From early days of humble beginnings to being one of the richest men in the world, it has been quite the journey for Hussain Sajwani. The man who started as a young boy of 3 years sitting in his father’s shop, watch and executive pens shop, is now one of the most recognizable names in the ultra-luxury real estate. Each day he watched his father work hard in his shop and his mother sell fabrics and other household goods to the women of their social circle to help augment their income. Seeing the struggles that the workaday world brought to his family, he dedicated himself to the idea of becoming more than what his path seemed to be leading him to. He chose not to continue into the family business as his father desired and instead chose to pursue a professional future.
He attended a medical university in Baghdad on a full government scholarship, but soon found that his passion was not there. Instead, he reverted back to his first love, the one that his father had exposed him to at an early age. Hussain Sajwani’s dad had on several occasions dabbled in real estate as a further way to supplement his business income. Hussain had become enthralled with the idea and was always keen to be involved with his father’s deals. Now he had set forth to use his business acumen to develop a real estate company that would be like none other.
After successfully running a series of startups in the nineties, and even helping to organize food service operations for the United States Military during Operation Desert Strom, he started the DAMAC Group in 2002. By 2013 the company had developed over 100 million square feet of ultra-exclusive residential, retail, and recreational space. In 2017 he took the operation to the next level when the DAMAC Group teamed up with the future President of the United States Donald J. Trump to build two large opulent golf courses which carry the TRUMP brand name.
Even with all of his success, Hussain Sajwani is still well connected to his roots. He still strives to live the ideals of faith, family, and the betterment of his fellow man that he was taught when he was young. He works with a great many philanthropic organizations, as well as local charities. He is a fine example of someone who came from so low and has risen so high yet remembers the lessons of his youth and strives to live them every day.