Lucknow is the ‘City of Nawabs’ so you can’t expect this city to be anything less than Royal. Though, every Lucknowite is rich by heart, there are some who also have ‘deep pockets’. I came across an iteresting thread on Quora that discussed the ‘Richest People from Lucknow’ and it occurred to me we often talk of the Lucknow’s rich heritage so let’s talk about the Richest people from ‘The City of Nawabs’.
Here we go,
1. Manoj Bhargava
Manoj Bhargava is said to be the richest person who hails from Lucknow. He is an Indian-American businessman and philanthropist and CEO of Innovations Ventures LLC, a company known for producing 5-hours Energy Drink. Bhargava was born in Lucknow in 1953 and later his family moved to United States. However, after completing his college Manoj Bhargava returned to India, stayed here for next 12 years and worked with several companies before heading to US again to start his business.
Manoj’s documentary film, ‘Billions in Change’ released in 2015 and states that his net worth is more than $4 Billion. He was also featured in the Forbes 2014 ‘list of billionaires’.
2. Prashant Pathak
Born in Lucknow, Prashant Pathak is an Indo-Canadian business who lives in Toronto. Pathak, who is also an investor and philanthropist, did his schooling from St. Francis’ College, Lucknow. He further completed his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and MBA from reputed INSEAD, a reputed management college. He is said to one among Riches People having Lucknowi origin.
3. Subrata Roy
Chairperson of Sahara India Parivar, Subrata Roy is a residence of Lucknow who moved in the city 1990s. Roy joined Sahara Finance, a struggling company in 1978 and took it over. His company started with his Sahara City project covering 217 Self sufficient townships which was launched in the 1990s and from there it went on to become the largest conglomerate of India with a diversified range of business interests.
The company now has interests in financial services, education, real estate, media, entertainment, tourism, healthcare, and hospitality. Subrata Roy was named among the 10 Most Powerful People of India in 2012 by India Today. Subrata Roy is one of the leading businessman from India that definitely makes him the richest in Lucknow.
4. Mehrab Khan
Mehrab Khan is the man behind Mehrab Logistics And Aviation Ltd. in Lucknow. As per one of the Quora user, Mehrab Khan is the richest person in Lucknow. He came to Lucknow with merely Rs. 2000 and started the first largest private sector company in U.P in 1997. It is believed that his company has an annual turnover of nearly Rs. 500 crores. He is said to be one of the richest people in Lucknow.
5. Sayad Sawafi
Sayad Sawafi who hails from Lucknow is one of most successful professional in India. He last served as MD and Group CEO of VLCC. He has also been associated with Viom Networks as CEO. Before Viom Networks, Syed was with Reliance Communications Limited (RCom) as the President and CEO of the Wireless Business and Chairman of the Reliance Management Board. He has also worked with Bharti Airtel Limited as the Executive Director and is a global personality. Also he is assumed to be one of richest people hailing from Lucknow.