Revealed: The world’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs

Welcome to the 2014 Arabian Business Power List, our guide to the planet’s 100 most influential Arabs

Welcome to the Power 100 – our exclusive guide to the 100 most powerful Arabs on the planet. For the tenth year running, Arabian Business has published the names of the Arab men and women right across the world that are making a huge difference.

And this year, we have done it with a difference – breaking down the list into nine categories: Leaders; Pioneers; Legends; Heroes; Geniuses; Creatives; Entertainers; Thinkers and Generation Next.

So who made the grade? Choosing from an initial shortlist of over 1200 names has been no easy task, but we have chosen and the results are out.


The leaders section features some of the  biggest names in business, including Kingdom Holding chairman Prince Alwaleed and Emaar boss Mohamed Alabbar. The likes of Emirates Airlines chairman Sheikh Ahmed and Munib Masri make it into our “Legends”, with  “Pioneers” featuring amongst others OMG (MENA) boss Elie Khouri  and  Air Arabia founder Adel Ali.

What about “Geniuses”?  We are sure few could argue with the choices here that include world famous heart surgeon Magdi  Yacoub and NASA superstar Charles Elachi.

“Thinkers” include Majid Jafar and Sultan Al Qassemi, while “Entertainers” feature the likes of Amr Diab and Nancy Ajram.

In “Heroes” we have a strong variety including Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan and Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah – while “Generation Next” features the stars of tomorrow, including the remarkable 20 year old Palestinian doctor Iqbal Al Assad.

In total you will find 100 names.  So, did you make the cut in 2014? Click here to find out…



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Posted by: ahmed

dear AB.....please could we have variations in business news other than the frequent articles on rich, rich and rich. surely there are other business news to write on as well.

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