Yusuf Hamied Net Worth $1.2 Billion
Indian businessman Yusuf Hamied has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. He currently chairs Cipla, a pharmaceuticals company that was founded in 1935 by Khwaja Abdul Hamied, Yusuf Hamied’s dad. In Africa, Hamied is hailed by the people as God, while Cipla is the temple. Though he was raised in Mumbai, Yusuf Hamied was truly produced in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is a graduate of Christ’s College, Cambridge where he completed his doctorate degree in Chemistry. Yusuf is well known to defy many Western pharmaceutical businesses just to offer generic AIDS drugs as well as medications for other ailments to patients in poor countries. Hamied plays an important role pioneering the development of several multi-drug combination pills that are used in treating asthma, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS as well as other serious ailments. Due to his works, Yusuf Hamied is featured in TIME magazine, The New York Times, The Economist, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, The Times (London), Wired, Der Spiegel, as well as other notable publications. Hamied was likewise featured on CNN, BBC, 60 Minutes and ABC News.