List of Top 100 Entrepreneurs in India | Best Successful and Famous Indian Entrepreneurs

Top 100 Entrepreneurs in India | Best Successful Indian Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to discover the Top 100 Entrepreneurs in India who have dared to think beyond the norm and made their mark on the world? From young, up-and-coming innovators to established business leaders, this list of Indian entrepreneurs showcases the best and brightest in the industry.

These individuals have not only stood out amongst their competitors but have also built global brands from humble beginnings.

These successful entrepreneurs in India are not only an inspiration for those looking to start their own business, but also a testament to the power of creativity and determination. So, without further ado, let's dive into the list of the most famous and accomplished entrepreneurs in India today!

Top 100 Entrepreneurs in India:

1. Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

Age: 60

Net Worth: $150 Billion (as of 27th Jan)

Industry: commodities, infrastructure

  • Gautam Shantilal Adani was born on 24 June 1962 and is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist.
  • He is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group.
  • Adani Group is Ahmedabad-based multinational multi-industry company which is involved in port development and operations in India.

2. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Age: 65

Net Worth: $88 Billion (as of 27th Jan)

Industry: diversified

  • Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani was born on 19 April 1957 is an Indian businessman.
  • He is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • According to Forbes, Mukesh Ambani was the richest person in Asia with a total net worth of $87 billion previous year.

3. Radhakishan Damani

Radhakishan Damani

Age: 68

Net Worth: $27.6 Billion (Jan)

Industry: retail, investments

  • Radhakishan S. Damani was born on 1 Jan 1954 and is an Indian investor.
  • He made huge profits by short-selling stocks that were highly inflated by the illegal means of Harshad Mehta in the 1990s.
  • He quit the stock market in 2000 to start his own hypermarket chain, DMart in 2002. Today he has 234 DMart stores all over India.

4. Cyrus Poonawalla

Cyrus Poonawalla

Age: 81

Net Worth: $21.5 Billion (Nov 2022)

Industry: vaccines

  • Son of a horse breeder, Cyrus S. Poonawalla was born in 1941 and is an Indian billionaire businessman.
  • He founded Serum Institute of India in the year 1966. Later he built it into the world's largest vaccine maker by the number of doses.
  • Adar Poonawalla, son of Cyrus Poonawalla, who is Serum Institute's CEO— under his charge the company has invested $800 million for building a new factory so that they can manufacture Covid-19 vaccines.

5. Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

Age: 77

Net Worth: $21.4 Billion (Forbes 2022 list)

Industry: software services

  • Shiv Nadar was born on 14 July 1945 in Thoothukudi district and is an Indian industrialist.
  • He is the founder and chairman of-- HCL Technologies Limited and Shiv Nadar Foundation.
  • In year 2008, Shiv Nadar was awarded Padma Bhushan for his great efforts in the IT industry.  

6. Savitri Jindal

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Age: 72

Net Worth: $16.4 Billion

Industry: steel

  • Savitri Devi Jindal was born on 20 March 1950 is a great Indian businesswoman
  • She is the Chairperson of OP Jindal Group.
  • Savitri Jindal is also the president of a well-known medical college and that is Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha.

7. Dilip Shanghvi

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Age: 67

Net Worth: $15.5 Billion (as of Jan)

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Dilip Shanghvi was born on 1 October 1955 and is an Indian businessman.
  • He is one of India's richest people.
  • Dilip Shanghvi founded Sun Pharmaceuticals.
  • The Indian Government has awarded him the honor of the Padma Shri in the year 2016.
  • India Today's magazine has ranked Dilip Shanghvi the 8th most powerful people in India of year 2017.

8. Hinduja brothers

Hinduja brothers

Age: -

Net Worth: $15.2 Billion (2023)

Industry: diversified

  • Four siblings: Ashok, Srichand, Prakash and Gopichand (pictured above) control multinational multi-industry company the Hinduja Group.
  • These brothers own valuable real estate in London. That includes the historic Old War Office building in Whitehall.
  • Hinduja Group's businesses range from manufacturing trucks and lubricants to banking and cable television.

9. Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla

Age: 55

Net Worth: $15 Billion

Industry: commodities

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla was born on 14 June 1967 is an Indian industrialist.
  • He is also the chairman of Aditya Birla Group, one of the huge multi-industry companies in India.
  • Kumar Birla is the chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
  • He is the chairman of a well-know institution that is Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) also for the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

10. Bajaj Family

Bajaj Family

Age: -

Net Worth: $14.6 Billion

Industry: diversified

  • Bajaj family owns and controls the 95 year-old Bajaj Group.
  • Bajaj Group is mainly known for its motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto, its financial services arm and also the Bajaj Finserv. 
  • Patriarch Rahul Bajaj is the chairman of Bajaj Group (pictured person), and he shares this with his fellow cousins Madhur, Niraj and Shekhar.
  • Rahul Bajaj's younger son Sanjiv is currently running Bajaj Finserv and it is family's #1 asset.

11. Sunil Mittal

Sunil Mittal

Age: 65

Net Worth: $14.5 Billion

Industry: telecom

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal was born on 23 October 1957 and is an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • He is the founder and chair-person of Bharti Enterprises.
  • Bharti Airtel is the group's main company is one of the world's largest telecom company.

12. Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak

Age: 63

Net Worth: $14.3 Billion (as of 27 Jan )

Industry: banking

  • Uday Suresh Kotak was born on 15 March 1959 and is an Indian banker.
  • He is the executive vice chairman and managing director of well-known bank Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • Taking his family's trading business, Back in 1985 Uday Kotak started a finance firm and later went on to convert it to a bank in the year 2003.
  • His Kotak Mahindra Bank is now in India's top 4 banks in the private sector.

