Famous Egyptian Business People

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 1 Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed Al-Fayed
Famous As: Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris
Birthdate: January 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El-Gomorok

Mohamed Al-Fayed is a businessman whose son Dodi Fayed's death in a car crash alongside Diana, Princess of Wales became international news. Apart from being one of the richest businessmen in the world, Al-Fayed is also a humanitarian. In 1987, he established the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation, which aims at helping children living in poverty and children with life-limiting conditions.

 2 Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed
Famous As: Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Birthdate: April 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31, 1997

Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian movie producer who died in a car crash in 1997 alongside his romantic partner Diana, Princess of Wales. The car crash became international news and Fayed is often referred to as Diana's eternal love. Fayed's billionaire father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, erected two memorials, including a 3-metre high bronze statue, to Diana and his son at Harrods.

 3 Haim Saban

Haim Saban
Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, media proprietor, and film producer. He is credited with founding Saban Entertainment which produces children's television programs like Power Rangers. For his achievements in the TV industry, Saban was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also a philanthropist, Haim Saban donated $14 million for the completion of a children's hospital.

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 4 Ashraf Marwan

Ashraf Marwan
Famous As: Egyptian billionaire who worked as a spy for the Israeli Mossad and deceived Israel in 1973 war.
Birthdate: February 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: June 27, 2007

 5 Nassef Sawiris

Nassef Sawiris
Famous As: entrepreneur, businessperson
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Egypt

 6 Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Born to Egyptian parents in New York, Mohamed A. El-Erian grew up in the U.S., Egypt, and France, with his diplomat father. Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, he later served as the CEO of PIMCO. Apart from being a Bloomberg columnist, he has also written bestsellers such as When Markets Collide.

 7 Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sohag Governorate
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 8 Alaa Mubarak

Alaa Mubarak
Famous As: entrepreneur, businessperson
Birthdate: November 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo

 9 Taher Elgamal

Taher Elgamal
Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician
Birthdate: August 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo

 10 Henri Philippe Pharaoun

Henri Philippe Pharaoun
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 6, 1993