The Asian Rich List 2015, the latest ethnic survey of the richest Asians in the UK compiled by a panel of experts and editors of Asian Media & Marketing Group, shows the combined overall net worth of the 101 wealthiest Asian millionaires has risen by just under £3bn ($4bn) to reach £54.5bn.
In what has been another tough year for the economy, it appears the top 10, revealed here, may be losing a little of their domination, as they now represent 63% of the total wealth compared with 71% in 2014.
1 of 10 1. Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, whose trading empire spreads over five continents and is run by four brothers and their children have had a very good year, with an increase in their net worth of £2bn ($2.98, €2.73), taking their overall valuation to £15.5bn. Asian Rich List 1. Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, whose trading empire spreads over five continents and is run by four brothers and their children have had a very good year, with an increase in their net worth of £2bn ($2.98, €2.73), taking their overall valuation to £15.5bn. Asian Rich List 2. Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, came in second for the third consecutive year, despite seeing the largest drop in wealth this year (£2.7bn). Asian Rich List 3. Despite the economic malaise, Sri Prakash Lohia, who made his fortune by producing a basic component used to make plastic bottles, has seen his wealth jump to £3bn from £2bn last year. Asian Rich List 4. Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora became multimillionaires since they bought the business B&M Retail – which sells toys, furniture, and food - in 2004 and built it into a 370-shop chain. With their wealth increasing £800m over one year, the family jumped from 6th to 4th position in 2014. Asian Rich List 5. Indian metals magnate Anil Agarwal saw his wealth decline by £900m to £1.5bn as shares of his London-listed Vedanta Resources plunged on falling commodity prices this year. Asian Rich List 6. Ranjit Boparan, the founder and owner of 2 Sisters Food Group with his wife Baljinder Kaur Boparan, have amassed a fortune worth £1.35bn. Nicknamed the "Chicken King" in the West Midlands, Boparan was ranked 5th last year. Asian Rich List 7. Jasminder Singh, the head of the Radisson Blue Edwardian hotels empire, saw his wealth rise in 2014 to reach £1.35bn Asian Rich List 8. Pakistani-born cash and carry king Sir Anwar Pervez has managed to retain his £1.1bn fortune despite the tricky economic environment. Asian Rich List 9. The Chandaria Family, namely Manu and his wife Aruna, maintained its £1bn fortune in 2014, as it acquired an undisclosed stake in Mobius Motors, Kenya's low-cost car firm. Asian Rich List 10. Rajesh Satija Ram, who, under the Sun & Sand banner, has extensive mining interests in Africa, made the Top 10 for the first time in 2014, after his fortune was valued at £850m, up £180m over the year. Asian Rich List