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Mohamed Al-Fayed

1929 - 2023

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Mohamed Al-Fayed (; 27 January 1929 – 30 August 2023) was an Egyptian businessman whose residence and chief business interests were in the United Kingdom from the mid-1960s. His business interests included ownership of the Hôtel Ritz Paris, and Harrods department store and Fulham Football Club, both in London. At the time of his death in 2023, Fayed's wealth was estimated at US$2 billion.Fayed was married to Samira Khashoggi from 1954 to 1956, and they had a son, Dodi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Al-Fayed has received more than 13,912,327 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mohamed Al-Fayed is the 83rd most popular businessperson (down from 47th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 84th 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 83 out of 601Before him are Louis Vuitton, Li Ka-shing, Adnan Khashoggi, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Larry Flynt, and Stanley Rous. After him are Ole Kirk Christiansen, Ferdinand Piëch, Robert Guérin, Flavio Briatore, Paul Reuter, and Benjamin Guggenheim.

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Among people born in 1929, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 60Before him are Peter L. Berger, George Steiner, Zoltán Czibor, Isamu Akasaki, Ralf Dahrendorf, and Jerry Goldsmith. After him are E. O. Wilson, Milorad Pavić, Pierre Brice, Gudrun Burwitz, Stirling Moss, and Werner Arber. Among people deceased in 2023, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 36Before him are Robert Lucas Jr., Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Ferid Murad, Jacques Delors, K. Alex Müller, and Tony Bennett. After him are Miroslav Blažević, Wolfgang Schäuble, Paul Berg, Rosalynn Carter, Harry Markowitz, and Burt Young.

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Among people born in Egypt, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 156 out of 582Before him are Nonnus (500), Smendes (-1200), Dodi Fayed (1955), Adly Mansour (1945), Apries (-650), and Arsinoe IV of Egypt (-68). After him are Theophylact Simocatta (580), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), Menelaus of Alexandria (70), Djedkare Isesi (-2500), Nawal El Saadawi (1931), and Abbas II of Egypt (1874).


Among businesspeople born in Egypt, Mohamed Al-Fayed ranks 1After him are Haim Saban (1944) and Maryana Iskander (1975).