The Indian community is the most populous expat community in the Gulf, and probably the most successful too. Many are long time residents of the region, having come to the Gulf much before the advent of oil that prospered the local economies.
Indians today play a significant role in the GCC as they helm businesses that form a backbone of the regional economies. Billionaires of Indian origin, based in the Gulf, have a collective net worth of $30.8 billion, according to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires 2018.
For the second consecutive year Forbes Middle East lists the Next Generation Indians who will carry forward their parents’ legacies. These young men and women are playing an active role in their family businesses.