What is power? It’s subjective, of course.
You can argue that the world’s presidents are the most powerful, or that the people, ultimately, have more power when combined than anyone else.
But one thing that’s tough to argue against is the impact the personalities in our World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019 list have had.
From Oscar-nominated film director Nadine Labaki, who changed the lives of amateur refugee actors by casting them in her feature film Capernaum (and persuaded us to see the world through their eyes) to Rashida Tlaib, who became the first Muslim woman to serve as the US Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district in 2019 and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.
And then there’s Ayman Hariri, who is taking on Facebook with his ad-free social app Vero and helping users ‘wake up to the high price of free’ as platforms continue to mine data, affecting privacy, mental health and even national elections.
So we at Arabian Business have carefully selected each and every person on this list, and we believe that they’ve certainly got the power.
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