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In Pictures: Bill and Hillary Clinton Make the Most of Marrakech

The Clintons are in town for the birthday party of Marc Lasry, a billionaire born in Marrakech.

Rabat – This weekend, former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton, who ran for president in 2016, are in Marrakech to celebrate Moroccan billionaire Marc Lasry’s birthday.

The powerful couple could be seen this morning in Marrakech’s iconic Jemaa El-Fna square, a staple for all visitors to the ochre city. The couple posed with a snake and later looked at traditional Moroccan wares in the souk.

Bill Clinton looking at Moroccan wares in Jemaa El-Fna.
Bill Clinton holding a snake in Jemaa El-Fna square.

Lasry will host the bash the Clintons are attending at Marrakech’s most luxurious hotel, La Mamounia. The Clintons also attended Lasry’s wedding in 2017, among a host of other stars.

More than 300 respected figures in finance and politics from across the world are expected to attend Lasry’s party. According to Moroccan outlet Le Esco, Marrakech’s security officials organized a meeting to decide how to best prepare for the event.

Marc Lasry was born in Marrakech on September 30, 1959. At the age of 7, his family immigrated to the US where Lasry later rose to success.

Lasry made his fortune as a pension and hedge fund manager. He is the CEO of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of Michigan professional basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks.

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