The wealthiest person in the UK has been revealed: Who is Gopi Hinduja?

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From entering the London markets in 1979, to being the richest billionaire in UK, here's a look at Gopi Hinduja, from the Hinduja family.

Britain, as we know it today, is the home to the wealthiest of the wealthy. As per the Sunday Times Rich List of 2023, the United Kingdom is revealed to have 171 billionaires recorded this year alone. The figure has however reduced by 6 people compared to the 2022 list that came out. Nevertheless, it is still essential to note that the combined wealth of the billionaires in question has increased by 4.5%. This leads to several questions regarding the rising inequality in income, within the economy.

Who all made it to the Sunday Times Rich List of 2023?

From Andy Currie, the director of Ineos, to the Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family, the list featured many accomplished individuals who are the crème de la crème of making and growing their wealth. The list also saw big names in the entertainment industry such as Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, and Adele feature on The Sunday Times Young Rich List.

The list that featured British royalty, business tycoons, industrialists, and investors, saw Gopi Hinduja bag the first place in this esteemed list. This isn’t the first time Gopi Hinduja from the famous Hinduja family has been placed in high ranks in such lists. Being a veteran businessman, who has business running in his blood, Gopi Hinduja has grown into an unstoppable business tycoon over the years.

If you’re wondering who Gopi Hinduja is, you’re at the right place. Here’s a look at the origins, and current standing of the Hinduja group, which is led by Gopi Hinduja.

Who is Gopi Hinduja?

Gopi Hinduja and his billionaire family have been officially deemed the richest family in the United Kingdom. The Indian-born British businessman is the co-chairman of his family’s international business conglomerate called the Hinduja Group, which is doing impressive work globally.

The Hinduja Group deals with various areas of business from automotive, oil, and specialty chemicals, to healthcare, IT, and real estate. Being a big business family, Gopi along with one of his four siblings leads his family’s renowned business empire. Gopi’s siblings Sri (who passed away recently), Prakash, and Ashok manage various verticals of the business from different parts of the world.

What is the net worth of Gopi Hinduja and his family?

Gopi, along with the rest of the Hinduja family is said to possess a net worth of £35 billion as per National World. The family entered the British market in the year 1979 following the footsteps of their father Parmanand Deepchand Hindu who was a trader in India. This move to London, and establishing it as the base of the business was a genius move by the Hinduja brothers.

This chief British company Hinduja Automotives, wherein Gopi is a chairman recorded a turnover of £2 billion in 2021 alone, as per The Mirror.

What else does the Hinduja group own?

Over the years, the Hinduja group has bought out several iconic companies, thus leading them to the top of the list when it comes to wealth. From Gulf Oil to Ashok Leyland (who is India’s biggest manufacturer of vehicles), several million-dollar conglomerates have been acquired by the Hinduja group.

Additionally, they also channeled their energy, time, and money into investing in various ventures in IT, media, banking, and more, back in the day. Making their mark on Britain, the group acquired and transformed the historic Old War Office building in Whitehall into a luxurious 5-star hotel. With over 15,000 employees in over 100 countries, the activities of the group touches millions of lives given how diverse their work and services are.

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