Anwar Pervez Biography
Anwar Pervez OBE, HPk is a British billionaire businessman and former bus conductor and driver who was born in Pakistan. Bestway Group is his company, and he is the founder and chairman. He worked seven days a week on double shifts about GB£16 to GB£18 a week. In 1963 he established his first convenience store, Kashmir, in London’s Earls Court for the Muslim community
Anwar Pervez Age | Birthday
How old is Anwar? He is 87 years old as of 15 March 2022. He was born Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez in 1935 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Anwar Pervez Education
He completed his secondary education in Pakistan and later joined Forman Christian College.
Anwar Pervez Family | Early Life
He was born into a poor farming family in Rawalpindi. In 1956, at the age of 21, he moved to the United Kingdom. Apparently, more information about his family background has not been disclosed, to be updated later.
Anwar Pervez Wife | Children | Daughter
Suleiman Pervez, Dawood Pervez, and Farah Pervez were his three children with his second wife, Sabiha Qasim. His firstborn kid from his first marriage was Rizwan Pervez. Rizwan and Dawood are the directors of Bestway. Farah married Syed Abid Hussain Imam in 2012, the son of Pakistani leaders Abida Hussain and Fakhar Imam. She is not a Bestway member and resides in Lahore.
Anwar Pervez Net Worth
His net worth was £3.1 billion (US$3.75 billion) in 2020, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, making him the wealthiest Pakistani-born Briton in the UK.
Anwar Pervez Career
His first job was as a telephone operator for the state-owned telecommunications corporation PTCL. He used to work there for Rs96 a month, the majority of which went toward anti-malaria medication. In 1956, he moved to England. He worked as a bus conductor and driver in Bradford. He worked seven days a week in double shifts for about GB£16 to GB£18 per week. In 1963, he built his first convenience store, Kashmir, for the Muslim community in London’s Earls Court. By the early 1970s, he’d rebranded the business Bestway and was operating eleven convenience stores in and around West London, largely catering to Asians and specializing in Asian goods like spices, rice, lentils, and pork.
Pervez established Bestway’s first wholesale warehouse in Acton, West London, in 1976. Bestway has now expanded to become the UK’s second-largest independent wholesaler, with revenues of more than £1 billion in 2014. In 1992, Pervez was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1999, he was knighted. In March 2000, the Pakistani government honored him with the Hilal-i-Pakistan award for his contributions to the country.