Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi is a Saudi business leader and one of the world’s leading businessmen and philanthropists.
Although he has interests across the world, notably in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, he has shown a particular commitment to Saudi Arabia (of which he is a citizen), to Sweden and to Ethiopia.
In 2013, Forbes listed him as both the second wealthiest Arab and the second wealthiest person of African descent in the world. This website is an introduction to him, to his business interests, to his internationalism and to his approach to philanthropy.
Support for Ethiopian Space Research
Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi has funded a $3.4 million observatory which opened on 19 October 2013. Situated 3,200 metres (10,500 feet) above sea level in the Entoto mountains just outside Addis Ababa. It is East Africa's largest observatory.
In an extensive and exclusive interview with Forbes, Mr Al Amoudi revealed his philanthropy strategy where he is setting the standard in the Middle East and Africa.