Sharifa al Harthy
| Mohamed Bin Ali Bin Mohamed Al Barwani|
1951/1952 (age 63–64)
founder, owner and chairman, MB Holding
US$1.11 billion (November 2015)
Miami University, Heriot-Watt University
Mohammed Al Barwani Wikipedia
Mohamed bin Ali bin Mohamed Al Barwani (born 1951/1952) is an Omani billionaire businessman, the founder, owner and chairman of MB Holding, which operates in oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield services, engineering and mining.
Mohammed Al Barwani was born in Oman. He has a bachelor's degree from Miami University, Ohio, US, and a master's degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, yet styles himself as "Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani". According to Bloomberg, Barwani has a "Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981".
Al Barwani founded MB Holding in 1982 to provide oilfield services. MB expanded into oil and gas exploration and production, and then engineering services and mining.
He owns the Dutch luxury yacht builder Oceanco. He runs Musstir, a property developer with "stakes in several hotels in Oman".
Al Barwani received an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2010.
As of May 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$1.01 billion.
He is married to Sharifa al Harthy, who has always been involved in the company, and is deputy chairman of MB Holding.
They have five children, and live in Muscat, Oman. All five children work for MB Holding.