Born to humble beginnings, Hussain Sajwani has made quite a name for himself during his career. Considered a real estate expert, Sajwani is a billionaire entrepreneur, who has built one of the most successful companies in the world, DAMAC Properties. DAMAC Properties was ranked number one on the Forbes 2017 Global 2000 list. Sajwani has built relationships with top notch businessmen and well respected brands across the globe.
DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani learned a lot watching his father as a child. His father was an entrepreneur who owned is owned shop. Watching his father led him to work hard himself. He earned a scholarship to college where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Washington. Sajwani began a career in business in the early 1980’s working for in the finance department in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. After years of work he established his own company DAMAC Properties in 2002. Today DAMAC is one of the most successful companies in the world. They are responsible for some major projects including golf courses for Tiger Woods. Furthermore they have collaborated with well known brands like Versace, Fendi, and Bugatti.
Sajwani has developed a relationship with current US President Donald Trump. The two have known each other for a while and recently celebrated New Years Eve together. One of the major projects they have worked on together on the Trump International Golf Club. At this location there are luxury villas that have collected more than $2 billion in sales. Donald Trump is not conducting business while President but Sajwani is hoping for future collaboration. He is currently working closely with Trump’s three children daughter Ivanka and sons Eric and Donald Jr.
Sajwani has been recognized for his work several times. In 2017 he was recognized as Property CEO of the Year at the CEO Middle East Awards 2017. He also earned The Real Estate Legend Award at the Arabian Business Real Estate Awards. He is also very well known for his philanthropic efforts. In 2013 he gave more than two million dollars to a campaign dedicated to provide clothes for children in need.