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April 21, 2016

The Arab world’s billionaire families have been revealed in an inaugural survey published by Forbes Middle East.

The Arab world’s billionaire families have been revealed in an inaugural survey published by Forbes Middle East.

With fortunes of up to $8 billion each, the 15 families listed have made their fortunes in an array of sectors, with several running conglomerates spanning multiple industries.

Topping the chart is the Olayan family, who owe their $8 billion to the Olayan Group, built up by the late Suliman Olayan. Along with partnerships with international brands such as Coca-Cola, the group is a stock market and real estate investor.

January 1, 2006

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business.

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Do private equity investors find family businesses attractive and what are they really looking for?

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