For the fourth consecutive year the Indian origin brothers GP Hinduja and SP Hinduja have emerged as the richest Asian-origin entrepreneurs in Britain, with an estimated personal fortune of 16.5 billion pounds.
The brothers topped the Asian Rich List 2016 as the annual rankings showed they had added one billion pounds to their personal fortune in a year.
Steel tycoon Lakshmi Niwas Mittal was ranked second on the list released by the Indian high commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna. At rank three is Sri Prakash Lohia, chairman of the Indorama Corporation, with 3 billion pounds, and at fourth place are the Arora brothers – Simon, Bobby and Robin, owners of a discount retail chain and a fortune worth 2.1 billion pounds.
The highest riser and new entry to the list is Cyrus Vandrevala, with 2 billion pounds at rank five. He moved to London with wife Priya, having made his money in the Internet business in the US.
Industrialist Lord Swraj Paul is listed as the 15th richest with a fortune worth 500 million pounds.
The Asian Rich List is compiled by UK publishing house Asian Media and Market.