Mohamed Al-Fayed

1929 - Today

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Mohamed Al-Fayed (; Egyptian Arabic: محمد الفايد [mæˈħæmmæd elˈfæːjed]; born Mohamed Fayed, 27 January 1929) is an Egyptian-born businessman whose residence and chief business interests have been in the United Kingdom since the late 1960s. Fayed's business interests include ownership of Hôtel Ritz Paris and formerly Harrods department store and Fulham F.C., both in London. Fayed's son, from his first marriage to Samira Khashoggi from 1954 to 1956, Dodi, was in a romantic relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, when they both died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Al-Fayed has received more than 4,388,289 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Mohamed Al-Fayed is the 47th most popular businessperson (up from 78th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 155th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Businessperson.

Mohamed al-Fayed is most famous for owning Harrods, the iconic London department store.

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Among businesspeople, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 47 out of 604Before him are Jeff Bezos, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, João Havelange, Robert Kiyosaki, Henri Nestlé, and Sergei Diaghilev. After him are Thomas Cook, Otto Frank, Johns Hopkins, Madam C. J. Walker, Aga Khan IV, and Joan Gamper.

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Among people born in 1929, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 28Before him are Oriana Fallaci, Irene Papas, Tigran Petrosian, Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, and Chet Baker. After him are Hafizullah Amin, George Steiner, Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, and Graham Hill.

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Among people born in Egypt, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 84 out of 520Before him are Lactantius (250), Saint Sarah (100), Ctesibius (-284), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Sayyid Qutb (1906), and Teti (-2350). After him are Pappus of Alexandria (290), Seti II (-1300), Saint Maurice (250), Athenaeus (200), Mohamed Morsi (1951), and Paul of Thebes (227).


Among businesspeople born in Egypt, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 1After him are Haim Saban (1944).