13. Shapoor Mistry

Pallonji Mistry

Age: 58

Net Worth: $14.2 Billion (Forbes 2022)

Industry: diversified

  • Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry was born in 1929 and is an Indian-born Irish construction tycoon.
  • He is the chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group and the richest Irish person.
  • The family's biggest asset is an 18.4% stake in Tata Sons.

14. Godrej family

Godrej family

Age: -

Net Worth: $13.9 Billion (Forbes 2022)

Industry: consumer goods, real estate

  • The Godrej family is an Indian Parsi family that manages and largely owns the Godrej Group.
  • Godrej Group is a multi-industry company founded by Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha B Godrej in year 1897.
  • They are in various industries like real estate, industrial engineering, furniture, consumer products, appliances, security and agricultural products.

15. Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Age: 72

Net Worth: $13.8 Billion (as of 2 June 2021)

Industry: steel

  • Lakshmi Niwas Mittal was born on 15 June 1950 and is an Indian steel magnate.
  • He is the Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal which is the world's largest steel manufacturing company.
  • He is also the Chairman of stainless steel manufacture Aperam.

16. Madhukar Parekh

Age: 77

Net Worth: $12.6 Billion

Industry: adhesives

  • Madhukar Parekh is a well-known Indian entrepreneur.
  • He is the chairman of Pidilite Industries which is a global company.  
  • Madhukar is 17th richest Indian with a net worth of US$7.2 billion according to forbes 2020.

17. Burman family

Age: -

Net Worth: $9.6 Billion

Industry: consumer goods

  • Five branches of the Burman family share a consumer goods fortune drawn mainly from their majority stake in listed flagship Dabur.
  • The Burman family has their majority stake in their flagship brand Dabur and many more.
  • The brand known as Dabur which is a company came into existence in 1884 in Kolkata and the person behind it was S.K. Burman.
  • This company started by Burman is a path of ayurveda and it is to make medicines so that people can fight diseases such as malaria and cholera naturally.
  • This family's private holdings do range from many restaurants to home healthcare to life insurance and lots more.

18. Azim Premji

Age: 77

Net Worth: $9.3 Billion

Industry: software services

  • Azim Hashim Premji was born on 24 July 1945 is an Indian business tycoon, engineer, investor and also a philanthropist.
  • He was the former chairman of Wipro Ltd.
  • He is generally known as the Czar of IT Industry in India.
  • He was the backbone and responsible for getting Wipro through four decades of growth and diversification, to finally making it as one of the global leaders in the IT/software industry.
  • In the year 2010, he was listed among the 20 most influential and powerful men in the world by the Asiaweek magazine.

19. Kushal Pal Singh

Age: 91

Net Worth: $8.8 Billion

Industry: real estate

  • Kushal Pal Singh in 1961 left the army position. So that, he can work and help DLF company which was started by his father in law in the year 1946.
  • Kushal Pal Singh later built Delhi Land & Finance (DLF) City in Gurgaon, by acquiring land from local farmers.
  • At present, this Delhi based Delhi Land & Finance company, is running under his son rajiv as chairman
  • DLF is India's largest listed property firm by market cap.

20. Ashwin Dani

Age: 80

Net Worth: $8.4 Billion

Industry: paints

  • Ashwin Suryakant Dani is an Indian businessman.
  • He is the non-executive chairman of the Asian Paints Ltd. company
  • Asian Paints Ltd. is the largest paint making company in India with operations in around 16 countries. 
  • He was used to be the vice chairman and also the managing director of Asian paints Ltd., That is from Dec 1998 to Mar 2009.

21. Ravi Jaipuria

Age: 68

Net Worth: $8.1 Billion

Industry: soft drinks, fast food

  • India's cola king, Ravi Jaipuria, presides over the $1.7 billion (revenue) drinks and foods group RJ Corp.
  • His listed flagship Varun Beverages is one of PepsiCo's biggest bottlers outside the U.S.
  • The youngest of three brothers, Jaipuria studied in the U.S. and returned home in 1985 to join the family business as a bottler for Coca-Cola.
  • After a family division in 1987, in which he got one bottling plant as his share, he switched to PepsiCo.
  • Jaipuria's other interests include minority stakes in healthcare firm Medanta and listed budget hotel chain Lemon Tree.

22. Kuldip Singh & Gurbachan Singh Dhingra

Age: -

Net Worth: $6.8 Billion

Industry: paints

  • Brothers Gurbachan Singh and Kuldip Singh Dhingra owners and manages Berger Paints India which is India's second-largest paint maker company.
  • In the year 1991 these two brothers bought Berger Paints from the controversial businessman Vijay Mallya.
  • Other than India this company Berger paints has an huge presence in countries like Russia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Poland.

23. Vikram Lal

Age: 80

Net Worth: $6.6 Billion

Industry: motorcycles

  • Vikram Lal's company- Eicher Motors manufactures the iconic vehicles Royal Enfield motorbikes and he is the two-wheeler tycoon in India.
  • Eicher company has only three factories in the country. Still they have already sold more than 697,582 bikes in the financial year-- FY20, but that is a 15% less selling from 2019.
  • His son Siddhartha stepped down as chief executive in April 2019 but stayed on as managing director.
  • Eicher is joined by a venture called Volvo from Sweden to manufacture busses and trucks.
  • Man Mohan Lal, who is Vikram's father have opened a tractor shop and named it as Goodearth Company in the year 1948 and later partnered with German firm Eicher to manufacture tractors.

