The World's 10 Richest Arabs for 2018

Published May 3rd, 2018 - 12:46 GMT

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The World’s Richest Arabs for 2018 include several nationalities from Arab countries. The total wealth of  the world’s richest Arabs stands at $76.7 billion. 

Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris with a net worth of $6.6 billion is the world’s richest Arab. However the U.A.E. and Lebanon with 7 entries each, have the highest number of billionaires, followed by Egypt, with 6 billionaires. Continue reading below »

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Nassef Sawiris, Networth $6.6B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. He runs OCI, one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.His holdings include stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10Nassef Sawiris, Networth $6.6B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. He runs OCI, one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.His holdings include stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Hussain Sajwani, Networth $4.1B, is the chairman of Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Damac Properties, which he founded in 2002. He started out in the food services business, catering to the U.S. military and construction giant Bechtel. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10Hussain Sajwani, Networth $4.1B, is the chairman of Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Damac Properties, which he founded in 2002. He started out in the food services business, catering to the U.S. military and construction giant Bechtel. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Issad Rebrab, Networth $4B, is the founder and CEO of Cevital, Algeria's biggest privately-held company.
Cevital owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with the capacity to produce 2 million tons a year. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10Issad Rebrab, Networth $4B, is the founder and CEO of Cevital, Algeria's biggest privately-held company. Cevital owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with the capacity to produce 2 million tons a year. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Naguib Sawiris, Networth $4B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. His father Onsi and brother Nassef are also billionaires. He built a fortune in telecom. Sawiris acquired a nearly 20% stake in Australia-listed gold mining firm Evolution Mining. (OTMT). (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10Naguib Sawiris, Networth $4B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. His father Onsi and brother Nassef are also billionaires. He built a fortune in telecom. Sawiris acquired a nearly 20% stake in Australia-listed gold mining firm Evolution Mining. (OTMT). (AFP/ File Photo)

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Najib Mikati, Networht $2.7B, is the cofounder, with his billionaire brother Taha, of Beirut-based investment firm M1 Group. Its investments include stakes in South African telecom firm MTN, fashion retailer Pepe Jeans, and real estate in New York, London and Monaco. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10Najib Mikati, Networht $2.7B, is the cofounder, with his billionaire brother Taha, of Beirut-based investment firm M1 Group. Its investments include stakes in South African telecom firm MTN, fashion retailer Pepe Jeans, and real estate in New York, London and Monaco. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Aziz Akhannouch, Networth $2.2B, is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father. It has interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals through publicly-traded Afriquia Gaz and Maghreb Oxygene. Akhannouch is Morocco's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10Aziz Akhannouch, Networth $2.2B, is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father. It has interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals through publicly-traded Afriquia Gaz and Maghreb Oxygene. Akhannouch is Morocco's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Mohamed Al Fayed, Networth $1.6B, was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved in the mid-1960s to the U.K., where he made his fortune. He's best known for being the one-time owner of London department store Harrod's, which he sold to Qatar for a reported $2.4 billion in 2010.He owns the storied Ritz Paris hotel. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10Mohamed Al Fayed, Networth $1.6B, was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved in the mid-1960s to the U.K., where he made his fortune. He's best known for being the one-time owner of London department store Harrod's, which he sold to Qatar for a reported $2.4 billion in 2010.He owns the storied Ritz Paris hotel. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Othman Benjelloun, Networth $1.6B, is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries. His father was a shareholder in RMA Watanya, a Moroccan insurance company; Benjelloun built it into a leading insurer. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10Othman Benjelloun, Networth $1.6B, is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries. His father was a shareholder in RMA Watanya, a Moroccan insurance company; Benjelloun built it into a leading insurer. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Saad Hariri, Networth $1.5B, is the prime minister of Lebanon. He assumed the position in December 2016, and previously held the post between 2009 and 2011.Hariri inherited a stake in Saudi Oger, a construction company his father built into one of the biggest in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10Saad Hariri, Networth $1.5B, is the prime minister of Lebanon. He assumed the position in December 2016, and previously held the post between 2009 and 2011.Hariri inherited a stake in Saudi Oger, a construction company his father built into one of the biggest in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Networth $1.6B, is the chairman of Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar's biggest conglomerates, which he founded in 1964. It owns more than 20 hotels around the world, including the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. and Miami, and the W Hotel in London. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Networth $1.6B, is the chairman of Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar's biggest conglomerates, which he founded in 1964. It owns more than 20 hotels around the world, including the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. and Miami, and the W Hotel in London. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Nassef Sawiris, Networth $6.6B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. He runs OCI, one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.His holdings include stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 1 of 10Nassef Sawiris, Networth $6.6B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. He runs OCI, one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa; it trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.His holdings include stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Hussain Sajwani, Networth $4.1B, is the chairman of Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Damac Properties, which he founded in 2002. He started out in the food services business, catering to the U.S. military and construction giant Bechtel. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 2 of 10Hussain Sajwani, Networth $4.1B, is the chairman of Dubai-based luxury real estate developer Damac Properties, which he founded in 2002. He started out in the food services business, catering to the U.S. military and construction giant Bechtel. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Issad Rebrab, Networth $4B, is the founder and CEO of Cevital, Algeria's biggest privately-held company.
Cevital owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with the capacity to produce 2 million tons a year. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 3 of 10Issad Rebrab, Networth $4B, is the founder and CEO of Cevital, Algeria's biggest privately-held company. Cevital owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with the capacity to produce 2 million tons a year. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Naguib Sawiris, Networth $4B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. His father Onsi and brother Nassef are also billionaires. He built a fortune in telecom. Sawiris acquired a nearly 20% stake in Australia-listed gold mining firm Evolution Mining. (OTMT). (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 4 of 10Naguib Sawiris, Networth $4B, is a scion of Egypt's wealthiest family. His father Onsi and brother Nassef are also billionaires. He built a fortune in telecom. Sawiris acquired a nearly 20% stake in Australia-listed gold mining firm Evolution Mining. (OTMT). (AFP/ File Photo)

