Top 20 Middle East Billionaires in 2013

Top 20 Middle East Billionaires in 2013Middle East well known for its wealth and the people who are one of the top richest beings in the world. we have been sharing much about the richest ones recently and adding a further charm in the treasure, here are Top 20 Middle East Billionaires in 2013.

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1)Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 50

Net Worth: $20.3 billion

The Royal Highness, a billionaire and a stock and a real estate investor, is the CEO of Kingdom Holding Company, who is investing in banking, real estate, entertainment, technology and hotels. He is the most influential person and 26th richest man in the world.

2)Nasser Al-Kharafi & Family

Country: Kuwait

Age: 64

Net Worth: $11.5 billion

Nasser Al-Kharafi & Family

A pillar of Kuwaiti economy and a chairman of MAK group have multiple interest in investing in manufacturing, constructions and banking. The Group has many manufacturing projects on going into Africa and Bulgaria. He also held major stakes in one of the biggest telecom companies in the Middle East and Africa.

3)Naguib Sawiris

Country: Egypt

Age: 53

Net Worth: $10 billion

Naguib Sawiris

The Egyptian billionaire, executive chairman of telecommunication company, Orascom Telecom Holding, recently planning to invest millions in Grenada’s tourism and hospitality industry. The man is on the way to build three five star hotels in the country.

4)Mohammed Al Amoudi

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 61

Net Worth: $8 billion

Mohammed Al Amoudi

Descending from the Ethiopian mother and Yemeni father, the supper wealthy owner and the richest black person, is the largest foreign investor in both Sweden and Ethiopia. He is the 63rd richest person in the world.

5)Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & Family

Country: UAE

Age: 53

Net Worth: $8 billion

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & Family

The Chief executive and heiress of Mashreq Bank, a leading United Emirates Commercial bank, has diversified source of building the empire. The family’s diversified holding in real estate, publishing, petrochemicals, cement contracting and residential care among other help them to stand in the list even after loss in current year.

6)Maan Al-Sanea

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 52

Net Worth: $7.5 billion

Maan Al-Sanea

The man descending through the Kuwaiti origin is the founder of Saad Group, that works in real estate development, investment and financial services. The Saudi businessman is passionate about healthcare and education and so founding hospitals and educational facilities.

7)Sulaiman Al Rajhi

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 87

Net Worth: $7.4 billion

Sulaiman Al Rajhi

One of the prominent figures of Saudi Arabia is the chairman of Al Rajhi Bank, one of the largest Islamic banks. He is one of the most influential and down to earth personality, dedicating and donating half of his fortune to charity, supporting and promoting such projects and so for that he was awarded 2012 King Faisal International Prize.

8)Onsi Sawiris

Country: Egypt

Age: 77

Net Worth: $5 billion

Onsi Sawiris

The man who encourages education and provides full bright tuition scholarship to Egyptian students to pursue masters degrees in US universities through his Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program. He is the patriarch of the Egypt wealthiest family.

9)Saleh Al Rajhi

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 95

Net Worth: $4.4 billion

Saleh Al Rajhi

The man who has consistently been reported in the headlines for striking huge profits through his stakes in Al-Rajhi Bank, among all the Saudi Arabia’s banking group investors. His family is considered as the country’s wealthiest non-royals and the leading philanthropist.

10)Stef Wertheimer & Family

Country: Israel

Age: 81

Net Worth: $4.4 billion

Stef Wertheimer & Family

Today’s tycoon once dropped out of school at the age of 16 and working in camera repair store from where he began studying optics with Emanuel Goldberg, the inventor in imaging technology. He could not work as a technician due to lack of formal degree. The politician, businessman and the member of Knesset, is well known for founding parks in Israel and neighboring countries. The German born Israeli belongs to the richest Israel’s family as of 2013.

11)Shari Arison

Country: Israel

Age: 50

Net Worth: $4.3 billion

Shari Arison

The Israeli’s wealthiest woman is the most powerful women in Israel and the Middle East. She is the owner of several business companies and several philanthropic organizations. She owns Carnival Cruise Lines as well as Israel’s largest bank.

12)Lev Leviev

Country: Israel

Age: 51

Net Worth: $4.1 billion

Lev Leviev

The Israeli diamond and real estate mogul have been the major philanthropist for Haidic Jewish causes in Eastern Europe and Israel. He is the investor in chemicals, real estate and the diamond industry.

13)Yitzhak Tshuva

Country: Israel

Age: 59

Net Worth: $4 billion

Yitzhak Tshuva

The owner of the New York Plaza Hotel and Delek Group, a large company involves in energy and infrastructure, is the eight wealthiest Israeli who is also the chairman of the El – Ad Group. His net worth rebounded in the past year as Elad Group, that has buildings in New York, LA and Florida. Last year he sold his 60% takes in Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel.

14)Sammy Ofer & Family

Country: Israel

Age: 85

Net Worth: $3.9 billion

Sami Ofer

The family is the owner of the vast global shipping empire, Zim integrate shipping service, plus interest in banking and real estate. The Ofer’s family migrated from Rome and after finishing military service, Ofer became a shipping agent with the Eastern Conglomerate and by 1950 he had bought his first ship and since then expanding his shipping empire.

15) Nassef Sawiris

Country: Egypt

Age: N/A

Net Worth: $3.9 billion

The graduate of the University of Chicago, the youngest of three sons of Onsi Sawiris has been a director and chief executive officer of OCI, Egypt’s most valuable publicly-traded company, since its incorporation in 1998 and assume Chairmanship in 2010. He is engaging more into international exchange which gives it more credibility with investors.

16)Saleh Kamel

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 66

Net Worth: $3.5 billion

Saleh Kamel

The business tycoon who has his hands in food production, real estate and Islamic banking. He is chairman and the founder of the Dallah al Baraka Group and also the chairman of General Council for Islamic banking.

17)Husnu Ozyegin

Country: Turkey

Age: 63

Net Worth: $3.5 billion

Husnu Ozyegin

The Turkish self made billionaire whose career mirrors the emergence of Turkish economy, is the owner of FIBA Holding, Group of finance related companies. Last year he opened his first foray in China, a $200 million Star Mall Shenyang Plaza and planning to continue building ten more shopping malls.

18)Khalid Bin Mahfouz & Family

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 60

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Khalid Bin Mahfouz

The Saudian and his family is engaged in passive investment through managing funds. He inherited states in Saudi’s National Commercial Bank from his father 1994 which he later sold to the Saudi government for $1.8 billion.

19)Abdulla Al Futtaim

Country: UAE

Age: N/A

Net Worth: $3 billion

Abdulla Al Futtaim

The man who controls franchises like Marks & Spencers, Toys “R” Us and Ikea, sells Toyota and Honda vehicles and co-owns the Middle East largest privately funded urban community, Dubai Festival City through huge conglomerate Al Futtaim Group.

20)Arnon Milchan

Country: Israel

Age: 62

Net Worth: $3 billion

Arnon Milchan

The Film producer who has produced over 120 full length motion pictures, is the owner or Arnon Milchan’s New Residency Films. He also inherited his father’s fertilizer company which he turned into a successful chemical business.


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