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Onsi Sawiris, Patriarch of Egypt Billionaire Dynasty, Dies at 90

Onsi Sawiris in Cairo in 2006.
Onsi Sawiris in Cairo in 2006.Photographer: Axel Krause/laif/Redux

Onsi Sawiris, the patriarch of a family of billionaire businessmen who launched a group of multinational companies under the Orascom umbrella, has died. He was 90.

His death in the Egyptian resort city of El Gouna was announced Tuesday by the Sawiris family, which didn’t give a cause.