24. Mahendra Choksi

Age: 81

Net Worth: $6.5 Billion

Industry: paints

  • Mahendra Choksi is the son of one of four co-founders of listed company Asian Paints.
  • Mahendra Choksi was the late Ashwin's brother. His son, Manish Choksi is now the company's vice chairman
  • Asian Paints is India's leading paint maker or manufacturer.
  • His main source of wealth is from Asian paints.

25. Murali Divi

Age: 71

Net Worth: $6.45 Billion

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Scientist Murali Divi founded Divi's Laboratories about 30 years ago as a drug research company.
  • At this date, this firm is one of the world's top suppliers of pharmaceutical materials and ingredients.
  • Divi's laboratories also do manufacturing parts for giant pharmaceutical companies and manufacture nutraceuticals.
  • This company generates more than 80% of its annual revenue by exporting products and that is around $755 million.

26. Sudhir & Samir Mehta

Age: -

Net Worth: $6.4 Billion

Industry: pharmaceuticals, power

  • Sudhir & Samir Mehta generated the large part of their wealth from a company named Torrent Pharmaceuticals
  • This is a flagship of the more than $3 billion in revenue as Torrent Group.
  • Torrent which is a 61-year-old business company was founded by their late father- Uttambhai Nathalal Mehta. 
  • Uttambhai Mehta was a salesman for Swiss pharmaceutical giant that is Sandoz company.

27. Vinod and Anil Rai Gupta

Age: -

Net Worth: $6.3 Billion

Industry: electrical equipment

  • Mother and son Vinod and Anil Rai Gupta have generated there wealth from Havells India.
  • Havells India company is run by Anil rai Gupta and manufactures everything from electrical appliances like lighting fixtures to fans and electrical  refrigerators to washing machines.
  • Havells company was founded by Vinod's husband Qimat Rai Gupta in the year 1958.
  • The Havells company has more than 14 factories and they sell in more than fifty countries worldwide.

28. Hasmukh Chudgar

Age: 89

Net Worth: $6.2 Billion

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Hasmukh Chudgar founded Intas Pharmaceuticals in the year 1977.
  • He has transferred operations to his sons i.e. Nimish and Binish. This is both guys running the $2 billion worth of a company.
  • This company which is named Intas, it operates fifteen factories, of which 10 are in India and the rest are in Mexico and Europe.
  • In the year 2019, the Intas company made an affordable drug that is for treatment of breast cancer called Eleftha.

29. Benu Gopal Bangur

Age: 91

Net Worth: $6 Billion

Industry: cement

  • Benu Gopal Bangur generates his wealth by holding the majority stake in Shree Cement which is India's one of most cost effective cement manufacturing company.
  • Shree cement company was started in the year 1979 in Jaipur city and sells branded cement under the popular names of Bangur Cement, Shree Ultra Jung Rodhak and Rockstrong cement.
  • At present the Bangur cement company is running on the hands of his son Hari Mohan Bangur and his grandson named Prashant.

30. Rekha Jhunjhunwala

Age: 59

Net Worth: $5.9 Billion

Industry: investments

  • Rekha Jhunjhunwala inherited a valuable stock portfolio from her late husband Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in August 2022 at age 62.
  • Son of an income tax officer, Jhunjhunwala started dabbling in stocks while still in college.
  • He began investing with $100 in 1985 when the Bombay Stock Exchange Index was at 150; it now trades at over 38,000.
  • His most valuable listed holding is watch and jewelry maker Titan, part of the Tata conglomerate.
  • Jhunjhunwala also has stakes in privately held companies such as Star Health Insurance, Metro Brands and Concord Biotech.

31. Murugappa Family

Age: -

Net Worth: $5.8 B

Industry: diversified

  • The Murugappa family controls the $5 billion (revenues) Murugappa group, founded in 1900 as a moneylending firm in Myanmar.
  • The group has 28 businesses including nine listed companies making abrasives, auto components, bicycles, fertilizers and sugar.
  • The group's marquee brands include BSA and Hercules for bicycles and Parry for sugar.
  • Fourth generation family member M.M. Murugappan (pictured), has been group chairman since 2018.
  • Valli Arunachalam, a daughter from the fifth generation, been fighting for a board position in the holding company.

32. Harsh Mariwala

Age: 71

Net Worth: $5.7 B

Industry: consumer goods

  • Harsh Mariwala transformed the trading business of his family in edible oils and spices into consumer products called Marico.
  • While Marico is known for its Saffola oil for cooking and Parachute oil for hair. These products are getting sold in more than 25 countries.
  • Marico company even sells Saffola FITTIFY which is a kind of healthy soup. Marico has introduced many immunity boosting food products labeled Saffola ImmuniVeda.
  • Harsh Mariwala's other entries consists of Kaya company which is a chain network of many skin care clinics.

33. Vijay Chauhan

Age: 87

Net Worth: $5.5 B

Industry: biscuits

  • Vijay Chauhan is the patriarch of the family that controls Parle Products, best known for its popular glucose biscuit, Parle G.
  • The privately held biscuit, confectionery and snacks maker gets the bulk of its estimated $1.6 billion in revenue from biscuits.
  • The company donated 30 million biscuit packets during the coronavirus-related lockdown.
  • The company also has factories overseas in eight countries, including Mexico.
  • Chauhan's son Ajay and his nephews work at Parle.

