The list of the world's wealthy this year included 31 rich Arab countries with a total wealth of $ 76.7 billion. The UAE and Lebanon topped the Arab countries in terms of the number of HNWIs with 7 rich, followed by Egypt with 6 rich.
In preparing the list of the world's wealthiest people 2018, Forbes relied on stock closing prices and exchange rates on February 9, 2018. The net wealth values are affected daily based on stock market variables.
Forbes is evaluating several assets and properties, including private companies, real estate, art and yachts, among others.
1 - Nassif Sawiris $ 6.6 billion, an increase of one billion dollars for the year 2017.
2 - UAE businessman Abdullah bin Ahmed al-Jarir with a fortune of 5.9 billion dollars, and his wealth decreased by 900 million dollars from 2017
3 - UAE businessman Majid Al-Futtaim with a fortune of 4.6 billion US dollars, and his wealth fell by 6 million dollars in 2017.
4 - UAE's Hossain Suwajani, with a net worth of $ 4.1 billion, up $ 400 million.
5. Algerian Asaad Rabrab with a fortune of 4 billion dollars, an increase of 900 million dollars from last year.
6 - Egyptian Naguib Sawiris, with a fortune of 4 billion dollars, an increase of 100 million dollars for the year 2017 (equal with Algeria in the fifth place).
7 - Omani Swahili Bahawan, with a fortune of 3.9 billion dollars, and shrunk from 2017 by 200 million dollars.
8. UAE's Abdullah Al-Futtaim, with a fortune of $ 3.3 billion, fell 800 million dollars.
9 - Lebanese Taha Miqati with a wealth of 2.8 billion dollars, an increase of 200 million dollars over 2017.
10 - The tenth rank shared by three businessmen with a fortune of 2.7 billion dollars: UAE Saad bin Butti Qubaisi, Lebanese Najib Miqati, and Egyptian Mohamed Mansour.