Born in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Al-Fayed began his career selling fizzy drinks and then worked as a sewing-machine salesman.
Egyptian-born billionaire Mohammed Al-Fayed is no more. At the age of 94, he has said goodbye to the world. Businessman Al Fayed was in the headlines when his son Dodi and Princess Diana died in a car accident. Born in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Al-Fayed began his career selling fizzy drinks and then worked as a sewing-machine salesman. He made his family’s fortune in real estate, shipping and construction. Although Al-Fayed owned iconic establishments such as Harrods, Fulham and the Ritz hotel in Paris.
He fell out with the British government over its refusal to grant him citizenship in the country where he had resided for decades, and frequently threatened to move to France, earning him the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award. After the death of his son, Mohammed Al Fayed fought a long battle with the British government. They were convinced that Dodi and Diana were murdered in a conspiracy masterminded by Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip. He had alleged that the royal family conspired to cause the accident. This is because he did not like Diana dating an Egyptian man.
She even claimed that she was going to give birth to Dodi’s child. The queen’s husband Prince Philip has been accused of ordering Britain’s security services to kill her to prevent her from marrying a Muslim and giving birth to his child. Al-Fayed died on Wednesday, his family said, a day before the 26th anniversary of the deaths of Dodi and Diana.