1. Issam Fares – $3.5 billion
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.