Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family
Hotels, Food, Industry
Rank 2017
Not all business leaders are as enthusiastic about Donald Trump as Saudi-born Al Jaber, 58. In December the London-based billionaire described the new US president as "capable and, as a businessman, he’s shrewd about the bottom line”. Jaber’s net worth could have doubled in 2015 if a $10bn suit against Barclays Bank over alleged licence fraud had gone his way, yet he remains one of Britain’s richest men via MBI International, a holding group with interests in food, energy, property and hotels including the luxury JJW Hotels & Resorts. His foundation funds scholarship programmes at some of the world’s top universities.