Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja top The Sunday Times Rich List 2017

Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja

Asian industrialists Sri and Gopi Hinduja have topped The Sunday Times Rich List 2017 with an estimated combined wealth of £16.2billion.

Asian industrialists Sri and Gopi Hinduja have topped The Sunday Times Rich List published on 7th May 2017 with an estimated combined wealth of £16.2billion. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who held the richest man in Britain spot for eight consecutive years in a row between 2005 and 2012, is in fourth place on this league table of wealth with an increased estimated fortune of £13.22billion. Compiled by Robert Watts, the list notes that “the number of billionaires on the list has increased to 134, up 14 on the previous high and that 19 people have gained £1bn in a single year. The overall wealth of the richest 1000 is £658bn”. The list shows that it is “boom time for billionaires. In a year of uncertainty, one thing was without doubt, Britain’s richest were getting richer”.

Although the ‘Asian Rich List’ is not specifically published, information about Britain’s 20 Richest Asian Millionaires (below) is derived from The Sunday Times Rich List.

Asian Rich List 2017 - Top 20

RankNameWorth (£)Industry
1Sri & Gopi Hinduja£16.20bnIndustry & Finance
4Lakshmi Mittal & family£13.23bnSteel
27Sri Prakash Lohia£3.98bnTextiles & Plastics
40Sir Anwar Pervez & family£2.95bnCash & Carry
60=Anil Agarwal £2.00bnMining
63Sunil Vaswani & family £1.97bnTransport & Food
65=Simon, Bobby & Robin Arora£1.92bnDiscount Stores
105Zameer Choudrey & family £1.21bnCash & Carry
107Navin & Varsha Engineer£1.2bnPharmaceuticals
121John & Kiran Mazumdar Shaw£1.15bnPharmaceuticals
128Jasminder Singh & family£1.04bnHotels
130Raj Matharu & family £1.02bnProperty & Hotels
133Mohsin & Zuber Issa £1.00bnFuel Distribution
175Mahmud Kamani & family£732mInternet Retailing
191=Bhikhu & Vijay Patel £675mPharmaceuticals
194Lord Paul & family£660mSteel
202=The Jatania Brothers£630mToiletries & Property
227Ranjit & Baljinder Boparan£544mFood
228=Abdul Bhatti & family£540mCash & Carry
228=Adalat and Arshad Chaudhary£540mCash & Carry
275Felix Grovit£450mForeign Exchange
Top 20 Asians as featured in The Sunday Times Rich List, 7th May 2017
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