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Biography of Mohamed Al-Fayed - Businessman and Philanthropist
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11 June 2010

Biography of Mohamed Al-Fayed - Businessman and PhilanthropistMohamed Al-Fayed is a world-renowned businessman and philanthropist, heading up the AlFayed Foundation, the Fulham football club and, until last year, owning one of the world’s largest department stores for 25 years, Harrods. Al-Fayed has recently stepped down from his ownership of many ventures and decided to spend more time with his family at 81 years old.

Al-Fayed is one of the most successful businessmen to have ever come out of Egypt. He was born there in Alexandria in 1929 and lived in Egypt as a child with his family including two brothers, Ali Fayed and Salah Fayed.

Mohamed was born the oldest son of an Egyptian school teacher, and it didn’t take him long before finding the entrepreneurial spirit. While still in primary school, Al-Fayed started selling homemade lemonade to the other children. He began to show a knack for controlling money and making the right moves. This served him well after finishing school.

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