Last Update May 22, 2018

1. Khalifa bin Zyaed Al Nahyan


Khalifa bin Zyaed is ranked as the world’s 53rd most powerful man and he is  the President of the UAE and the ruler of its wealthy capital Abu Dhabi that controls 8 % of the world’s proven oil reserves and is in command of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. ADIA also holds stakes in several flagship companies including Citigroup, the Hyatt Hotels, Britain’s Gatwick airport and the New York’s Chrysler Building, which was recently purchased for US $ 800 million. Sheikh Khalifa estimated net worth of US $26 billion and has the world’s tallest building “Burj Khalifa”.

2. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum


Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership has curved the Dubai into the economic and financial hub in record time. He recently launched the “Dubai strategic plan 2015” aims to achieve a GDP of US $ 108 billion by 2015. In addition to the fisted political power in the country and across the region, he has been one of the few political figures providing constant charitable assistance. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation was initiated by him with an endowment of  US $ 10 billion besides other multiple charity initiatives such as ‘Dubai Cares’ which has donated million of dollars to youth education initiatives in poor countries. His estimated net worth is US $ 18 billion and he is ranked second in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

3. Abdulla Al Ghurair


Abdulla Al Ghurair is the Emirati billionaire, politician and the scions of a prominent UAE business family. In 1967 Abdulla founded Mashreq bank which is now becomes the one of the country’s leading bank. He serves as the chairman and his son Abdul Aziz is CEO of the bank. The family holding company is managed by the outsider with the help of Abdulla’s sons who look after the various divisions including the real estate, food and construction business. Abdul Aziz is also the head of the family business of  the Gulf Network Cooperation Council, which aim is to modernize and diversified the family businesses, and ensuring that business remain in family hands. Abdullah Al Ghurair estimated net worth is US $ 6.4 billion and he is ranked third in the list of top 10 richest politicians of United Arab Emirates.

4. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum


UAE is commend with many of personalities that executing their ambitions into the reality; a man who is given the credited for this success is Sh. Ahmed who is the President of the Department of Civil Aviation; Chairman and CEO of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World and Dubai’s investment wing. He tainted the UAE’s aviation industry by converting Emirates from a simple regional airline into the world’s largest airline by the international passenger traffic. He also launched the low budget Fly Dubai airline and organizes the creation of airport Terminal 3 which is becomes the world’s largest air terminal. Ahmed estimated net worth is US $ 12 billion and he is ranked at No.4 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

5. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi


Sheikha Lubna is the first female minister of UAE and has not only recognized herself domestically but also internationally by ranked at 92nd in the list most powerful woman of the world. She was the former Minister of Economy and Planning before she becomes the Minister of Foreign Trade. She is involved in strengthening the exports with global partners makes her a vital part in the development of the UAE’s diversification strategy. She is the member of the ruling family of Sharjah; she receives praise for developing a system that slashed cargo turnaround times at Dubai airport. She founded the Tejari which is the Gulf’s first B2B online marketplace. She is also the member of the board of directors at the Dubai Chamber for Commerce and Industry and the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce. Sh. Lubna estimated net worth is US $ 90 million and she is ranked at No. 5 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

6. Mohammed Al Shaibani


Al Shaibani is the Director General of The Ruler’s Court and the CEO of the Investment Corporation of Dubai that oversee the government’s investment portfolio. He is also the president of the Dubai Office which is the private management body for the ruling family and the Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank which is the UAE’s largest Islamic bank. He is also been considered as the close adviser of the Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Al Shaibani influence in the ruling family and his credentials make him a high ranked figure of politics and financial modeling. Al Shaibani estimated net worth is US $ 85 million and he is ranked at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

7. Gn. Dahi Khalfan Tamim


Gn. Tamim influence and achievements within the public sector and in the political scene is remarkable. His most admirable work included the modernizing and established the stable police force in the country and launching more than 22 different establishments such as the Dubai Police Academy, the Dubai Forensic Laboratory, the use of DNA in investigations, forming rescue teams and creating rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. He also given the credit for creating the fully operational e-government departments has written several books on police work and public issues and is the beneficiary of eight celebrated awards. Tamim estimated net worth is US $ 81 million and he is ranked at No. 7 in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of UAE.

8. Mohamed Alabbar


Mohamed Alabbar is the chairman of “Emaar properties” that breaks the record of constructing the world’s tallest building “Burj al Khalifa” in 2010 when the country real estate business was in confusion. He is the pivotal figure in the development and the shaping of Dubai as the lifestyle and commercial and hub of the world. He also built up ‘The Dubai Mall’, which becomes the world’s most crowded shopping and leisure destination around 54 million visitors in 2011, and launched the iconic retail trade event, Dubai Shopping Festival. Alabbar is also named as the Middle East Personality of the Year in 2006 by Foreign Direct Investment magazine. Mohamed Alabbar estimated net worth is US $ 76 million and he is ranked at No. 8 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

9. Khaldoon Al Mubarak


Khaldoon Al Mubarak is the CEO of the prominent “Mubadala Development” Company which is the government entity that manages the emirate’s largest investment funds. After it’s launching since 2002 Mubadala has go forward its operations and holding over US $ 48 billion in assets in 2011. He is also the member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council where he is accountable for overseeing policy and makes advice to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. His authority period of influence is beyond the business world and its reaches to sports arena as the chairman of soccer club Manchester City. He was also involved in bringing the Formula One Grand Prix racing to Abu Dhabi. Khaldoon estimated net worth is US $ 71 million and he is ranked at No. 9 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.

10. Yousef Al Omeir


Yousef Al Omeir is the CEO of the world’s fourth largest oil company “ADNOC” and he is also the head of UAE’s Supreme Petroleum Council which is the powerful body that is responsible for managing the country’ largest oil reserves. He is also the long serving head of the state owned oil corporation in the Gulf and close aide to the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. He is belongs to the wealthiest families in the UAE; that business include the diverse licenses from the import goods into the country besides owning the huge stakes in real estate,  petroleum, construction, and military equipment supply. Yousef al Omeir estimated net worth is US $ 66 million and he is ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest politician of UAE.


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