Around 2,208 billionaires made it to the 2018 edition of Forbes’ ranking of the world’s billionaires. Out of this, 31 were Arabs who had a combined net worth of $76.7 billion. The list also featured many who are of Arab origin but hold a different citizenship. These billionaires were either early migrants or were born in those countries.
Forbes Middle East lists seven such ultra-rich whose combined net worth is $44.5 billion. Most of these moneyed individuals are self-made billionaires and made their fortune through retail, telecom, shipping, scaffolding and banking among others. The net worth is calculated as of March 6, 2018.