He become well-known in France at the beginning of 2004 when he decided to distribute The Passion of The Christ after everybody else declined. He appeared on television talk shows, defending the movie. He is also known to be the advisor of international investor Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, and French Businessman Vincent Bolloré. He was raised in the Muslim religion.
He currently lives in France, with two of his three sons, Neil and Tarak Jr. and his daughter Sonia. The children are currently going to A.S.P (American School of Paris).