34. Girdhari Lal Bawri, Rajendra Agarwal and Banwari Lal Bawri

Age: -

Net Worth: $5.45 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • These are three siblings, whose family once owned a pharmacy in Jaipur city. 
  • They started Macleods Pharmaceuticals in the year 1986 to manufacture anti-TB medicines.
  • This privately held company makes and produces generics materials for a range of diseases which includes asthma, diabetes and osteoporosis disease.

35. M.A. Yusuff Ali

Age: 67

Net Worth: $5.4 B

Industry: retail

  • Yusuff Ali Musaliam Veettil Abdul Kader, generally known him as Yusuff Ali M.A. was born on 15 November 1955 is a Dubai based Indian billionaire businessman. 
  • Yusuff is the chairman and managing director of a multi-industry group called LuLu Group International.
  • Special thing about LuLu Group International is that it employs the largest number of Indian employees outside the India.

36. Abhay Vakil

Age: 70

Net Worth: $5.2 B

Industry: paints

  • Abhay Vakil is non executive director for Asian Paints company which is the country's largest paint company.
  • Asian paints company was co-founded by Abhay Vakil's father and 3 other people in the year 1942.
  • Abhay Vakil has been connected with the Asian paints company for more than four decades.
  • He shares all his wealth which has been got by stakes in the Asian paints company with his family.

37. Mangal Prabhat Lodha

Age: 67

Net Worth: $5.1 B

Industry: real estate

  • Politician and property magnate Mangal Prabhat Lodha founded developer Lodha Group in Mumbai in 1980, now known as Macrotech Developers.
  • A native of the desert state of Rajasthan, Lodha started off by building middle-class homes in Mumbai's far-flung suburbs.
  • In 2021, Lodha completed Macrotech's long-delayed IPO.
  • Lodha built Mumbai's Trump Tower, a 75-story luxury skyscraper, located in a complex called The Park, in midtown Mumbai.

38. Kapil & Rahul Bhatia

Age: -

Net Worth: $4.9 B

Industry: airlines

  • Father and son Kapil Bhatia and Rahul Bhatia's most important asset is Inter Globe Aviation.
  • By whose whose the IndiGo company is the largest airline by market share in India.
  • They have a fleet of 283 aircraft and flew to 87 destinations which includes 24 overseas and of course it was before Covid-19 pandemic, which forced it to curtail operations.
  • Its CEO is airline veteran Ronojoy Dutta, a former president of United Airlines.
  • Airline veteran Ronojoy Dutta is the CEO of IndiGo and he used to be the president of United Airlines.

39. Pavan & Vivek Jain

Age: 92

Net Worth: $4.55 B

Industry: chemicals

  • Patriarch Devendra Jain divided the family's assets in Inox Group in 2021 between his two sons Pavan and Vivek.
  • Elder son Pavan is chairman of the Inox Group which includes medical gas maker Inox Air Products and movie theater chain Inox Leisure Ltd.
  • Younger son Vivek is chairman of the InoxGFL group which includes chemical maker Gujarat Flourochemicals; Inox Wind and and wind farm maintenance company Inox Green Energy Services.
  • The Inox group has a chain of 167 cinema multiplexes, which were closed after the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March 2020.
  • In 2019, the group demerged its chemicals business and brought in a separate management team for it.

40. Singh family

Age: -

Net Worth: $4.5 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Singh family owns a majority stake in Alkem Laboratories.
  • Samprada Singh's cousin Basudeo Narain Singh now manages Alkem as an executive chairman of the company.
  • To the end of 2020 this company Alkem reported a huge 48% rise in net growth and earnings to about USD $153 Million on revenue of around USD $1.1 billion.
  • This generics company which is listed and have about 21 factories all across the country in India and USA.

41. N.R. Narayana Murthy

Age: 76

Net Worth: $4.3 B

Industry: software services

  • N.R. Narayana Murthy is the legendary cofounder and retired chairman of Indian tech giant Infosys, in which he continues to hold a minority stake.
  • Murthy stepped down as chairman in 2011 after 30 years with the company but returned in 2013 to hand over management to a professional CEO in 2014.
  • In 2017, Murthy was in the news for raising concerns over alleged corporate governance lapses at Infosys, which the company denied.
  • The controversy led to the CEO's resignation and a board shakeup, which saw the return of retired cofounder Nandan Nilekani as nonexecutive chairman.

42. Ramesh Juneja

Age: 67

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Former pharma salesman Ramesh Juneja founded privately held Mankind Pharma with his younger brother Rajeev in 1995.
  • The company is a low-cost generics champion generating most of its $810 million in revenue in India.
  • Private equity firms Capital International and ChrysCapital are key investors in Mankind.
  • Juneja's U.K.-educated son Arjun heads international operations.
  • The company also makes popular brands of condoms and pregnancy test kits.

43. P.P. Reddy

Age: 65

Net Worth: $4.1 B

Industry: infrastructure

  • A farmer's son, P.P. Reddy founded Megha Engineering Enterprises to build small pipes for municipalities in 1989.
  • He soon expanded into building infrastructure projects such as dams, natural gas distribution networks, power plants and roads.
  • In 2006, he changed the company's name to Megha Engineering & Infrastructures.
  • His nephew, P.V.Krishna Reddy, who joined him in 1991, runs the company.
  • Megha is building India's largest lift irrigation project, worth $14 billion, in drought-prone Telangana state.