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Najib Mikati, Networht $2.7B, is the cofounder, with his billionaire brother Taha, of Beirut-based investment firm M1 Group. Its investments include stakes in South African telecom firm MTN, fashion retailer Pepe Jeans, and real estate in New York, London and Monaco. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 5 of 10Najib Mikati, Networht $2.7B, is the cofounder, with his billionaire brother Taha, of Beirut-based investment firm M1 Group. Its investments include stakes in South African telecom firm MTN, fashion retailer Pepe Jeans, and real estate in New York, London and Monaco. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Aziz Akhannouch, Networth $2.2B, is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father. It has interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals through publicly-traded Afriquia Gaz and Maghreb Oxygene. Akhannouch is Morocco's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 6 of 10Aziz Akhannouch, Networth $2.2B, is the majority owner of Akwa Group, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate founded by his father. It has interests in petroleum, gas and chemicals through publicly-traded Afriquia Gaz and Maghreb Oxygene. Akhannouch is Morocco's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Mohamed Al Fayed, Networth $1.6B, was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved in the mid-1960s to the U.K., where he made his fortune. He's best known for being the one-time owner of London department store Harrod's, which he sold to Qatar for a reported $2.4 billion in 2010.He owns the storied Ritz Paris hotel. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 7 of 10Mohamed Al Fayed, Networth $1.6B, was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved in the mid-1960s to the U.K., where he made his fortune. He's best known for being the one-time owner of London department store Harrod's, which he sold to Qatar for a reported $2.4 billion in 2010.He owns the storied Ritz Paris hotel. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Othman Benjelloun, Networth $1.6B, is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries. His father was a shareholder in RMA Watanya, a Moroccan insurance company; Benjelloun built it into a leading insurer. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 8 of 10Othman Benjelloun, Networth $1.6B, is CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, which has a presence in more than 20 African countries. His father was a shareholder in RMA Watanya, a Moroccan insurance company; Benjelloun built it into a leading insurer. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Saad Hariri, Networth $1.5B, is the prime minister of Lebanon. He assumed the position in December 2016, and previously held the post between 2009 and 2011.Hariri inherited a stake in Saudi Oger, a construction company his father built into one of the biggest in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 9 of 10Saad Hariri, Networth $1.5B, is the prime minister of Lebanon. He assumed the position in December 2016, and previously held the post between 2009 and 2011.Hariri inherited a stake in Saudi Oger, a construction company his father built into one of the biggest in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/ File Photo)

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Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Networth $1.6B, is the chairman of Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar's biggest conglomerates, which he founded in 1964. It owns more than 20 hotels around the world, including the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. and Miami, and the W Hotel in London. (AFP/ File Photo)

Image 10 of 10Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Networth $1.6B, is the chairman of Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar's biggest conglomerates, which he founded in 1964. It owns more than 20 hotels around the world, including the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. and Miami, and the W Hotel in London. (AFP/ File Photo)

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