Anwar Pervez

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Sir
Anwar Pervez
OBE
Born Mohammed Anwar Pervez
1935 (age 81–82)
Gujar Khan, British India (now Pakistan)
Residence London, England
Nationality British & Pakistani
Occupation Chairman of Bestway
Net worth US$3.8 billion[1] (STRL 2017)
Spouse(s) Sabiha Qasim
Children Rizwan Pervez
Suleman Pervez
Dawood Pervez
Farah Pervez
Relatives Zameer Choudrey (nephew)

Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez OBE, HI (Urdu: سر انور پرویز‎), (born March 1935) is a Pakistan-born British businessman. He is the founder and chairman of Bestway. According to the Sunday Times Rich List UK, in 2017 Anwar Pervez's net worth is £2.95 billion (US$3.8 billion); which makes him the richest Pakistani in the UK.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mohammed Anwar Pervez was born in March 1935,[3] and moved to the UK at the age of 21.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1963 he established his first convenience store in London's Earls Court.[4] By the early seventies he had changed the company's name to Bestway and was operating ten convenience stores in and around West London.[4] In 1976, Pervez opened Bestway’s first wholesale warehouse in Acton, West London.[4] The company has since grown to a multibillion-pound enterprise, and as of 2014 Bestway is the second largest independent wholesaler in the UK.[5]

Honours[edit]

Pervez was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992[6] and a Knight Bachelor in 1999.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sabiha Qasim, and their sons Rizwan Pervez and Dawood Pervez (born February 1975)[3] are directors of Bestway.[8][9]

In 2012, their daughter Farah married Syed Abid Hussain Imam, the son of Pakistani politicians Abida Hussain and Fakhar Imam, lives in Lahore and is not involved in Bestway.[9]

Pervez is a trustee of the BritishEdu Trust, Crime Stoppers and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/more-than-a-third-of-those-on-sunday-times-rich-list-are-tory-donors_uk_59102cdae4b0e7021e98e8de
  2. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/more-than-a-third-of-those-on-sunday-times-rich-list-are-tory-donors_uk_59102cdae4b0e7021e98e8de
  3. ^ a b "Bestway Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Midgley, Dominic (21 July 2014). "Anwar Pervez: The Billionaire cash and carry King". Express. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "No. 52952". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1992. p. 11.  (United Kingdom)
  7. ^ "Honours and Awards". London Gazette. 14 September 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bestway's Pervez steps back as son joins board". Thegrocer.co.uk. 2004-07-17. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  9. ^ a b Midgley, Dominic. "Anwar Pervez: The Billionaire cash and carry King". Daily Express. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  10. ^ "Mohammed Anwar Pervez Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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