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NRI businessmen Hindujas have keep hold of their position as the richest Asians in the UK in 2017 with an anticipated wealth of 19 billion pounds, an increase of 2.5 billion pounds over last year, according to a yearly ranking of the richest Asians in Britain.
According to the list, the Hinduja brothers – Srichand and Gopi in London, Prakash in Geneva and Ashok in Mumbai – have seen sharp raised in prosperity in Ashok Leyland, IndusInd bank, Gulf Oil, energy and real estate.
Steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal protected the second position with a wealth of 12.6 billion pounds – up from 6.4 billion pounds previous year – in the Eastern Eye Asian Rich List, Britain’s 101 Wealthiest Asians 2017, released last night.
This has warranted the family’s long adopted policy of tighten the path of diversity, the list said.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was the chief guest at the 20th Annual Asian Business Awards prearranged by the Asian Media & Marketing Group, offered the first copy of the Rich List to G P Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group.
Britain’s 101 wealthiest Asians are cooperatively worth 69.9 billion pounds, up from 55.4 billion pounds last year – a rise of 25 per cent.
According to the list, the revival in the European steel market has ensured the Mittal family to twice its net worth during the year.
Prakash Lohia, Chairman of the Indorama Corporation (Petrochemicals) is the 3rd richest in the list with assets worth 4 billion pounds – up 1 billion pounds over previous year.
Anil Agarwal, the executive chairman of Vedanta Resources, one of the greatest growing mining and metals group in the world, is fourth in the list along with Arora brothers – Simon, Bobby and Robin who own a network of retail stores