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Mohamed Al-Fayed

Businessman
Male
Born Jan 27, 1933
Age 81
Hometown Alexandria
Net Worth $1.3 Billion
Nationality Egyptian
Other Names Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman. Amongst his business interests are ownership of the English Premiership football team Fulham Football Club, H%C3%B4tel Ritz Paris and formerly Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge. Fayed has three siblings: Ali, Salah, and Safia; and married Finnish socialite and former model Heini Wath%C3%A9n in 1985, with whom he had four children: Jasmine, Karim, Camilla, and Omar; and three grandchildren.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1933 Birth Born on January 27, 1933.

TWENTIES

1954 21 Years Old Born in Bakos (باكوس), Alexandria, Egypt, as the eldest son of an Egyptian primary school teacher, Fayed's first entrepreneurial venture began at school where he sold homemade lemonade. He was married for two years, from 1954 to 1956, to Samira Kashoggi.

THIRTIES

1964 31 Years Old Fayed and his brothers founded a shipping company in Egypt before moving its headquarters to Genoa, Italy with additional offices in London. Around 1964 Fayed entered a close relationship with Francois Duvalier and became interested in the construction of a Fayed-Duvalier oil refinery in Haiti. … Read More
1966 33 Years Old He also became a financial adviser to the then Sultan of Brunei Omar Ali Saifuddien III, in 1966.
1968 35 Years Old Fayed set up IMS (International Marine Services) in 1968 Dubai.

FORTIES

1975 42 Years Old He briefly joined the board of the mining conglomerate Lonrho in 1975 but left after a disagreement.
1979 46 Years Old In 1979, Fayed bought The Ritz hotel in Paris, France for US$30 million.

FIFTIES

1984 51 Years Old In 1984, Fayed and his brothers purchased a 30 percent stake in House of Fraser, a group that included the famous London store Harrods, from Roland 'Tiny' Rowland, the head of Lonrho.
1985 52 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Fayed has three siblings: Ali, Salah, and Safia; and married Finnish socialite and former model Heini Wathén in 1985, with whom he had four children: Jasmine, Karim, Camilla, and Omar; and three grandchildren.
1987 54 Years Old Fayed set up the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation in 1987 that aims to help children with life-limiting conditions and children living in poverty.

LATE ADULTHOOD

In 1994, House of Fraser went public, but Fayed retained private ownership of Harrods. … Read More
1997 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 70 Years Old In 2003, Fayed moved from Surrey, UK to Switzerland, alleging a breach in an agreement with Inland Revenue.
2004 71 Years Old Fulham lost a legal case against former manager Tigana in 2004 after Al-Fayed had wrongly alleged that Tigana had overpaid more than £7m for new players and had negotiated transfers in secret. … Read More
2005 72 Years Old In 2005, he moved back to Britain, saying that he "regards Britain as home". … Read More
2008 75 Years Old 1 More Event
As an Egyptian with links to Scotland, Al-Fayed was intrigued enough to fund a 2008 reprint of the 15th century chronicle Scotichronicon by Walter Bower. … Read More
2009 76 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009 Al-Fayed revealed that he was a supporter of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, announcing to the Scots that "It's time for you to waken up and detach yourselves from the English and their terrible politicians whatever help is needed for Scotland to regain its independence, I will provide it when you Scots regain your freedom, I am ready to be your president"
2011 78 Years Old 1 More Event
A statue of Michael Jackson was unveiled by Al-Fayed in April 2011 at Fulham's Craven Cottage stadium. … Read More
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