Ever since we welcomed the year 2017, India’s success and glory has skyrocketed to an enviable position, leaving us with the emotions of pride and happiness. Our hearts have swelled up over the fact that Indians all over the world are leaving a deep impression with their hard work. From launching 104 satellites in space in one go to becoming the 25th best country, we are gradually taking over the world and showing them who the true boss is. Talking about the reports glorifying Indians, an annual ranking was released recently of the richest Asians in Britain, UK in 2017. NRI businessmen Hindujas retained their first position with an estimated wealth of 19 f**king billion pounds.
As compared to last year, the Hinduja brothers – Srichand and Gopi – saw an increase of 2.5 billion pounds. According to the Eastern Eye Asian Rich List, Britain’s 101 Wealthiest Asians 2017 – Steel magnate, Lakshmi N Mittal was at the second position with a wealth of 12.6 billion pounds. Reportedly, the list also states that the Hinduja brothers in London, Prakash in Geneva and Ashok in Mumbai have incurred increased profits in Ashok Leyland, IndusInd Bank, Gulf Oil, energy and real estate. The first copy of the Rich List was presented to GP Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who was the chief guest at the 20th Annual Asian Business Awards.
In his keynote speech, Khan said “London is home to one of the largest, and most diverse South-Asian communities in the world, which contributes a huge amount to the city’s success – sociallu, culturally and economically.” The third and fourth positions were bagged by Prakash Lohia, Chairman of the Indorama Corporation and Anil Agarwal, along with Arora borthers who own a retail stores chian. Agarwal is the executive chairman of Vedanta Resources, one of the fastest growing mining and metals group in the world. Lord Swraj Paul, prominent NRI industrialist, was at the 14th position in the list with an estimated fortune of 800 million pounds.
Some other honorary mentions include Asian Business of the Year Award, won by Surinder Arora, founder and Chairman of one of the UK’s largest privately owned and operated hotels; Arora Group.
This award show was organized by the Asian Media and Marketing Group.
Source: The Times of India