While he has reached incredible successes with his businesses and a number of entrepreneurial ventures, it hasn’t been an easy journey for Mohamed Hadid.

In a candid Instagram post, Hadid reflected on his childhood hardships having to flee his home country when he was just a baby, and becoming a refugee along with his other family members.

Sharing a picture from his younger years, Hadid explained that he doesn’t have “a single picture of me [as] when I was a baby I was just about 9 days old when I and my family were refugees to the refugee camps in Syria from Palestine”.


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He shared his thanks to Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia and most of all Jordan, where he and his family received Jordanian citizenship many years ago.

He also shared his gratitude for being able to relocate to the USA with his family.

“I thank my father and mother for their focus to bring us to this beautiful land this country USA and I’m honoured to be an American and I honour my mother country and a pain in my heart for the suffering of the Palestinian people and I am forever a proud of my beloved Palestine where I was born,” he added.

Hadid has gone on to build a somewhat of an empire for himself and is also the father of two supermodels – Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.

However, it’s clear the 72-year-old never wants to forget where he came from.

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Images: Mohamed Hadid Instagram, Feature Image: Getty