Saudi Rich List
Wed 26 Aug 2009 07:24 AM
Sulaiman Al Muhaidib
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Sulaiman Al Muhaidib

Industry: Construction & Industry

Company: AK Al Muhaidib & Sons Group of Company

Country: Saudi Arabia

Wealth: 3.4 Billion

Al Muhaidib Group was founded in 1946 by the late Abdulkadir Al Muhaidib, who concentrated on the trading of steel and cement. Today, under the stewardship of chairman Sulaiman, Abdulkadir’s son, the group is one of the most prominent diversified conglomerates in the region.

The group entered into the food products industry in 1959, marketing and distributing rice. And although this sector has remained the fastest-growing within the group, allowing the company to expand its portfolio to include other grains and eventually leading to the establishment of a retail outlet chain, Giant Stores, the group relates its overall success to diversification. By maintaining a presence in various independent economic sectors, the company is assured that industries on the rise will carry any sector that may not be doing so robustly.

And it has certainly diversified in the 63 years since its inception. With over 200 companies and investments in its portfolio, AMG covers sectors including financial and investment services, industrial goods and services, consumer goods and services, real estate, energy and utilities, among others. Among AMG’s portfolio companies and investments are flagship Saudi firms including Amwal Al Khaleej,
SABB

,
Savola

and ACWA.

Sulaiman Al Muhaidib is a chairman of
Al Oula

(partner of
Emaar Properties

), and a member of the board of directors in the
Saudi Arabian British Bank (SABB)

.