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Michael Boulos, 25, who is marrying Tiffany Trump, 29, is the heir to two billion dollar businesses

Lebanese-American businessman Michael Boulos is soon to become the latest member of the Trump family when he weds Tiffany Trump at Mar-a-Lago on November 12. 

The couple’s romance goes back to the summer of 2018 when Tiffany was on vacation with Lindsay Lohan in Mykonos, Greece. The couple met in Lohan’s club.  

Since then, they have been inseparable. Boulos, 25, who has a reported net worth of $20 million, decided to put a ring on it in January 2021. 

Like his future wife, Boulos is the heir to a billion dollar fortune thanks to his family’s business, Boulos Enterprises and SCOA Nigeria. Those companies are run by his billionaire father, Dr. Massad Boulos, who in 2018 briefly stood for election in Lebanon. 

At the time of his son’s engagement, Massad told DailyMail.com: ‘It’s great news, it’s been an amazing love story and it will continue to be… This is just one chapter that they’re starting now on a long journey of hopefully love and prosperity. ‘ 

Boulos pictured with his father after graduating from the the private Regent’s University in London where he studied business management

The scion of a Christian Lebanese family who eventually settled in Nigeria, Michael, 23, was born in Houston, Texas, the second of four siblings. The Boulos children were largely brought up in Lagos, where the locals were shocked to be derided, along with other African nations, by President Trump in 2018 as ¿s***hole countries¿

Boulos pictured with his brother, Fares, in a Rolls Royce in their youth in Lagos, Nigeria  

The newly wedded couple pictured with ex-President Donald Trump in June 2021

The newly wedded couple pictured with ex-President Donald Trump in June 2021

Tiffany Trump posted this photo showing Boulos' proposing to her a year after their engagement. She wrote in the caption: 'One year down, forever to go'

Tiffany Trump posted this photo showing Boulos’ proposing to her a year after their engagement. She wrote in the caption: ‘One year down, forever to go’

Boulos Enterprise was formed by Massad and his brothers, Anthony and Gabriel. The family were introduced to Nigeria by their father, George, who was a goldsmith who emigrated to the country in 1936 in order to sell precious metals.  

According to Crunch Base, the family’s business imports Suzuki products into Nigeria as well as distributing other motorcycle parts into at least ten countries in West Africa. 

The groom grew up in Lagos, Nigeria but was born in Houston, Texas, the second of four siblings. He spent time in his youth in the northern Lebanon village of Kfaraakka, close to the Syrian border. It’s not clear at what age he moved to Africa. 

His mother, Sarah Boulos is the founder of the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria. In 2020, Sarah expressed her evangelical Christian faith in an interview with Seele Magazine. 

Michael, 23, became engaged to the ex-President¿s youngest daughter Tiffany, 27, just days before her father left the White House

The couple became engaged just days before her father left the White House

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively to Michael’s tycoon father Dr Massad Boulos in 2021 when he expressed his joy at his son's engagement to Tiffany and the prospect of a wedding in Mar-a-Lago

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively to Michael’s tycoon father Dr Massad Boulos in 2021 when he expressed his joy at his son’s engagement to Tiffany and the prospect of a wedding in Mar-a-Lago

While living in Nigeria, Michael was a student at the American International School of Lagos. According to a Town & Country feature, Michael was known to the staff at the exotic nightclub, Spice Route, during his time studying. 

The same feature quoted Tiffany’s mother, Marla Maples, as saying: ‘I adore Michael.’ 

He is also a graduate of Regent’s University London, where he studied business management and has a Master’s degree from the City, University of London. 

While studying in London for three years he lived in a plush $1.2 million ‘student flat’ with a hefty $3,000-a-month rent near Regent’s Park.

The block is a favorite with wealthy overseas students attending the London Business School or Regent’s University and is a short walk from the trendy cafes and Cosmopolitan shops of St John’s Wood.

Neighbors included Tom Ford, Damien Hirst and Sasha Baron Cohen.

