Forbes released its annual list of the 36th richest people in the world in 2022, with 2,668 billionaires, down 87 billion from last year. About 329 people dropped out of the list, and 236 billionaires joined this year.
The list of richest Arabs in 2022 has not changed significantly from last year’s list. Following the death of Emirati billionaire Majid al-Futtaim in December 2021, their list of the richest Arab billionaires this year has dropped from 22 to 21 billion. The total wealth of wealthy Arabs will fall to $ 52.9 billion in 2022. The previous year it was $ 53.4 billion, and for the fifth year in a row, Saudi billionaires were not included in Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world.
The list for the year 2022 includes 3 billionaires from Emirates: Hussein Sajwani, Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Qurayr and family, Abdullah Al Futtaim and family. Morocco is home to Prime Minister Aziz Akanouch, businessman and banker Othman Benjellon and his family.
Nassef Sawiris was at the forefront of the wealthy Arabs, with a net worth of $ 7.7 billion, despite his wealth being about $ 600 million less than in 2021. Shares of Adidas, in which he holds 6%.
Algerian lone billionaire Isad Reprab and his family came in second with $ 5.1 billion in assets, while Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikoti and his brother Taha Mikoti were among the highest earners this year. $ 700 million each. $ 3.2 billion.
Egypt and Lebanon have the richest Arabs at 6 billion each, while the total wealth of Egyptian billionaires is $ 18.3 billion. Al-Fayed, 93, former owner.
The net worth of Lebanese millionaires is $ 12.6 billion. Two of them are brothers, Najib and Taha Mikati and the sons of the martyred Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, Baha, Ayman and Fahad Hariri.
Globally, a millionaire has not seen a rise in wealth like Elon Musk, the world’s richest man for the first time, with a net worth of $ 219 billion after the share price of his electric car company, Tesla. 33% higher. Musk overtook Jeff Bezos, who fell to second place on the global list for the first time in four years, as a result of a 3% decline in Amazon shares and an increase in his charitable donations.
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