Ahmed Zayat

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Ahmed Zayat’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Ahmed Zayat

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Cairo, Egypt


59 years old

Birth Date

August 30, 1962

Star Sign


Ahmed Zayat Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Boston University

Net Worth

$60 million

Current Partner

Joanne Zayat


Justin Zayat, Ashley Zayat, Benjamin Zayat, Emma Zayat




1.7m (5'6"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Tiger

About Ahmed Zayat 

Ahmad Zayat is an Egyptian American entrepreneur and owner of thoroughbred racehorses with an estimated net worth of over $60 million.

He currently holds the CEO position of Zayat Stables, LLC, a thoroughbred horse racing organization with horses stationed all over the country. Zayat stables made it to the headlines when they finally broke through with their first Triple crown race winner in 37 years with the American Pharoah horse.

Zayat is one of the wealthiest and most well-known entrepreneurs with significant involvement in gambling and numerous bankruptcies.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ahmed Zayat's net worth?

As a head of an investment group, Ahmed Zayat invested and amassed a fortune by acquiring the struggling Al-Ahram Beverages and reforming it. Later he sold the business to Heineken International for $280 million. As of 2022, Ahmed Zayat's net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

How much does Ahmed Zayat earn per year?

With so many assets and liabilities, it is not very easy to estimate Ahmed Zayat's value and earnings. Much of his total earnings come from his thoroughbred horse racing company, Zayat Stables, which currently owns 13 grade one racehorses, including the famous American Pharoah.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ahmed Zayat?

Ahmed Zayat is approximately 5 ft 7 in (170.18 cm) tall.

How old is Ahmed Zayat?

Born on August 31, 1962, in Cairo, Egypt, Ahmed Zayat is 59 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Ahmed Zayat was raised in an ethnically mixed neighborhood in the Maadi region of Cairo, Egypt, after being born to a wealthy family of Alaa-Al-Zayat in 1962. As a young man, Ahmed Zayat was inclined to ride horses and participated in numerous events in his neighborhood country club.

At 18, he immigrated to the US and attended Yeshiva University to complete his undergraduate studies. He also obtained a master's degree in public health administration from Boston University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ahmed Zayat's partner?

Ahmed Zayat is married to Joanne Zayat. Not much detail is known about his wife's early life. They have four children together: Justin, Ashley, Benjamin, and Emma. Ahmed Zayat resides with his wife Joanne and their kids in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ahmed Zayat's career has been adventurous and bumpy, just like his racehorses. After completing his master's from Boston University, he worked in a commercial real estate company in New York for a brief course.

In 1995, Ahmed Zayat decided to return to Egypt, where he formed an investment group and bought and acquired the Al-Ahram Beverages Company, which was at a complete reckless stage.

Ahmed Zayat, a visionary American businessman, helped restructure the failing company, turning it into a modernized publicly traded business. Later it was sold to Heineken for $280 million. Ahmed's net worth dramatically increased after that. He started making investments in the horse racing business.

Besides owning the 2015 triple crown winner, 'American Pharoah' Ahmed Zayat is best known as the most controversial and one of the most successful and flamboyant owners in thoroughbred racing owing to his legal issues and criticisms for his love for gambling in horse racing.

Charity Work

Ahmed zayat is also a well-known philanthropist. He has been an active investor in charities and has donated significant money to important causes.

What awards has Ahmed Zayat won?

Ahmed Zayat has been very successful with his racehorses. He has won numerous racing awards, including the famous Kentucky Derby.

Other Interesting Ahmed Zayat Facts And Trivia

  • Interestingly, Ahmed Zayat associates with cultures and customs.
  • Justin Zayat, his eldest son, works at Zayat Stables business and handles its operations.

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