This article outlines the top 10 Richest and influential people in Lebanon and their net worth. The article also gives a gist of their sources of their wealth and how they built their careers.
Here are the Top 10 Richest People in Lebanon
1. Najib Mikati
Najib Mikati is the Lebanese richest person and the politician and served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon twice. First he served as the Prime Minister in the caretaker government from Apr 2005 to June 2005.
He was also nominated in the parliamentary consultation to serve as the Prime Minister and he gains the majority of the votes and holds the Prime Minister office from June 2011 to March 2013.
He is also a businessman and established the telecommunication firm “Investcom” in 1982 with his brother Taha Mikati.
Najib Mikati estimated net worth is US $ 3.3 billion and he is ranked at first in the list of top 10 richest people in Lebanon.
2. Issam Fares
Issam Fares is the most prominent Lebanese businessman and politician. He also served as the member of the Lebanese Parliament and the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Lebanon.
At the age of seventeen he left his home and find the job as the clerk in the food serving firm in 1954 in Qatar.
Just after two years he leading the Abela Group finances which managing its operation in Kuwait, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Issam Fares estimated net worth is US $ 2.3 billion and he is ranked at second in the list of top 10 richest people of Lebanon.
3. Saad Hariri
Saad Hariri is the Lebanese billionaire and politician and the ex- Prime Minister of Lebanon. His father Rafik Hariri is also the former Prime Minister of Lebanon and was assassinated in 2005.
He is the leader of the Movement of Future party since 2005. Before entering into politics he served as the chairman of the Oger Telecom which has interest in the Middle East and in Africa.
He was also the chairman of the Omnia Holdings and the member of the Oger International board.
Saad Hariri estimated net worth is US $ 1.5 billion and he is ranked at third in the list of top 10 richest politician of Lebanon.
4. Michel Aoun
Michel Aoun is the Lebanese politician and the ex-Army Commander of Lebanon. He is also the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement and he served as the president for 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
He also served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon at the end of the Lebanon civil war from 1988 to 1990. He escaped to the French Embassy in Beirut and later he moves to the France.
He returned back to the Lebanon in 2005 after the Syrian troops are withdrawal from the country. Michel Aoun estimated net worth is US $ 90 million and he is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Lebanon.
5. Walid Jumblatt
Walid Jumblatt is the Lebanese politician and the leader and chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party which is founded by his late father Kamal Jumblatt.
He started his professional career as the reporter in Beirut for An Nahar. The BBC describe him as the leader of the Lebanon mainly powerful Cruze people and the inheritor of the political leftist dynasty based party the Progressive Socialist Party.
Walid Jumblatt estimated net worth is US $ 83 million and he is ranked at No. 5 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Lebanon.