Playing With / Arab Oil Sheikh

Basic Trope: A person from somewhere in the Middle East who has a lot of wealth from their investments in oil.
  • Straight: Saleh invests in oil from his home country of Tropestan. He is able to afford luxury cars and has lots of beautiful women by his side.
  • Exaggerated: Because of his wealth, he was able to buy the entire country of Tropestan and become its sultan.
  • Downplayed:
    • Saleh is a mid level manager of an oil company, and makes about as much as a doctor or lawyer.
    • Oil was merely Saleh's source of "seed money". His successful industrialization of the country is what makes him wealthy long after the oil drys up.
  • Justified: Oil is a precious commodity, so investing in it is a shrewd move if you want to get wealthy.
  • Inverted: Investing in oil makes Saleh poor.
  • Subverted: Investing in oil doesn't give Saleh ridiculous amounts of money.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But investing in Applied Phlebotinum (which everyone is switching over to) does.
    • Alternatively, he is married or related to someone whose investments have really paid off...and leaves it all to him.
  • Parodied: Everyone at the oil company, indeed all of Tropestan, is like this.
  • Zig Zagged: Some Tropestani oil-investors become wealthy, others do not.
  • Averted: Saleh does not become wealthy from investing in Tropestani oil companies.
  • Enforced: The series' episode is sponsored by one of these people.
  • Lampshaded: "Wow! Tropestani oil is worth gazillions!"
  • Invoked: Saleh hears from his friend talking about oil investments.
  • Exploited: A person needs oil, so when he sees Saleh on some banquet, he immediately tries to make a deal with him.
  • Defied: Saleh doesn't want to invest in oil, because a) it doesn't last forever b) it is a pollutant and c) lots of people are fighting over it.
  • Discussed: "I bet he invests in oil. His look just screams rich and Arabic."
  • Conversed: "They don't seriously believe such characters are all over the place in Middle East!"

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