Retaining his top position for the second consecutive year, Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud became the richest Arab in the world, followed by the Ethiopian-Saudi Investor Mohammad Al Amoudi, according to the Forbes list of billionaires.

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon contributed the highest number of billionaires, closely followed by Egypt, despite the recent political and economic turmoil.

Forbes Middle East's Editor-in-Chief Khuloud Al-Omian said: The motivation behind publishing this list is to deliver the powerful message, that behind these billions lay wealthy individuals who have fought long and hard, and given generously ... These success stories present lessons to be learned that money cannot buy, and serve as an inspiration to us all.

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