40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Nancy Ajram

Industry: Entertainment and media

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Age: 34

Country of residence: Lebanon

Even though she’s been in the music industry since 1998, Nancy Ajram is still undoubtedly one of the biggest, most recognised and influential entertainers in the Arab world. Not a year has gone by recently when she hasn’t won some kind of award or accolade, whether it’s for her songs, her music videos or even her strong social media presence. With millions of her records sold around the world and a ninth studio album, ‘Hassa Beek’, released earlier this year, it is clear that no list of powerful personalities in the region would be complete without her.