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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

Nelson Mandela

Onsi Sawiris

Owner, Orascom Construction Industries
$1.4B
Real Time Net Worth
as of May 24, 2017
$1.1B
Net Worth
as of 2017
  • Age 87
  • Source of wealth Construction, Telecom
  • Citizenship Egypt
  • Residence Cairo, Egypt
  • Status Married
  • Children 3

Net Worth Over Time

$2.9 B
2012
$2 B
2013
$2.4 B
2014
$1.8 B
2015
$1.1 B
2017

I don't interfere with my sons' businesses, but if my opinion is sought after, I will tell them what I think. Doesn't mean they listen to what I have to say, though.

Onsi Sawiris

Onsi Sawiris is the patriarch of Egypt’s wealthiest family and founder of Orascom Construction Industries. Following the Egyptian political uprisings in 2011, his son Nassef, who heads the company, moved its listing to Euronext in Amsterdam, renaming it OCI. Onsi Sawiris still owns nearly a quarter of OCI. In 2015, OCI spun off its construction business, which now trades again on the Egyptian exchange, as well as on Nasdaq Dubai, as Orascom Construction. A scholarship at the University of Chicago bears his name, thanks to a $20 million donation by his son Nassef, a graduate of the school. Both Nassef and son Naguib are billionaires.