Omar Sharif net worth: One of the most decorated Egyptian actor, Omar Sharif had a net worth of $500 thousand.
Born Michel Demetri Chalhoub, on April 10, 1932, Omar Sharif attended Victoria College, where he had a passion for sports and theater. He started acting in several theatrical plays and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London after graduating in mathematics and physics.
Sharif started his acting career in Sira` Fi al-Wadi and quickly made a name for himself by making several appearances in Egyptian productions. Some of his initial appearance were in Ayyamna el helwa, Nahr el hub, to add a few. Known for romantic leads where he starred with his wife Faten Hammama, Omar debuted in English Language film Lawrence of Arabia in 1962 which got him Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award. He then featured in several movies like Behold a Pale Horse (1964), Genghis Khan (1965), to name some and rose to stardom.
With diverse characters in several movies, Omar has appeared as German military officer in The Night of the Generals, and as Che Guevara in Che! Apart from his career as an actor, Sharif was also ranked among the world’s best known contract bridge players.
Sharif toured with several teams like Blue Team and Dallas Aces and was also a syndicated columnist for Chicago Tribune. ‘Omar Sharif on Bridge’ was one of the earliest games on MS DOS and Amiga which also put him in the Computer Gaming World. He also played casino while at France losing out several times and even going bankrupt once.
Having lived in his home town since his birth, Sharif moved to Europe in 1965 and settled there. He got married to Egyptian film legend Faten Hamama and was also part of controversies regarding affairs with Barbra Streisand. His son Omar Sharif Jr. is also an actor and is already making his name in the film industry.
This instrumental personality died of Alzheimer’s disease in July 2015 leaving behind a net worth of $500 thousand for his family.
Quick Facts about Omar Sharif
Full Name: Michel Demitri Chalhoub
Height: 5′ 10″ (
Date of Birth: April 10, 1932- July 10, 2015
Place of Birth: Alexandria, Egypt
Education: Victoria College
Marital status: Married (Faten Hamama)