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Forbes Names Top 10 Richest People in Mauritius in December

Richest People in Mauritius: Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox.

Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

Since its independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial and tourist sectors.

Even though there are no Mauritian billionaires yet, there is a significant number of Mauritian businessmen who have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as real estate, agriculture, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. Meet five of them:

Below is the list of  richest people in Mauritius

10. Bashir Currimjee & Family

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Source: Diversified

Bashir Currimjee’s grandfather, Currimjee Jeewanjee, emigrated from Gujurat, India, to Port Louis, Mauritius, in 1884. He started a small business in 1890 trading livestock feed, rice, oil and pulses. 127 years later, that business is the Curimjee Group, a Mauritian group that has interests in Telecoms, Media & It, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism, Commerce & Financial Services, Energy, Food & Beverages and Home & Personal Care. Curimjee owns Emtel, the second largest mobile telecom operator in Mauritius, as well as Mauritius’ biggest digital pay TV firm MC Vision, among other ventures.

9. Rajkeswur Purryag – 709 million

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Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK GCSK, GOSK is a Mauritian politician who served as President of Mauritius from 2012 to May 2015. He was elected as the fifth President of Mauritius by the National Assembly and took office on 21 July 2012.

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