The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked

From real estate giants to retail tycoons, meet some of the world's richest Arab men and women
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No.1: The last twelve months saw Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud consolidate his position as the world’s richest Arab, with his fortune nudging up $900m to $21.3bn
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No.2: With a substantial recent cash injection into his group, Mohammed bin Issa Al Jaber’s total wealth has now risen to $12.75bn. He is the founder and chairman of MBI International
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No.3: The Olayan family conglomerate owns more than 50 companies, with hefty stakes in various multinationals and blue-chip names
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No.5, Mohammad Al Amoudi (left) is estimated to be worth $10.4bn. Al Amoudi made his first fortune in construction and real estate before branching out into buying oil refineries in Morocco and Sweden
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No.6: Kuwait-based Al Kharafi family's wealth is estimated to be worth $8.7bn. (above) Badr Al Kharafi
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No.8: The Bin Laden family owns Saudi Arabia’s most successful construction empire. It's estimated wealth is worth $7.2bn
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With estimated wealth of $6.5bn, Said Khoury (right) ranks No.10 on our list. He is the founder of Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), one of the first Arab construction companies
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No.12: Abdulaziz Al Ghurair is estimated to be worth $6.1bn
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No.14: Kanoo family is estimated to be worth $6bn\n(above) Mishal Kanoo
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No.15: Sulaiman Al Rajhi is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of the Saudi banking industry. His wealth is estimated to be worth $5.95bn
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No.19: Sheikh Mubarak Al Suwaiket (estimated wealth $5bn) and his Trading and Contracting Company have become a leading force in the kingdom’s construction industry, as well as other sectors
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No.23: The Sawiris family members, better known as the group behind Orascom, are famous in the region both for their wealth and their business acumen. Their estimated wealth is $4.2bn
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No.24: Arab Bank, which they have nurtured for more than 80 years, is today one of the region’s biggest financial players. The Shoman family's wealth is estimated to be worth $4.2bn (above) Abdel Hamid Shoman
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With $3.9bn estimated wealth, the Gargash family ranks at No.26
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No.28: Saad Hariri is estimated to be worth $3.8bn
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No.29: Abdullah Al Fozan, CEO of Al Fozan Holding Company has an estimated wealth of $3.45bn (ITP Images)
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No.32: Bahaa Hariri's wealth is estimated at around $3.35bn
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Two ranks below, at No.34, is Faisal Al Ayyar with wealth estimated at $3.25bn
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No.35: Adel Aujan's wealth is estimated at $3.25bn. On Dec 14, Coca-Cola announced it has taken a $980m stake in Saudi drinks giant owned by Aujan
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No.36: Another Hariri in the list, Ayman's has $3.15bn estimated wealth
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No.38: Nayla (above) and Nick Hayek's wealth is estimated at $3.1bn
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Qatar-based Bader Al Darwish is ranked at No.45, with an estimated wealth of $2.55bn
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No.49, is Miloud Chaabi, whose estimate wealth is $2.1bn
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Egypt's Mohammed Shafik Gabr is at No.50, with estimated wealth of $2bn. Note: this gallery is indicative. For detailed list, visit: