The following is a list of the richest Pakistanis, sorted by order of their declared or estimated net worth. It includes Pakistani people who are citizens of Pakistan as well as overseas Pakistani.
1. Shahid Khan
Shahid “Shad” Khan (born July 18, 1952) is a Pakistani-born American billionaire businessman. Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan to a middle-class family who were involved in the construction industry. His mother (now retired) was a professor of mathematics. He moved to the United States in 1968 at age 16 to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. When he came to the United States, he spent his first night in a $2/night room and his first job was washing dishes for $1.20 an hour.
He is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), the English Football League Championship team Fulham F.C., and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate in Urbana, Illinois.
As of September 2013, Khan’s net worth is over $3.8 billion. He is ranked 122nd in the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and is overall the 490th wealthiest person in the world. He is also the richest person of Pakistani origin. Khan was featured on the front cover of Forbes Magazine in 2012, associating him as the face of the American Dream.
2. Mian Muhammad Mansha
Mian Muhammad Mansha is a prominent Pakistani industrialist and entrepreneur who is officially the richest man in the country. Mian Muhammad Mansha was born in Lahore to a wealthy Chinioti family, his privileged upbringing allowed him to enjoy an early business education at an elite university. His childhood was spent in Faisalabad from where he also started his career as one of the most prominent industrialist of Pakistan.
According to Forbes listings in 2010, he was the 937th richest person in the world. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Nishat Group. He has net worth of $2.5 billion. He has around 46 companies on board and owns Muslim Commercial Bank. Mansha is also the only Industrialist from Pakistan who has ever been selected for a special Lunch with the Financial Times.
He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz civil award by President Musharraf on 23 March 2004 and is one of the most powerful and influential people in the country.
3. Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari is a Pakistani politician and current co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party. He served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013. He is the first ever democratically elected president of Pakistan to have successfully completed his five year tenure. He has the worth of $1.8 billion.
His assets hold hundred of million dollars, he has 8 prime properties in UK, he also has multi-million dollars mansion in USA, huge stakes in sugar mills all over the Pakistan. He bought a 365-acre (148-hectare) 20-bedroom luxury estate in Rockwood, Surrey in 1995 through a chain of firms, trusts, and offshore companies in 1994. He was reported to have estates in Surrey, West End of London, Normandy, Manhattan (a condominium in Belaire Apartments), and Dubai, as well as a 16th-century chateau in Normandy. His homes in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad are called Bilawal House I, Bilawal House II, and Zardari House respectively.
4. Anwar Pervez
Sir Anwar Pervez is a successful businessman who moved to the UK at the age of 21. In 1963 he established his first convenience store in London’s Earls Court. By the early seventies he had ten well-provided convenience stores in and around West London.
He has the worth of $1.5 Billion and he is a businessman. He is the Chairman of Bestway Group which was started in 1976 and now they own 50 cash and carry’s. Sir Anwar is the Deputy Chairman of United Bank Limited, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bestway Foundation UK and the Patron-in-Chief of Bestway Foundation Pakistan. In 2000 he was awarded Hilal-e-Pakistan and in 2006 Siatra-e-Eisaar award by the Government of Pakistan.
5. Nawaz Sharif
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the 18th and current Prime Minister of Pakistan, in office since June 2013. A veteran politician and industrialist, he owns Unit Group, Sharif Group and Ittefaq Group which are main sources of his wealth. He is commonly known as the “Lion of the Punjab”.
Daily Pakistan reported that Sharif family are the fourth wealthiest family and the second wealthiest political leaders in Pakistan with an estimated net worth of US$ 1.4 billion. The Sharif family is intensively playing their role in the industrial growth of the country and expanding the steel business empire by employing state-of-the-art technology in their steel business in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Middle East.
6. Sadruddin Hashwani
Sadruddin Hashwani is the Chairman of Hashoo Group (Established 1960). ‘Hashoo Group’ is one of the most diversified industrial groups in Pakistan with interests across tourism, travel, real-estate development, pharmaceuticals, IT, and oil and gas. Mr. Sadruddin Hashwani started from Cotton trading business in 1960 and today his industrial group is among the largest groups in the country with portfolio as diversified as Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, IT, ceramics and Pharmaceuticals.
