Hussain Sajwani is one business mogul that takes things one at a time. Before you know it, he has taken over a whole territory. Even though he is never in a hurry, he cannot be termed slow. He must have learnt this from his humble background. His father was of the middle class in Dubai, but that could not stop young Hussain dreaming of University education in the United States. He saw himself an owner of a group of companies while only a teenage boy. He was thinking far ahead of his peers. Little wonder, his success today can be described as phenomenal. Hussain eventually graduated from the prestigious University of Washington in 1981 with a bachelor degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.
While many of his colleagues where strategizing how they will be moving from one big paying job to the other, Hussain Sajwani was preparing the blue-print of his business empire. He spent few years with a subsidiary firm to Abu Dhabi National Oil before commencing a catering firm, the first of his companies. He started small but kept increasing. Within some years, he was up there with the elites of the industry. His catering firm now serves nothing less than 150,000 meals daily. The company also has hundreds of projects executed daily across the globe, not just in the Middle East alone.
Today, according to the National, the Hussain Sajwani family has grown to the status of owning a number of companies including the likes of DAMAC Properties, Al Jazeira, Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles, Al Amana Building Materials and DICO Investments. Many people prefer calling Hussain Sajwani the DAMAC owner for different but obvious reasons. DAMAC Properties owns and operates many first class hotels around the world particularly in Dubai and many key cities in the Middle East. The company is also a construction firm with many completed projects in virtually all continents. For instance, a couple of Donald Trump’s golf courses were developed by DAMAC in 2013. Trump and Hussain Sajwani have since then maintained a good relationship, so it was no surprise when Trump called him a very good fellow while addressing an audience after he was declared winner of the US presidential election.
Even though Hussain Sajwani is among the wealthiest today, he still cares for the poor. At the moment, he runs a number of charity foundations that constantly come to the aid of the needy. Just of recent, he gave out AED two million to provide cloths for underprivileged children.