Meet The Expat Who’s Now UAE’s Richest Person

SourceAl Bawaba

Telegram founder Pavel Durov is now the richest person in UAE Eleven UAE residents have been named among the world's richest people in 2021 with two new entrants joining the league. In all, they control a total of $43. 4 billion (Dh159 billion) in wealth. Pavel Durov, the founder and owner of messaging app Telegram, is the richest UAE resident with a staggering $17.

2 billion (Dh63 billion) in 2021, according to Forbes' list of billionaires released on Wednesday. Durov accounts for nearly 40 per cent of all of the UAE billionaires' wealth. Ranked 112nd in Forbes' richest list, Durov is the first UAE resident to be ranked among the top 200 billionaires. As a result, Durov's wealth has grown by over 405 per cent in a year from $3. 4 billion in 2020 to $17. 2 billion in 2021. Others who made to the list include MA Yusuffali, Majid Al Futtaim & family, Abdullah Al Ghurair & family, Micky Jagtiani, Ravi Pillai, Hussain Sajwani, Abdullah Al Futtaim, Thaksin Shinawatra, Saket Burman and Sunny Varkey. more...