Net Worth: $270 Million, Source: Financial services
Citizenship: Morocco , Age: 41
Sorbonne-educated Mohamed Bensalah took over Moroccan conglomerate Holmarcom upon his father's death in 1993; he was just 23. He has since expanded into banking and transportation, and owns stakes in insurance company Atlanta, and water company Les Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès. With partners, including Moroccan billionaire Othman Benjelloun, he launched discount airline Air Arabia Maroc in 2009. Sisters Meriem, Fatima and Kenza all have various positions within the family-owned conglomerate.