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Best Businesses of the World within the Arabic Nations

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Listings by Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

The Goal:   Every country listed will be approached to find excellent producers, sponsors (advertisers), and distribution.  The best businesses as deemed by the business leaders and thought leaders within the country will be listed.  The oldest businesses and the businesses that are creating the most jobs will be prioritized.  The most ethical, gracious and giving businesses will then be prioritized from within  each list.  The goal is to discover those people who are creating value, and such an excess of value that thy are contributing to the prosperity of the nation.    This show will explore how value is created. 

With over 1.5 billion  Arabic-speaking people, there should be somewhere between 50M to 90M businesses within no less than 48 countries.

The goal is to identify no less than 500,000 businesses and to profile no less than 5000 businesses each year.

The introduction discusses the goals in greater depth.



A weekly, half-hour show in each country

 Country Name  GDP ($Billions) and Per/Person: 

  1. Indonesia         830  /  3500

  2. Iran                    518  /   7500

  3. Turkey               510   /  7450

  4. Pakistan           350   /  2200

  5. Egypt                 320   /  4200

  6. Saudi Arabia    310 / 12100

  7. Bangladesh     275  /  2000

  8. Algeria               215  /   6620

  9. Morocco             138  /  4200


    Under 100 Billion GDP
  10. Sudan                  80  /  1950

  11. UAE                      65  /  25500
    United Arab Emirates

  12. Syria                     62   / 3400

  13. Iraq                       56  /  2300


    Under 50 Billion GDP
  14. Kuwait                  48 /   22,000

  15. Uzbekistan           48  /  1810

  16. Oman                   40  /  13,500

  17. Libya                     38  /  6800

  18. Azerbaijan            31 / 3900 

  19. Turkmenistan        28  /  5700

  20. Jordan                   26 /  4600

  21. Afghanistan          25  /   900


  22. Under 25 Billion GDP
  23. Qatar                      20  / 23,500

  24. Guinea                    20  / 2200

  25. Lebanon                 19   /  5000

  26. Senegal                  19   / 1700

  27. Albania                   18  /   5000

  28. Yemen                    18   /   840

  29. Chad                      16  /  1650

  30. Burkina Faso          16  / 1200

  31. Bahrain                  13  /  19,300

  32. Mali                         11  /  920

  33. Niger                      10   /   860

  34. Kyrgyzstan               9  / 1700

  35. Tajikistan                  8  / 1200

  36. Mauritania                6  /  1900

  37. Tunisia

  38. Somalia                    4.8   / 600

  39. Eritrea                      4.5   /  950

  40. Palestinian territories 3  /   650

  41. Gambia                       3  / 1850

    Under 1 Million

  42. Djibouti                           .8  / 1350

  43. Comoros                        .5  /  700

  44. Maldives

  45. Western Sahara


*The Smaller Nations Can Participate...

Within the smaller nations, the listings will be smaller and may involve as many as 10% of all the businesses within the country. However, taking a country like  Bahrain with a population of 750K people as an example, there are currently anywhere from 20,000 to 50,0000 businesses in the country. If the lowest estimated number of businesses, 20,000, is used, just 5% of these businesses would be 1000 businesses.

The show only needs to find ten wonderful businesses per year to begin.

Here are some Arabic pages from this website.


This listing is of those countries that are part of the Arab League (or League of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and often the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). All those listed here have a Muslim-majority.

The population of Arabic-speaking people is over 1.5 billion people. 

There are two listings here -- by population and by gross domestic income.  This listing is part of our global initiative to identify the finest business owners within our global village.

This introduction discusses the goals in greater depth.   More...


The List of 1000 businesses in each country

For every 4 million people, anywhere in the world, there are anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 businesses.  Most are very small.  The majority are less than ten years old.  This television series will be looking to identify the very best businesses. 

Listings:  In each country up to 10% of the private and public businesses will be compiled.  The goal is to identify the best 1% of these businesses within each country.  The listing, most often will be of over 1000 businesses.  Once on that list, a sorting will be done by people within each country as to which business should be profiled on their national television and then lifted up for consideration to be broadcast within global television.

