Money talks the loudest. We’ve tried our best to compile a list of Pakistan’s wealthiest personalities, but it should be noted that it is extremely difficult, rather impossible, to verify the exact figures of the net worth of some of the individuals listed below as in Pakistan, large business conglomerates are typically owned and run jointly by family members who collectively hold the assets, thus the financial figures usually cannot be linked to the name of a single individual.
Number 10: Tariq Saigol
Net worth: $ 880 million
Businesses: Owner of Saigol Group, Kohinoor Textile Mills, Pak Electron Limited, Saigol Motors and Sajeel Motors.
Number 9: Rafiq Habib
Net worth: $ 920 million
Businesses: Owner of House of Habib, Habib Bank, AZ Zurich and Makro Pakistan. Rafiq Habib is mainly involved in the business of banking but is invested in a number of textile, automobile and retail companies as well.
Number 8: Nasir Schon
Net worth: $ 1 billion
Businesses: He is currently the CEO of Schon Group which owns Pak-China Fertizilers, Schon Bank and Schon Textiles. He is known as the business leader of Pakistan. His latest project, ‘Dubai Lagoons’ is turning a lot of heads in the Arab business world. Nasir, along with his brother, also owns the famous PSL franchise Multan Sultans.
Number 7: Malik Riaz Hussain
Net worth: $ 1.1 billion
Businesses: Owner of Asia’s largest real estate company, Bahria Town. Malik Riaz is one of the most popular faces in Pakistan because of his huge contributions to a number of charity drives. Malik Riaz was considered one of the top allies of Nawaz Sharif but things aren’t so well between the two business giants anymore.
Number 6: Saddaruddin Hashwani
Net worth: $ 1.1 billion
Businesses: Chairman of Hashoo Group, Mr. Hashwani’s main business remains hotels and resorts. He owns Pearl Continental and Marriot Hotels. He’s well invested in the business of oil and gas as well.
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Number 5: Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Net worth: $ 1.4 billion
Businesses: He is currently the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the leader of country’s largest political party, Pakistan Muslim League (N). Apart from being a great politician, he is also a successful industrialist. He is the owner of Unit Group, Sharif Group and Ittefaq Group.
Number 4: Sir Anwar Pervez
Net worth: $ 1.67 billion
Businesses: Owner of Bestway Group, the 2nd largest cement producer of Pakistan and owns as many as 76 Cash-and-Carry stores all over United Kingdom. Sir Anwar has, on a number of occcasions, closed many deals between the governements of Pakistan and United Kingdom. He is the deputy chariman of United Bank LMT.
Number 3: Asif Ali Zardari
Net worth: $ 1.8 billion
Businesses: The former President of Paksitan, Asif Ali Zardari is currently the Co-Charman of People’ Party. Considered the most successful and powerful politcian of Pakistan, Mr. Zardari’s businesses vary from industrial goods to agricultural products. He’s well invested in United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America as well.
Number 2: Mian Muhammad Mansha
Net worth: $ 2.6 billion
Businesses: Chairman of MCB LTD, Adamjee Group and Nishat Group. He is one of the leading businessmen of Asia and is an influential personality in India, Bangladesh and numerous Arab Emirates. Mr. Masha actively takes part in National politics as well and is consisdered one of the most trusted companions of the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Number 1: Shahid Khan
Net worth: $ 6.8 billion
Businesses: CEO of Flex-n-Gate, Shahid Khan tops the list of Paksitan’s 10 Rihest People. He owns two sports team as well, namely Fulham Football Club (Barclays Premier Leage) and Jacksonville Jaguars (National Football League) and is considered the 490th richest man in the whole world.