Rami Makhlouf

Syrian Businessman
Born Jul 10, 1969

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
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    Fox News - Aug 29, 2012
  • A Tale Of Two Gulfs: The Rise And Fall Of Oil Prospecting The Independent
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1969 Birth He was born on 10 July 1969. … Read More


2000 30 Years Old By the time Bashar assumed power in 2000, Rami Makhlouf was well established. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Seif, a member of parliament and one of the most ardent critics of the Syrian government, became known outside of Syria because of his criticism of the government during the Damascus Spring of 2001.


United Nations observers at its Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, set up in 2011, have documented "mass arrests by regime forces, leading to the enforced disappearance of large groups of fighting-age men."
2012 43 Years Old In late January 2012, he bought about 15 times as many shares (by value) as he sold, buying and selling of shares, mostly in Qatar National Bank–Syria and Syria International Islamic Bank.
2015 46 Years Old …  The Swiss Federal Administrative Court in 2015 rejected an appeal of the block on his use of an undisclosed sum in his Swiss accounts.
2016 47 Years Old Makhlouf was implicated in the leaked 2016 Panama Papers, which detailed his control over Syria's national industries. … Read More
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