Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the deceased al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is the chairman of the Saudi Binladin Group. Revenue of his company is estimated at $6 billion. He was listed number three on the 2013 Construction Week Power 100 by Arabian Business. His company is responsible for construction projects in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Makkah such as the expansion and the Jamarat projects. The group has been involved with several major projects in the country, including the King Abdullah Economic City, the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, and the King Saud University. The property giant has also signed a $1 billion deal with the Kingdom Holding Group to build Kingdom Tower, the world’s tallest building, in Jeddah.
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