William Gates III has built an empire worth $56 billion around Microsoft. It’s the thirteenth year Gates has been the world’s richest man. The Harvard dropout now has more than half of his net worth is invested outside Microsoft. Strange fact about Gates: he lives in Medina in the United States, the Arabic word for ‘city’, and the name of one of Islam’s holiest cities in Saudi Arabia.
Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold.