Top 10 Richest People of Bangladesh
Bangladesh, despite being a poor country, has an insanely high ratio of rich to poor people. Bangladesh’s poor economy and low GDP have caused the country’s people to struggle financially. People associate Bangladesh with hardship; however, in recent years, Bangladesh has achieved significant success in the international economy. Bangladesh is becoming one of the richest countries in the world as its GDP rate rises. While there is hope that Bangladesh will grow despite the challenges of the pandemic, it would be interesting to see how many billionaires are contributing to the rise in Bangladesh’s GDP.
Even so, the number of millionaires exceeds the number the reality of Bangladesh’s economic situation! The top ten richest Bangladeshis and their capital are listed below:
- Musa Bin Shamser, Dhaka’s richest immigration prince
Musa Bin Shamser, the founder of DATKO Group, has earned 1.5 billion dollars from his immigration business. He is the richest person in Bangladesh, despite the fact that there are many other wealthy people. In Bangladesh, Musa is known as Prince Musa. He lives in an opulent bungalow in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city.
- Tarek Rahman, the wealthiest political figure
Tarek Rahman, the Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, owns 1.5 billion dollars. Much of his fortune had come from the business started by his father, former Bangladeshi President Ziaur Rahman. Begum Khaleda Zia, his mother, is a former Bangladesh Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Tarek Rahman is said to have made money through corruption during his mother’s tenure as Prime Minister. The Anti-Corruption Cell charged him for his enormous wealth. He is currently residing in the United Kingdom.
- Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the richest grandson of the nation
Sajeeb Wazed Joy is a billionaire in Bangladesh. He is the grandson of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the son of the current Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. His fortune is worth one billion dollars. Although he is not involved in politics, his vast wealth is a hotly debated topic.
- Sayeed Abul Hossain, Parliament’s wealthiest member
Sayeed Abul Hossain, the founder of SAHCO International Limited and a Member of the Bangladesh Government’s Parliament, is the richest person in Bangladesh’s parliament. His total net worth is one billion dollars. SAHCO International Limited works with foreign investors who are interested in investing in Bangladesh.
Born: 1 August 1951 (age 71)
Dasar, Madaripur District, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Education; MA in Management (1974), University of Dhaka
BA in Management (1972), University of Dhaka
- Bashundhara Group founder Ahmed Akbar Sobhan
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan is a businessman and industrialist who owns 500 million dollars. He is a forerunner among local business owners.
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan’s Bashundhara Group has made significant contributions to the country’s economy. His businesses have created numerous job opportunities.
- Dr. Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir, Minister of Millions
Dr. Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir, Minister of Home Affairs and eminent economist, is said to be Bangladesh’s richest minister. His total financial statement is worth $400 million. Much of his fortune was amassed when his party came to power in Bangladesh.
- Giasuddin Mamun, the wealthiest timber tycoon
Giasuddin Mamun, the richest timber businessman in Bangladesh, leveraged political connections to amass a fortune of $400 million. He formed a partnership with Tarek Rahman, the Vice President of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and used his political influence to secure low or no-interest loans from financial institutions. Mamun’s businesses benefited from government guidance and support.
- Salman F. Rahman, the BEXIMCO Group magnate
Salman F. Rahman, the chairman of the esteemed BEXIMCO Group, is a popular and successful businessman in Bangladesh. His business empire spans various sectors, including IT and agriculture, and generates an annual turnover of $300 million. Rahman is best known for his chain companies.
- Ragib Ali, the wealthiest tea planter
Ragib Ali, the chairman of Southeast Bank Limited in Bangladesh, is a renowned industrialist who earned $250 million from the tea industry. He is a prominent figure in the local industry and has made significant contributions to the economy.
- Iqbal Ahmed, the richest caterer from Sylhet
Iqbal Ahmed, the owner of SEAMARK and IBCO, two notable seafood processing companies in Bangladesh, earned $250 million from the shrimp and frozen food industry. His businesses originated in Sylhet city and are globally recognized for their quality. Ahmed’s industry has a significant market abroad.