Shaher Abdulhak

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Shaher Abdulhak
Born c. 1938
Residence Yemen
Nationality Yemeni
Occupation Businessman
Net worth $9 Billion ($9,000,000,000)

Shaher Abdulhak (born c. 1938[1]) is a Yemeni businessman.


In 1963 Abdulhak founded the company "Shaher Trading", an enterprise involved in petroleum, soft drinks, tourism and property.[2][3] Abdulhak is known as the "King of Sugar" in Yemen, where he holds great influence also politically.[4] He is a personal friend of president Ali Abdullah Saleh.[5] In spite of his prominent position in Yemeni society, Abdulhak is media-shy; he never grants interviews and no photo of him has ever been printed in the local press.[4] In December 2009, his picture was shown for the first time in public media when Norwegian newspaper VG printed a private photograph of him.[6] As a titan of industry in the MENA region, he has held prominent positions in supporting growth in developing economies.


  1. ^ Nina Berglund (2008-03-19). "Family of man sought in student's death hires a lawyer". Aftenposten. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Shaher Trading Company Limited (STCO)". STCO. Archived from the original on 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  3. ^ Sonia Verma and Adele Moggridge (2008-03-20). "Martine Vik Magnussen murder: I'll disown my son if he is killer, says Shaher Abdulhak". The Times. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  4. ^ a b Sonia Verma and Adele Moggridge (2008-03-21). "Man suspecting of Norwegian student's murder had 'playboy lifestyle'". The Times. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  5. ^ Sam Greenhill (2008-03-21). "Playboy's father could order him back to Britain over socialite's killing". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
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