Anwar Pervez

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Sir

Anwar Pervez
Born
Mohammed Anwar Pervez

(1935-03-15) 15 March 1935 (age 84)[1]
Rawalpindi, British India (now Pakistan)
NationalityBritish
OccupationChairman, Bestway
Net worthUS$4.6 billion (2019)[2]
Spouse(s)Sabiha Qasim
Children4
RelativesZameer Choudrey (nephew)

Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez OBE, HPk (Urdu: سر انور پرویز‎; born 15 March 1935) is a British billionaire businessman who is the founder and chairman of Bestway.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List UK, in 2019 Anwar Pervez's net worth is £3.534 billion (US$4.6 billion); which makes him the richest Pakistan-born Briton in the UK.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mohammed Anwar Pervez was born in 1935 and moved to the UK at the age of 21.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1963 he established his first convenience store in London's Earls Court.[3] By the early seventies he had changed the company's name to Bestway and was operating ten convenience stores in and around West London.[3] In 1976, Pervez opened Bestway’s first wholesale warehouse in Acton, West London.[3] The company has since grown to a multibillion-pound enterprise, and as of 2014 Bestway is the second largest independent wholesaler in the UK.[4]

Honours[edit]

Pervez was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992[5] and a Knight Bachelor in 1999.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sabiha Qasim, and their sons Rizwan Pervez and Dawood Pervez (born February 1975) are directors of Bestway.[7][8]

In 2012, their daughter Farah married Syed Abid Hussain Imam, the son of Pakistani politicians Abida Hussain and Fakhar Imam. She lives in Lahore and is not involved in Bestway.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 3113. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ a b Murtaza Ali Shah. "Billionaire Pakistani family rises in UK Asian rich list". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Midgley, Dominic (21 July 2014). "Anwar Pervez: The Billionaire cash and carry King". Express. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  4. ^ Bounds, Andrew; Barrett, Claer (18 July 2014). "Cash-and-carry group Bestway to buy Co-op pharmacies for £620m". Financial Times. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  5. ^ "No. 52952". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1992. p. 11. (United Kingdom)
  6. ^ "Honours and Awards". London Gazette. 14 September 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Bestway's Pervez steps back as son joins board". Thegrocer.co.uk. 2004-07-17. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  8. ^ a b Midgley, Dominic. "Anwar Pervez: The Billionaire cash and carry King". Daily Express. Retrieved 2015-12-15.

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