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You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.

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Nassef Sawiris

CEO, Orascom Construction Industries
$6.5B
Real Time Net Worth
as of May 24, 2017
$5.3B
Net Worth
as of 2017
  • Age 56
  • Source of wealth Construction, Chemicals
  • Citizenship Egypt
  • Education Bachelor Arts/ Science, University of Chicago
  • Residence Cairo, Egypt
  • Status Married
  • Children 4

Net Worth Over Time

$5.5 B
2012
$6.5 B
2013
$6.7 B
2014
$6.3 B
2015
$3.7 B
2016
$5.3 B
2017

Politicians can only delay the inevitable for a limited amount of time.

Nassef Sawiris

Egypt’s richest businessman, Nassef Sawiris, runs OCI, one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer producers in the world. It has plants in Texas, and is building facilities in Iowa. Originally Orascom Construction Industries, Sawiris split the company into two entities in 2015. Orascom Construction now trades on Egypt’s exchange and Nasdaq Dubai, while OCI, the fertilizer and chemicals business, trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange. Sawiris also owns nearly 5% of cement giant LafargeHolcim, and 7% of Adidas. A University of Chicago graduate, he donated $20 million to the school in 2015 to establish a scholarship program named after his father, Onsi. The funds benefit Egyptian students.