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50 Richest Arabs’ Combined Wealth Is $266 Billion

The 50 richest Arabs in the world have a combined wealth of slightly more than $266 billion, and 23 of them are from Saudi Arabia, according to Arabian Business figures quoted by the Saudi Gazette.

The oil-rich kingdom’s richest man, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has a personal wealth of $12.6 billion. His bank account surged 30 percent in the past year, largely because the worth of his investment in Twitter, which doubled with the company’s recent public stock offering

The second richest Arab is hotels magnate Mohamed Al-Jaber, with a total wealth at $12.66 billion, nearly double last year’s figures.

Four of the richest Arabs live in Britain and four others are in Kuwait, and the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon and the UAE each are home to three of the richest Arabs.

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6 Responses to “50 Richest Arabs’ Combined Wealth Is $266 Billion”

  1. Anthony Kent says:

    That’s the Syrian appeal for $6.5bn aid sorted then.

  2. Why do't they help their fellow Arabs, who live in poverty?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is the Arab, living in the PA, Abu Mazen? After all, Arafat left $3b. Should Mazen have less? "Schnorring" by Arabs is a good profession.

  4. Basha Kline says:

    You know, an arab can only wear one schmuttah at a time and stand in one spot at any one time – same as everyone, so how can they stand by and watch their co-horts live in schmutz?

  5. And yet, Bill Gates gives more to the world's needy than all of them combined. At least Gates completes the pillars of faith that are truly important.

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