In November 2002, Morocco's jet-setting king, Mohammed VI, caused a minor scandal after offering to pick up the tab for P. Diddy's lavish birthday bash in Marrakech. Fortunately, Mohammed had a handy explanation: the money, he said, was well spent -- to boost Morocco's tourism industry. The cost of the rapper's star-studded soiree? $1 million.
[Morocco is one of the poorest countries in Africa.]