Born in Cairo to a wealthy Jewish family. Egyptian-American entrepreneur and owner of Thoroughbred race horses Stables, LLC, Ahmed Zayat has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He moved from Egypt to the United States at the age of 18 and then attended Boston University where he earned a Master’s degree in business and public health. Zayat later made a return to Egypt following a brief spell in commercial real estate in New York City, and for almost a decade ran the Al-Ahram Beverages Company, a firm he owned as part of an investment group. After the company was acquired by Heineken in 2002, the entrepreneur started investing in racehorses and founded Zayat Stables three years later. In 2007, he moved to the United States over again and established the business with his son. The company, Zayat Stables, has roughly 200 horses at any one time and ranked second in the country for their income in 2007, third in 2009, fourth in 2010 and fifth nationally in 2011. From 2006 to 2014, Zayat Stables was ranked in the top ten leading owners by purse money won in six of those years and always in the top 20. Zayat is married to Joanne, the couple have four children: Justin, Ashley, Benjamin, and Emma.