There are various Muslims from different Muslim countries who could be classified as being the richest in the world. Similarly, there are also non-Muslims living in these countries that could also be included. However, to conform to the title of this article, this list is compiled and based on the fact of them being among the top 10 richest Muslims in the world irrespective of where they are domiciled.
Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Founder and CEO of the well-established investment firm Kingdom Holding Company, a Forbes Global 2000 company, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal is one of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world.
His company has many and diversified investments, including banking, hotels, the mass media, and entertainment, as well as petroleum and technology sectors. The Prince is also the largest individual shareholder in Citi-group and is the owner of the Four Seasons Hotel George 5 in Paris.
These are only the primary business ventures attributed to his wealth. His others include vested interests in Apple Inc. Fox Broadcasting, Motorola, Euro Disney, and various others. Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has reputedly a net worth of about $22 billion!
This Indian business tycoon and one of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world has an estimated net worth of about $16.5 billion. Chairman of an IT corporation, Wipro Limited, earned him the title of “Czar of the Indian IT Industry.”
Wipro was created by his father and at that stage was called Western Indian Vegetable Products., manufacturing hydrogenated oil products. This was the path to becoming amongst the richest Muslims in india. Following the death of his father, Mr. Premji took over the company, renaming it, Wipro!
Mohammed Al Amoudi
Mr. Al Amoudi was born in Ethiopia and now resides in Saudi Arabia. The 67 years of age billionaire originally earned his money in real estate and construction. He was at this stage, on the way to being among the top 10 richest Muslims in the world which he ensured by mainly investing in oil.
With a reported net worth of $10.9 billion, he owns oil refineries in countries such as Morocco, Sweden, and West Africa.
Mohamed Bin Essa Al Jaber
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of MBI International this Saudi businessman deserves mention among the top 10 richest Muslims in the world. He heads a conglomerate that boasts such companies as JWW Hotels, an oil company, a residential developing company, as well as AJWA which is an agricultural company. All of these businesses operate in Europe and the Middle East.
Unfortunately, in 2003, Al Qaeda targeted one of his residential developments.
Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber makes this list of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world with a reported net worth of $8.2 billion.
50 years of age Russian businessman, Suleiman Kerimov is listed as one of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world, reportedly having a net worth of $7.1 billion. He achieved graduation from Dagestan State University the possessor of a Bachelor degree in financial accounting and economics.
With a fine degree of perception, he started investing during the fall of the Soviet Union. These investments were diverse and ranged from oil, gas, and banking to a soccer team.
This Russian businessman and philanthropist was born in Uzbek. His business interests include a variety of transportation industries, rural mining and Wendy’s. He is mentioned in this list of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world with a net worth estimated at $6.5 billion.
Mr. Makhmudov is also known for his contributions to Russia during the transition to Capitalism, following the demise of the Soviet Union. In 2014, he was responsible for the construction of an ice arena in Sochi for the Olympics, which he donated to the government. Iskander Makhmudov has earned his place among the richest Muslims in the world.
With a reputed net worth of $ 3.2 billion, Najib Mikati acquired a significant part of his wealth as a result of the telecom company “Investcom”. This gave him the initiative and resources to become one of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world.
He co-owned this company with his brother Taha Mikati, and they eventually sold the company in 2006 to MTN a South African group, for a reported $5.5 billion.
Mr. Mikati is also reportedly the richest man in Lebanon, which confirms his listing in the top 10.
Syed Mukhtar Al-Bukhari
Now a billionaire, and in the list of 10 richest Muslims in the world, Syed Mukhtar Al-Bukhari is originally from Malaysia. He has founded a diversified range of businesses which include transportation and logistics, power generation, property development, and defence materials. Added to this, he owns 52 % of the Malaysian Mining Company.
This strong businessman has earned a listing among the top 10 list with a reputed net worth of $2.4 billion. It is worth a mention that this billionaire started his business ventures in the rice trade!
Sulaiman Al Rajhi
Chairman of the Al-Rajhi bank Sulaiman Al Rajhi reportedly has a net worth of $2 billion. The ban is among the largest companies in Saudi Arabia and is reputed the biggest Islamic bank. All of which places Sulaiman Al Rajhi in the league of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world.
This gentleman is well known for his philanthropic activities which have included the dedication of half his fortune to charity. It is also reported he has requested that an Islamic bank is created and various other projects implemented!
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Currently head of the Mashreq Bank, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair was appointed CEO of the Mashreq Group in1990. He has been instrumental in leading the bank into its position as a world-class financial institution and has earned admission to the list of the top 10 richest Muslims in the world.
His 17 years tenure at the bank has seen its assets increase to $72 billion. This member of the richest Muslims with an estimated net worth of approximately $2 billion, is also the Chairman of Al Ghurair Investment LLC; a group with a diversity of industrial operations.
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