When they are not getting banned from entering countries, Middle Eastern men are serving as the new preferred baes for women in the Western world. As reports surfaced of Rihanna’s new Saudi boyfriend, who has an estimated net worth upwards of $1.5 billion, the internet went berserk. Women in her loyal cult began shopping around on the internet wondering, “where can I get one? I want one too!” Well, just two weeks later another famous American icon, Bill Gates' daughter, was added to the ever-growing list as photos emerged of her brand new Egyptian boyfriend. So is this a trend or a dead-end? Well we did some research and found out that the Middle Eastern man might just be the new epidemic these days. Here are just a few of the many prominent figures that are indulging in the brown-boy hype!

 Hassan Jameel and Rihanna

RiRi with her newest boyfriend, affluent Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, heir to the sole Toyota distributor in the gulf state.

Sam Asghari and Britney Spears  

Britney and her 22-year old Iranian boyfriend, Sam Asghari, who is more than 10 years her junior. If you find that shocking, remember that no one would have cared if the age difference was reversed.

Nayel Nassar and Jennifer Gates 
 

The classiest of the bunch, Bill Gate’s daughter getting some snow with Egyptian Stanford graduate, athlete Nayel Nassar.

Hassan Jameel (Again?!) and Naomi Campbell 

Drama alert! DRAMA ALERT! Get your popcorn out folks. This old picture of Naomi Campbell and Hassan Jameel - Rihanna’s new boo Saudi millionaire - recently surfaced. This may explain why the two former best friends (Campbell and Rihanna that is), may not be speaking to each other anymore. 

 Louis C Camiller and Naomi Campbell (Again)

The 47-year-old model has just gotten with the wealthy Egyptian and director of Ferrari, Louis C Camilleri, who also happens to be 15 years her senior. 

French Monatana (Karim Karbouch) and Khloe Kardashian 

The Moroccan rapper, French Montana, whose real name is Karim Karbouch, has been in a very on and off relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.

 Wissam Saleh Al Mana and Janet Jackson 
 

Janet Jackson with her multi-millionaire Qatari husband, Wissam Saleh Al Mana, executive director of Al-Mana group. But we did hear that the pair split right after the birth of their baby Eissa recently.

 Arun Nayar and Elizabeth Hurley

Famous English movie star and model, Liz Hurley, with her ex-husband, Arun Nayar, a Pakistani businessman.

BONUS: Lindsey Lohan & Mystery Man/Men

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When asked about the noticeable change in her accent, the American movie-star/singer responded by hinting at her various flings with Saudi Arabian and Emirati men. She was also spotted in Dubai with a native at a local nightclub as well as had a TV interview on Kuwaiti television.  

And just for fun, we included some twitter comedy about the Middle Eastern man hysteria!