Muslim businessman and entrepreneur Hussain Sajwani has had a remarkable career. His track record as an investor is almost unbelievable. His net worth is estimated at 3.7 billion USD.
Sajwani came from humble beginnings. The first born child of middle class parents he matured quickly. His earliest memories of desiring to pursue a career in business come from his father. When he was growing up his father owned a watch shop.
It wasn’t the most profitable or glamorous, but it put food on the table nonetheless. His entrepreneurial spirit grew stronger once he entered high school. By this time, he was entirely sure that business was the correct career choice for him.
After graduating high school, Sajwani went on to attend the University of Washington, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.
Though mostly known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of DAMAC Properties, as well as, just an overall real estate tycoon, he hasn’t forgot about where he started in the business world.
Sajwani was an expert in the food industry well before making the career shift to property market expansion. He founded Al Jazeira Services, a catering and support services company, in 1982.
The catering service quickly expanded and began catering construction campsites, army camps, educational institutions, and 5-star hotels in various locations including the Middle East, Africa and the CIS.
In 1991 the catering service gained notoriety for its outstanding food service to the U.S. military during operation desert storm. Al Jazeira serves roughly 150,000 meals daily and is still a high functioning part of the DAMAC Group.
Something many people may not know, is Sajwani is good friends with the United States President Donald Trump. The two steadily grew closer after they became business partners on a project that involved developing luxury golf courses in Dubai. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/03/01/the-donald-of-dubai-hussain-sajwani-interview/#1b049a722f15
The Trump Organization managed the project. Sajwani hopes to do more deals with his friend once he has some free time.
DAMAC is a global property development company established in 2002 by Hussain Sajwani. It specializes in developing luxury properties and is a market leader.
Founder Hussain Sajwani does passionate philanthropy work through DAMAC’s hospitality division, DAMAC Maison. Specifically charitable work that helps needy children in the community.