19 February 1940|
Karachi, British India
Sadruddin Hashwani is a Pakistani business tycoon, billionaire and author. He is the founder and chairman of Hashoo Group, a conglomerate best known for Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts. As of 2005, Hashwani is the fifth-wealthiest Pakistani with an estimated net worth of 8 billion dollars 
Born in Karachi, British India into a Gujarati Khoja Shia Ismaili family, Hashwani studied at the University of Karachi and in 1960 founded the Hassan Ali Company along with his brother. By 1970s, it had become Pakistan's largest cotton trading company. However, the company was nationalised in 1973. In 1978, he launched the Holiday Inn hotel in Islamabad, and in Karachi in 1981. Both of the hotels were converted into Marriott brand in 1990s. In 1985, Hashwani made a successful bid for the majority shares of Pakistan Services Limited, which then owned four Inter-Continental Hotels across Pakistan, the hotels were re-branded as Pearl-Continental Hotels.
In 2014, Hashwani published his best-selling memoir Truth Always Prevails. In May 2011 in a press conference, he expressed his support for Pakistan and its institutions, particularly military and expressed confidence in the abilities of Pakistanis. In April 2016, he and his son, Murtaza Hashwani, were named in the Panama Papers.
Hashwani is a billionaire. In 2005, he was named 5th-richest person in Pakistan with net worth of ₨115.8 billion (equivalent to ₨350 billion or US$3.4 billion in 2013).While in 2018 he is estimated to have a net worth of over 10 billion USD with assests valued at over 5 billion USD.
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