Anas Sefrioui

Estimated Net Worth: At least $2.7 billion
Year of Birth: 1957
Residence: Casablanca, Morocco
Primary Asset: 61.74 percent stake in Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha
Performance: Douja Promotion shares fell 19 percent amid political unrest in the 12 months ended Aug. 1
Industry: Real estate
Best Bet: Snagging a deal in 1995 to build 2,371 affordable homes outside Casablanca through a program created by the late King Hassan II
Of Note: The wedding he threw for daughter Kenza in 2008 featured catering by Parisian eatery Lenôtre

Sefrioui founded property developer Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha in 1988. With the help of government subsidies, the company has built more than 190,000 homes spanning almost 15,000 acres (6,070 hectares) throughout Morocco. It has since diversified into cement and resorts. Sefrioui earned more than 2.6 billion Moroccan dirhams ($330 million) by selling shares during the company's 2006 public offering on the Casablanca Stock Exchange, filings show.

Photograph by Aida Alami

 
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