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Top Ten Richest People From the Third World Countries

Published Wed Jun 26 2019 By Binish Tamang
Top Ten Richest People From the Third World Countries

The countries were divided into three world model during the Cold War Era in 1975. Cold war was the period after World War II in which the tension between USSR and the US defined countries as the first world (countries led by the United States and it’s allied), second world (countries led by USSR, China, and their allies) and third world countries (neutral and non-aligned countries).     

Previously, third world countries referred to the developing countries of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. As of now, no matter the country is developing or not but the civilians of those countries are now listed among the richest people in the world. 

Here is the list of top 10 richest people from the third world countries:

10. Tay Za: Myanmar- $1.2 Billion

Tay Za is a Burmese business tycoon who has the net worth of around $1.2 billion as of 2019. He earns his net worth as the chairman of Htoo Group of Companies, Myanmar.  

Myanmar billionsire Tay Za: $1.2 billion

Za was born on 18 July 1964 to retired lieutenant colonel Myint Swe as the youngest of the six brothers and sisters. Under his chairmanship, the company profited and grossed revenue of around $65.1 million.

Regarding his charity works, he provided the support of around $8 million for the reconstruction of schools, hospitals, and government offices.

9. Binod Chaudhary: Nepal- $1.7 Billion

As of 2019, Binod Chaudhary is estimated to have a net worth of around $1.7 billion. He is a Nepali businessman and the current chairman cum president of Chaudhary Group.  

Nepali billionaire Binod Chaudhary: $1.7 billion

Chaudhary was listed under the billionaire’s list from 2013. Moreover, he was ranked 1342nd position in the list of World’s Billionaire list. The wealthiest person of Nepal earns from his career as a business tycoon, Member of Parliament and legislature.

His company Chaudhary Group makes average revenue of $1.14 billion and it offers foods, Finco, education, Electronics, Telecom, Beverage, Tobacco, and other services. The group now offers its’ services in five continents.

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8. Azim Premji: India- $5.1 Billion

Azim Premji owns the net worth of around $5 billion as of 2019 according to various sources while Forbes reports her net worth to be only $4.4 billion and the CNN claims his fortune to be $18 billion.  

Indian Billionaire Azim Premji - $5.1 billion

He made his fortune as the chairman of Indian IT Company Wipro Limited. He is popular for his donation of whopping $7.5 billion in 2019. His net worth dropped from $22.6 billion to $5 billion according to Forbes. 

7. Shahid Khan: Pakistan- $6.8 Billion 

Shahid Khan is a Pakistani billionaire businessman tycoon estimated to have a net worth of approximately $6.8 billion as of 2019. He mainly earns as the owner and investor of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham Football club.  

Pakistani billionaire Shahid Khan - $6.8 billion

Apart from that, he is the proud owner of Flen-N-Gate; automobiles parts manufacturer. Khan is ranked the 224th wealthiest person in the world.  

6. Shaher Abdulhak: Yemen- $9 Billion

Saher Abdulhak is estimated to have a net worth of $9 Billion as of 2019. His primary source of income is his Shaher Trading business involved in the market of Petroleum, soft drinks, tourism, and property.   

Yemeni billionaire Shaher Abdulhak - $9 billion

The Yemeni businessman is also known as King of Sugar in Yemen. Interestingly, his picture was first publicized and seen by people in December 2009 only. The photo was pictured by Norweigan newspaper VG.

5. Moosa Bin Shamsher: Bangladesh- $12 Billion

Moosa Bin Shamsher owns an estimated net worth of $12 billion. He is a Bangladeshi businessman and chairman of DATCO Group.  

Bangladesh billionaire Moosa Bin Shamsher - $12 billion

His company exports labor to the construction industries in the Middle East from Bangladesh. He is popular for his donation offer of around ₤5 million to Tony Blair and Labor Party, however, the donation was rejected.

4. Michael Bambang Hartono: Indonesian-$15 Billion

Michael Bambang Hartono aka Oei Gwie Siongnis an Indonesian businessman whose net worth is estimated to be around $15 billion. He earns as the co-owner of Djarum and Bank Central Asia.

Indonesian billionaire Michael Bambang Hartono - $15 billion

He along with his brother co-own the companies after their father died. Back in 2018, his net worth was estimated to be around $10.7 billion. In the same year, he has listed 75th richest person in the world.  

3. Robert Budi Hartono: Indonesian- $18.6 Billion

Robert Budi Hartono aka Oei Hwie Tjhong is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $18.6 million. Previously in 2018, his net worth was around $12.6 billion, 20112 ($6.5 billion), and 2009 ($4.7 billion).

Indonesian billionaire Robert Budi Hartono - $18.6 billion

When combined with his brother; Michael, their net worth is around $25 billion. He mainly makes his income from his companies income.  

2. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah: Brunei- $20 Billion

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah aka is estimated to have a net worth of around $20 billion according to various sources. He mainly earns as the head of the state. He is one of the world’s richest after he has been the state head in 1967.

Brunei billionaire Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - $20 billion

He has also set the Guinness World Records for his personal collection of 600 Rolls-Royce, 450 Ferraris, and 134 Koenigseggs. Moreover, he is the proud owner of the last Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, a 1992 state landaulette. 

1. Mukesh Ambani: India- 50.8 billion

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is also an Indian business tycoon and owner of Reliance Industries Limited. According to Forbes, he is estimated to be the richest man in Asia and ranked 13th at the list of world’s richest person of 2019.    

Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani - 50.8 billion

After graduating from the university, Mukesh Ambani took over the family business from his father Dhirubhai Ambani. As of now, the company provides the service with many subsidiaries including Reliance Jio, Reliance Retail, Network 18, Reliance Petroleum, JioSaavn, LYF, Hathway and DEN Networks.

His company makes a revenue of $90 billion as of 2019. The net income of Reliance Limited is around $5.7 billion and has assets of approximately $140 billion.