DUBAI: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who died of heart attack today (September 18, 2015) was the eldest son of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohmmed bin Rashid Al maktoum.
According to Wikipedia, Sheikh Rashid born on November 12, 1981, he was educated in Dubai at the Rashid School for Boys.
In January 2008 Sheikh Rashid was appointed President of the UAE Olympic Committee. However in 2010 His Highness resigned from his position on account of his overloaded Work schedule.
Sheikh Rashid is a Principal Partner or Owner in the following listed Companies:
- Noor Investment Group : Principal Partner
- Noor Islamic Bank : Principal Partner
- United Holdings Group Dubai : Owner
- Zabeel Racing International : Owner
- Dubai Holding Company : Principal Partner
Sheikh Rashid was a well-known sports figure in the UAE. He had participated in a number of International and local Endurance competitions winning a number of laurels for the country.
His greatest achievement thus far was winning 2 Gold medals in the 2006 Doha Asian Olympics 120 km Endurance individual mixed as well as 120 km Endurance Team Mixed events.
As the owner of Zabeel Racing International, H.H. Sheikh Rashid had led the individual owners list an unprecedented 5 times with over 428 wins to date. Sheikh Rashid was also a huge football fan; his favourite club is Manchester United.
Sheikh Rashid was the 2nd child and eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 24 children.
In 2010 Sheikh Rashid was voted one of the 20 Sexiest Arab Men for the 5th year in a row.
In 2011 Sheikh Rashid was elected by Forbes as one of the 20 Hottest Young Royals in the world.
In 2010 Sheikh Rashid was voted by Esquire magazine as one of the 20 Most Eligible Royals in the world.
Sheikh Rashids personal net worth, as estimated by Forbes magazine in 2010, is estimated at approx 1.9bn US dollars.
His Brother in Law is Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and owner of Manchester City.
He will be buried on Saturday 19th September. A three-day mourning period has been declared in Dubai. UAE flags will be flown at half mast during this mourning period.