Bangladesh may not have made it to the list of the world’s wealthiest countries. But it most certainly did not skip being noted as one of the poverty stricken nations the world has ever known. The country is outrageously renowned for its low state of revenue and for having nothing to write home about.
It is most unimaginable how a whole nation can be subject to abstract poverty and an endless chain of financial struggle alleged to be the aftermath of the meagre economy and low GDP.
Be that as it may, the seemingly barren and desolate nation has a number of personalities representing the country in the financial world; the country has produced a number of millionaires that overwhelm the realism of the country’s economic condition.
I will be sharing a list of some Bangladeshis who have made a mark here in the UK, not only as good ambassadors of the country where they have roots, but they have also managed to make a name for themselves in UK’s financial and business world. Please come along as I drop the top three of these moneybags in the UK.
Tarique Rahman, the Richest Political Leader
Tarique Rahman, the son of the former president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman. He is now the Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party with a net worth of $1.5 billion. However, a good portion of his wealth was gotten from the business he inherited from his father. He was born into a family of politicians, given that even his mother was one-time Prime Minister of Bangladesh and currently the Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Investigating Tarique Rahman’s source of wealth revealed that his earnings are the aftermath of fowl plays that were perpetrated during his mother’s time as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The moneybag is said to have been indicted by Anti-Corruption Cell for his vast and somewhat untraceable wealth. All had come and gone, and the Bangladesh millionaire is now resident in the United Kingdom.
Iqbal Ahmed OBE
Second on the list is Iqbal Ahmed is a Bangladesh-born British entrepreneur. He is based in Manchester and he has made a name for himself as a top importer of shrimps. He is the owner of Seamark and Ibco, two companies that have jointly dived into shipping, hotel, real estate development, hospitality, and food. He is known as one of the richest men in the UK with a current net worth £210 Million and obviously the richest of all the other Bangladeshi moneybags here.
And our third, Aref Karim was born on the 7th of February 1953, in eastern Bengal, (now known as Bangladesh) into a family of eleven. He had to flee Bangladesh in the early 1970s during the first year of his master’s degree when there was the Indo-Pakistani war.
His sojourn to the UK was actually due to his father’s decision to venture into civil service, and his father managed to climb the ladder to become a senior government officer of the country which was then under British rule.
He later moved to London, and his first job here in the UK was as an articled clerk. By 1978, he was qualified as a chartered accountant, and that helped him work in public service as a senior audit manager for a couple of years here in London. Well, to cut the story short, Karim is now a hedge fund investor with a current net worth of £150 Million, he is a Fellow of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales; in 2015, he was nominated for Businessman of the Year Award at the British Muslim Awards.
So, what’s your thought on these? Please feel free to share your comments with us.