Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef

Industry: Media

Designation: TV personality, satirist

Country: Egypt

As riots in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against president Hosni
Mubarak took place, cardiothoracic surgeon Bassem Youssef was called into
action to assist wounded protestors. But the doctor’s talents also lay in other

Youssef’s satirical news programme, ‘The Show’, has
lampooned many of Egypt’s most prominent personalities.His Yutube channel has
become one of the most popular in Egypt, and he was even invited to appear on
the Daily Show, which is hosted by Jon Stewart. However, Youssef’s newfound
popularity has come at a cost; he has been accused of defaming President Mohammed
Mursi on two occasions.