Top 10 Richest Man In Pakistan
Wracked by economic and political instability, Pakistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Yet, with so many living below the poverty line, there are a handful of lucky Pakistanis who were either born into wealth or amassed riches out of sheer ability and determination. Here’s a list of the richest and most powerful people in Pakistan.
Pakistani-born American Shahid Khan tops the list of wealthiest Pakistanis. He owns National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars in the US as well as the English Premier League Fulham F.C. in London. He also owns Flex-N-Gate, the Illinois-based automobile parts manufacturer. Overall, Forbes ranks him the 490th richest man on the planet. He is also the richest man in Pakistan
Born with a proverbial silver spoon, Mian Muhammad Mansha studied at an elite university in London before joining the family’s textile business. He now chairs the $5-billion Nishat Group, a multinational conglomerate. He is on the board of over 40 companies.
Asif Ali Zardari was born to a family of landowners. He was President of Pakistan and was the husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He owns properties in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as investments in sugar mills in Pakistan.
A businessman in the United Kingdom, Sir Anwar Pervez is the founder and chairman of Bestway Group, the second largest Cash & Carry operator in the U.K. and the second biggest cement producer in Pakistan. He was born in Pakistan but moved to the U.K. when he was in his 20s.
Current Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the president of Pakistan Muslim League, the country’s biggest political party. He owns the multi-million dollar steel producer Ittefaq Group.
Hotel tycoon Sadruddin Hashwani owns the Pearl Continental and Marriott hotels. He chairs the Hashoo Group of Companies which invests in hospitality, minerals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas exploration, cotton trading, and real estate.
Nasir Schon is the CEO of conglomerate Schon Group. The company has interests in airlines, real estate, fertilizer and the financial sector. He is reported to be the first owner of a Rolls-Royce in Pakistan.
Abdul Razzak Yaqoob Net Worth $1 Billion
Dubai-based businessman Abdul Razzak Yaqoob owns the ARY Group of Companies with interests in real estate, media and retail. He introduced top Pakistani products in Dubai, including jewellery pieces.
Malik Riaz Hussain Net Worth $1 Billion
Malik Riaz Hussain is the founder and chairman of Bahria Town Ltd, Asia’s largest property developer. How this man, who started out as an ordinary clerk and was often financially hard-up, managed to amass wealth has been the subject of speculations in his country.
Tariq Saigol Net Worth $850 Million
Tariq is the only one on this list who is not a billionaire but he was born into one of Pakistan’s wealthiest families. Tariq and his siblings control the Saigol Group which invests in energy, textile and car production.