When Hard Work, Blessing, and Dedication Pay Off: Lifestyle of a Successful Self-made Entrepreneur in Dubai, Parvez Rupani

Parvez Sultan Rupani is a public figure and renowned entrepreneur in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Winner of the Arabian Best of the Best Award for digital transformation, he is the chairman of DgTx Holdings. He has also mentored a lot of budding entrepreneurs over the years. 

Through his ‘Powerpreneurs Podcast,’ Parvez Rupani continues to inspire young entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. “Entrepreneurship is not for the fainthearted,” says Rupani in his interview with Forbes.

Recently, Parvez Rupani raised a few eyebrows when he was seen driving his latest Rolls Royce. Rupani does not believe in flexing his luxurious lifestyle on social media, unlike most influencers. However, he does own an impressive fleet of luxury cars, which includes the latest Mercedes and Ferrari. Rupani believes these possessions are the fruits of all the hard work and dedication he has put in during his entrepreneurial journey. 

Born in Pakistan, Parvez landed in America after completing high school. He worked different jobs at stores and gas stations to pay for his university education. He then embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, making money and losing much of it. 

There was a time when he went broke and had to start all over again. As he had already seen many ups and downs, he had the required strength and experience. He came to the UAE in 2009 and started his venture with a small team of six.

The company snowballed and became the number one partner of Etisalat in 2016. Parvez Rupani’s venture garnered unmatched recognition and multiple awards in just five to six years. Today, he has more than 200 employees working in his company. Rupani has now come up with his revolutionary product, DgTx. In 2021, it was valued at $56 million. 

Through DgTx, he provides tax solutions to a multitude of businesses in the UAE. His vision is to offer a range of different services, such as data mining, in addition to tax solutions.

According to Parvez, one needs to enjoy the journey and not only the achievement of the intended goal. He remembers that Rolls Royces used to be a big deal a few years back because you had to work hard for it. Today, he sees that they mean nothing to lots of spoiled kids in Dubai, who already grew up with these fancy cars around.

There was a time when he had to struggle for survival. Now, he lives in an opulent mansion on Palm Island, Dubai. Thus, success for Parvez Rupani is not a destination but a journey.