If you are looking for a list of the top 10 rich man in Bangladesh with the source of their income and net wealth then this article is for you. We will write about the 10 wealthiest people in Bangladesh and the sources of their wealth so that you get an overall idea of how you can apply those to become rich in Bangladesh. Being a poverty-blown country, Bangladesh is still growing and developing day after day according to google, the current GDP(Gross Economic Product) is 400.00 USD Billion in 2022. Apart from multinational businesses, the garment industries and IT industries are keeping the topmost contribution to Bangladesh’s GDP growth. Let’s explore the top 10 rich men in Bangladesh.
List of top 10 rich man in Bangladesh:
- Moosa Bin Shamsher
- Tarique Rahman
- Salman F Rahman
- Sajeeb Wazed
- Syed Abul Hossain
- Ahmed Akbar Sobhan
- Gias Uddin Al Mamun
- Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir
- Ragib Ali
- Iqbal Ahmed
Moosa Bin Shamsher:
Moosa Bin Shamsher has born on October 15, 1945 (age 76 years) in Faridpur Sadar Upazila. He is married to Kaniz Fatema Chowdhury. Moosa tends to love his wife a lot even though it is seen in many youtube videos that his wife was feeding him right in front of the camera. Moosa and Kaniz have two sons and one daughter. His first son Zubi Moosa is a Lawyer and Bobby Hajjaj is a politician. Their daughter Nancy Jahra Binte Moosa is married to Sheikh Fazle Fahim.
Moosa Bin Shamsher is popularly known as the “Prince Moosa” in Bangladesh. He is the founder of DATCO group, a workforce recruitment firm. According to many authentic sources, he is an international arms dealer from where he made billions of dollars trading arms in the 1970s and 1980s. He admitted that he earned $10 billion from trading in tanks, fighter jets, ICBMs and power brokerages. He also admits that he has around $7 billion dollars in Swiss Bank accounts but they are currently frozen due to rare dealings.
Moosa added that back in 2019 he was trying to bring more than €20 billion euros to Bangladesh from his businesses with Adnan Khashoggi. (His business partner and close friend) according to the speech of Moosa, he said a huge amount of his wealth came from the Iran-Iraq war. However, the government investigation did not find any proof of this statement also he was unable to show the valid papers of his business to the Inti Corruption Commission of Bangladesh. Besides, in another analysis, it was found that there is no Swiss Account in his name nor any assets.
It is clear that there are enough doubts about the sources of his income but he managed to gain around $12 Billion net worth which is the highest in Bangladesh. So, officially, he is one of the richest men of all.
Tarique Rahman was born November 20, 1967 (age 54 years) in Dhaka Bangladesh. He comes from a notable Bengali family. His father Ziaur Rahman was the 7th president of Bangladesh and his mother, Begum Khaleda Zia was the first female Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Tarique Rahman is a Bangladeshi politician married to Zubaida Rahman, a physician and they have only one daughter Zaima Rahman is a Barrister. Also, he is the present acting chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party since February 2018. He has been living in London with his family since he left Bangladesh in September 2008. He is considered to be the second richest person in Bangladesh. Let’s know more about him and his wealth.
According to Wikipedia, Tarique Rahman has a highly controversial career in politics and other issues. On 7 June 2007, a money laundering case was raised against him and his intimate friend and business associate Giasuddin Al Mamun by the ACC(Bangladesh Anti Corruption Commission) at a court in Dhaka. A claim is given by the court on 18 November 2013 about Tarique Rahman that he has involved in a case of BDT 20.41 crore. But the member of ACC Mohammad Shahabuddin had added another name who was Giasuddin Al Mamun considered to be equally engaged in the crime. After all his net worth $1.5 Billion.
Salman F Rahman:
Salman Fazlur Rahman commonly known as Salman F Rahman was born on 23 May 1951. He is one of the well-known faces in Bangladesh. He is a successful industrialist and a philanthropist. Salman F Rahman is the Vice-Chairman and co-founder of Beximco Group, one of the biggest conglomerates in this country with around 70,000 employees. Besides, Since 2019, he is serving as the private sector development affairs advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to a Beijing-based Hurun Global in 2017, he was ranked 1685th on the list of billionaires. His net worth is $1.3 billion. However, he is considered the 3rd richest man in Bangladesh. He owns a house of 33 decimals of land at plot no 17, Dhanmondi 2 where this billionaire lives with his family members.
Sajeeb Wazed is popularly known as Sajeeb Wazed Joy. He is the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Wazed Miah. Sajeeb is working as an advisor on information and communication technology to the government of Bangladesh. He was born In 1971 on 27 July. His father Wazed Miah was a nuclear scientist. However, he is currently the president of a US-based firm Wazed Consulting Inc. Wazed is also considered the mastermind of the Digital Bangladesh endeavour and elevating the vision 2021 manifesto of the Awami League.
Sajeeb has been dreaming to make Bangladesh an IT export sector but according to the goal of 2021, it is not yet covered. As a businessman and politician, his net worth is around $1 Billion. However, Joy is known as the 4th richest man in Bangladesh so far.
