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Top Facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a well-recognized businessman and politician. In the following article, Sportmob will present some top facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the stunning 47-year-old Qatari sportsman.

In the following text, Sportmob will cover the most significant top

facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi

, the handsome Qatari man, such as facts about the amount of his net worth, the biography of both his personal and professional life, his social media accounts, and so on.

Top facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi you might need to know

Since this Qatari rich man is nominated and well-known across the world, there is a wide range of 

facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi

 that the following article will review the most notable ones.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi general facts at point

Before going through and engaging the personal and professional aspects of Nasser Al-Khelaifi's life, we will present an overview of his general information. 

  • Full Name:

     Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi

  • Celebrated Name:

    Nasser Al-Khelaifi

  • Date and Place of Birth:

     12 November 1973 - Doha, Qatar

  • Height & Weight:

     Nasser Al-Khelaifi height is 1.80m & he weighs 73 kg

  • Age:


  • Marital Status:


  • Profession:


  • Networth in 2020:

     $8 billion

Nasser Al-Khelaifi childhood and Early life

One of the published and known

facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi childhood

and early life is the date of his birthday. He was born on 12 November 1973 and came from a family whose father was a pearl fisherman. Al-Khelaifi studied Economy and graduated from Qatar University, and also got his post-graduate degree from the University of Piraeus.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi wife and personal life

 Preferring to keep his personal life private, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has not let publishing anything about his family members. Contrary to many rumors, speculations, and news about his singleness and not having any child, he is the father of four children whose names are not public and reside in Qatar. Also, there are no reliable 

facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi wife

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Nasser Al-Khelaifi Career

Nasser Al-khelaifi is a 47-year-old-man who has been active in many fields. He is a Qatari businessman, the chairman of beIN Media Group, chairman of Qatar Sports Investments, president and chief executive officer of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF), and vice president of the Asian Tennis Federation for West Asia (ATF).

Also, he is a member of the organizing committee for the FIFA Club World Cup, and respectively in 2015 and 2016, he became the "Favorite Ligue 1 president" and "the most powerful man in French football." In the following,


describes more details about his positions and responsibilities.  

Some significant facts about

Nasser Al-Khelaifi career

refer to December 2013, in which by rebranding Al Jazeera Sports global to beIN Sport and assigning BeIN Media Group as the official owner of beIN Sport, Al-Khelaifi became the chairman and chief executive officer of beIN Media Group. Since then, the channel has grown big and closed to twenty-two channels worldwide.

Since 2011, he has been the chairman of Qatar Sports Investments (QSi), which is a national and international level investment dedicated to the sport and leisure industry. It was the time that by following the QSi acquisition of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Football Club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi became the chairman of the board of PSG and also its CEO. 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Paris Saint-Germain

By presenting a five-year plan, Al-Khelaifi showed how he exactly had decided to take

Paris Saint-German

to the top of the tree in France and abroad. Based on his long term plan for the club, he also chose the legendary footballer Leonardo as the new club director. Of course, his career with the club was not so successful in the early years, which led to its elimination. In the following season, as well as winning the first title of the Ligue, PSG got to the quarter-finals of the

UEFA Champions League


Also, he caused the club to sign with the World-Class striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as marking the success of his career. Besides, he added the famous Neymar Junior to the club.  

Nasser Al-Khelaifi sports activities other than football

Many of you may have heard about Naser Al-Khelaifi tennis profession as he has a brilliant history in tennis, and also because of being the second most successful member of the Qatar Davis Cup team. Also, the cases of appearing two times on the Association of Tennis Professional main tour and winning the GCC Team Tournament have occurred in his sports records. He has played 43 ties from 1992 to 2002 and compiled a 12-31 record in singles and 12-16 in doubles.

Since 2008, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been the president of the Qatar Tennis Federation. The next two years, in 2011, he became the vice-president of the Asian Tennis Federation for West Asia. 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi achievement and awards

Sheikh Tamim, the emir of Qatar, made Al-Khelaifi the Minister without Portfolio in the Qatar government in 2013, which is one of the significant

Nasser Al-Khelaifi achievements

. Winning the French "Sport Business" award in 2012 came from the most votes he received out of 1.500 and finished ahead of nine people.

Based on a conducted poll with 35% of the votes cast in 2015, France Football recognized Al-Khelaifi's growing and efficient role in the sport and crowned him as the "Favorite Ligue1. president". Also, he got the French sporting title L'Equipe, which nicknamed him as the "most powerful man in French football" in a 30-man list and put him leading some celebrated individuals such as Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane. Additionally, when the European Club Association elected Nasser Al-Khelaifi as a delegate, he was the first Asian to hold this position.  Also, World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, praised his offering help in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi Instagram

In case of 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi instagram

account, you should know that he has 3883followers on this platform, but besides that there is nothing special regarding the facts about

Nasser Al-Khelaifi Instagram

and his other social accounts.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi Net Worth and Salary

Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a very rich and wealthy businessman who has drawn it from various reputable organizations in which he works, including the prominent soccer club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Despite earning a large amount of money from all these organizations, he also has a close relationship with the emir of Qatar, who once made him a minister.

In addition to the mentioned sources of his income, he has some other personal businesses and premises, such as rumored luxurious assets, which exact data about them are not naked to the media. Since he has a variety of channels of income in terms of salary, getting data and pinning down the exact amount of

Nasser Al-Khelaifi net worth and salary

will be a difficult task.

Al-Khelaifi is also an associate of a lot of outstanding footballers, including Neymar and many other ones. So, he coordinated a wealthy group of agents in the world of football. As well, he is at the top of the list of the most successful Qatari tennis players and reasonably the most successful financially. 

