Asian winners at the Who's Who in the Dorchester,London
Asian winners at the Who's Who in the Dorchester, London, on Monday night

Following the 24th Asian Who's Who, the IBTimes gathers the leading facts from the UK's richest Asians.

  • Asians are recognised as the most likely ethnic minority group in the UK to engage in business due to their entrepreneurial spirit, as well as their strong cultural and family ties
  • 10 per cent of the UK's GDP is generated by Asian businesses (Asian Business Association, 2008)
  • London's Asian business community supports over 200,000 jobs (Mayor Boris Johnson, 2008)
  • 2.5 million people in the UK are of Asian origin (Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan)
  • The total wealth of the high net worth Asian population is estimated to be £395 billion
  • 10 percent of the world richest Asians live in the UK (FT, 2009)
  • The estimated wealth of the top 10 richest Asians in the world is £37 billion
  • The biggest expenditure of the Asian rich is on customized exclusive vacations
  • Over 37 percent of all their UK investments are in property