If you are with the impression that art cannot make you a billionaire, then perhaps you have not met David Nahmad. Born in a traditional Jewish family in Lebanon, David’s huge wealth has come through his collection and dealings in fine arts. His collection has the maximum number of paintings by Picasso. His collection is an unique epitome of a fine taste and knowledge of art.
David Nahmad was born in 1947 in Beirut, Lebanon in a traditional art loving family. Information about his early childhood and education is not very much clear. Hillel Nahmad, Father of David Nahmad was a banker in Lebanon. In 1960, Hillel Nahmad moved the family from Lebanon to Milan in Italy owing to political disturbances in Lebanon. It was in Italy that the little boy David got the first taste of art.