Elie Khouri takes top media slot in Power 500

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

The CEO of Ominicom Media Group (MENA) Elie Khouri is the highest ranked media boss in the Power 500, taking 23rd place.

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed has topped the Arabian Business Power 500 for the ninth consecutive year.

See the full list of the world's 500 most powerful Arabs here.

The Kingdom Holding chairman took pole position in the Arabian Business annual countdown of the world’s most influential Arabs – just ahead of Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed.

The Olympic double gold champion Mo Farah was the highest ranked new entry in third place, one slot ahead of Emaar boss Mohamed Alabbar. Twitter’s operations chief Mazen Rawashdeh was the second highest new entry at number five.

The top ten featured five new entries, with heart surgeon Daoud Hanania in eighth place, with Soros fund boss Abbas Zuwaiter at number ten.

The 2013 list featured a record 155 new entries, and also a record 118 women – the highest ranked being 12th place Sheikha Lubna.

The UAE accounted for most places on the list with 102 people based in the country, though ranked by origin, Saudi Arabia came top with 84 entries.

Banking and Finance dominated the list with 93 entries, followed by Culture & Society accounting for 73 entries.

See pictures of the world's most powerful Arabs here.

Ed Atwood, Editor of Arabian Business, said: “Once again we have produced what we believe to be the most comprehensive guide ever to Arab influence. We have Arabs living from a record 36 different countries making this year’s list, from all walks of life. This list is a celebration of the great work and contribution of Arabs all over the globe.”

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Changing channels: what is the future of TV in the Middle East?

Changing channels: what is the future of TV in the Middle East?

It is a relentless argument: has the advent of digital content...

Al Jazeera America closure marks a quieter Qatar

Al Jazeera America closure marks a quieter Qatar

Al Jazeera America launched in 2013 in a bid by Qatar to infiltrate...

‘Star Wars’ poised to become fastest film to $1bn

‘Star Wars’ poised to become fastest film to $1bn

The latest instalment is on track to set yet another box office...

Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking