Libya's First Lady owns airline company, 20 tonnes of gold: Report
Libya's First Lady Safia Farkash al-Baraasi has amassed enormous wealth, including the airline company Buraq Air and 20 tonnes of gold, a media report said.
She operates the airline with the approval of her husband even though it rivals the Libyan national carrier.
Her wealth was estimated at $30 billion by the France-based group International Coalition against War Criminals (ICAWC), which revealed the figure during the Lockerbie crisis in 1992. Her husband Muammar Gaddafi's wealth was estimated at $80 billion.
Safia Farkash al-Baraasi is the second wife of the Libyan leader. They came to know each other in 1971 when Gaddafi was admitted to a hospital where she worked as a nurse. They got married the same year and have six sons and one daughter, according to the broadcaster Sunday.
Libya has been rocked by anti-government protests since Feb 14 in which at least 6,000 people have died.