The goal is to identify the finest business owners within our global village.

Each country will have its own show.

The show will be known in each country as the Best Businesses of (Country Name).  The highlighted countries are those visited in the summer of 2007.

  1. Indonesia 222,000,000 people  Muslim majority (88%)

  2. Pakistan 163,630,000 people   Muslim majority (96%)

  3. Bangladesh 150,446,000 people  Muslim majority (88%)

    Under 100 Million People

  4. Egypt 75,498,000  Arab League

  5. Turkey 71,158,000  Muslim majority (98%)

  6. Iran   65,397,000  Muslim majority (98%)

  7. Sudan 38,560,000   Arab League, Muslim majority (70%)

  8. Algeria 33,858,000  Arab League

  9. Morocco 31,224,000  Arab League

  10. Iraq  28,993,000  Muslim majority (97%)

  11. Afghanistan 31,571,000  Muslim majority (99%)

    Under 25 Million People

  12. Saudi Arabia 24,735,000  Arab League, GCC

  13. Uzbekistan 23,897,000 Muslim majority (89%)

  14. Malaysia 23,600,000 Muslim majority

  15. Yemen 22,389,000  Arab League

  16. Syria 19,929,000  Arab League

  17. Senegal 12,379,000  Muslim majority

  18. Mali 12,337,000  Muslim majority  (90%)

  19. Niger 14,853,000  Muslim majority  (90%)

  20. Chad 10,781,000  Muslim majority (51%)

  21. Tunisia 10,327,000  Arab League

    Under 10 Million People

  22. Guinea   9,947,000   Muslim majority (85%)

  23. Somalia 8,699,000   Arab League  Muslim majority (99%)

  24. Burkina Faso  7,449,000  Muslim majority (52%)

  25. Tajikistan  6,05,000 Muslim majority (95%)

  26. Azerbaijan 7,584,000 Muslim majority (94%)

  27. Libya 6,160,000  Arab League

  28. Jordan 6,053,000  Muslim majority (95%)

  29. Eritrea 4,851,000  Muslim (48-60%)

  30. Turkmenistan   4,407,000  Muslim majority (89%)

  31. United Arab Emirates 4,380,000   Arab League, GCC

  32. Kyrgyzstan 4,117,000 Muslim majority (80%)

  33. Lebanon 4,099,000  Arab League

  34. Palestinian territories 4,017,000  Muslim majority (84%)


    Under 4 million people*

  35. Albania 3.845,000  Muslim majority  (70%)

  36. Mauritania 3,124,000  Arab League

  37. Kuwait 2,851,000   Arab League,  GCC

  38. Oman 2,595,000  Arab League, GCC

  39. Albania 2,508,000  Muslim majority (70%)

  40. Kosovo 2,126,000  Muslim majority (90%)

  41. Gambia 1,433,000  Muslim majority (95%)

    Under 1 Million People

  42. Qatar 841,000  Arab League, GCC

  43. Djibouti 833,000  Arab League  Muslim majority (94%)

  44. Bahrain 750,000   Arab League,  GCC

  45. Comoros 682,000  Arab League

  46. Maldives 348,000  Muslim majority (99%)

  47. Western Sahara 272,000 Muslim majority (99%)

More Background

Shia Muslims, less than a third of the Muslim world, constitute the majority of the population in Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Iraq. There are a significant minority of Shia in Syria, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Oman and Yemen.

Sunni Muslims:  There are four major schools within the Sunnis --  Hanfi, Al-Shafi'i, Maliki  and Hanbali.

Hanafi Muslims of Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Muslim areas of Southern Russia, The Caucasus, parts of The Balkans, Iraq and Turkey follow the  Hanafi school. 

Al-Shafi'  Muslims in Indonesia, Lower Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore, Somalia, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kerala, India, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Yemen and Kurds in the Kurdish regions follow the  Al-Shafi'i school.

Maliki  Muslim areas include all of Africa, except Egypt and the Horn of Africa.

Hanbali Muslims are found primarily throughout the Arabian peninsula.

Please note:  At one time there were many pages on this website that had been translated into Arabic.