Top 10 Richest People in Pakistan

Pakistan has a booming cotton textile production and apparel manufacturing sector. Many people have made a large amount of money in this sector and some have managed to attain the status of the ‘world’s richest’ people.  Currently, nine people currently hold a net worth in the ‘billions’, while over sixteen people in Pakistan boast a net worth of over $500 million. Let’s take a look at who made it into the Top 10 Richest People in Pakistan. Please note that the net worth of each individual comes from estimated data for 2015 as published by topmoneymake.

#10 Dewan Yousuf Farooqui 

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Residence: Karachi
Net worth: $800 million
Wealth: Dewan Yousuf Farooqui owns Dewan Mushtaq Group, which ranks as one of Pakistan’s largest industrial companies in the following sectors: polyester, sugar, cement, manufacturing, textile and acrylic fiber. The Group owns Dewan Textile Mills, Dewan Salman Fibre and Dewan Farooque Motors. Asides from Dewan’s business ventures, he is active in philanthropic work and develops social activities in Pakistan within the education and healthcare areas.

 #9 Tariq Saigol 

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Residence: Lahore, Pakistan
Net worth: $850 million
Wealth: Tariq Saigol is from one of the richest families in Pakistan and is the eldest of three brothers. He heads up Saigol Group which has a vast portfolio of companies under it including Kohinoor textile mills, Pak Electron Limited, Saigol Motors, Sajeel Motors and Maple-Leaf Cement.

#8 Nasir Schon  

Residence: Karachi and Dubai
Net worth: $1 billion
Wealth:  Nasir Schon (born 1957) is a respected business magnate in Pakistan whose wealth is a result of his position as CEO of Schon Group. Nasir’s company has a wide portfolio of investments in the real estate and fertiliser.

 #7 Malik Riaz Hussain 

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Residence: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Wealth: Hussain (born 1954) is a well-known business mogul in Pakistan. His wealth derives from real estate and he is the founder of Bahria Town - a private real estate company. Malik Riaz Hussain is a self-made billionaire and a highly debated figure in Pakistan due to his political interests.

#6 Sadruddin Hashwani 

Residence: Islamabad
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Wealth: Haswani (born 1940) is the chairman of Hashoo Group which is the source of his vast wealth. With a net worth of over $1 billion, Hashoo Group’s investments have ensured Hashwani is more than financially secure. The Group has investments in travel and tourism, real estate, IT, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. Additional sources of income come from Marriot Hotels and Orient Petroleum in Pakistan.

#5 Nawaz Sharif 

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Residence: Lahore, Pakistan
Net worth: $1.4 billion
Wealth: Sharif (born 1949) is the current Prime Minister of Pakistan since 2013, and currently leads the 3 largest political party in the country. His interests in politics combined with his business interested in steel manufacturing, sugar mills and farming is where his wealth derives.  

#4 Anwar Pervez


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Residence: UK/Pakistan
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Wealth: Pervez (born 1935) is the chairman and founder of Bestway Group which is best known for its convenience stores and cash and carry wholesale business. Pervez has interests in the cement, banking and cash and carry (wholesale) industries. While of Pakistani origin, Anwar currently resides in the UK and was awarded an O.B.E by the Queen for his services to business and charity.

#3 Asif Ali Zardari


Residence: Nawabshah
Net worth: $1.8 billion
Wealth: Asif (born 1955) is a politician and co-chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He previously held the position of Prime Minister in Pakistan serving from 2008 – 2013. Zardari’s billionaire status is a result of his political interests, but also his business interests in the following industries: agricultural income, real estate, and UK, US and Middle East business investments.

#2 Mian Muhammad Mansha


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Residence: Lahore, Pakistan
Net worth: $2.5 billion
Wealth: Mansha (born 1947) is the chairman and CEO of Nishat Group and MCB Bank Limited with other sources of wealth from Adamjee Group and Nishat Chiniot Power. He is a highly respected industrialist and entrepreneur whose wealth has derived from a number of different sectors including textiles, transport, energy and banking.

#1 Shahid Khan


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Residence: USA/Lahore, Pakistan
Net worth: $4.5 billion (2014 net worth estimation according to Wikipedia is $4.6 billion).
Wealth: Shahid (born 1950) is a well-known and respected Pakistani-American businessman who is officially the richest Pakistani by net worth. His billionaire status derives from a number of sources including his ownership of Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL), Fulham F.C (English football league), and Flex-N-Gate, which is an automobile parts manufacturer.

There you have it, Pakistan’s top 10 richest people. While not all of the people mentioned in this list currently reside in Pakistan, they are all of Pakistani origin and nationality.