#9 Naguib Sawiris
Naguib Sawiris is also a scion of Egypt’s wealthiest family. His brother Nassef is the second richest person in Africa.
He built a fortune in telecom, selling Orascom Telecom in 2011 to Russian telecom firm VimpelCom (now Veon) in a multibillion-dollar transaction.
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He’s chairman of Orascom TMT Investments, which has stakes in a major asset manager in Egypt and an Italian internet company, among others.
He is also, a majority owner in Euronews. He’s also developed a luxury resort called Silversands in Grenada.
He is 65 years old, married with four kids.