Aziz Akhannouch’s net worth
Facts of Aziz Akhannouch’s net worth
Aziz Akhannouch’s net worth: $1.52 Billion
Aziz Akhannouch, current Morrocan Minister of Agriculture, is a Berber Moroccan businessman, politician, and philanthropist. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $1.53 billion.
Furthermore, he is the CEO, chairman and majority owner of the Akwa Group. It is a multibillion-dollar Moroccan conglomerate which has interests in petroleum, gas, and chemicals through its publicly-traded subsidiaries Afriquia Gas and Maghreb Oxygene.
A renowned voice in international Climate change discussions, Akhannouch falls in the list of Moroccan renowned billionaires, including Moroccan banking tycoon Othman Benjelloun and Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Furthermore, he has been serving as Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture in Abdullah Benkirane’s cabinet since 2007.
Aziz in Knownetworth’s Popular Men in Morocco, net worth, 2017
Similarly, he is one of the richest men in Morroco. Hence, we have listed him in our “2017’s Popular Men in Morocco” list. In conclusion, he stands 3rd in our most powerful list with an estimated net worth of $1.52 billion. Furthermore, he beat former prime minister Abdelilah, who has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Likewise, he only came behind Othman Benjelloun and King Mohammed VI. Moreover, King Mohammed VI topped the list with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. As a result, we name the king the richest man in Morrocco.
Nevertheless, people best know Aziz for expanding the Akwa Group into the real estate development, films and media and hotel management segment. Likewise, people also credit him for he inheriting the family fortune from the company’s founder and his father, Ahmed and taking it to the next level.
Last but not the least, Aziz has pledged the day to day management of the group to Ali Wakrim, Vice President of Akwa Group because of his political duties. Nevertheless, Ali is the son of Akwa Group co-founder Ahmed Wakrim.
Aziz served the Souss-Massa-Draa regional council as President from 2003 to 2007. Likewise, he was an active member of the National Rally of Independents Party before 2012.
Later, in the year 2013, King Mohammed VI appointed him as interim Minister of Finance after Istiqlal ministers resigned from Benkirane’s Cabinet. He kept the position until 9 October 2013. Also in 2013, head of government Abdelilah Benkirane appointed him as Acting minister of Economy and Finance to replace Nazir Baraka.
Later, in the year 2016, he rejoined the RNI and won the presidency of the party.
Akhannouch was born in 1961 in Tafraout to one of the wealthiest family in Morocco. Furthermore, Aziz graduated from Universite de Sherbrooke with a management diploma in the year 1986.
Moreover, Aziz Akhannouch is a happily married man. The business magnate married Moroccan businessman Salwa Idrissi a long time ago. Moreover, the couple has three children.