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Omar Samra was born on 11 August, 1978 in London, United Kingdom, is an Adventurer, mountaineer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, writer. Discover Omar Samra's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 42 years old?
|Occupation||Adventurer, mountaineer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, writer|
|Age||43 years old|
|Born||11 August 1978|
|Birthplace||London, United Kingdom|
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Who Is Omar Samra's Wife?
His wife is Marwa Fayed (m. ?–2013)
|Wife||Marwa Fayed (m. ?–2013)|
Omar Samra Net Worth
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|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
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Omar Samra is an adventurer, entrepreneur, and speaker. He is the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest, the 7 Summits and ski to both the Geographic South and North Pole (the Explorers Grand Slam). He is also the first Egyptian to complete the 7 Summits challenge on 31 May 2013, climbing the highest mountain on all 7 continents. Samra is one of 40 known people to accomplish the "Explorers Grand Slam" challenge, which include climbing the highest mountain on every continent, the 7 summits, and skiing to both the South and North Poles. Samra has also been selected for Nasa's PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) program along with 2 other Egyptians, Abdelraouf El Waqad and Ahmed Farid
On 5 January 2012 at 6:45 pm Antarctica time, Samra succeeded in reaching the highest point on the Antarctic continent which marked the 6th of his attempt to climb the highest mountain on every continent, 7 in total. During his climb Samra faced -50 C temperatures, 70 km/hr winds and the challenge of living for 2 weeks in 24 hours of sunlight which disrupts ones sleeping patterns. This expedition also marks the beginning of Samra's pursuit to offset the carbon emissions from all his 7 Summits climb to achieve a carbon neutral 7 Summits challenge, a world first.
In April 2012, Samra attempted to climb the highest mountain in Alaska and North America, also known as Denali. After 22 days on the mountain, the team retreated due to severe weather conditions. This in itself was not easy; bad weather stopped the team from reaching the summit but 2 days later it also stopped them from heading back down. With food and fuel running out, they were finally able to descend the mountain and reach safety. Samra returned in 2013 to attempt the mountain one more time and reached the summit at 5:05pm Alaska time.
On 1 February 2011, Samra became the first Arab in history to climb the highest mountain in South American (Argentina) Aconcagua solo; alone and unsupported. Samra began the climb on 20 January, and when the Egyptian revolution broke out on the 25th he was completely unaware of the events in the middle of nowhere. On the 28th, Samra tried to get in touch with family and realized all phones were down. When he finally managed to go online via satellite he realized what had happened. Torn between heading back to Tahrir Square or continuing up the mountain he was already three quarters of the way up, Samra decided to keep on climbing and on 1 February 2011 he raised the Egyptian flag on the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas with the words 'Masr Lel Sha3b' written on the flag (translation: Egypt is for its people).
In May 2009, Samra decided to leave his corporate career behind and founded Wild Guanabana, the Middle East & North Africa's first carbon-neutral travel company specializing in ethical and adventure travel which has offices in Cairo and Dubai. His wife Marwa Fayed died in 2013 days after the birth of their first and only daughter Teela.
In April 2009, Samra climbed the highest mountain in Australasia (Indonesia) Carstensz Pyramid. To get to the mountain, Samra and team had to trek days from the remote village of Sugapa through dense jungle and swamps and then do exactly the same on the way back. The trip was plagued from the start with conflicts between the different tribes that made up the porter team. In many cases the team was sent back to their camp with spear wielding locals. The customs of West Papua are a tricky business.
In April 2008, Samra climbed the highest mountain in Africa (Tanzania) Mount Kilimanjaro by the Machame route. So far he has climbed the mountain 5 times. In 2010, Samra helped found The Right To Climb, an initiative to raise funds and awareness for mental disability in Egypt through climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. To this day, more than 50 climbers have helped raise over $250K for mental disability in Egypt.
In August 2008, Samra climbed the highest mountain in Europe (Russia) Mount Elbrus. A day before the climb began, conflict and 'war' between Russia and Georgia broke out which was only 10 km away from the mountain itself. Despite the unrest, Samra and team managed to make it to the top. On summit day, the team faced −30 °C (−22 °F), 100 km/h (62 mph) winds and less than 5 m (16 ft) visibility which was the worst weather the mountain had seen in over 10 years.
Upon his return from his yearlong trip, Samra resumed working in London in the banking field and began his 2-year MBA programme 1.5 years after that. His expedition to Mount Everest began upon the completion of his MBA in March 2007 and lasted for 9.5 weeks. Samra then moved back to Cairo to work for Actis in the field of Emerging Markets Private Equity.
Samra and Stephens met first at London Business School while reading for their two-year MBA. Samra had just completed his second climbing trip to the Peruvian Andes to "get climbing out of my system" according to him, before beginning his MBA. Little did he know that he would receive a university-wide email from Ben just 1.5 months later seeking interested parties wanting to attempt Everest. Samra immediately changed his plans and set Everest as a goal for 2007.
The Everest expedition began on 25 March 2007 and lasted for just over 9 weeks. On 17 May at precisely 9:49 am Nepal time, Samra became the first Egyptian and youngest Arab to climb the 8,850m Mount Everest. He was also the first Arab to climb the mountain from its Nepali South face, the same route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953.
Beginning December 2002, Samra embarked on a 370-day journey across the continents of Asia and Latin America covering 14 countries. The objective of the trip was not to go to as many countries as possible but to truly dig below the surface of every country visited. The trip was completed on a $20/day budget. In many ways this trip became the inspiration for Samra's later career change and the founding of his Adventure Travel company Wild Guanabana.
Born in London on 11 August, Samra moved to Cairo when he was only weeks old. He finished his schooling at El Alsson School and graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2000 with a BA in Economics and minor in Business Administration. He was also awarded an MBA degree at the London Business School in 2007 with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Between his bachelors and masters level education, Samra worked with HSBC in London and Hong Kong for two and a half years before embarking on a 370-day journey across Asia and Latin America (14 countries).