When you hear Bangladesh you don’t imagine it’s the richest country in the world, right? In fact, its ratio of rich to poor people is quite troubling. And along with the meager economy and low GDP, many of the citizens of Bangladesh have financial problems.
Yet, despite all that, there are people who one way or another managed not only to stay afloat, but also become millionaires, the 1%, if you will, of Bangladesh. Now let’s see who the top 10 richest Bangladeshi people are and how much they’re worth.
Ragib Ali – the richest tea gardener
I personally love tea so I have no problem with this man getting on this list at #8 with 250 million dollars in his pocket. Ragib Ali is a great Bangladeshi businessman, who earned most of his wealth from the tea industry. And just imagine how many people are enjoying that bitter-sweet nectar of the gods right this second? Not to mention all the jobs he’s providing, because, let’s be real, as long as there are humans on this planet, tea and coffee will always be trade commodities.
Giasuddin Mamun – the richest timber businessman
Timber is not as good as tea, but it pays the bills just as well. And the person in charge of the timber business in Bangladesh is Giasuddin Mamun, who’s already snatched a hefty 400 million dollars to his bank account. He should really invest in recycling, though.
Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir – the millionaire minister
Some say Dr. Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir is the richest minister in Bangladesh, but you never know. He’s got around 400 million dollars, which isn’t too shabby, but not that much wither. Although, no-one really knows where all that money’s coming from. Just another scumbag politician.
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan – the founder of Bashundhara Group
Now, this is the guy who has earned his every penny fair and square with innovative business ideas and smart deposits. Ahmed is currently at 500 million dollars, but there’s still time!
Sayeed Abul Hossain – the richest Member of Parliament
How do you get the title of “the richest member of Parliament”? Easy! All you have to do is found SAHCO International Limited. Weirdly enough, Sayeed’s net worth is also around 1 billion dollars, just like Terek Rahman and Sajeeb Wazed Joy, who, incidentally, are also on this list.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy – the richest grandson in Bangladesh
Sajeeb is the grandson of the “Father of Nation”, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the son of the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. By this day he’s been able to grab over 1 billion dollars from thin air, as he’s not taking an active part in any political “games”.
Tarek Rahman – the richest political leader
Raised in an extremely rich family of politicians, Tarek followed in their steps and became the Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and now has earned around 1.5 billion dollars. Mommy and daddy also helped, of course.
Musa Bin Shamsher – the “Prince of Dhaka”
Musa is the founder of DATKO group, and has earned over 1.5 billion dollars from his immigration business. He’s also known as “Prince Musa” in Bangladesh because of his business connections and wealth, and he lives in a stunning bungalow in Dhaka.