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The Gulf Special
3. Ravi Pillai
3.6 billion; Construction, RP Group
COMMENTS PRINT
Special Issue: The Gulf Special The Gulf Special
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Arabian Business presents the 50 Richest Indians in West Asia
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7.2 billion; Industry; Stallion Group
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4.5 billion; FMCG, IFFCO Group
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3.3 billion; Healthcare, NMC Healthcare
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3.21 billion; Retail LuLu Group International
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3 billion; Banking and finance, Kataria Holdings
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1.8 billion; Industry, Mulk Holdings
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1.7 billion; Property, Sobha Group
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1.5 billion; Retail, Choithrams
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1.37 billion; Healthcare, VPS Healthcare
The Gulf Special
1.35 billion; Retail, Jashanmal Group
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1.31 billion; Healthcare, DM Healthcare
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1.2 billion; Retail, Jumbo Group
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995 million; Retail, Rosy Blue Group
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928 million; Retail, Al Safeer Group
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905 million; Property, SKAI Holdings
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828 million; Construction, Danube Group
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645 million; Retail, Dhamani Jewels
The Gulf Special
640 million; Industry, Khimji Ramdas Group
The Gulf Special
630 million; Banking and finance, House of Patels
The Gulf Special
630 million; Retail, Joyallukkas Group
The Gulf Special
585 million; Retail, Apparel Group
The Gulf Special
550 million; Industry, Palmon Group
The Gulf Special
542 million; Industry, Al Dobowi Group
The Gulf Special
533 million; Industry, Petrochem Middle East
The Gulf Special
520 million; Retail, Regal Group
The Gulf Special
505 million; Healthcare, Thumbay Group
The Gulf Special
490 million; Industry, KEF Holdings
The Gulf Special
470 million; Retail, Marina Home Interiors
The Gulf Special
440 million; Retail, Pure Gold
The Gulf Special
420 million; Healthcare, Zulekha Healthcare
The Gulf Special
420 million; Retail, Al Adil Trading
The Gulf Special
410 million; Retail, Jacky’s Group
The Gulf Special
400 million; Industry, Dodsal Group
The Gulf Special
375 million; Food, Al Kabeer Group
The Gulf Special
370 million; Banking and finance, Al Razouki International Exchange
The Gulf Special
360 million; Retail, Lal’s Group
The Gulf Special
340 million; Industry, Giant Group
The Gulf Special
327 million; Healthcare, Dr Sunny Healthcare group
The Gulf Special
325 million; Hospitality, Ramee Hotels
The Gulf Special
320 million; Retail, Mikura
The Gulf Special
318 million; Industry, Hira Group
The Gulf Special
315 million; Transport, Transworld Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, geebee group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, MJ Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, Dana Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Hospitality, SFC Group
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290 million; Construction, City Diamond Contracting
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270 million; Industry, Bhatia Brothers
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240 million; Property, Rocky Real Estate

Rising by one place this year, our estimate of Ravi Pillai’s wealth has swelled as a result of rapid business expansion over the course of the last 12 months.

With over 80,000 employees today, his company is a multi-billion-dollar operation. Not bad for the boy from Kerala who, at the age of 14, started running his first business just so he could pay for school books.

“To me, it’s just been one step at a time, it’s never been about the money, just trying to work hard and do things the right way,” he told Arabian Business last year.

The Saudi-based RP Group has interests in construction, travel and tourism, healthcare, retail and education sectors. The most prominent of these is Nasser S Al Hajri Corporation, the largest industrial contractor in the Middle East.

Pillai has an MBA from Cochin University and an honorary doctorate from Excelsior State University in the United States. In 2007, Pillai was bestowed with the coveted Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the president of India for his commendable services to non-resident Indians and exemplary track record in entrepreneurship.

Next on Pillai’s hit list is Dubai, where his RP Global subsidiary has huge plans in the property, education and hospitality segments.

COMMENTS PRINT
The Gulf Special
Arabian Business presents the 50 Richest Indians in West Asia
The Gulf Special
7.2 billion; Industry; Stallion Group
The Gulf Special
4.5 billion; FMCG, IFFCO Group
The Gulf Special
3.3 billion; Healthcare, NMC Healthcare
The Gulf Special
3.21 billion; Retail LuLu Group International
The Gulf Special
3 billion; Banking and finance, Kataria Holdings
The Gulf Special
1.8 billion; Industry, Mulk Holdings
The Gulf Special
1.7 billion; Property, Sobha Group
The Gulf Special
1.5 billion; Retail, Choithrams
The Gulf Special
1.37 billion; Healthcare, VPS Healthcare
The Gulf Special
1.35 billion; Retail, Jashanmal Group
The Gulf Special
1.31 billion; Healthcare, DM Healthcare
The Gulf Special
1.2 billion; Retail, Jumbo Group
The Gulf Special
995 million; Retail, Rosy Blue Group
The Gulf Special
928 million; Retail, Al Safeer Group
The Gulf Special
905 million; Property, SKAI Holdings
The Gulf Special
828 million; Construction, Danube Group
The Gulf Special
645 million; Retail, Dhamani Jewels
The Gulf Special
640 million; Industry, Khimji Ramdas Group
The Gulf Special
630 million; Banking and finance, House of Patels
The Gulf Special
630 million; Retail, Joyallukkas Group
The Gulf Special
585 million; Retail, Apparel Group
The Gulf Special
550 million; Industry, Palmon Group
The Gulf Special
542 million; Industry, Al Dobowi Group
The Gulf Special
533 million; Industry, Petrochem Middle East
The Gulf Special
520 million; Retail, Regal Group
The Gulf Special
505 million; Healthcare, Thumbay Group
The Gulf Special
490 million; Industry, KEF Holdings
The Gulf Special
470 million; Retail, Marina Home Interiors
The Gulf Special
440 million; Retail, Pure Gold
The Gulf Special
420 million; Healthcare, Zulekha Healthcare
The Gulf Special
420 million; Retail, Al Adil Trading
The Gulf Special
410 million; Retail, Jacky’s Group
The Gulf Special
400 million; Industry, Dodsal Group
The Gulf Special
375 million; Food, Al Kabeer Group
The Gulf Special
370 million; Banking and finance, Al Razouki International Exchange
The Gulf Special
360 million; Retail, Lal’s Group
The Gulf Special
340 million; Industry, Giant Group
The Gulf Special
327 million; Healthcare, Dr Sunny Healthcare group
The Gulf Special
325 million; Hospitality, Ramee Hotels
The Gulf Special
320 million; Retail, Mikura
The Gulf Special
318 million; Industry, Hira Group
The Gulf Special
315 million; Transport, Transworld Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, geebee group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, MJ Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Industry, Dana Group
The Gulf Special
300 million; Hospitality, SFC Group
The Gulf Special
290 million; Construction, City Diamond Contracting
The Gulf Special
270 million; Industry, Bhatia Brothers
The Gulf Special
240 million; Property, Rocky Real Estate
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