Forbes magazine published, on April 7, 2021, its thirty-fifth annual ranking of billionaires in the world.
Forbes announced that the ranking welcomed 660 more billionaires to the world in 2021 compared to 2020.
According to Forbes Middles East, the ranking includes 22 Arab billionaires in the world for the year 2021. The 2020 ranking had 21.
Kuwaiti billionaire Qutayba Al Ghanim has left the list of billionaires for the year 2021. While Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani of Qatar has managed to integrate the ranking. According to Forbes, he holds an estimated fortune of $ 1.3 billion. Another billionaire has integrated this ranking. With a fortune estimated at 1.3 billion dollars, the Moroccan Othman Benjelloun is one of the Arab billionaires of the year 2021.
In addition, the Egyptian businessman, Nassef Sawiris, retains his throne. Since he is still the richest Arab in the world.
Forbes estimated his fortune at a net worth of $ 8.3 billion. It grew by $ 3.3 billion more than last year. Forbes estimated that its 6% of sportswear manufacturing giant, Adidas, is the most valuable part of its assets. He also owns 5% in New York-listed Madison Square Garden Sports, which owns the NBA Knicks and NHL Rangers teams. The businessman also heads the nitrogen fertilizer producer, OCI.
Algeria appears in this classification by the presence of Issad Rebrab. Forbes considered him to be the second richest Arab in the world. His fortune reached $ 4.8 billion.
2021 ranking of Arab billionaires
1- Nassef Sawiris ($ 8.3 billion);
2- Issad Rebrab ($ 4.8 billion);
3- Majid Al Futtaim ($ 3.6 billion);
4- Naguib Sawiris ($ 3.2 billion);
5- Abdulla bin Ahmad Al Ghurair ($ 2.8 billion);
6- Mohamed Mansour ($ 2.5 billion);
7- Najib Mikati ($ 2.5 billion);
8- Taha Mikati ($ 2.5 billion);
9- Hussain Sajwani ($ 2.4 billion);
10- Suhail Bahwan ($ 2.3 billion);
11- Abdulla Al Futtaim ($ 2.2 billion);
12- Bahaa Hariri ($ 2 billion);
13- Aziz Akhannouch ($ 1.9 billion);
14- Mohamed Al Fayed ($ 1.8 billion);
15- Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani (1,6 milliard de dollars);
16- Youssef Mansour ($ 1.5 billion);
17- Robert Mouawad ($ 1.4 billion);
18- Ayman Hariri (1,3 milliard de dollars);
19- Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (1,3 milliard de dollars);
20- Othman Benjelloun ($ 1.3 billion);
21- Fahd Hariri ($ 1.1 billion);
22- Yasseen Mansour (1,1 milliard de dollars).
Note that the magazine did not include Saudi Arabia in the ranking. The kingdom has not been covered by the American Forbes ranking since 2018.