Prince Alwaleed the world's most powerful Arab

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

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.

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

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 in 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.”

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Posted by: Morkata Jalata

Is Mo Farah an Arab? He is a Somali and British Citizen

Posted by: Ray

I don't understand why you are annoyed with the list ... it gives many of us motivation .. these are our role models and should be respected for what they did and continue to do

Posted by: DXB

Who cares.......the most powerfull Arab is this NEWS

Posted by: Faisal

Totally agree with 'Baiju' & 'Jay'!!!
What is the point in publishing all these glorified list..,
How does this enrich our life?
'The Prince' got upset with Forbes for not recognizing his version of the wealth.., thus power...,
Frankly! who cares? Let's have some news with substance not just hollow, baseless and unverified list of blah, blah, blah..,

Posted by: Pete

Reply to Faisal (How does this enrich our life?)
You can enrich your life by emulation, I'm not talking about wearing the same hat as or practising the same religion as them I'm talking about studying their investing habits and emulating the ones who continually grow.
If we all follow Warren Buffett and no one else and the US collapses well so do we.
Diversification.
P

Posted by: Mohammad Osman

We, Somalis regardless of any tribe or region, we are very proud of Mo Farah achievements. Even though, his descendants are from Somaliland, but represents a true Somali, Arab and Muslim sportsman who dedicated his talents to raise the name of his nation in the global arenas. Nowadays, Somalis are busy for internal wars, while the world is moving very fast in discovering the outer-space. Mo Farah is a British National and it is a good sample for the Somalis in Europe, North American and in the Arab World to follow his foot-steps in gaining appreciation from theeir host countries and erase the bad image of the Somali people in the world. Let us move forward and build our nation to compete the global arenas in various fields of life.

Thank you MO Farah for your unique talents which enables Somalis to raise their name in the world.

Wishing you and your family all success in life.

With regardsmm

Mohammad (Isaqi), Riyadh, K.S.A.

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