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Belgian-American financier, seen as an unpreposing businessman, a slightly overweight diamond merchant.
Deeply private, he shared an erudite love of the arts with his companion, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
In 1950 he created a new marketing niche by persuading the US-government to stockpile African diamonds for industrial and military purposes, with him as middleman, and in 1957, at the age of 27, he and his lawyer, Adlai Stevenson, traveled to Africa, where Tempelsman had begun forging ties with leaders.
Never legally divorced, he and his wife had a "get," a Jewish orthodox declaration of separation.Tempelsman is chairman of the board of directors of Lazare Kaplan International Inc.(LKI), the largest diamond company in the United States, noted for its "ideal cut" diamonds sold worldwide under the brand name, Lazare Diamonds.From 1993 to 1997, Tempelsman visited the White House at least ten times, met privately with Hillary Clinton on two separate occasions, vacationed with the Clintons and the Kennedy family in Martha's Vineyard, and flew to Moscow and back with President Clinton on Air Force One.In Southern Africa, Tempelsman has played a key role in negotiations between hostile governments and companies engaging in diamond exploration.