6 Arab Influencers Made It in the Entrepreneurship World

Published May 12th, 2020 - 10:26 GMT

Finding your passion and call in life is not easy. But once found, it becomes your gate to excellence, uniqueness and being distinguished in a very competitive market.

A lot of social media influencers started their journeys by blogging/vlogging about their passions in life. Armed with dedication, perseverance and ambition; successful influencers transformed their success on social media to flourishing businesses.

Here are 6 phenomenal Arab influencers who paved their own path in the worlds of social media and entrepreneurship.

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1. Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan: An Iraqi/ American beauty blogger with more than 43 million followers on Instagram. Huda started vlogging about makeup once she realized it's her passion in life. Her successful YouTube channel paved the way for Huda to build her own makeup empire that became known and used by celebrities around the world. Huda was rated one of the 10 most powerful influencers in the world of beauty by Forbes Magazine.

2. Ascia Al Faraj

Ascia Al Faraj: You might know her as the rebellious fashion/lifestyle blogger on Instagram. But what you might not know about the iconic Ascia is that she runs two unique and wildly successful businesses. Her first business is ‘Desert Baby’ that specializes in producing fashionable and safe goodies for newborns-toddlers. And her second business is ‘Seoul Kool’, the brand that aptly introduced the Korean skin care products to the Middle East region. Ascia is a living example of a brilliant businesswoman, who runs two businesses, a loving caring wife and a mother of two, who managed to find balance and add her own fingerprint in the business, beauty and fashion world.

3. Karen Wazen

Karen Wazen: Karen is a Lebanese icon on Instagram who shares adorable moments of her daily life as a mother of 3 and a wife. Last year, Karen launched her own trendy eyewear brand that became the new MUST-HAVE not only for her fellow influencers, but for her 3.3 million followers too.

4. Fouz Al-Fahed

Fouz Al-Fahed: This Kuwaiti influencer is known for her elegance and beauty on Instagram, and her professionalism in the beauty industry managed to get her over 3 million followers. After shining under the spotlights of the gram, Fouz managed to inaugurate her own beauty salon.

5. Rawan bin hussein

Rawan bin Hussein: Rawan is a law graduate, social media influencer, and entrepreneur with 4.5 million followers. She was the winner of the gold shine award for “The Most Influential Social Media Figure of the year” in 2017. Rawan is best known for amazing weight loss prior to modeling, she is the founder of a Matte Liquid Lipstick brand called House of Rawan.

6. Hala Al Gergawi

Hala Al Gergawi: Hala Is the founder and CEO of one of the first luxury lifestyle consultancies in the region: “Tea Before Noon” that delivers unique curated experiences for luxury brands, maintaining a dialogue between the regional and the international creative industries. Hala has more than 27 thousand followers on her instagram account, and she is a distinguished Emirati influencer who earned her place in leading and managerial positions including being the UAE country office manager of the Young Arab Leaders, and Managing Editor of Zahrat Al Khaleej. She was the youngest candidate to be elected as a Board Member in the Emirates Business Women Council back in 2010.

1. Huda Kattan
2. Ascia Al Faraj
3. Karen Wazen
4. Fouz Al-Fahed
5. Rawan bin hussein
6. Hala Al Gergawi
1. Huda Kattan
Huda Kattan: An Iraqi/ American beauty blogger with more than 43 million followers on Instagram. Huda started vlogging about makeup once she realized it's her passion in life. Her successful YouTube channel paved the way for Huda to build her own makeup empire that became known and used by celebrities around the world. Huda was rated one of the 10 most powerful influencers in the world of beauty by Forbes Magazine.
2. Ascia Al Faraj
Ascia Al Faraj: You might know her as the rebellious fashion/lifestyle blogger on Instagram. But what you might not know about the iconic Ascia is that she runs two unique and wildly successful businesses. Her first business is ‘Desert Baby’ that specializes in producing fashionable and safe goodies for newborns-toddlers. And her second business is ‘Seoul Kool’, the brand that aptly introduced the Korean skin care products to the Middle East region. Ascia is a living example of a brilliant businesswoman, who runs two businesses, a loving caring wife and a mother of two, who managed to find balance and add her own fingerprint in the business, beauty and fashion world.
3. Karen Wazen
Karen Wazen: Karen is a Lebanese icon on Instagram who shares adorable moments of her daily life as a mother of 3 and a wife. Last year, Karen launched her own trendy eyewear brand that became the new MUST-HAVE not only for her fellow influencers, but for her 3.3 million followers too.
4. Fouz Al-Fahed
Fouz Al-Fahed: This Kuwaiti influencer is known for her elegance and beauty on Instagram, and her professionalism in the beauty industry managed to get her over 3 million followers. After shining under the spotlights of the gram, Fouz managed to inaugurate her own beauty salon.
5. Rawan bin hussein
Rawan bin Hussein: Rawan is a law graduate, social media influencer, and entrepreneur with 4.5 million followers. She was the winner of the gold shine award for “The Most Influential Social Media Figure of the year” in 2017. Rawan is best known for amazing weight loss prior to modeling, she is the founder of a Matte Liquid Lipstick brand called House of Rawan.
6. Hala Al Gergawi
Hala Al Gergawi: Hala Is the founder and CEO of one of the first luxury lifestyle consultancies in the region: “Tea Before Noon” that delivers unique curated experiences for luxury brands, maintaining a dialogue between the regional and the international creative industries. Hala has more than 27 thousand followers on her instagram account, and she is a distinguished Emirati influencer who earned her place in leading and managerial positions including being the UAE country office manager of the Young Arab Leaders, and Managing Editor of Zahrat Al Khaleej. She was the youngest candidate to be elected as a Board Member in the Emirates Business Women Council back in 2010.