Bangladesh, whose population exceeding 160 million, evokes many things when we hear about it. Among other many things — “densely populated nation, one of the poorest countries” tag conjures up in mind.
However, Bangladesh has made significant progress over the last few years in the economic sector. Bangladesh grew its economy and has recently been elevated from low-income country (LIC) to lower middle-income country.
But, the poor aren’t going anywhere. There are issues like malnutrition, political instability, growing population threaten to undermine Bangladesh’s earned progress.
Still, we all tend to ask who the richest folks are in this country, what they do and how they gained wealth. Today I will tell you their stories — the persons who made it big became wealthy and ascended to the influential positions.
The richest in Bangladesh made their wealth on jute mills, import-export businesses, apparel products, pharmaceuticals, politics, real estate, LP Gas, manufacturing and of course through corruption.
The Top 10 Richest People’s List
Of all the wealthiest people in Bangladesh, featured here are the 10 richest Bangladeshis persons. They are billionaires and they are millionaires. So, let’s find out who they are and their net worth:
10. Iqbal Ahmed
With a net worth of $250 million, Iqbal Ahmed is the 10th richest Bangladeshi. He is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur.
He was born on 4th August 1956. He studied at the City College in Westminster. His source of fortune is importation of shrimp. He leads two companies, named Seamark and Ibco. The companies deal with hotel and real estate development, shipping, food and hospitality.
Bottom Line – of the world’s billionaires, few still hail from poverty-ridden countries. Bangladesh is the stark example. The richest in Bangladesh also prove you don’t have to born into wealth to gain wealth. By dint of assiduity, industry and entrepreneurial skill, you can sure gain success.