Money has always been an indicator of success, high class and status in any society in the world. There are some Nepalese who through their hard work, determination and persistence made a big fortune over time and are entitled the Richest People.
Below are listed the top 10 richest Nepalese in the world.
Binod Chaudhary is the first Nepalese to be featured in Forbes List of Billionaire, acquiring 1342nd position in the World’s richest people. He has a net worth of $ 1.2 Billion and is the current chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG), which includes nearly 80 companies in and outside the nation.
Shesh Ghale, current chairman of NRNA (Non-Resident Nepalese Association), is the CEO of Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has a net worth of more than $ 265 million (combined with his wife Jamuna Gurung’s) and has been listed as the 99th richest person in Australia.
Upendra Mahato started off as an electronics trader and currently owns a television factory in Voronezh which manufactures one million sets annually. After finishing his PhD in Russia, Mahato set up his business empire on electronics, oil, heavy machinery and banking. He has a net worth of around $ 250 Million to 1 Billion.
Ajaya Sumargi was born in Hetauda Nepal. He’s gained a high attention from Nepalese media due to his rag-to-riches stories and also due to his high profile political connections with Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”. Sumargi is an entrepreneur and one of Nepal’s few billionaires. He’s the Chairman of Muktishree Private Limited which runs several sister companies as separate business units in Nepal.
A Non-Resident Nepalese, born in Janakpur Nepal, Aditya Jha is a highly influential personality. He’s a Canadian entrepreneur, social activist and philanthropist. His net worth is over $ 100 million.
Jiba Lamichhane is the managing director of a TV manufacturing company Techno Trust which makes and delivers Elson Brand LCD TVs for the Russian market. Lamichhane went to Russia in 1986 to study engineering and he worked as a dealer for Samsung, Sony and LG in Russia. He works in collaboration with Dr. Upendra Mahato.
Pashupati Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana was once termed as the richest person in Nepal and considered even richer than the King. Once in an interview he told that his wife, the princess of then Indian Kingdom, brought dowry that is valued 25000 million rupees in the present days.
Balram Chainrai, the Hong Kong based businessman of Nepal, has business of real estate and electronics. Besides, he’s also the leading personality of South Asian Society in Hong Kong. He was born in Okhaldhunga, Nepal and then shifted to Hong Kong along with his British Army father and the family.
Khetan family started business in Nepal more than a century ago. Rajendra Khetan the eldest son of Khetan family leads the Khetan Group which owns almost 13 organizations in Nepal. Mr. Khetan is one of the most successful businessmen of Nepal and also the youngest. He’s also the chairman of Laxmi Bank and Prime Life Insurance.
Gyanendra Shah, born Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, ruled as a King of Nepal from 2001 to 2008. Gyanendra Shah and his family have shares in 17 enterprises and companies. Shah is one of the richest people in Nepal.
These are the richest personalities of Nepal. Some of them were lucky to be born in a rich family and some of them worked sweat and blood to achieve the highest level of success in their life.
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