There is a saying that money comes with fortune and hard work. It’s difficult to believe it though. There are not many Pakistanis among the top richest people in the world. However, some of them have built a net worth of billions of dollars.
If you want to get a little closer to any of those Pakistanis, then you might need to do some business or should be a retail king. Here is the list of top 10 richest men in Pakistan.
1. Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan is a Pakistani-American businessman. He went to the states in 1967 and worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant for $1 per hour. Khan today is the CEO and owner of Flex-a-Gate. He owns Fulham FC of English Football League Championship, All Elite Wrestling, and Jacksonville Jaguars of National Football League.
Khan is the richest person of Pakistani origin. He took the front covers of Forbes magazines in 2012. Khan’s net worth is $7.9 billion.
2. Sir Anwar Perwez
Muhammad Anwar Pervez is the Pakistani-British businessman. With a net worth of $4.6 billion, Sir Anwar is the richest Pakistani in the UK. He is the owner of Bestway Group and UBL. He is the richest Pakistan-born Briton in the UK with worth is $4.6 billion.
Pervez was born in 1935 in a lower-income family. Soon, he started working as a telephone operator after matriculation. His first salary was Rs96 per month. Meanwhile, went to the UK when he was 21 and worked as a bus conductor. In 1963, he opened a store in Earl’s Court. The company now has an 18pc market share in the UK wholesale sector.
3. Sadruddin Hashwani
Sadruddin Hashwani owns Marriott and Pearl Continental Hotels in Pakistan. He is the third richest Pakistani man with a worth of $3.4 billion.
He was born in 1949 in the Khoja family in India. However, he then started the Hashoo group. The group also owns Ocean Pakistan Limited. After his studies, he established Hassan Ali Company with his brother. By 1970, the company became the largest cotton-producing factory in Pakistan. In 1978, he launched the Holiday Inn Hotel in Karachi and Islamabad which were later renamed to Marriott Hotels.
4. Mian Mansha
Mian Muhammad Mansha is the owner of Nishat Group with a net worth of $2.7 million as of 2019. Born in 1947, he belonged to a well-off family. They came to Pakistan from Bengal in the 1930s. Mansha’s family settled in Punjab. They started a cotton ginning business, which soon became the Nishat Textile Mills.
He also owns the Muslim Commercial Bank. The Nishat Group has also partnered with Hyundai Japan to assemble the Japanese vehicles in Pakistan. Meanwhile, he also owns Adamjee Group, Nishat Chunniyan Power Plant DG Khan Cements, and has shares in the transport industry. In 2010, he made it to the list of Forbes magazine.
5. Asif Ali Zardari
With a net worth of $1.8 billion, the former president Asif Zardari is the 5th richest man in Pakistan. He became public name after marrying the PPP leader Benazir Bhutto in 1987. He, originally, belonged to rural Sindh. Along with his political career, he also has investments in agriculture, beverages, and the real estate sectors
6. Malik Riaz
With a net worth of $1.5 billion, Malik Riaz is 6th in the list of Pakistan’s richest men. Malik Riaz owns the Bahria Group. He could not continue his studies and joined the Military Engineering Service as a clerk. There, he made his contacts.
Later in 1995, he made a construction company under the banner of Hussain Global. Malik Riaz later had an agreement with Pakistan Navy’s charitable trust Bahria Foundation to establish a gated community known as Bahria Town. Later, the Navy transferred all shareholding to Malik Riaz.
Bahria Town has so far built nine phases of Bahria Town Rawalpindi. Besides, he has developed a gated community in Lahore and in Karachi.
7. Nawaz Sharif
With a net worth of $1.4 billion, the founder of PML-N Nawaz Sharif is the owner of Ittefaq, the top steel producers in the country. Sharif family also holds businesses in agriculture, sugar, and transport industries. The estimation does not include his undeclared properties.
He kicked off his political career as the finance minister in Zia’s regime. He served as the chief minister of Punjab twice and prime minister thrice. In 2017, he was convicted by the Supreme Court after his name appeared in Panama Scandal. The scandal had revealed his multibillion offshore investments in UAE, England, and other countries.
8. Nasir Schon
With a net worth of $1 billion, Nasir Schon is the sixth richest man in Pakistan. He owns Schon Properties, along with his brother Tahir Schon. The company was created in 1971. It was a big success when it started its real estate projects in the UAE. The company has got many awards in UAE including CNBC Arabian Property Award and Bestway Office Development Award.
9. Rafique M. Habib
With a net worth of $0.95 billion, Rafique M. Habib is the 9th wealthiest man of Pakistan. He owns the House of Habib. He is the most famous name in Pakistan’s entrepreneurial sector. The group owns many companies including Habib Bank Limited, Habib Metro, Habib Public School, Habib University, Indus Motors Company, Habib Insurance Company, and more.
10. Tahir Saigol
Tahir Saigol owns Kohinoor-Maple Group, Saigol Motors, and Sajeel Motors. He is the 10th richest man in Pakistan with a net worth of $0.9 billion. He has also heavily invested in Kohinoor textile mills, Pak electron, and Kohinoor Power Company.
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