Alaa Mubarak

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Alaa Mubarak
علاء مبارك
Alaa Mohammed Hosni El Sayed Mubarak

(1960-11-26) 26 November 1960 (age 58)
Alma materSt. George's College, Cairo
American University in Cairo (MBA)
Heddy Rasekh (m. 1991)
Children2 Mohammed Alaa Mubarak 1997~2009, Omar Alaa Mubarak
Parent(s)Hosni Mubarak
Suzanne Mubarak

Alaa Mubarak (Arabic: علاء مبارك‎  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ʕæˈlæːʔ moˈbɑːɾɑk]) (born 26 November 1960 in Cairo)[1] is an Egyptian businessman and the elder of two sons of Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Egypt who served from 1981 to 2011, and his wife Suzanne Mubarak.

Early life and education[edit]

Alaa Mubarak was born in Cairo to Suzanne Mubarak and Hosni Mubarak, who became President of Egypt in 1981, ousted in 2011. However, controversy sparked whether the two sons were called by their British names " Alan and Jimmy".[2] Alaa attended St. George's College, Cairo and graduated from the American University in Cairo.[3]


Mubarak has kept a much lower profile than his younger brother, Gamal, and was not involved in politics.[4]

In 2011, he was arrested together with his father and brother, and he and his brother were released in October 2015.[5] The EU had imposed sanctions on father and sons, and froze all assets that Mubarak disclosed.[6]

Alaa Mubarak has been named in association with the Panama Papers.[7] In 2013, the British Virgin Islands financial services discovered that Ala Mubarak owned 'Pan World Investments', an investment fund for the Mubarak family of nearly $1 billion incorporated by Mossack Fonseca, who said he was introduced to them by Credit Suisse.[6]

In September 2018, Alaa was arrested along with his brother Gamal, accused of manipulating the stock market.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mubarak is married to Heddy Rasekh, and they have had two sons, Muhammad and Omar. Muhammad died on 18 May 2009, aged 12. It was announced that he had suffered a 'severe health crisis', a brain haemorrhage. He was checked into the Maadi Military Hospital for a couple of hours before being flown to Paris to no avail. His body was returned and buried in Cairo.[3]


  1. ^ Integrity), Margarita Torres (Center for Public. "Passport of Alaa Mubarak". Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  2. ^ (28 June 2012) The Family Al Jazeera English)
  3. ^ a b "Death of President Mubarak's Grandson" (in Arabic). BBC Arabic. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Egypt ex-President Mubarak's sons arrested". BBC News. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ "Egypt court orders release of Hosni Mubarak's sons". BBC. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Mossack Fonseca: inside the firm that helps the super-rich hide their money". The Guardian. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  7. ^ Rayner, Gordon; Morgan, Tom; Riley-Smith, Ben; McCann, Kate (April 6, 2016). "Panama Papers: offshore firm set up by Cameron's father was moved to Ireland in year son became PM". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 6, 2016.