One former neighbor said: ‘He was typical of kids from rich families staying here. I would sometimes hear loud music coming from the apartment.’

Boulos pictured with his new mother-in-law Marla Maples during his wedding weekend, in 2021 Maples said of him: 'I adore Michael'

Boulos pictured with his new mother-in-law Marla Maples during his wedding weekend, in 2021 Maples said of him: ‘I adore Michael’

On Boulos’ now-removed LinkedIn page, he gives his title at SCOA Nigeria as associate director, a role he’s been in since 2016. 

He names one of his other employers as Fadoul Group, a distribution company in Africa where he is a director. Boulos’ father’s current wife is Zouhair Fadoul, the founder of the Fadoul Group. 

Boulos is listed as the global business manager on Royalton Investments’ website, a company that leases luxury real estate and yachts to clients.

In addition, Boulos is an associate director at the Canadian investment firm Caillian Capital Group. 

The couple lives in Miami, in 2021 Boulos’ father told DailyMail.com that he felt it was unlikely that his son would return to Nigeria.

He said: ‘Probably not, I imagine they’ll probably base themselves in Florida for the foreseeable future.’ 

Massad added: ‘He’s involved in various aspects [of the family business] but currently he’s in the United States and he’s working on his own projects lately.’ 

When asked about the possibility of his son’s wedding taking place in Mar-a-Lago, Massad said: ‘That would be amazing, it’s a fantastic place, but of course that’s his decision, not mine.’ 

Boulos uses the inspirational quote: ‘Everyday is a new beginning, stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be’ on his Instagram bio. 

He has previously spoken glowingly about his future father-in-law, ex-President Donald Trump. 

Around the time of the 2020 election, that Trump lost, Boulos said on Instagram: ‘[Trump] wants to bring jobs back to the U.S. He wants to invest in the U.S. He wants to lower taxes. He wants to give people the choice and freedom.’

Boulos continued: ‘He’s going against the big tech companies who have such a big influence on us today. He’s going against big pharma. The list is endless and endless.’

Speaking about Trump’s efforts in the Middle East, Boulos said: ‘We have seen what he’s done in the region of the Middle East.’

He continued: ‘I mean, four historic peace deals in the past two, three months. This is unheard of for the past 25 years. There has not been one peace deal between any nation in that region.’ 

While Boulos’ father told DailyMail.com in 2021: ‘[Trump is] best president in recent US history; and the one with the biggest achievements by far.’ 

Michael was university educated in London while his actor brother Fares lays claim to a fleeting appearance in the second series of Netflix's The Crown, playing the non-speaking part of film director Ken Russell (circled)

Michael was university educated in London while his actor brother Fares lays claim to a fleeting appearance in the second series of Netflix’s The Crown, playing the non-speaking part of film director Ken Russell (circled)

Fares also dabbles in his own brand of ¿rap¿, posting a YouTube music video in which he apes a Jamaican accent, performing against a backdrop of Caribbean shanty-towns under the stage-name ¿Farastafari¿

Boulos’ brother, Fares, also dabbles in his own brand of ‘rap’, posting a YouTube music video in which he apes a Jamaican accent, performing against a backdrop of Caribbean shanty-towns under the stage-name ‘Farastafari’ 

The future member of the Trump family has two sisters, Oriane and Sophie, as well as an aspiring actor/musician brother, Fares, who goes by the moniker Farastafari in his music career. 

In 2018, Fares appeared in an episode of the Netflix hit The Crown where he played filmmaker Ken Russell. 

His father told DailyMail.com: ‘He’s always been bright at school and great with people – they both have – but Fares set his heart on acting quite early on.’ 

Fares, who lives in central London, also had a small part in Fantastic Beasts. 

In an online resume, he described himself as a ‘White Nigerian actor, trained in LA,’ by drama coach Constance Tillotson.

‘Constance is known to be one of the best acting coaches in L.A. and she is a regular writer for Backstage, he adds. ‘Now that I’m living in London I would like the best representation.’

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