2023 Top 10 Richest People from Fiji — Fiji, known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant culture, is also home to a number of affluent individuals who have amassed significant wealth through various industries. As of 2023, here are the top 10 richest people in Fiji, based on their estimated net worth and notable business endeavors:
Here are the 2023 Top 10 Richest People in Fiji
1. Jesoni Vitusagavulu
Jesoni Vitusagavulu is a Fijian businessman and diplomat, who was appointed as Fiji’s fifth Fijian Ambassador to the United States on 26 May 2005, succeeding Anare Jale.
He is also accredited as Ambassador to Cuba and Mexico, and High Commissioner to Canada. He presented his credentials to President George W. Bush on 3 October 2005, and to Governor-General Michaëlle Jean of Canada on 13 June 2006.
Vitusagavulu was the managing director of Toptier Management, a management consultancy and investment company which he founded in 2003, specializing in assisting local and foreign investors in tourism, information technology, and audio-visual industries.
He was Manager for Special Projects with the Fiji Development Bank from 1978 to 1990, when he assumed a senior management position in Air Pacific, which he held till 1996, when he became Chief Executive of the Fiji Trade and Investment Bureau, a position he held until 2003.
Previously, he had served on several boards, including as chairman of the Agricultural Marketing Authority, Food Processors Limited, and the Kontiki Growth Fund. He has also been a director of the Fijian Trust Fund Board, Kadavu Holdings Limited, and the Kadavu Development Company. He is the number 1 of the richest on the list of 2022 richest people in Fiji.
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2. Rajnesh Dhirendra Singh
Rajnesh Dhirendra Singh is a Fijian entrepreneur and engineer. He holds several positions in the regional and international Information and Communications Technology community including the Internet Society and IPv6 Forum and is an active Internet advocate and speaker on Internet technologies.
Singh is past Chair of ICANN’s Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO). Singh is past Chairman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society PICISOC.
He is the founding and President of the IPv6 Forum Pacific Islands IPv6ForumPacificIslands which is actively promoting the adoption and deployment of IPv6 to support the next generation Internet.
He is Director of the Pacific Internet Technology Centre pacificIT, which is focused on the use, research and advancement of the Internet and related ICT technology in the Pacific for socio-economic development, ICT4D and breaching the Digital Divide.
He is Co-ordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Access and Connectivity for Remote, Rural and Dispersed Communities under the Internet Governance Forum.
3. Taito Waradi
Taito Waradi is a Fijian businessman who has served as President of the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is known as a strong proponent of free enterprise.
He has been outspoken in his calls for moral values to be upheld in business, politics, and society. On 8 January 2007 he resigned the presidency of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to take up the position of Minister for Commerce in the interim cabinet of CommodoreFrank Bainimarama.
4. Adi Asilina Davila Toganivalu
Davila Toganivalu is a Fijian academic and businesswoman who was the first woman appointed to a company board in Fiji. She is a sister of former President of Fiji Kamisese Mara.
Toganivalu was educated at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia, whence she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in education.
She was one of Fiji’s first pre-school teachers, working at the YWCA kindergarten in Suva, and later co-ordinated the pre-school education programme at the University of the South Pacific. She later worked for UNICEF as a regional educational officer.
5. Adi Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni
Adi Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni is a Fijian businesswoman and politician, from Lomaloma village on the island of Vanua Balavu in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. Samisoni served as a Member of Parliament for the Opposition Party SODELPA but lost her seat in the 2018 General Elections.
She holds a Doctorate and master’s degree in business administration and owns Hot Bread Kitchen and resides in Suva Fiji’s Capital. She has served as Mayor of Lami and as a member of the now-defunct House of Representatives.
6. Hari Punja
Hari Punja, OF, OBE (born 1936) is an Indo-Fijian businessman and Chairman of Hari Punja Group of Companies. Hari Punja and Sons Limited is a very diversified (and probably the largest) company in Fiji.
Hari Punja was born in Cuvu, Sigatoka, Fiji and received his education in Fiji and Australia. He trained as a chemical engineer. Punja joined the business in 1960. He has served as a mayor of Lautoka and on a number of prestigious boards such as Fiji Broadcasting Commission and Fiji Sugar Corporation. He served as a Senator from 1996 to 1999.
7. Sangeeta Niranjan
Sangeeta Niranjan is an Indo-Fijian businesswoman. She is the co-founder of Kenns Motors, the President of the Fiji Motor Traders Association, and a former President of the Fiji Employers Federation, a position to which she was elected on 3 September 2005. She resigned from this position on 30 October 2006 for personal reasons.
8. Shivlal Nagindas
Shivlal Nagindas is a Fijian businessman of Indian descent, who served in 2006 as President of the Labasa Chamber of Commerce. He has also held political office as a Senator, as a Labasa Town Councillor. The Town Council elected Nagindas, a member of the Fiji Labour Party, Deputy Mayor of Labasa on 30 October 2006.
9. Ballu Khan
Ballu Khan is an Indo-Fijian businessman of New Zealand citizenry. His company, Tui Management Services, is the joint owner with the Vanua Development Corporation (VDC) of Pacific Connex (PCX), which sells SAP software and has sought to enter the 3G mobile telephony market in Fiji.
VDC is the commercial wing of the Native Land Trust Board (NLTB) which administers indigenous land holdings throughout Fiji. He is also a major supporter of the Ovalau Rugby Union team.
10. Imraz Iqbal Ali
Imraz Iqbal Ali is a Fijian businessman, political activist, and former Television journalist, of Indian descent. He does not normally use his last name, except for legal purposes.
Together with Laisa Digitaki, he is the co-owner of a magazine, Fiji Living, based in Digitaki’s home in the Lami suburb of Vugalei. Iqbal also hosted a popular Fiji Diving adventure show during his Television Career.
These individuals represent the pinnacle of wealth in Fiji, with their extraordinary success and entrepreneurial prowess contributing to the nation’s economic landscape. While their rankings and fortunes may evolve over time, their achievements serve as a testament to the potential for prosperity and success within Fiji’s business community.
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