View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, January 5, 2009

Eight Emiratis Make the Fifty Richest Arabs List

Did you make the list in 2008?

Arabian Business.Com has released the complete list of the World’s Richest Arabs who hail from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Check out their bank balance at the end of 2008, the sectors from which they made their pile and where they rank with other Arab billionaires.

The reader’s comments are interesting. One hinting reader says:

“If any of these billionaires give zakat [alms to the poor] to poor people like me, they are creating another billionaire.

Source: The World’s 50 Richest Arabs, Arabian Business. Com, 14 December 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Header of the Richest Arabs List (courtesy at the above link).