Who are the most richest people in Nepal? There is no clear answer to the question because there is no any private and govermental body who keeps an account of the income and property of any Nepalese citizens. Recently, Binod Chaudhary from Nepal had been listed in Forbes magazine as a billionire. According to the record of Forbes it could be clearly analysed that Binod Chaudhary is the most richest person of Nepal. I want to list out some rich people who are among the richest person in Nepal depending upon some facts and rumors.
There is no dout that Binod Chaudhary is the richest person of Nepal, as he is the one and only Forbes listed billionire from Nepal. Chaudhary family started their business in 1935 with a shop in front of today’s Bishal Bazar in a rent paying Rs. 200 per year. Now, Chaudhary family owns multinational companies with base in different countries like Singapore, India, Dubai etc. Chaudhary Group owns Wai Wai instant noodles brand which is sold in different countries, majority of shares on Nabil Bank which is largest commercial bank of Nepal, Real Estate business in Dubai, some shares on international hotels Network Taj Hotels.
Upendra Mahato, A russian based business tycoon is often called the most richest person of Nepal. Once a famous Nepali blog had mentioned Upendra Mahato as a most richest person of Nepal but doesen’t want to be in a limelight. He had invested in different business in different countries that includes Europe, Africa, Asia and Nepal. He owns a remarkable valuation of shares on the most profit making company of Nepal, NCell and majority of shares on Sanima Bank. It is heard that he has property on Belarus and Russia worth billions of dollars.
Although Jiwa Lamichane is heard more as a president of Non-Residential Nepalese rather than his businesses, he is also among the richest person in Nepal. He is business partner of Upendra Mahato and had invested combinedly in different business from Russia to Nepal.
Ajaya Sumargi is often heard on the news being close to the powerful politicians and mostly with Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”. He is known as a very clever businessman who knows to utilize different people in his favour and make a huge business profit out of it. It is heard that he left his hometown Hetauda with NRs. 500 lending with his friend and now he owns few helicopters for his personal travel. Ajaya Sumargi owns Hello mobile company, almost a half a dozen of business complexes in middle of different cities, 154 ana land in the heart of Kathmandu which he had purchased from Kantipur Group and many more.
Pashupati Samsher Rana
Few decades ago Pashupati Samsher Rana was termed as most richest person of nepal and was often called the person who is much more richer than the king of Nepal. He owns 16 ropani of land in front Teaching Hospital where he lives currently lives, Nepal Gas comapny and many more. In an interview he had said that his wife princess of ancient Indian kingdom brought NRS. 2500 million of dowry some decades ago which could be value up to NRS. 25000 million in today’s date.
These are the top five richest people of Nepal listed depending upon facts and little rumour.