Mohamed Al-Fayed: Wiki, Bio, Age, Business, Son, Net Worth, Wife

Mohamed Al-Fayed: Wiki, Bio, Age, Business, Net Worth, Son, Sexual Allegations, Wife, Latest Updates: Mohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian Businessman, with the majority of his business being established in the United Kingdom. He is an influential person both in Egypt and England. He owns several hotels and castles in and around the United Kingdom. Currently, he spends his retirement life in England. In his prime years as a businessman, he has been part of many controversies and sexual harassment charges.

Harrods Limited

Mohamed Al-Fayed Early Life and Birth Details

Al-Fayed was born on 27th January 1929. His nationality is Egyptian. He was born in Alexandria, one of the major cities in the Kingdom of Egypt. There were controversies regarding his year of birth as Al-Fayed used to claim that he was born in 1933 and not in 1929. But later, evidence was collected from the Department of Trade where Al-Fayed told that he was born in 1929.

Mohamed Al-Fayed Education

Not many details are available about his education. It is assumed that Fayed completed his primary and secondary schooling at local educational institutions and never went for higher studies. His father being a school teacher, must have given him primary education. Fayed being a male child born in a Muslim nation means that he would have been given priority to education over his sisters.

Mohamed Al-Fayed Family and Parents

Al-Fayed married Samira Khashoggi in 1954. Khashoggi was a prominent author in Saudi Arabia. However, their marriage lasted only two years. They have a son together, Dodi Fayed, who was an Egyptian film producer. Al-Fayed married for the second time to Heini Wathen in 1985. Heini was a Finnish socialite and a model. He has 4 children from this relationship – Jasmine, Karim Fayed, Camila, and Omar Fayed. Fayed’s father was an Egyptian primary school teacher. the identities of his father and mother are not revealed yet. He is the eldest of five siblings. Ali, Salah, Soaad, and Safia were his siblings.

Mohamed Al-Fayed Business Career

Although by nationality, Fayed is an Egyptian, he found little scope for business in his home country of Egypt. Thus, in his prime age, he migrated to the United Kingdom. He began small business startups in England and soon found himself getting huge profits in every business that he undertook. Fayed migrated to England in his 40s, during the late 1960s. He owns the Hotel Ritz Paris, situated in Paris city. The hotel is considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. He was also a former owner of Harrods Department Store, which was partially owned by him and the Harrods Limited company. It was later sold by the Qatar Investment Authority. Al-Fayed was also the former owner of the London-based football club, Fulham F.C.

Hotel Ritz Paris

Mohamed Al-Fayed Net Worth

According to a report released in 2013, Al-Fayed’s wealth was estimated to be around $1.4 Billion USD. He was also featured in the Top 1000 richest people in the world at that time. As per the latest reports of 2022, Al-Fayed enjoys a net worth of almost $2 Billion USD. His revenue comes from his grand hotel, Ritz Paris, located in Paris. It is estimated that Al-Fayed sold the Harrods Department Store to the Qatar government in 2010 for a whopping amount of $2.4 Billion USD. Additionally, he also sold his football club, Fulham F.C to US billionaire Shahid Khan for a total of $300 Million USD. Al-Fayed also has made a lot of investments in various sectors across England.

Mohamed Al-Fayed Age, Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

Al-Fayed is 93 years old. He faces problems and ailments related to his old age. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Due to his old age, Al-Fayed keeps himself away from all the business worries and is never seen attending a public event or any occasion like that. He is a short man with a height of approximately 5ft 3in. He weighs around 155lbs. His skin complexion is fair. He has light brown eyes and is bald.

Daughter Camila Fayed

Mohamed Al-Fayed Sexual Harassment Allegations

During his entire career, Al-Fayed was charged with multiple cases of sexual harassment and assault. During the period when he was the owner of Harrods Department Store, young women were given jobs at the store only after going through a mandatory HIV test and a gynecological exam. These women were then made to spend the weekend along with Al-Fayed in his hotel in Paris. Al-fayed always searched for beautiful young women to work in his store. Those who refused were threatened. Among the ones that worked in the store, the best-looking ones were made to work in his office. These women were always made to face humiliating comments made by Al-Fayed. He was once arrested by the Metropolitan Police after the charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Here is the complete bio/wiki of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his name, nickname, gender, profession, height in centimeters, meters, and feet, weight in kilograms and pounds, body measurements, eye and hair color, date of birth, age, birthplace, zodiac sign, nationality, hometown, school, college, educational qualification, religion, ethnicity, caste, address, hobbies, interests, marital status, affairs, sexuality, parents, siblings, spouse, children and net worth.

Mohamed Al-Fayed Information Table

Name Mohamed Al-Fayed
Nickname Not Available
Gender Male
Profession Businessman, Philanthropist.
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 161cm

meters – 1.61m

feet inches – 5ft 3in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 70kg

in pounds – 155lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Not Available
Date of Birth 27 January 1929
Age (as of 2022) 93 Years
Birth Place Alexandria, Egypt
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Nationality Egyptian
Hometown Alexandria, Egypt
School Not Available
College/University Not Available
Educational Qualification Not Available
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Egyptian Muslim
Caste Muslim
Address Not Available
Hobbies/Interests Not Available
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents Not Available
Siblings Ali Fayed

Salah Fayed

Soaad Fayed


 Husband/Wife/Spouse Samira Khashoggi

Heini Wathen

Children Dodi Fayed


Karim Fayed


Omar Fayed

Net Worth $2 Billion USD

Mohamed Al-Fayed

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Lesser Known Facts about Mohamed Al-Fayed

  • In 1997, his son Dodi Fayed died in a car crash along with Princess Diana.
  • Al-Fayed owns a Scottish castle and an estate in Inverness.
  • Al-Fayed has been business partners with his sibling Salah for a brief amount of time.
  • Although an Egyptian by birth, he lives in England and found his fortune there.


1. What is Al-Fayed’s relationship with Princess Diana?

Ans: Princess Diana was a frequent visitor at Harrods. Apart from that, Al-Fayed’s son, Dodi Al-Fayed had been dating her.

2. Has Al-Fayed directed any films?

Ans: His son was a renowned Egyptian film producer. Following his son’s death, Al-Fayed produced a film,            titled, ‘Unlawful Killing’ that presented his son’s death according to him.

3. How is Al-Fayed associated with ‘The Crown’?

Ans: ‘The Crown’ is a Netflix Historical Drama that focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. He was seen on           the 3rd episode of the 5th season talking about his son’s affair with Princess Diana

4. What is the relation between Al-Fayed and Sydney Johnson?

Ans: Sydney Johnson worked for both Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor for around 30 years. He was          later appointed by Al-Fayed to work for him.

5. Is Al-Fayed Alive?

Ans: As per the latest reports, Al-Fayed is still alive but is suffering from old age problems.

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