Pakistan is certainly one of the most controversial states which are known all over the world differently, While some of the people blame it to be a nation that supports terrorism, there are some western countries which regard Pakistan’s contributions in the war against terror. Despite of all the talent within the country, Pakistan is still ranked among the most poorest nations of the world. However, there are some Mr. Richies in the country who are enjoying a good net worth.
Here are top 10 richest people of Pakistan in 2014 with their net worth. Have a look!
Net worth: $3.8 billion
Sources: Flex -N- Gate, Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham F. C.
Industry: Auto parts
The Pakistani born American billionaire, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars which is worth $770 million, just added another sports team to his holdings, the English Premier League team Fulham F. C for $300 million in July 2013. Meanwhile his auto part manufacturer has $3.9 billion sales last year. He went to U.S. when he was just 16 years old and realized that even a dish washer can earn more, so after completing his engineering degree from University of Illionois, he eventually designed a revolutionary one piece bumper that won’t only saved weight but also adds support. Now adays his company ranked 120 among Forbes biggest private companies list.
2)Mian Muhammad Mansha
Net worth: $2.5 billion
Sources: Nishat Groups, MCB, Adamjee Group, Nishat Chiniot power
Industry: Textile, Banking, Energy, Transport
The official richest man of Pakistan born during a riotous partition winter of 1947 when his parents were leaving their ancestors and money and heading towards Pakistan. He had his graduation from the university in U.K and then joined the family business of textiles. Now he is the largest single exporter of Pakistan and his Industry is the largest exporter of cotton clothes. He got his hands into insurance, power projects and cement industries as well. He is 937th
3)Asif Ali Zardari
Net worth: $1.8 billion
Sources: Diversified, Agricultural, politics and government
A Sindhi, originating from a landowning tribe of Baloch came to prominence after his marriage to Benazir Bhutto in 1987. Before his marriage he was known for acting in 60 minute (1968) and Salgirah (1969) but after his marriage he held various cabinet positions in the second Bhutto administration. He went to St Patrick’s High School, Karachi from 1973-74 and according to a school clerk he failed to graduate, but in March 2008 he claimed he had graduated from London School of Business with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1970.
4)Sir Anwar Pervez O.B.E.
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Sources: Unbited Bank Limited, Bestway group
Industry: Cement, Cash & carry, Banking
Another prominent figure and a billionaire hails from the village of Thathi, was awarded the Order of British Empire in 1999 in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list for services to business and charity. He moved to the UK when he was just 21 years old in 1963 and by early seventies he had ten well provided convenience stores in London moving all the way from mini food supermarket to the wholesale business in 1973.
Net worth: $1.4 billion
Sources: Itefaq Group, Sharif Group
Industry: Food, Steel,Politics and Government
The well known and prominent figure of the Pakistan Muslim League is the Prime Minister of Pakistan who is well known as Lion of the Punjab is also a significant industrialist. He is the owner of Itefaq Group, a leading business steel conglomerate. The Group has his holdings in agriculture, sugar mills and transport. He is believed to strengthen relations with the Muslim world like Turkey and Europe. Recently he was elected to state visit to Malaysia and Singapore where he succeeded to sign free trade agreements with both countries.
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Sources: Marriot Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel, Orient Petroleum
Industry: Hotel & Resorts, Oil & Gas
He is well known for his hotel chain of Marriott in Pakistan. He got its franchise from Bill Marriott which was a great achievement for Hashoo group. He graduated form University of Karachi and is honored with several awards for his hospitality for Pakistan.
Net worth: $1 billion
Sources: Schon Group
Industry: Real estate, Fertilizer
Nasir Schon is not just a prosperous businessman of Pakistan but also the first Pakistani to own a Rolls-Royce.He expanded his business in Dubai when sent to banishment during Nawaz Sharif’s regime. He also owns a famous pilot training center in Karachi namely, Schon Air.
Net worth: $1 billion
Sources: ARY Group
Industry: Media, Retail and Real estate
The billionaire descended from the family migrated from India to recover some money owed to his father from a friend in 1969 but then decided to stay on, now is currently the resident of Dubai and owner of ARY Groups. He also imports watches, perfumes and cigarettes and together with his brother they branched out into dealing with food and textiles, now after ultimate hard work you can find them landing into the richest list.
9)Malik Riaz Hussain
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Sources: Bahria Town
Industry: Real Estate
The 59 year old billionaire Pakistani contractor, is the former chairman and founder of Bahria Town, the Asia’s largest private real estate company where it’s easy to forget about political assassination and fears of loose nukes. His extraordinary success has invited many controversies and so he is one of the most debated figures.
Net worth: 850 million
Sources: Saigol Group, Kohinoor Textile Mills, Pak Electron Limited, Saigol Motors, Sajeel Motors
Industry: Textiles, Energy, Car Production
The eldest among three three brothers and the owner of Kohinoor Textiles and Maple Leaf Cement, the fifth largest gray cement producer. He is known to be openly critical of the Pakistani government. He hasn’t invested money in any recent projects in last three years and therefore, there is no upgrade in his status.