If one could sum up the life of Hussain Sajwani in one sentence, the words successful, generous, and dedicated would come have to be included. You would also have to be sure to mention the word genius and self-made billionaire. Hussain had humble beginnings as the son of a father who ran a small watch and pen business. At the age of only 3 years old, Hussain was already working with his father and learning the ups and downs of the business world. It was from that place, over the years, that he realized he wanted to become an entrepreneur of a different caliber. He knew that it was in his blood to become a success, and he understood, being inspired by his father’s hard work and ambition, that he would have to build his business from the ground up, himself. And so he did.
Hussain started his first business in 1982, and it was a catering venture. he gave that business all of his attention and grew it to become a market leader, which now serves over 150,000 meals, daily, to a number of different markets in the Middle East, CIS, and Africa. With more than 200 ongoing projects, it services educational institutions, 5-star hotels, construction campsites, and army camps while also specializing in providing ancillary services like manpower supply, maintenance, and camp managements.
Riding his success, Hussain started and is currently head of DAMAC, which is a luxury real estate developer that develops multi-million square-foot high-end and high-rise private apartment towers, golf course communities, and ‘limited edition’ living experiences. During his time at DAMAC, Hussain has worked with many well-known entities and successful businessman, and one prominent figure among them is Donald Trump. Hussain’s dealings with Mr. Trump include the fact that The Trump Organization manages multiple golf courses that serve the golf course communities Hussain and DAMAC have built.
Hussain Sajwani’s generosity is well known and can be seen by the millions of dollars he has donated to charitable causes, such as, The Red Crescent Organization, which helps to clothe and shelter children who have fallen by the wayside due to natural disasters and poverty. Hussain believes that no child should be without the very basic necessities of life.