United Kingdom (UK)’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty, daughter of N R Narayana Murthy co-founder of Indian IT (Information technology) major Infosys, were listed on the ‘Asian Rich List 2022’, which profiles the richest 101 Asians in the UK.
They were included in the Asian Rich List for the first time and are ranked 17th with an estimated wealth of 790 million pounds(Rs 69,336,397,400)
- The Asian Rich List 2022 is topped by the Hinduja family for the 8th consecutive time with an estimated wealth of 30.5 billion pounds, an increase of 3 billion pounds from the last year (2021).
i. The Asian Rich List 2022 is released at the 24th annual Asian Business Awards held at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, United Kingdom, on 23rd November 2022.
ii. London mayor Sadiq Khan gave RituChhabria, daughter of Gopichand Hinduja, co-chairman of the Hinduja Group, a copy of the “Asian Rich List 2022.”
Asian Rich List:
i. The Asian Rich List, launched annually at the Asian Business Awards, profiles the wealthiest 101 Asians in the UK.
ii. It is the definitive list of the wealthiest and most successful Asians, Compiled by a group of outside experts and editors of the Asian Media Group (AMG).
iii. In 2022, south Asians will have a total worth of approximately 100 billion pounds. That is an increase of more than 20% above the 82 billion pounds from the previous year(2021).
i. There are 16 billionaires from the UK on the 2022 Asian Rich List.
ii. Prakash Lohia and his family have seen the biggest increase in wealth on this year’s list, a rise of 4 billion pounds to 8.8 billion pounds.
iii. Lakshmi Mittal and his son Aditya (12.8 billion pounds) and Nirmal Sethia (6.5 billion pounds) are the other richest on the list.
Note: Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor of Asian Marketing Group (AMG) and the host of the event.