Saudi Man Marries 40 Women
Middle East News
Feb 2, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Riyadh – A Saudi man in his 50s has married 40 foreign women since he was 21 years old, the state-run al-Watan newspaper reported Friday.
Three of his ex-wives were form Turkey, one from Germany and the remaining 36 from eastern Asian countries.
The man told al-Watan he married them all in secret.
The longest time he stayed married to one woman was five years, and the biggest dowry he paid for a wife was 300,000 riyals (78,000 dollars).
The man once married a Filipino and after he divorced her, he befriended her brother without knowing he was related to his ex-wife. The Saudi man suggesting marrying his new friend’s sister without realizing until they met that he had already married her before.
The Saudi man concluded that at the end he found out that ‘no woman is better than a Saudi one.’