Syed Abul Hossain:
Syed Abul Hossain is a famous Bangladeshi Politician and Businessman. He is a member of the Parliament of Bangladesh since 1991. He worked as the Communication Minister, State Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives. Abul Hossain was born on 1 October 1951 in dashar Village, Madaripur. After finishing his studies at the University of Dhaka, Abul joined government service and then turned into a business. He established SAHCO international Ltd and SAHCO NGO in 1975. However, he was the establishing member of the Boao Forum for Asia which was designed in 2001 in Hainan Province, China.
The major controversy about his was in 2012 when the world bank blamed him as a betrayer in the Padma Bridge Graft Scandal. However, he was alleged in many other political and corruption cases. His net worth is $500 Million and officially he is the 5th richest man in Bangladesh.
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan:
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan is vastly known as Shah Alam. He was born on 15 February 1952. A Bangladeshi business icon and philanthropist. Bashundhara Group Bashundhara group manages a bunch of businesses including real estate, cement manufacturing, paper and allied products, steel products, LP Gas, and shopping. In 1987, Sobhan started the East-west Property Development now known as Bashundhara Housing which is a major part of Bashundhara Group. He is the proprietor of a good number of media communities via East West Media Group.
In October 2007, Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, his wife Afroza Begum and their 4 sons were alleged to 8 years of custody on a charge of tax evasion. During the 2006-08 Bangladeshi political crisis, Sobhan handed over the power of attorney for Bashundhara Group to a nine-member panel while he was decamping in London with his family. His net worth is $500 Million and the 6th richest man in Bangladesh under the category of top 10 rich man in Bangladesh.
Gias Uddin Al Mamun:
Giasuddin Al Mamoon is a Bangladeshi Businessman. He was the close friend of Tarique Rahman. Gias Uddin is now in prison for corruption since 2007 due to his convictions on numerous corruption cases. He has been 20 years in prison on 3 different cases, of which, is corruption. Mamun was a school friend of Tarique Rahman. In 1991, he started his business with an investment of 39,000 takas. By the year 1996, his wealth reached 33.94 crores with 45 bank accounts in Bangladesh and around the world.
He allocated even more money during the BNP government from 2001 to 2006 as he was with his friend Tarique Rahman. His bank accounts were filled with money by selling the concrete poles to the Rural Electrification Board via his business firm Khamba Ltd. Mamun was married to Shahina Yasmin, with whom he has 3 children. She was also in prison back in 2012 after charges against her of amassing 9.22 crore illegally were proven. His brother Hafiz Ibrahim is a BNP politician from Barisal. His father Zainal Abedin was a former pilot of the Pakistani air force and his mother Halima Khatun died on 25 September 2019 at a hospital in Dhaka. Mamun is the 7th richest man in Bangladesh with a net worth of $400 Million.
Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir:
Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was born on 1 March 1942. He is a Bangladeshi renowned politician. Muhiddun became a member of parliament for Chandpur-1 in 2008, being re-elected in 2014 and 2018 also he was a Minister of Home Affairs from 2011 to 2013. Apart from these, he also took the place of a prominent economist, civil servant and prolific writer in Bangladesh. Alamgir was arrested on 4 February 2007 from his home by civil and military police; eventually, the government charged him with corruption based on a wealth statement that he was forced to write while he was in prison and without access to lawyers or any documents.
However, during this time in politics, he reserved a lot of money which made him the 8th richest man in Bangladesh. His net worth is around $400 Million.
Ragib Ali is a Bangladeshi- born British industrialist and Businessman. A pioneer tea-planter and educationalist as well. He is also involved with banks, insurance companies, and many other businesses that he owns. He founded a university named Leading University in Sylhet. Ragib Ali was born on 10 October 1936 currently around 85 years old in Bishwanath Upazila Sylhet Bangladesh. He was married to Rabeya Chowdhury. They have a son named Abdul Hye Tipu and a Daughter named Rujina Kadir.
Ragib Ali owns multiple tea gardens and other businesses which have no valid papers and for that he was sentenced to 14 years in jail on 7 April 2017. Ragib Ali is considered one of the richest men in Sylhet. And among Bangladesh, he is the 9th richest man with a net worth of $250 Million.
Iqbal Ahmed OBE was born on 4 August 1956. He is a Bangladesh-born British entrepreneur. He lives in manchester, for ages, he is in business and one of the largest portions of his wealth comes from importing shrimp. However, his other companies, Seamark and IBco, have extensive interests in shipping, hotel and real estate development, hospitality and food. His enormous success led him one of the United Kingdom’s richest men. Besides, Iqbal is also the highest-ranked British Bangladeshi to be featured on the Sunday Times Rich List. He is the 10th richest man in Bangladesh with a net worth of $250 Million.
Who is the next Billionaire of Bangladesh?
Well, if you are wondering about the next Billionaire of Bangladesh, then we would assure you that the guy will be Jaed Ahmed as he is working on his dreams to get their insha’Allah 🙂