Saad-eddine Rafiq Al-Harir (سعد الدين رفيق الحريري) . He is the second son of Rafic Hariri, the assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister. After his father's death, he inherited the helm of the Movement of the Future, an essentially Sunni movement that was created and led by his late father. He is also the leader of the March 14 Alliance, a coalition of political groups born out of the Cedar Revolution which, through mass popular demonstrations and Western support, led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon in 2005 after a 29-year presence.
Early years and personal life
Saad Hariri was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is the son of Rafiq Hariri and his first wife Nidal Al-Bustani, an Iraqi . Saad Hariri graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, with a major in business administration, in 1992. He managed part of his father's business in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father was killed in February 2005, he inherited some USD 4.1 billion in 2005 earning him and each of his siblings a place on the 2006 Forbes list of richest people in the world (released in March 2006). According to Forbes, he is the 522nd richest man in the world and has a net worth of $1.4 billion
In 1993 he started as marketing manager with Saudi Industrial Paint Company (SIPCO) in Dammam. He was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Oger Telecom, which pursues telecommunication interest in Middle East and Africa. In addition, Hariri was the Chairman of Omnia Holdings and a board member of Oger International Entreprise de Travaux Internationaux.
Mr. Hariri married Lara Bashir Al Azem in 1998 and has 3 children: Son Hussam, born 1999; Daughter Lulwa, born 2001; and Son Abdul Aziz, born 2005.
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