Top 10 Richest People in Mauritius and their Sources of Wealth in 2022

Have you ever wondered who are the richest people in Mauritius in 2022? Even though there are no Mauritian billionaires yet (at least not in terms of US dollars), there is a significant number of Mauritian businessmen who have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as real estate, agriculture, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. This is an update on the 2021 top 10 richest people in Mauritius.

2022 Top 10 Richest People in Mauritius and their Sources of Wealth

Here are the 2022 top 10 richest people in Mauritius. This list contains big names and families. Countdown below:

10. Rajkeswur Purryag – 709 million

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Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK GCSK, GOSK is a Mauritian politician who served as President of Mauritius from 2012 to May 2015. He was elected as the fifth President of Mauritius by the National Assembly and took office on 21 July 2012.

9. Sir Anerood Jugnauth – 823 million

Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK, KCMG, QC, MP, PC is a Mauritian politician who has served as both President and Prime Minister of Mauritius. He is Member of Parliament for Piton & Riviere Du Rempart.

8. Navinchandra Ramgoolam – Rs 987 million

Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP is a Mauritian politician who was Prime Minister of Mauritius from 2005 to 2014 and leader of the Labour Party. He was Leader of the Opposition from 1991 to 1995.

7. Raymond Ah-Chuen

Raymond Ah-ChuenRaymond Ah-Chuen is the chairman of ABC Group, a conglomerate founded in 1931 by his grandfather, Sir Jean Etienne Moilin Ah-Chuen. The ABC Group, which employs more than 1,300 people, is one of the leading business organizations in Mauritius with tentacles in five clusters with operations in foods distribution and manufacturing, automobile, banking, financial services and shipping & logistics.


6. Bashir Currimjee & Family

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Bashir CurrimjeeBashir Currimjee’s grandfather, Currimjee Jeewanjee, emigrated from Gujurat, India, to Port Louis, Mauritius, in 1884. He started a small business in 1890 trading livestock feed, rice, oil and pulses. 127 years later, that business is the Curimjee Group, a Mauritian group that has interests in Telecoms, Media & It, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism, Commerce & Financial Services, Energy, Food & Beverages and Home & Personal Care. Curimjee owns Emtel, the second largest mobile telecom operator in Mauritius, as well as Mauritius’ biggest digital pay TV firm MC Vision, among other ventures.


5. Hector Espitalier Noel – 21.9 Billion

Hector Espitalier-Noël is a seasoned entrepreneur, leading the ENL group for nearly three decades now. As chairman and board member of a number of leading companies and trade organisations, Hector has gathered in-depth knowledge and significant experience in key sectors of the Mauritian economy, including agro-industry, real estate, hospitality and financial services.

Hector is the Chief Executive Officer of ENL Limited since 1990. He is also the Chairman of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd and of Bel Ombre Sugar Estate Ltd.

He is a past chair of Rogers and Company Limited, the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture, the Mauritius Sugar Producers’ Association and of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate.

Before he joined ENL, Hector worked at Coopers and Lybrand in London and at De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius.

1. Lagesse Family – Rs 53.1 Billion

The family owns numerous assets in Mauritius including a sugar industry. They are the richest people in Mauritius.