Although, based on the reported figure in Glusea.com, Nasser Al-Khelaifi net woth has been estimated amount of $8 billion. This amount of wealth has added Al-Khelaifi to the list of the ten most wealthy club owners in the world, which has started by Sheikh Mansour, with $ 20 bn and finished by Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, with $6bn.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi Quotes

Known as a famous and successful person in different fields, including sports and business, Al-Khelaifi is a person who works as a role model for many people all over the world. The following paragraph contains a look back at Al-Khelaifi's most controversial quotes about himself and the way he looks at football, fans, and society.

  • On the most influential factor among economic, sports, and popularity

Having an interview with France Football, beIN Sports chairman, and in response to choosing the most influential factor among economic, sports, and popularity, Al-Khelaifi replied that it is the game which matters the most. He also expressed the game as a way, which links all people, including fans, players, communities, and the club, and everything together. Although sports and economics are closely linked together and are crucial to advancing an efficient sporting ethos and business, popularity and economics follow the sport. It is a sport that drives passion. It is clear that because of the current crisis, the economics of football are rethinking now.

He only emphasizes the insight of liability, that football's leaders must have. It is so important because it refers to a sector that renders a living for tens of thousands of people in France and many others around the world. Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims the football leaders do not take this responsibility lightly.

He believes that by considering the context we are living in, it is essential to have in mind football's excellent ability to bring people from all walks of life together, to connect them, and share emotions. He cites the World Cup in Russia as its best recent example, in which fans` common passion gathered them together from all over the world. 

  • On a Trap to Avoid for Influential people

Based on Al-Khelaifi's point of view, no matters what the position, role, or status in life is. People should never be proud or superior to think that they have achieved kind of success, instead have to keep in mind their background and where they have come from, but always persist moving ahead, be ready to learn, listen and stay focused on their goals.

Having a vision and showing humility is the main point. Players should never take it for granted because things can fall apart suddenly, and learn from their mistakes help them to achieve the vision; however, it will work just for players who have humility. He has likened sport to an unending repetitive cycle that causes us to love it.

On his influence on the outside of sport

According to Al-Khelaifi's viewpoint, football is an event for sharing emotions, which works such an unparallel ability that gathers people together. Football also has the power of bringing comfort and hope to people who are going through difficult times. Al-Khelaifi thinks that the leader of clubs, players, and all other staff have an excellent moral vision with people, and especially children. He mentioned that their Federation, which has celebrated 20 years this year, has helped over 250.000 children.

Many of these children were in France but now are also abroad, where Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the Federation have developed several projects with Action Contre la Faim in Africa. He pointed to the renewing their agreement with Secour Populaire, another Foundation partner. Al-Khelaifi described their plans for the future by continuing their way to develop the Ecoles Rouge & Bleu. To sum up, he believes that everybody who can help others should always think of those with less fortunate. 

On Names as the Top Five Influential people in the football world

Mentioning the topic as a very difficult one, Nasser Al-Khelaifi pointed to so many owners, chairmen, managers, players, and indeed fans who might be known as influential. Whether in French football or internationally, among all of these influential people, just those with substance can effect genuine change.

He claims that because let alone might offend the people who he has not mentioned, he would just name one leader like Alexander Ceferin at UEFA. He knew him as the leader who has had an extremely influential leadership during his chairmanship and a much-needed unifying force for Europe and the football world. 

On the Most Impressive people on Nasser Al-Khelaifi's viewpoint

Sir Alex Ferguson was the first person Al-Khelaifi singled out without any hesitation. According to his viewpoint, not only did Sir Alex Ferguson made the most proficient and skillful team in the football world, but also his presence has been incredible. Since his early career, by stepping into a stadium, a murmur could be heard and felt from the stands.

The other person is a man who was not involved directly in football. Michael Jordan, the man whose presence and influence are still potent even after his retirement, drives as ever and even today and affects younger ages, who has never seen his plays. Nasser Al-Khelaifi mentioned one of the most famous and iconic world brands, which he had experienced the pleasure of working with it. This pleasure refers to the time which PSG had partnered with Jordan to make an innovative sport line to gather both Khelaifi and Jordan sports together to the global market.


As the last most influential person, Al-Kelaifi introduced a person outside of the football world. Al-Khelaifi has excellent personal admiration and respect for the IOC President Thomas Bach, the man who has helped in transforming the Olympic movement. Thomas Bach's modernization program is considered a valuable lesson in bringing people together and unite a very complex institution. 

Facts about Nasser Al-Khelaifi Court Cases

There were some suspicions of private corruption against him about the allocation of television rights for the World Cups 2026 and 2030. Because of these suspicions, which were for North Africa and the Middle East zone, the Swiss court opened an investigation against him in 2017. The active bribery was another case of Nasser Al-Khelaifi's indicting into the 2017 and 2019 Doha nominations for the World Championships Athletics.

Although Al-Khelaifi's lawyer has pleaded that those facts do not make him worried because he believes that Al-Khelaifi is innocent. Though the Swiss prosecutors dropped the charge of bribery, inciting Jerome Valcke to "commit aggravated criminal mismanagement" became the next case which he faced afterward. Nevertheless, the court acquitted the crime of inciting and the charge of promising to purchase a villa for €5m in exchange for granting the 2026 and 2030 World Cups screening rights to beIN Media in 2020. 

In brief, Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a successful person with a reputation to admire. Being linked to many organizations and placed at higher ranks of the organizations has made him a unique person across the world. His global uniqueness and success indeed have changed him into a role model for many youths in the Middle East.

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