Pakistan is an interesting country with many rich people who are enjoying their world class standard of living though this country has been treated differently and got through different local and international conflicts. Even more, Pakistan is also considered as among the poorest countries in the world. However, they possess a lot of rich people. Below is the information about the interesting stories of the top 10 richest men in Pakistan.
1. Mian Muhammad Mansha
Officially in 2014, Mian Muhammad Mansha is the richest man in the country with his wealth of about $2.5 billion. In the same year, Forbes has announced he is the 937th richest person on earth. He was born in a wealthy family, and due to that, he could enjoy a lot of very good life and education in elite business university in the United Kingdom. Currently, he is the CEO and Chairman of Nishat Group in Pakistan.
2. Shahid Khan
Unlike Mian Muhammad Manhsha, Shahid Khan was born in a middle class family who involved a lot of their business in construction industry. He went to the United States when he was 16 to study engineering. His first big success was his business of dish-washing that he started after he graduated. For now, he has owned many businesses such as the Fullham F.C., Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Flex-N-Gate.
3. Sir Anwar Pervez O.B.E
Sir Anwar Perves is an incredible man with good heart. Because of his big contribution in the charity aspect, he was honorably awarded the SIR statues by the Queen of England in 1999. As well, he is a Pakistan man who has found billion of dollars in British. He first went there when he was 21, and then, became an owner of a supermarket chain of about 10 stores. As of now, his wealth is estimated to be $1.5 billion.
4. Asif Ali Zardari
Asaif Ali Zardari is a well-known politician in Pakistan. He is not an entrepreneur or business person, but he had had a large amount of money due to this ownership of the tribe, Hos Baloch. He was once jailed as charged for corruption. He was released in 2007, and now he is a co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party.
5. Saddaruddin Hashwani
As of 2010, Saddaruddin Hashwani was estimated to have earned 1.1 billion dollars as his wealth. The richness he has earned is mainly from his Hashoo Group. It is a business group with various diversified businesses across tourism, real estate, health, oil and gas, and technology industry. Because of his outstanding business and services in the tourism industry, he has become a leading figure of the field around the world.
6. Nawaz Sharif
Best known as the Lion of Punjab in Pakistan, that is Mr. President, Nawaz Sharif. He is a politician as well as the businessman in Pakistan. He had become the current president of Pakistan since June 2013. However, it is a well-known industrialist and owner of the Ittefug Group, working in transport and agriculture industry.
7. Abdul Yaqoob
Abdul Yaqoob is a Pakistani billionaire based in Dubai. He is the owner of ARY Group which consists of a big bunch of companies ranging from telecommunication industry to real estate and hospitality. His total net worth was about a billion US dollar. Unfortunately, he passed away in this 2014 at the age of 70.
8. Nasir Schon
Another one of the interesting richest men in Pakistan is Nasir Schon. He is among the top business leaders in Pakistan and is the owner and CEO of Schon Properties. As the name says, his business is mainly the real estate development. Now, they are being very active with the $830 million real estate project in Dubai. Additionally, he has also invested in fertilizer production and the pilot training center.
9. Tariq Saigol
Tariq Saigol is a Pakistan business man from a wealthiest family of the country, Saigol. The two industries he has invested actively in to have gained the wealth he possesses today is the leaf cement and textile industry. The total net worth estimated to be his is about $830 million.
10. Malik Riaz Hussain
The last richest man in Pakistan in our list now is Malik Raiz Muhssain. He is the owner of Buhria Town, the largest real estate company in Asia. Hussain was born in a poor family, and he started to work as a clerk since he was 19. Later on, he started to run his business with his only Rs 1500.00 till he has accumulated the wealth he has today.