50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Naif Al-Mutawa, Kuwait

Naif Al-Mutawa, Kuwait

Look out, it's Widad the Loving and Jaleel the Majestic! These new superheroes on the block are the brainchild of Naif Al-Mutawa, the Kuwaiti founder and CEO of Tashkeel Media Group. Billed as THE 99, they are do-gooders inspired by Middle Eastern tradition and Islamic archetypes. Al-Mutawa's vision of kids having new role models has burgeoned from a comic book series to a theme park and a TV series.

Credit: http://www.the99.org

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