The Al Touq family is influential in Saudi Arabia and is close to the ousted former Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayif as well as the previous Minister of Interior.
The Alakija family is one of the most influential in Nigeria. The three main applicants from the family are sons of Folorunso Alakija, managing director of the Rose of Sharon Group.
Prince Bander, a member of the royal Al Saud family, was able to have his full name withheld from publication in the list of new citizens published annually in the Malta Government Gazette.
An international fugitive from Venezuela, Francisco Convit abandoned his attempt to buy a Maltese passport just months after triggering the process.
Low Taek Jho is an international fugitive accused of stealing billions in Malaysia's largest ever corruption scandal.
Prince Khaled is a member of the Al Saud royal family. He heads the firm that owns the McDonald's franchise in Saudi Arabia.
Mao Haibin represents companies that have signed agreements with Henley & Partners to sell the passports of many different countries, including Malta, Cyprus and the UK.
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman applied to buy a Maltese passport in 2014.
Prince Mishal is a shareholder and President of the McDonald's restaurant franchise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Jassim Al-Thani, a member of the junior branch of Qatar's ruling family, is the owner and chair of Mohajl Group.
Diamond dealer Nirav Modi applied for a Maltese passport in 2017. At the time, the billionaire was facing charges in India for tax evasion, fraud, and import violations.
Pavel Grachev is the CEO of Polyus Gold, the largest producer of gold in Russia and one of the world's largest gold mining companies.
Pavel Melnikov, a Russian entrepreneur, acquired both Maltese and St Kitts & Nevis passports with the help of Henley & Partners
Russia has issued an international warrant for Roman Trushev's arrest. A co-accused has been granted asylum in Lithuania, while Mr Trushev bought Maltese citizenship.
Two members of Turkey's billionaire Sabanci family — sisters Cigdem Sabanci Bilen and Suzan Sabanci Dincer — bought Maltese citizenship in 2018 for themselves and their families.
Shahbaz Yasin Malik is the CEO of a large pharmaceutical company in Karachi, Pakistan. He was a member of the board of Pakistan Petroleum Ltd, a state-owned multinational.
Two years after Shaher Awartani bought Maltese passports for himself and his family, the Wall Street Journal named his company in the US$4.5 billion 1MDB fraud case.
Vadim Vasilyev is a former Soviet-era diplomat. He bought Maltese citizenship while working for Monégasque football club AS Monaco FC, run by his friend Dmitry Rybolovlev.