Forbes unveils list of 31 richest Arabs in the world

Forbes unveils list of 31 richest Arabs in the world

Dubai - Egyptian construction and chemical tycoon, Nassef Sawiris, tops the list.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 10 Mar 2018, 2:47 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Mar 2018, 8:01 AM

Forbes Middle East is uncovering the Arab billionaires that have been revealed in the 2018 Forbes US Global Billionaires ranking. The 31 mega-wealthy Arab business tycoons have a combined estimated net worth of $76.7 billion.
Construction and chemical tycoon, Nassef Sawiris, tops the list with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion. He is followed by three Emirati business moguls-Abdullah Al Ghurair, Majid Al Futtaim and Hussain Sajwani, with an estimated net worth of $5.9 billion, $4.6 billion and $4.1 billion respectively.
None of the previous year's Saudi billionaires made it to this year's rankings.

As a result, the total wealth of Arab billionaires has fallen from $123.4 billion to $76.7 billion, and 11 have dropped off the charts: last year there were 42; today there are 31.

The World's Richest Arabs 2018

Name Net WorthSourceCountry of Citizenship
Nassef Sawiris$6.6 billionconstruction, chemicalsEgypt
Abdulla Bin Ahmad Al Ghurair$5.9 billiondiversifiedUAE
Majid Al Futtaim$4.6 billionreal estate, retailUAE
Hussain Sajwani$4.1 billionreal estateUAE
Issad Rebrab$4 billionfoodAlgeria
Naguib Sawiris$4 billiontelecomEgypt
Suhail Bahwan$3.9 billiondiversifiedOman
Abdulla Al Futtaim$3.3 billionauto dealers, investmentsUAE
Taha Mikati$2.8 billiontelecomLebanon
Mohamed Mansour$2.7 billiondiversifiedEgypt
Najib Mikati$2.7 billiontelecomLebanon
Saeed Bin Butti Al Qebaisi$2.7 billionhospitals, investmentsUAE
Aziz Akhannouch$2.2 billionpetroleum, diversifiedMorocco
Bahaa Hariri$2.1 billionreal estate, investments, logisticsLebanon
Yasseen Mansour$1.9 billiondiversifiedEgypt
Saif Al Ghurair$1.9 billiondiversifiedUAE
Mohamed Al Fayed$1.6 billionretail, investmentsEgypt
Robert Mouawad$1.6 billionfine jewelryLebanon
Othman Benjelloun $1.6 billionbanking, insuranceMorocco
Saad Hariri$1.5 billionconstruction, investmentsLebanon
Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani  $1.6 billionhotels, diversifiedQatar
P.N.C. Menon $1.5 billionreal estate Oman
Khalifa Bin Butti Al Muhairi $1.5 billionhospitals, investments UAE 
Youssef Mansour $1.4 billiondiversifiedEgypt 
Bassam Alghanim $1.4 billiondiversified Kuwait 
Kutayba Alghanim $1.4 billiondiversified Kuwait 
Ayman Hariri $1.3 billionconstruction, investments Lebanon 
Fahd Hariri$1.3 billionconstruction, investmentsLebanon 
Fawzi Al-Kharafi$1.2 billiondiversifiedKuwait 
Mohannad Al-Kharafi $1.2 billiondiversified Kuwait 
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani$1.2 billion investmentsQatar 

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