A film producer and the son of wealthy businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, he is best remembered as the male companion of Diana, Princess of Wales. He and the princess died tragically in a 1997 car crash in Paris, France.
After attending Switzerland's Institut Le Rosey, he became a member of the staff at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in London, England.
His film production credits include Chariots of Fire, Breaking Glass, and The Scarlet Letter.
Before he began his relationship with Princess Diana, he was briefly married to fashion model Suzanne Gregard.
During the summer of 1997, when he was vacationing with Princess Diana, he was engaged to marry a model named Kelly Fisher.