Naguib Onsi Sawiris

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About Naguib Onsi Sawiris Naguib Onsi Sawiris (15 June 1954) (also: Sawires, Arabic: نجيب ساويرس) is an Egyptian businessman. His father, Onsi Sawiris, founded Orascom Group.Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. ("OTH") or ("OT") is part of the Orascom group of companies, which was established in 1976. Naguib Sawiris found Orascom Telecom in 1998 and is the Executive Chairman of the company. OTH's first operation was the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services commonly known as Mobinil. Under the management and vision of Naguib Sawiris, Orascom Telecom positioned itself as one of the major global telecom players. OTH now manages mobile operators in 12 countries: Algeria ("OTA"), Pakistan ("Mobilink"), Egypt ("Mobinil"), Tunisia ("Tunisiana"), Bangladesh ("banglalink"), North Korea (“koryolink”) and Canada (“Wind Mobile”) through its indirect equity shareholding in Globalive Wireless. In addition it has an indirect equity ownership in Telecom Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and through its subsidiary Telecel Globe, OTH also operaOTH is also the sister company of mobile operators, Wind in both Italy and Greece.In 2009, the company was also awarded the management contract of one of the two Lebanese mobile telecommunications operators ("Alfa") from the government of the Republic of Lebanon. OT started off with 200,000 subscribers in 1998, now it has approximately 93 million subscribers (as at December 2009). In 2008, Forbes magazine estimated Naguib Sawiris's worth at 12.7 billion dollars. His investment vehicle is Weather Investments. Sawiris is also the Chairman of Endeavor Egypt.

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5. Alaa Mubarak 305
6. Mohsen Gaber 131
7. Mohamed Al-Fayed 60
8. Ahmed Ezz 54
9. Mohsen Badawi 25
10. Naguib Onsi Sawiris 22
11. Talaat Harb 19
12. Rami Lakah 18
13. Khairat Alshater 18
14. Nassef Sawiris 17
15. Ashraf Marwan 17

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175. A. Oliveira e Silva 25
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177. G. Mallikarjuna Rao 23
178. Giorgio Armani 22
179. Naguib Onsi Sawiris 22
180. Mohamed El Kettani 22
181. Vincent Tan 22
182. Sadegh Mahsouli 22
183. Fadi Ghandour 21

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