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Welcome to the Power 100 - Arabian Business’s annual listing of the world’s most influential Arabs. For the sixth consecutive year, we are publishing once again the definitive list of the Arab men and women shaping the world.

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Power 100

# Name Country Primary Industry Rank 2009 +/-
1 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Saudi Arabia Banking & Finance 1 -
2 Dahi Khalfan Tamim United Arab Emirates Culture & Society - new
3 Dalia Mogahed Egypt Politics & Economics - new
4 Mohammed Alabbar United Arab Emirates Construction & Industry 2 -2
5 Dr. Samia Al Amoudi Saudi Arabia Healthcare - new
6 Ahmad Al Shugairi Saudi Arabia Culture & Society - new
7 Hassan Shehata Egypt Sport - new
8 Adel Ali Bahrain Travel & Hospitality 87 +79
9 Fadi Ghandour Jordan Transportation 27 +18
10 Abdo Khal Saudi Arabia Culture & Society - new
11 Khaldoon Mubarak United Arab Emirates Real Estate - new
12 Al Ghurair Family United Arab Emirates Banking & Finance 16 +4
13 Wadah Khanfar Jordan Media & Marketing 15 +2
14 Iyad Ghazal Syria Politics & Economics - new
15 Ibrahim Dabdoub Palestine Banking & Finance 20 +5
16 Hussein Al Jasmi United Arab Emirates Culture & Society - new
17 Elie Khouri Lebanon Media & Marketing 59 +42
18 Mohammed Hassan Omran United Arab Emirates Technology 12 -6
19 Joseph Ghossoub Lebanon Media & Marketing 13 -6
20 Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim United Arab Emirates Construction & Industry 4 -16
21 Khalid Al Samawai Syria Culture & Society - new
22 Mohammed AlShaya Kuwait Retail 40 +18
23 Mohammed Al Jaber Saudi Arabia Real Estate 35 +12
24 Dr Ezzat Abo Auf Egypt Media & Marketing - new
25 Zaghoul El Naggar Egypt Education - new
26 Fuad El Hibri Lebanon Healthcare - new
27 Ahmed Zewail Egypt Politics & Economics - new
28 Riad Kamal Palestine Construction & Industry 70 +42
29 Akbar Al Baker Qatar Travel & Hospitality 17 -12
30 Dr Marcus George Iraq Construction & Industry 18 -12
31 Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem United Arab Emirates Transportation 9 -22
32 Wedad Lootah United Arab Emirates Culture & Society - new
33 Abdullah Salem Al Badri Libya Energy 44 +11
34 Mohamed Al Mady Saudi Arabia Energy 34 -
35 Mustafa Ali Syria Culture & Society 69 +34
36 Mishal Kanoo Bahrain Banking & Finance 31 -5
37 Ayman Hariri Saudi Arabia Construction & Industry 71 +34
38 Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri United Arab Emirates Politics & Economics - new
39 Nihad Awad Jordan Culture & Society - new
40 Rahbeh Sadan Algeria Sport - new
41 Adunis Syria Culture & Society - new
42 Marwan Boodai Kuwait Travel & Hospitality 30 -12
43 Ziad Rahbani Lebanon Culture & Society 43 -
44 Mohamed Nagy Ismail Afash Egypt Sport - new
45 Dr Abdullah Al Rabiah Saudi Arabia Healthcare 21 -24
46 Samih Darwazah Palestine Healthcare 33 -13
47 Shafik Gabr Egypt Banking & Finance - new
48 Sheikh Walid Al Ibrahim Saudi Arabia Media & Marketing 47 -1
49 Khadem Al Qubaisi United Arab Emirates Banking & Finance - new
50 Mika Lebanon Culture & Society - new