Tarique Rahman is a prominent Bangladeshi politician, who served as the Senior Vice Chairman of Bangladeshi Nationalist Party (BNP). He comes from a renowned family as he is the son of Major General Ziaur Rahman, who is a former President of Bangladesh, and Khaleda Zia, who is a former Prime Minister of the same country.
Before immersing himself in the world of politics, Tarique Rahman set up his own textile mill in 1988, and also established a water transport business. His political career began in 1998 when he joined BNP. He remained the Vice Chairman of the party till 2009. During his political career, Tarique enjoyed both the good and the bad that come with the world of politics. During the 2001 national elections, he led his party to a landslide victory with a two-thirds majority. On 7th June, 2007, Rahman was accused in a money laundering case, but he was later acquitted.
He then went to London to seek treatment, and he didn’t return to live in his country ever since. Over the years, Rahman has made himself an incredible fortune amounting to $1.5 billion, making him one of the wealthiest people in Bangladeshi. The 50-year old billionaire is married to Dr. Zubaida Rahman, with whom he has one child named Zaima Rahman.