44. Falguni Nayar

Age: 59

Net Worth: $4.08 B

Industry: retailing

  • Former investment banker Falguni Nayar quit her job to start Nykaa, a retailer of beauty products in 2012.
  • Nykaa's marquee investors include U.S. private equity giant TPG Growth as well as billionaires Harsh Mariwala and Harry Banga.
  • Nykaa, which means "one in the spotlight," currently sells more than 4,500 brands online as well through more than 100 stores across India.
  • Nayar took Nykaa public in November 2021, becoming India's richest self-made female entrepreneur in the process.
  • Her twin daughter and son both work in the business and have board seats.

45. Muthoot Family

Age: 71

Net Worth: $4.05 B

Industry: financial services

  • M.G. George Muthoot, who was chairman and ran the company with his three brothers, passed away in March 2021.
  • Muthoot finance is the leader in India for gold.
  • This Muthoot Group was founded by his grandfather in the year 1887 as a trader in timber and food grains and also supplying rations to huge British run plantations and more.
  • Group company has more than 6 million active customers and around 5,500 branches all over India.

46. Chandru Raheja

Age: 82

Net Worth: $4 B

Industry: real estate

  • One of four brothers, Chandru Raheja ventured out on his own in 1996 after a split in his family's property empire.
  • Today his privately held K. Raheja Corp. is one of Mumbai's leading developers and is run by his sons Neel and Ravi.
  • Raheja is known for its IT parks, hotels, malls and listed department store chain, Shoppers Stop.
  • In February 2019, Raheja listed his Chalet Hotels, which owns a string of hotels such as the J.W. Marriott in Mumbai and the Westin in Hyderabad.
  • In August 2020, Raheja listed part of his commercial properties, co-owned with private equity firm Blackstone under the Mindspace Business Parks REIT.

47. Yusuf Hamied

Age: 86

Net Worth: $3.9 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Yusuf Hamied is the non-executive chairman of $2.3 billion (revenue) generics maker Cipla.
  • Cipla was founded in 1935 by his father Khwaja Abdul Hamied, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • After the patriarch passed away in 1972, Cambridge-educated Hamied and his brother Mustafa inherited the business.
  • Hamied took on big pharmaceutical companies, offering low-cost generic drugs for diseases such as AIDS, earning the label of drug pirate.
  • In 2020, Cipla launched a range of drugs to treat Covid-19, including a generic version of Remdesivir manufactured under license from Gilead Sciences.

48. Sridhar Vembu & Siblings

Age: 55

Net Worth: $3.8 B

Industry: business software

  • Sridhar Vembu is the founder and CEO of privately held Zoho, a maker of cloud-based business software.
  • Vembu, who owns a majority stake in Zoho with his siblings, started the business as AdventNet along with two siblings and three friends.
  • Zoho has 50 million users world wide and Zoho One is its flagship product with over 45 apps.
  • Vembu has a ph.d. in electrical engineering from Princeton and started his career at Qualcomm in 1994.
  • Zoha is building a new 375-acre campus in Austin, Texas, which will also house its Zoho University.

49. Pankaj Patel

Age: 69

Net Worth: $3.77 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel was born in 1952/1953 is an Indian businessman.
  • Pankaj Patel is the chairman of Cadila Healthcare company which is the fifth largest pharmacy company in India.
  • Pankaj Patel who is the Indian pharma magnate runs and manages Cadila Healthcare company. Cadila was co-founded by his father in 1952 to manufacture vitamins.
  • This huge $2 billion dollars worth generics maker company Cadila is headquartered in Ahmedabad city.

50. Ravi Modi

Age: 45

Net Worth: $3.75 B

Industry: readymade garments

  • Ravi Modi started Vedant Fashions, named after his only son, in Kolkata city in 2002 to manufacture traditional Indian garments.
  • Vedant's popular brand Manyavar is best known for its men's kurtas, sherwanis and jackets and women's lehengas, sarees and gowns, aimed at the Indian wedding market.
  • Modi's wife Shilpi has a board seat, while his son Vedant is the company's chief marketing officer.
  • The $85 million (revenue) company has more than 600 stores across India and 11 international stores.

51. Leena Tewari

Age: 65

Net Worth: $3.74 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • The media-shy heir of a pharma fortune, Leena Tewari chairs privately held USV India, which her late father Vithal Gandhi set up with Revlon in 1961.
  • USV specializes in diabetic and cardiovascular drugs, with a portfolio that spans biosimilar drugs, injectables and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • The $468 million (revenue) company is run by her husband, Prashant, an Indian Institute of Technology grad and mechanical engineer from Cornell.
  • In 2018, USV acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma for an undisclosed sum.
  • USV is building a new formulations plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

52. Sunder Genomal

Age: 69

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Industry: garments

  • Sunder Genomal's Page Industries is one of the biggest licensees in the world for underwear maker Jockey.
  • The Bangalore-headquartered Page Industries is also the exclusive Indian licensee of swimwear brand Speedo.
  • Sunder, who shares his wealth with the two brothers, set up Page Industries in 1994 with the aim of bringing Jockey to India.
  • Sunder's son Shamir is the company's chief strategy officer

53. Arun Bharat Ram

Age: 82

Net Worth: $3.61 B

Industry: chemicals

  • Arun Bharat Ram is chairman of $1.1 billion (revenue) SRF, a maker of specialty chemicals and packaging film.
  • Bharat Ram started his career in 1967 with the Delhi Cloth & General Mills Co. Ltd. (now DCM Ltd.), owned by his family.
  • He set up SRF in 1970, as a manufacturer of nylon tire cords. Today, the company has 13 manufacturing plants, including in Thailand and South Africa.
  • Both his sons, Ashish and Kartik, help him run the business.

54. Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath

Age: 42

Net Worth: $3.6 B

Industry: edtech

  • A former math tutor, Byju Raveendran founded online ed-tech company Byju's in 2011.
  • The company's last funding round in December 2020 valued it at $12 billion. Byju's investors include Mark Zuckerberg and Tencent.
  • Byju's flagship app, aimed at school children from grades one to 12, has registered a cumulative 42 million downloads.
  • His wife Divya, who was one of his early students, helps him run the company and also sits on the board.
  • Byju's is looking to hire 8,000 people in 2021 across content, sales and product development.

55. Nusli Wadia

Age: 78

Net Worth: $3.59 B

Industry: consumer goods

  • Mr. Nusli Wadia, chairman of Wadia Group which is a cookie manufacturing company, has hands on ship manufacturing past to year 1736.
  • Wadia Group all companies consists of Britannia Industries and  textiles industries including popular name Bombay Dyeing company and well-known airline GoAir company.
  • Britannia company is mainly known for its cookies which turned 100-years-old in 2018.
  • Nusli Wadia is referred to be a corporate samurai by Indian media for fighting many legal battles.
  • One most know battle against Tata Group in past and his old friend Ratan Tata.

56. Pawan Munjal

Age: 69

Net Worth: $3.55 B

Industry: motorcycles

  • Mr. Pawan Munjal is the son of Brijmohan Lall Munjal.
  • Brijmohan Lall Munjal is the founder of Hero Group. He died in 2015 when he was 95. Pawan Munjal runs the motorcycle leader Hero MotoCorp.
  • Pawan Munjal is the former partner of Japan based Honda company. Hero is the Global leader and biggest manufacturer of two-wheelers by most number sold till date, that is they have sold more than 100 million units till date.
  • Pawan Munjal has led a global expansion of there brand by starting factories in Colombia, Bangladesh and many countries. 
  • Hero company has a big research center unit in Jaipur city which employs more than 700 engineers. They also have a tech unit for Hero in Germany.

57. Vivek Chaand Sehgal

Age: 66

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Industry: auto parts

  • Vivek Chaand Sehgal chairs the $11.3 billion (revenue) Samvardhana Motherson Group, which was set up in 1975.
  • Sehgal draws the biggest chunk of his wealth from flagship Motherson Sumi Systems, India's largest auto components maker by sales.
  • The company, which has Japan's Sumitomo Wiring Systems as a partner, has 271 factories with operations in 41 countries.
  • Its clients include Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Toyota.
  • Sehgal plans to demerge the domestic wiring harness business of Motherson Sumi Systems and list it separately in 2021.

58. Nithin and Nikhil Kamath

Age: -

Net Worth: $3.45 B

Industry: financial services

  • Brothers Nithin (pictured) and Nikhil Kamath founded discount brokerage Zerodha in 2010 and went on to disrupt the brokerage market in India.
  • Zerodha has 3 million users, making it one of the top retail brokers in the country.
  • Their venture capital fund and incubator, called Rainmatter, invests in fintech companies and ventures that promote financial inclusion.
  • Their investment management firm True Beacon is aimed at ultra-high net worth investors and operates on a zero-fee model.

59. Amalgamations family

Age: -

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Industry: tractors

  • The Amalgamations family is a storied south Indian clan known best for tractor manufacturer TAFE and diesel engine maker Simpson & Co.
  • The 82 year-old group, founded by the late S. Anantharamakrishnan, has 47 companies and is chaired by his son, A. Krishnamoorthy.
  • The chairman's niece Mallika Srinivasan, a Wharton grad, chairs TAFE, the world's third-largest tractor maker by volume.
  • TAFE has U.S. agri-equipment major, AGCO as its joint venture partner.
  • Tractor sales which were hit by the pandemic-induced lockdown saw a spurt in June and July 2020 thanks to an uptick in rural demand.

60. Inder Jaisinghani

Age: 69

Net Worth: $3.35 B

Industry: cables & wires

  • Inder Jaisinghani runs Polycab India, which makes electrical wires and cables. He started the company as a trading firm in 1986.
  • International Finance Corporation, the private equity arm of the World Bank, picked up a stake in the company in 2008.
  • In 2014, Polycab expanded into making products such as electric fans, LED lighting, switches and switchgear.
  • The company went public in 2019.
  • The stock got a boost in 2022 from increasing electrification and an uptick in spending in the power sector.

61. Shyam & Hari Bhartia

Age: 70

Net Worth: $3.34 B

Industry: diversified

  • Brothers Shyam and Hari Bhartia run the Jubilant Bhartia group with interests in pharma, fast food, energy and auto distribution.
  • Their pharma flagship, Jubilant Life Sciences, exports generics to 85 countries.
  • Jubilant Foodworks has 1,335 Domino's Pizza outlets and 34 Dunkin Donuts stores in India. It also has ChefBoss, a new ready-to-cook range.
  • Shares in their pharma unit soared in 2020 when it launched a generic version of Remdesivir, a drug to treat Covid-19.
  • Shyam Bhartia is chairman while his younger brother Hari is co-chair and managing director.

