Power 500

From banking to aviation to science and entertainment, Arabian Business presents this year's 500 most influential Arabs in the world.
401 Hiam Abbass.jpg
401 Hiam Abbass
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401 Hiam Abbass - Actor, Palestine
402 Talal Al Zain 2.jpg
402 Talal Al Zain
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402 Talal Al Zain - Former CEO, Mumtalakat
406 Khadija Ben Ghanna.jpg
406 Khadija Ben Ghanna
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406 Khadija Ben Ghanna - Presenter, Al Jazeera
408 Samih Toukan.jpg
408 Samih Toukan
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408 Samih Toukan - Chairman, Jabbar Internet Group
410 Ahmed Helmy.jpg
410 Ahmed Helmy
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410 Ahmed Helmy - Actor, Egypt
412 Essa Kazim.jpg
412 Essa Kazim
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412 Essa Kazim - CEO, Dubai Financial Market
418 Majid Bougherra.jpg
418 Majid Bougherra
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418 Majid Bougherra - Footballer, Algeria
419 Zahi Wehbe.jpg
419 Zahi Wehbe
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419 Zahi Wehbe - Poet, Lebanon
420 Liana Badr.jpg
420 Liana Badr
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420 Liana Badr - Author, Palestine
422 Octavia Nasr.jpg
422 Octavia Nasr
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422 Octavia Nasr - Journalist, CNN
423 Rabih Abou Khalil.jpg
423 Rabih Abou Khalil
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423 Rabih Abou Khalil - Musician, Germany (Lebanon)
424 Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad, Founder of GSSG Holdings.jpg
424 Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad
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424 Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad - Founder, GSSG Holdings, Qatar
427 Saber Rebai.jpg
427 Saber Rebai
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427 Saber Rebai - Singer, Tunisia
428 Adel Mustafawi.jpg
428 Adel Mustafawi
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428 Adel Mustafawi - CEO, Masraf Al Rayan, Qatar
429 Antoun Sehnaoui.jpg
429 Antoun Sehnaoui
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429 Antoun Sehnaoui - Chairman, Société Générale de Banque au Liban, Lebanon
430 Rajaa Al Sanea.jpg
430 Rajaa Al Sanea
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430 Rajaa Al Sanea - Author, US (Saudi Arabia)
433 Hussein al Jasmi.jpg
433 Hussein al Jasmi
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433 Hussein al Jasmi - Singer, UAE
434 Walid Attalah.jpg
434 Walid Attalah
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434 Walid Attalah - Designer, UAE (Lebanon)
435 Manal Omar.jpg
435 Manal Omar
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435 Manal Omar - Activist, author, Iraq
436 Hala Jaber.jpg
436 Hala Jaber
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436 Hala Jaber - Journalist, UK (Lebanon)
439 Raja Shehadeh.jpg
39 Raja Shehadeh
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39 Raja Shehadeh - Author, Palestine
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441 Akram Miknas
442-Leila-Aboulela.jpg
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442 Leila Aboulela
443-Elias-Khoury.jpg
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443 Elias Khoury
444-Tayem-Hassan.jpg
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444 Tayem Hassan
446-Hazem-El-Masri.jpg
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446 Hazem Al Masri
447 Majida Al Roumi.jpg
447 Majida Al Roumi
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447 Majida Al Roumi - Singer, Lebanon
448 Seraj Al Baker.jpg
448 Seraj Al Baker
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448 Seraj Al Baker - CEO, Mazaya Qatar
449 Samir Gibara.jpg
449 Samir Gibara
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449 Samir Gibara - Former chairman, Goodyear
450 Reem Acra.jpg
450 Reem Acra
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450 Reem Acra - Designer, US (Lebanon)
455 Sulafa Memar.jpg
455 Sulafa Memar
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455 Sulafa Memar - Actor, Syria
456 Adnan Al Musallam.jpg
456 Adnan Al Musallam
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456 Adnan Al Musallam - Chairman, Investment Dar
457 Muhammad Ghannam.jpg
457 Muhammad Ghannam
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457 Muhammad Ghannam - Managing director, Nakilat
458 Ramzi Raad.jpg
458 Ramzi Raad
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458 Ramzi Raad - Founder, TBW/RAAD
461 Mustafa El Sayed.jpg
461 Mustafa El Sayed
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461 Mustafa El Sayed - Scientist, US (Egypt)
463 Jamel Debbouze.jpg
463 Jamel Debbouze
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463 Jamel Debbouze - Actor, France (Morocco)
466 Muhammed Ahmed Faris.jpg
466 Muhammed Ahmed Faris
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466 Muhammed Ahmed Faris - Astronaut, Syria
468 Said Taghmaoui.jpg
468 Said Taghmaoui
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468 Said Taghmaoui - Actor, France (Morocco)
469 Lubna Azabal.jpg
469 Lubna Azabal
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469 Lubna Azabal - Actor, Belgium (Morocco)
470 Yasser Al Qahtani.jpg
470 Yasser Al Qahtani
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470 Yasser Al Qahtani - Footballer, Saudi Arabia
474 Rabea Ataya.jpg
474 Rabea Ataya.jpg
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474 Rabea Ataya.jpg - CEO, bayt.com, UAE (Lebanon)
477 Hussein Al Qemzi.jpg
477 Hussein Al Qemzi
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477 Hussein Al Qemzi - Group CEO, Noor Islamic Bank, UAE
478 Azzedine Alaia.jpg
478 Azzedine Alaia
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478 Azzedine Alaia - Designer, France (Tunisia)
481 Tony Kanaan.jpg
481 Tony Kanaan
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481 Tony Kanaan - Race car driver, Brazil (Lebanon)
482 Gilberto Kassab.jpg
482 Gilberto Kassab
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482 Gilberto Kassab - Mayor, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Lebanon)
486 Ismail Ahmed Ismail.jpg
486 Ismail Ahmed Ismail
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486 Ismail Ahmed Ismail - Athlete, Sudan
487 Suheir Hammad.jpg
487 Suheir Hammad
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487 Suheir Hammad - Poet, US (Palestine)
489 Mohammed Boloola.jpg
489 Mohammed Baloola
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489 Mohammed Baloola - Scientist, UAE (Sudan)
491 Hend Sabri.jpg
91 Hend Sabri
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91 Hend Sabri - Actor, Tunisia
493 Gad Elmaleh.jpg
493 Gad Elmaleh
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493 Gad Elmaleh - Comedian, France (Morocco)
495 Aref Ali Nayed.jpg
495 Aref Ali Nayed
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Founder and director, Kalam Research & Media, Jordan (Libya)
498 Karim Ziani.jpg
498 Karim Ziani
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498 Karim Ziani - Footballer, Algeria