Meet the Hindujas, UK’s unpopular richest family worth over £37bn

The Hinduja family’s global business footprint expands through 48 nations. — Telegraph India

The Hinduja family, helmed by Gopi Hinduja and proprietors of the global Hinduja Group, have emerged as the wealthiest entity in the latest Sunday Times Rich List for 2024.

The Daily Express highlighted that the family’s fortune has seen a remarkable rise to £37.196 billion, which marks an upswing of £2.196 billion since the preceding year.

This impressive growth in wealth amounts to a daily income boost of over £6 million.

The Hinduja Group’s vast activities incorporate industries and services spread over 48 nations, engaging in oil, chemicals, IT, cyber security, automotive, healthcare, commerce, infrastructure, media, real estate, and energy.

At 84 years old, Gopi, also known as “GP,” remains a central figure in steering the multinational along with his siblings Srichand, Prakash P., and Ashok Hinduja. Unfortunately, Srichand passed away the previous year at 87.

The Hinduja Group ventured into the hospitality industry with their flagship hotel opened last year after a £900m investment. — Economic Times

The empire can trace its roots back to Gopi’s father, Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja, who laid the foundations for the family business with trade operations in Sindh in the early 20th century.

Following his passing, his sons transitioned the enterprise’s base to London in 1979 and began its international expansion.

The Hinduja brothers entered diverse markets through the 80s and 90s, venturing into IT, trucking, banking, and other burgeoning industries.

Gopi and Srichand Hinduja acquired the historical site of Winston Churchill’s wartime command in central London for £350 million, repurposing it into the lavish Raffles Hotel with an investment close to £900 million just last year. This luxury hotel showcases 120 rooms with prices ranging from £1,000 to an exorbitant £25,000 per night.

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