Meet the richest Indian expatriates in the UAE!

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The stories of how these prolific businessmen made their life in the UAE are inspiring. For the quick list of names in a table with facts see below, or stay longer and read how these expats became the richest Indians in the UAE.

  1. Shamsheer Vayalil, Kerala

    A doctor by profession and a businessman by genetics, Shamsheer Vayalil is a new entry to this list, but not new to the UAE. He worked in Abu Dhabi before opening the first ever Life Line Hospital (LLH) in 2007, at the age of 30. 

  2. Divyank Turakhia, Gujarat

    Still in their thirties, Divyank Turakhia and his business partner and brother, Bhavin Turakhia, are new entrants to the rich list and to the billionaire club., founded by Divyank, was bought by a group of Chinese investors for about $900 million (Dh3.3 billion) for cash in 2016. The start-up was owned by Directi UAE, run by the brothers, with operations in the UAE and New York.

3. Micky Jagtiani, Sindhi

Micky or ‘Mukesh’ Jagtiani, born in Kuwait to Indian parents, has the most inspiring story of this list. Working as a mini-cab driver in London, he was orphaned at the age of 21. What now may seem as a pittance for an entrepreneur, he left for Bahrain with US$6,000 (Dh22,020). He put all he had into a small baby garments store, the first of his ventures, which then burgeoned into what today is the Landmark empire.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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