62. Ajay Piramal

Age: 67

Net Worth: $3.32 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Ajay Piramal chairs Piramal Enterprises, a company with interests in pharma, healthcare and financial services.
  • Piramal started out in his family's textile business at age 22 in 1977 but went on to build a pharma empire through acquisitions.
  • Piramal inked his biggest deal in 2010 when he sold his domestic formulations business to Abbott Labs for $3.8 billion.
  • Piramal's wife Swati is vice-chairman while his daughter Nandini and son Anand have board seats.
  • In June 2020, Piramal Enterprises agreed to sell a 20% stake in its pharma subsidiary for $490 million to private equity firm, The Carlyle Group.

63. Acharya Balkrishna

Age: 50

Net Worth: $3.3 B

Industry: consumer goods

  • Acharya Balkrishna derives his fortune from consumer goods giant Patanjali Ayurved.
  • Balkrishna owns the bulk of the privately held company, which he cofounded with politically well-connected yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
  • Patanjali sells everything from herbal toothpastes and cosmetics to noodles and jams.
  • To push online sales, Patanjali has agreements with several e-commerce giants, such as Amazon and BigBasket.
  • In December 2019, Patanjali acquired debt-laden edible oils maker, Ruchi Soya for $610 million.

64. Dilip & Anand Surana

Age: -

Net Worth: $3.25 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • Dilip and Anand Surana run Bangalore-headquartered generics firm Micro Labs.
  • The company makes drugs for cardiac diseases, diabetes and pain management. It also makes ophthalmic products for Bausch & Lomb's Asia-Pacific market.
  • The privately held company gets nearly 60% of its annual revenue of $478 million from the domestic market.
  • The company was founded by their late father G.C. Surana, a former pharma distributor, in 1973 in Chennai.

65. Vikas Oberoi

Age: 52

Net Worth: $3.22 B

Industry: real estate

  • Property magnate Vikas Oberoi controls and runs Mumbai-listed Oberoi Realty, known for its high-end suburban condos.
  • Oberoi owns a Westin hotel in suburban Mumbai and is building the city's first Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences.
  • Oberoi, who is not related to the family behind the Oberoi hotel chain, is also building a mall, hotel and office tower in mid-town Mumbai.

66. Sandeep Engineer

Age: 61

Net Worth: $3.2 B

Industry: plastic pipes

  • Chemical engineer Sandeep Engineer, started out working in the pharma industry before launching his own pharma venture in 1987.
  • A decade later, he latched on to making plastic pipes, convincing India's plumbers about their superiority to metal pipes.
  • Sales at his company, Astral (formerly Astral Poly Technik), got a boost when Bollywood actor Salman Khan became brand ambassador.

67. Abhay Firodia

Age: 78

Net Worth: $3.15 B

Industry: automobiles

  • Abhay Firodia is chairman of Force Motors, maker of vans, pickup trucks, SUVs and tractors and privately held auto parts firm Jayahind Industries.
  • The company, previously known as Bajaj Tempo when it was a joint venture with the Bajaj clan, is run by his son Prasan since 2009.
  • It was founded by his late father, Navalmal Firodia, in 1958, who fell out with the Bajaj family in 1968 after a bitter feud.
  • The bulk of Firodia's wealth is from stakes he continues to hold in various Bajaj companies.
  • Jaya Hind Industries, which has a joint venture with French auto parts firm Montupet, makes aluminum castings for the auto sector.

68. Salil Singhal

Age: 75

Net Worth: $3.13 B

Industry: agrochemicals

  • Salil Singhal is the chairman emeritus of PI Industries, a maker of plant protection and nutrient products.
  • The company was founded by his father P.P. Singhal in 1946 to manufacture edible oils.
  • Singhal's son Mayank is the vice chairman and managing director and has been involved with PI Industries since 1996.

69. Joy Alukkas

Age: 66

Net Worth: $3.1 B

Industry: jewelry

  • Son of a jewelry store owner and school dropout, Joy Alukkas went to the Middle East to open the family's first overseas store in 1987 in Abu Dhabi.
  • He broke off to launch his own Joyalukkas brand, which now has 84 outlets spread across India and 43 overseas.
  • His other interests include a money exchange outfit, malls and real estate.

70. Karsanbhai Patel

Age: 79

Net Worth: $3.06 B

Industry: consumer goods

  • Karsanbhai Patel is the founder of Nirma. Started out by mixing detergents in his home backyard and selling them door-to-door.
  • Karsanbhai Patel's Nirma brand fought a detergent war with giant competitors like Procter & Gamble and Unilever
  • At present, Nirma brand is one of the largest producers of soda ash in the world by quantity.
  • Nuvoco Vistas, which is his cement unit has completed a $730 million acquisition of Emami Cement Company in 2020.

71. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

Age: 67

Net Worth: $3.05 B

Industry: software services

  • Cofounder of Infosys Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan retired from the company in 2014.
  • He occupied various positions at Infosys including that of CEO and vice chairman.
  • Since his retirement he has personally invested in a slew of startups through his business incubator Axilor Ventures and some venture funds.
  • Gopalakrishnan has also funded and created Itihaasa, a digital app that chronicles the evolution of India's IT industry.

72. Satyanarayan Nuwal

Age: 70

Net Worth: $3 B

Industry: industrial explosives

  • Satyanarayan Nuwal started Solar Industries India in 1995 to trade in industrial explosives. Later he started manufacturing them.
  • The biggest chunk of its annual revenue comes from exports, followed by housing and infrastructure, state-owned coal companies and the defense sector.
  • The son of a government employee, Nuwal set up his first business, an ink manufacturing unit in 1970 at age 18.

