Top 10 Richest Man In Bangladesh
Though a small country, Bangladesh has its own crop of rich and powerful people, who have made it big in their respective fields. Here are the top 10 richest people in Bangladesh
Known as “Prince Moosa”, Bin Shamser is regarded as the pioneer of Manpower Export industry in Bangladesh. His DATCO Group, founded soon after the creation of Bangladesh, is one of the most successful companies in the country. He is reported to have $7 billion in Swiss accounts, and lives in a palatial bungalow in Dhaka making him the richest man in Bangladesh
Son of ex-PM of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia, Rahman entered politics for the BNP in 1998, and was the Vice Chairman of the party till 2009, when an injury forced him to retire to London. However, his political clout enables him to continue earning enough to be placed second on our list.
Son of Sheikh Hasina, Sajeeb pursued an education in India and the US, before returning to Bangladesh to take up the affairs of the Awami League. Though much of his wealth comes from his family's political influence, Wazed Joy has been credited with the launch of such ambitious schemes as “Digital Bangladesh” and he was awarded the honor of being one of the 250 Young Global Leaders of the World.
Beginning his career in government service, Abul Hossain eventually founded SAHCO International Ltd, which played a pivotal role in attracting foreign investment into Bangladesh. He thereafter joined politics, serving the Awami League ministry in a variety of capacities. His political connections, along with his business profits, place him fourth on our list.
Founder of the Basundhara Group, Sobhan currently owns entities engaged in real estate market as well as in cement, paper, steel and LPG gas manufacture and distribution. His conglomerate has the second highest turnover in Bangladesh.
An economist by profession, Alamgir has been involved in politics since Bangladesh's war of independence. Holding numerous positions related to finance in the Awami League ministry, he has often been subjected to imprisonment and torture. With the Awami League government currently in power, his political clout translates into earnings enough to place him sixth on our list.
Giasuddin Mamum Net Worth $400 Million
An accomplice of Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman, Mamun has been accused time and again of using his proximity to Tarique to intimidate banks into giving him loans, as well as blackmailing corrupt officials. Using this money, he has invested in real estate, hotels and media. Hhe was recently convicted for not disclosing his assets. His earnings and wealth place him seventh on our list.
Shahrin Islam Tuhin Net Worth $300 Million
Nephew of Khaleda Zia, he is an important member of the BNP, which is currently the main opposition party in Bangladesh. His sources of wealth are not clear, but considering the fact that he has often been accused of corruption, one can assume that his wealth comes from his political connections.
A pioneering industrialist, Ragib Ali's major sources of wealth comes from his tea plantation businesses. He is also associated with detergent manufacture and holds the position of Chairman of Southeast Bank Limited. These sources of wealth together place him ninth on our list
Hailing from Sylhet, Iqbal made his fortune importing shrimp and other sea foods. His two businesses, Seamark and Ibco, have become household names for frozen foods. Along with his more recent catering business, these two companies' profits place Ahmed tenth on our list.