Industry: Entertainment and media
Country of residence: Lebanon
Even though she’s been in the music industry since 1998, Nancy Ajram is still undoubtedly one of the biggest, most recognised and influential entertainers in the Arab world. Not a year has gone by recently when she hasn’t won some kind of award or accolade, whether it’s for her songs, her music videos or even her strong social media presence. With millions of her records sold around the world and a ninth studio album, ‘Hassa Beek’, released earlier this year, it is clear that no list of powerful personalities in the region would be complete without her.