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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

The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.3: The Olayan family conglomerate owns more than 50 companies, with hefty stakes in various multinationals and blue-chip names
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.6: Kuwait-based Al Kharafi family's wealth is estimated to be worth $8.7bn. (above) Badr Al Kharafi
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.8: The Bin Laden family owns Saudi Arabia’s most successful construction empire. It's estimated wealth is worth $7.2bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.12: Abdulaziz Al Ghurair is estimated to be worth $6.1bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.14: Kanoo family is estimated to be worth $6bn\n(above) Mishal Kanoo
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
With $3.9bn estimated wealth, the Gargash family ranks at No.26
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.28: Saad Hariri is estimated to be worth $3.8bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.29: Abdullah Al Fozan, CEO of Al Fozan Holding Company has an estimated wealth of $3.45bn (ITP Images)
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.32: Bahaa Hariri's wealth is estimated at around $3.35bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
Two ranks below, at No.34, is Faisal Al Ayyar with wealth estimated at $3.25bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
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
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.36: Another Hariri in the list, Ayman's has $3.15bn estimated wealth
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.38: Nayla (above) and Nick Hayek's wealth is estimated at $3.1bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
Qatar-based Bader Al Darwish is ranked at No.45, with an estimated wealth of $2.55bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
No.49, is Miloud Chaabi, whose estimate wealth is $2.1bn
The world's 50 wealthiest Arabs revealed, ranked
Egypt's Mohammed Shafik Gabr is at No.50, with estimated wealth of $2bn. Note: this gallery is indicative. For detailed list, visit: www.arabianbusiness.com/435453.html