Mohamed Al-Fayed

Born Jan 27, 1933

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman. Amongst his business interests are ownership of the English Premiership football team Fulham Football Club, Hôtel Ritz Paris and formerly Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge. 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.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on January 27, 1929.


1954 25 Years Old He was married for two years, from 1954 to 1956, to Samira Khashoggi. … Read More


1964 35 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 Haitian leader François Duvalier, known as 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, and became interested in the construction of a Fayed-Duvalier oil refinery in Haiti. … Read More
1966 37 Years Old He also became a financial adviser to the then Sultan of Brunei Omar Ali Saifuddien III, in 1966. … Read More


1975 46 Years Old He briefly joined the board of the mining conglomerate Lonrho in 1975 but left after a disagreement. … Read More


1984 55 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 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Fayed married Finnish socialite and former model Heini Wathén in 1985, with whom he has four children: Jasmine, Karim, Camilla, and Omar. … Read More
1988 59 Years Old …  During this period, from 1988 to February 1998, Al-Fayed's spokesman was Michael Cole, a former BBC journalist, although Cole's PR work for Al-Fayed did not cease in 1998. … Read More


1994 - 2003 6 More Events
2004 75 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.
2008 79 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
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 82 Years Old 1 More Event
A statue of the American entertainer Michael Jackson was unveiled by Al-Fayed in April 2011 at Craven Cottage In 1999 Jackson had attended a league game against Wigan Athletic at the stadium. … Read More
…  Al-Fayed sold his ownership of Fulham F.C. to Shahid Khan in 2013.
2014 85 Years Old He moored a yacht in Monaco called the Sokar prior to selling it in 2014. … Read More
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