Rami Makhlouf

Businessman + Analyst
Born Jul 10, 1969
Age 45
Hometown Syria
Nationality Syrian

Rami Makhlouf is a wealthy Syrian businessman and the maternal cousin of President Bashar Assad. He is considered one of the most powerful men in Syria and according to Syrian analysts no foreign company can do business in Syria without his consent and partnership. He is a part of Bashar Assad's inner circle.… Read More

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    The Sound Of A Missile
    CNN - Sep 06, 2013
  • Assad's Cousin Has Citizenship Revoked From Cyprus
    Huffington Post - Jun 01, 2013
  • Assad Appears On State Run Tv, Says 'Time Is Needed' To Win War
    Fox News - Aug 29, 2012
  • A Tale Of Two Gulfs: The Rise And Fall Of Oil Prospecting The Independent
    Google News - Sep 20, 2011


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1969 Birth Born on July 10, 1969.


2000 30 Years Old By the time Bashar assumed power in 2000, Rami Makhlouf was well established. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old Rami Makhlouf is related to the Assad family through his aunt Anisa Makhlouf who is the wife of former Syrian President Hafez Assad. His personal wealth was estimated in 2008 to be about $6 billion dollars. … Read More


…  He employed these techniques when trying to acquire exclusive licenses to represent foreign companies in Syria and to obtain contract awards.” On May 10, 2011 the European Union placed sanctions on him for bankrolling the regime and allowing violence against demonstrators.
2012 43 Years Old In late January 2012, he bought about 15 times as much shares (by value) as he sold, buying and selling of shares, mostly in Qatar National Bank–Syria and Syria International Islamic Bank.
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