Also, the Hashoo Group of Companies has in its fold, as owners and operators, the Pearl Continental Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands with presence in all major cities of Pakistan and Ocean Pakistan Limited, a prestigious Oil and Gas exploration and production company
7. Nasir Schon
Nasir Schon is a business leader from Pakistan and the CEO of the Schon Group. He is the son of Captain Ather Schon an Ex-pilot of PIA. Starting off in Singapore in 1982, the peak of Schon group was in 1995 when they owned National Fibres, Schon Bank, Schon textiles and Pak-China Fertilizers. Directors of Schon group flew to Dubai in 1997 in exile after the dismissal of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The directors of Schon group were known to have close contacts with Asif Zardari. Many assets of the Schon group were auctioned by the Nawaz Sharif government. Living in Dubai gave Nasir Schon an opportunity to start businesses there. Currently working on an $830 million real estate project known as Dubai Lagoon
He is also the Honorary Consul-General of Sierra Leone in Karachi and his son has been accompanying estate and other projects in Saudi Arabia.
8. Malik Riaz Hussain
Malik Riaz Hussain is a Pakistani business magnate, philanthropist and a real estate investor who founded and owns Bahria Town.
Due to his private nature of his assets Hussain’s net worth has been subject to several estimations, these put his assets between $2 billion and $10 billion, which make him one of Pakistan’s wealthiest people. He was born into a wealthy family but his father’s business collapsed which forced him to start working as a clerical staff at the age of 19. and eventually launched his own business, after borrowing a mere Rs 1500.00 (the equivalent of US $ 14.00). He became a contractor during the 1980s.
Hussain’s success has invited many speculations and controversies; these have made Hussain one of Pakistan’s most public and debated figures. Hussain has made significant contributions towards philanthropy, be it in constructing hospitals or houses.
9. Tariq Saigol
The Saigol Group is a group of companies owned by one of Pakistan’s wealthiest families, the Saigols. The family and its companies are based in Pakistan with the net worth of $1.2billion. The Saigols originally hail from Chakwal. The group is managed by three Saigol brothers Tariq, Nasim and Rafiq. Also part of the family is sister Naz Saigol, now married to Mian Muhammad Mansha.
Amin Saigol was the founder of the Saigol dynasty where he started a Calcutta shoe shop, the shop eventually led the Bihar Rubber Works in 1938. In 1948, the Saigols migrated from Calcutta and initiated their business in Faisalabad, the textile city of Pakistan, under the banner of Kohinoor Industries Limited.
Tariq Saigol is the eldest brother, he is head of Kohinoor-Maple group, which owns the Kohinoor textile mills and Maple-Leaf Cement. He is known to be openly critical of the Pakistani government’s lack of interest in the textile sector. Nasim Saigol heads PEL and Kohinoor industries. Rafiq is the youngest brother, he takes care of the groups other business interests.
10. Dewan Yousuf Farooqui
The Dewan Mushtaq Group is an industrial group based in Pakistan. Its main fields of business cover textiles, sugar, automobiles, polyester staple fibre and equity participation in a private bank. The group is owned by Dewan Yousuf Farooqui. The mentor of this group has been the Sindh Minister for Local Bodies. The Dewan Mushtaq Group is one of Pakistan’s largest industrial conglomerates in sectors like polyester acrylic fiber, manufacturing and automotives. Six of their companies are listed at the Karachi Stock Exchange. Dewan Farooqui Motors assembles around 10,000 cars annually under technical license agreement with Hyundai and Kia Motors of Korea. Dewan Salman Fiber ranks 11th in the world in total production capacity.
The group owns three textile units, a motorcycle manufacturing concern and the largest sugar unit in Pakistan. They possess shares of Saudi Cement and Pak land Cement. They finance some 40 medical dispensaries and over a dozen schools, and fund roads/drinking water and Bio-energy infrastructures. Dewans are on their way building a $10 million SME Resources with IFC investment of $3 million.