The Crown season 5, episode 3 included the character of Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw), who is a real-life millionaire from Egypt.  

Mohamed, or “Mou Mou” as his friends refer to him, is the father of Dodi Fayed 

who will one day fall in love with Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), pass away in a car tragedy in Paris on August 31, 1997, and marry the Princess of Wales. 

Mohamed Al-Fayed received a whole episode in The Crown season 5, which is unusual for a non-royal family member and highlights Mou Mou’s significance. 

The in-person According to Forbes, millionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed would have a net worth of $1.9 billion in 2022.  

In contrast, Forbes estimated that Queen Elizabeth II’s (Imelda Staunton) net worth will be $426 million in 2022.  

Season 5 of The Crown shows that Mohamed paid $30 million for The Ritz Hotel in 1979. 

Chariots of Fire, which Dodi produced and for which he received the Academy Award for Best Picture, was likewise made possible with his money.  

Al-Fayed and his younger brothers bought House of Fraser in 1984 and 1985, giving them ownership of the renowned London department store Harrods.  

Mohamed purchased the Fulham Football Club in 1997 and sold it in 2013 for an estimated $300 million.