These Sheikhs have riches more than most leaders of the world

SMJBuzz 10 Jan, 2017 People

An honorific word in the Arabic language is Sheikh which simply means elder but it also stands for leader or governor. Now that we know the meaning, let's have a look at the world’s 10 richest sheikhs:

 

 

10. Osama bin Laden

 

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The late Saudi Arabian terrorist was the leader of al-Qaeda, the organisation that was blamed for 9/11 terrorist attack on United States and others. His fortune is assumed to be inherited from his father and he has a net worth of $50 million.

 

9. Sheikh of Kuwait

 

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Subah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is known as the Sheikh of Kuwait and is also the commander of Military of Kuwait. He was also the Prime Minister of Kuwait between 2003 and 2006, after Sheikh Saad abdicated. He dissolved the National Assembly of Kuwait in 2008. His net worth is near to $400 million.

 

8. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamid Al Thani

 

 

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Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani is the minister of Qatar since 2001. The royal family member accumulated his wealth when he was Minister of the Interior of Qatar between 1972-1989. He is worth $800 million.

 

7. Aishwariya Al Alsaud

 

 

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A woman in the Sheikh list? It's possible. She’s a businesswoman, a socialite & a philanthropist. She is an ex-wife of self made multi-millionaire Rashid Bin Turki Alsaud of Saudi Arabia. Her net worth now is $820 million.

 

6. Sheikh of Qatar

 

 

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Sheikh of Qatar is the first billionaire in our list, worth $2 billion. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has been the Sheikh of Qatar since 2013 and is the youngest monarch in the world. He took over this job from his father, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

 

5. Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer

 

 

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He is a member of the Saudi Royal family and is the 12th son of King Abdulaziz. He is also Saudi Arabia’s Crowned Prince. His net worth is close to $3.8 billion.

 

4. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

 

 

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He is one of the richest men in UAE and is the CEO of Mashreq Bank, founded by his father. He also controls the Arab Business Angels Network which controls 50% of Libya’s largest oil refinery. He is worth $7.5 billion.

 

3. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

 

 

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He is the Prime Minister of UAE and is the owner of 99.67% of Dubai Holding and is the person who took up to creat the man-made palm island in the Persian Gulf. We should also thank him for making the tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His wedding was done for around a month and costed a whooping $100 million. He is worth $14 billion.

 

2. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi

 

 

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He has earned his fortune through construction, oil refineries and real estate. He controls 70% of Ethiopia’s oil and produces 4 tons of gold every year. He is worth $9 billion.

 

1.  Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

 

 

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He is the president of UAE and also ruler of Abu Dhabi. He is chairman of Abu Dhabi investment authority and founder of Khalifa Award for Education. He is also a former Crown Prince. He is worth the highest, a huge $18 billion.

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