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The Asian Rich List 2019 declares leading London-based NRI industrial tycoons
the Hinduja family at the top position. The Hinduja family top the list for the sixth successive year. Their net worth is estimated 25.2 billion pounds which is 3 billion pounds more than the previous year.
On Friday night, the Asian Rich List 2019 released at the Asian Business Awards. The second position is secured by steel magnates Lakshmi Mittal and his son Aditya Mittal with 11.2 billion pounds which is down by 2.8 billion pounds.
The list compiled 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain and it is released by India’s High Commissioner. S P Lohia (Petrochemicals) took the third place with net worth 5.8 billion pounds. The list has a combined wealth of more than 85.2 billion pounds. This year, the overall wealth increases by over 5 billion pounds and this figure is increasing every year.
Hotelier Joginder Sanger and his son Girish Sanger entered on the list at number 40 with net worth 300 million pounds including six other new entries. The 17th position is secured by leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Swraj Paul with a net worth 900 million pound.
The executive editor of Asian Marketing Group (AMG) publisher of the Rich List, Shailesh Solanki said, “The Asian Rich List is carefully compiled by a team of experts and it is the definitive guide to Asian wealth in Britain.”
The Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group said, “our existing portfolio of companies is all in the sunrise sectors. Our focus is on banking and financial services, healthcare and of course, philanthropy.”Gopi said “All our businesses are going through a digital transformation journey.”
For example, “Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is ramping up its headcount in the US, with plans to add 600 more people by June 2019 by setting up a new centre in Florida.”
Gopi further said, “The Hinduja National Power Corp recently acquired Kiran Energy Solar Power for Rs 1,000 crore to augment our presence in the renewable and alternative energy space.” On February 4, the PD Hinduja Hospital was involved in organising “the cancer is curable ride” on World Cancer Day in Mumbai.