things over the world over there…

Posted by Jesus Larawan Reguero on Thursday, 24 October 2019

The message, however, is more viral in Telugu. It says, “కువైట్‌లోని అత్యంతధనవంతుడు, నాసి అల్ ఖార్కి మరణించాడు. మిగిలి ఉన్న నిధుల ను చూడండి. ఏమీ తీసుకొని వెళ్లలేరు,” which roughly translates to what is alleged in the English claim. From the account ‘కె.యస్.పాల్ కొలికి’ the post drew close to 2,000 shares.

కువైట్‌లోని అత్యంతధనవంతుడు, నాసి అల్ ఖార్కి మరణించాడు. మిగిలి ఉన్న నిధుల ను చూడండి. ఏమీ తీసుకొని వెళ్లలేరు

Posted by కె.యస్.పాల్ కొలికి on Friday, 25 October 2019

The claim has been shared by people from across the world.

FAKE NEWS

A simple reverse-image search reveals that the man lying in a casket adorning gold jewellery was not the richest man in Kuwait but a millionaire real estate mogul from Trinidad and Tobago, Sheron Sukhedo. According to Daily Mailhe was gunned down in March 2018. He was laid to rest in a gold casket with his wealth – gold pendants and jewellery.

According to Metro, the jewellery was worth $100,000.

Furthermore, according to a March 5, 2019 article in Forbesthe richest man in Kuwait is Kutayba Alghanim, the chairman of Alghanim Industries. His world ranking is 1,605.

OTHER UNRELATED IMAGES

Bentley burial

The image of a car lowered into a grave is from 2013 when it was reported that a Brazillian businessman, inspired by the Pharaohs of Egypt, decided to bury his Bentley Continental. However, it was later claimed that this was a stunt to promote organ donation. “It’s absurd to bury something much more valuable than a Bentley: your organs,” the businessman was reported stating.

Bling car

This is an image of Mercedes-Benz vehicle decorated with Swarovski crystals displayed at the annual Tokyo Auto Salon.

Gold slabs

These are stacks of gold in the Bank of England vault.

Furnished grave

According to a 2013 website, this is a gipsy funeral.

Gold bed

While we were unable to establish the origin of this photograph, the bed is available for sale on a website for about Rs 8 lakh.

Golden jet

This is a golden Dassault Falcon 900EX.

Golden yacht

From what it seems, this is a luxury yacht ‘Khalilah’ at Palmer-Johnson shipyard in Wisconsin.

While there are several other pictures shared with the image of a man laid to rest with gold jewellery, it is evident that the accompanying claim is false. The man was not the richest man in Kuwait but a millionaire who was shot dead in the dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

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