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Global Business: Out of the Desert

Mohed Altrad went from being an orphan living in the Syrian desert to become a billionaire businessman. Peter Day hears his remarkable story.

Mohed Altrad was born in the Syrian desert, an orphan and in poverty. He does not know how old he is. He is now a French billionaire and he has just been chosen as Ernst and Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. In this week's Global Business he tells Peter Day about his extraordinary story and the international company he's created over the past 30 years.

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26 minutes