Bahaa Hariri

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Bahaa Hariri
Born 1966
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Lebanese, Saudi

Bahaa Hariri (Arabic: بهاء الحريري) (born 1966) is a Lebanese-Saudi billionaire. He is the eldest son of assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri from his father's first marriage with Nidal Bustani, an Iraqi. He is the brother of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. As of 2011 his wealth was estimated at $2.5 billion, making him the 459th richest person in the world.[1] In the 2015 fiscal year, he donated over one million dollars to the Atlantic Council, an American think tank.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Bahaa Hariri received a bachelor's degree from Boston University in 1990 and soon thereafter returned to Saudi Arabia to work in his family’s construction and development company, Saudi Oger, Ltd. In 2008, he was separated from his family's business and now runs his own real estate and investment vehicle from Switzerland.[1] He is also the chairman of the Al-Abdali Project in Jordan.[3]

Hariri founded the property development company Horizon Group.[4]

Private life[edit]

Bahaa Hariri has been married and has two daughters, Bahia and Dana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bahaa Hariri Forbes Profile". Forbes. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Atlantic Council. "Honor Roll of Contributors". List of donors for fiscal year 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20170517122607/http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/support/supporters
  3. ^ "Bahaa Hariri Leaves Saudi Oger to Run His Own Property Company". Bloomberg. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "3 richest real estate tycoons in Middle East". Gulf News. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.