Forbes Middle East unveils 31 Arab billionaires

Forbes Middle East unveils 31 Arab billionaires

Jeudi 08 Mars 2018



Jeudi 08 Mars 2018
Forbes Middle East isuncovering the Arab billionaires that have been revealed in the 2018 Forbes US Global Billionaires ranking. The 31 mega-wealthy Arab business tycoons have a combined estimated net worth of $76.7 billion.

Construction and chemical tycoon, NassefSawiris, tops the list with an estimated networth of $6.6 billion. He is followed by three Emirati business moguls—Abdullah Al Ghurair, Majid Al Futtaim and Hussain Sajwani, with an estimated net worth of $5.9 billion, $4.6 billion and $4.1 billion respectively.


None of the previous year’s Saudi billionaires made it to this year’s rankings.
This year Forbes US chose to abstain Saudi Arabia billionaires from the list due to reports revolving around their asset seizures. Last year Saudi billionaires were worth $42.1 billion, this year they were expected to be worth more considering the rise in oil prices and capital markets globally.
As a result, the total wealth of Arab billionaires has fallenfrom $123.4 billion to $76.7 billion, and 11 have dropped off the charts: last year there were 42; today there are 31.
To view the complete list- Forbes Middle East


  
  
     
  
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