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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
51 Dr Farouk El Baz Egypt Transportation - new
52 Amr Al Dabbagh Saudi Arabia Construction & Industry 25 -27
53 Dr Michel Obeid Lebanon Healthcare 53 -
54 Tayem Hassan Syria Culture & Society 54 -
55 Dr Mohamed Nedal Alchaar Syria Banking & Finance 8 -47
56 Abdel Bari Atwan Palestine Media & Marketing - new
57 Safwan Dahoul Syria Culture & Society - new
58 Ali Hassan Kolaghassi Saudi Arabia Construction & Industry 49 -9
59 Karl Wolf Lebanon Culture & Society 93 +34
60 Amr Diab Egypt Culture & Society 46 -14
61 Amin Malouf Lebanon Culture & Society - new
62 Nasser Al Kharafi Kuwait Banking & Finance 19 -43
63 Tamer Hosny Egypt Culture & Society 63 -
64 Mona Al Marri United Arab Emirates Media & Marketing - new
65 Turki Al Dekhel Saudi Arabia Media & Marketing - new
66 Dr Fawzieh Al Dorai Kuwait Media & Marketing 11 -55
67 Ayman Asfari Syria Energy - new
68 Khalid Al Falih Saudi Arabia Energy 22 -46
69 Dr Amina Al Rostamani United Arab Emirates Banking & Finance 80 +11
70 George Kurdahi Lebanon Media & Marketing - new
71 Abdel Hamid Shoman Palestine Banking & Finance 73 +2
72 Hala Gorani Syria Media & Marketing - new
73 Mahmoud Wael Egypt Education - new
74 Ahlam Mustafaghani Tunisia Culture & Society - new
75 Magdi Yacoub Egypt Healthcare 55 -20
76 Mohamed Al Baradei Egypt Energy 76 -
77 Fairuz Lebanon Culture & Society 72 -5
78 Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Sport - new
79 Minwe Al Meheid Jordan Education - new
80 Maha Al Ghunnaim Kuwait Banking & Finance - new
81 Bakr Bin Ladin Saudi Arabia Construction & Industry 81 -
82 Sulaf Memar Syria Culture & Society - new
83 Dr Lamis Hamdan United Arab Emirates Culture & Society - new
84 Walid Attalah Lebanon Culture & Society 51 -33
85 Nashwa Al Kindi Oman Sport - new
86 Hatem Ali Syria Culture & Society 86 -
87 Helal Al Marri United Arab Emirates Banking & Finance - new
88 Emad Hajaj Jordan Culture & Society 83 -5
89 Patrick Chalhoub Syria Retail - new
90 Nancy Ajram Lebanon Culture & Society 82 -8
91 Karim Sakis Lebanon Media & Marketing - new
92 Fatima Al Jaber United Arab Emirates Banking & Finance - new
93 Mohammed Saeed Harib United Arab Emirates Media & Marketing 100 +7
94 Sabrina Jawhar Saudi Arabia Media & Marketing - new
95 Issam Al Shawli Tunisia Sport - new
96 Wael Abbas Egypt Technology - new
97 Abbas Shakir Joudi (Al Baghdadi) Iraq Culture & Society - new
98 Marcel Khalife Lebanon Culture & Society 29 -69
99 Ahmed Kamal Abul Magd Egypt Culture & Society - new
100 Fayez Al Maliki Saudi Arabia Media & Marketing 10 -90