73. Micky Jagtiani

Age: 71

Net Worth: $2.9 B

Industry: retail

  • Middle East retail magnate Micky Jagtiani drove a taxi in London before moving to Bahrain and starting a baby products shop in 1973.
  • He built it into the Dubai-headquarted Landmark Group, which his wife Renuka runs today as chairman and CEO.
  • Landmark has 2,300 stores spread across 22 countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

74. Arvind Poddar

Age: 65

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Industry: tires

  • Arvind Poddar and his family control Balkrishna Industries, which provides off-highway tires for the agriculture, mining and construction sectors.
  • Poddar is chairman and managing director of the company while his son Rajiv is the joint managing director.
  • With roots in the textile business going back to 1951, Balkrishna Industries started making bicycle tires in 1963.
  • Poddar entered the off-highway tire market in the mid-1990s and now supplies to clients in Europe and the Americas.
  • Poddar is setting up a tire plant in the U.S. to supply to the local market there.

75. Nandan Nilekani

Age: 67

Net Worth: $2.75 B

Industry: software services

  • Nandan Nilekani is the cofounder of tech giant Infosys and its non-executive chairman since August 2017.
  • Nilekani, who left Infosys in 2009, was brought back in 2017 after a boardroom shakeup at the company and the sudden departure of its CEO.
  • Nilekani is credited with building Aadhaar, India's mammoth identity card scheme, while chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India.
  • The tech magnate, who still has shares in Infosys, has backed Fundamentum, a $100 million venture capital fund aimed at technology companies.
  • He and wife Rohini have signed the Giving Pledge. They run separate philanthropic arms, which focus on areas such as urbanization and biodiversity.

76. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Age: 69

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Industry: biopharmaceuticals

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was born on 23 March 1953 and is an Indian entrepreneur.
  • She is the Founder and chair-person of Biocon Limited and also the Biocon Biologics Ltd.
  • Biocon is a giant biotechnology company situated in Bangalore district, India
  • She is also the former chairperson of IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Bangalore. 
  • In the year 2014, she has been awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for her outstanding contributions to progress in science and chemistry.

77. Kalanithi Maran

Age: 57

Net Worth: $2.65 B

Industry: media

  • The politician's son Kalanithi Maran dabbled in his family's modest publishing business before launching Sun TV Network in 1993.
  • Sun is now a regional television heavyweight with 32 channels reaching more than 95 million households in India.
  • Sun's reach also extends to the south Indian diaspora in 27 countries around the world.
  • Maran's other interests include newspapers, radio and direct-to-home television.

78. Nirmal Minda

Age: 65

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Industry: auto parts

  • Nirmal Minda is chairman and managing director of UNO Minda (formerly Minda Industries), which makes a range of auto parts for cars and two-wheelers.
  • The business was started by his late father in 1958, initially to make electric parts for motorcycles.
  • Minda joined the family business in 1977 in the marketing division but eventually separated from his brother in 1996.

79. Baba Kalyani

Age: 74

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Industry: engineering

  • MIT engineer Baba Kalyani's Bharat Forge, which his son Amit helps him run, was founded by his father in 1966.
  • Bharat Forge, best known for making auto parts, also manufactures components for sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas.
  • Bharat Forge is the flagship of the $3 billion (revenue) Kalyani Group.
  • Kalyani has a collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries to make air defense systems.

80. Reddy Family

Age: -

Net Worth: $2.35 B

Industry: pharmaceuticals

  • The Reddy family draws its wealth from a stake in listed generics maker Dr Reddy's Laboratories.
  • The $2.3 billion (revenue) firm was founded in 1984 by the late K. Anji Reddy, the son of a turmeric farmer, to make pharma ingredients and generics.
  • The company is now run by his son Satish Reddy and son-in-law G.V. Prasad (pictured). They are chairman and co-chairman respectively.
  • In August 2020, the company launched a version of Favipiravir, a drug to treat Covid-19, under a licensing agreement with Fujifilm Toyama Chemical.
  • Russia's sovereign wealth fund agreed to supply 100 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 to Dr Reddy's to distribute in India.

81. Ramesh Kumar and Mukand Lal Dua

Age: -

Net Worth: $2.32 B

Industry: footwear

  • Delhi-based brothers Ramesh Kumar (pictured) and Mukand Lal Dua get their wealth from a majority stake in Relaxo Footwears.
  • The company is known for its affordable brands such as Sparx (sports shoes), Bahamas (flip flops) and Schoolmate (school shoes).
  • Ramesh Kumar runs the company as managing director. Mukand Lal is a director on the board.
  • The brothers joined their family business of footwear and bicycle parts in 1974.
  • Today the company has eight factories with the capacity to produce 600,000 pairs a day.

82. Lachhman Das Mittal

Age: 92

Net Worth: $2.31 B

Industry: tractors

  • Lachhman Das Mittal started his business career in 1990 at age 60 after retiring from the state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India.
  • Today his Sonalika Group is India's third-largest tractor maker by market share.
  • Japanese firm Yanmar has a 30% stake in his tractor outfit International Tractors.
  • Mittal has handed over operations to his sons Amrit Sagar and Deepak and grandsons Raman, Sushant and Rahul, but attends office every day.

83. Sanjiv Goenka

Age: 61

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Industry: diversified

  • Sanjiv Goenka controls the $4 billion (revenue) conglomerate RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, headquartered in Kolkata.
  • Its flagship is 121-year-old power utility, CESC, which Goenka has restructured into four separate companies.
  • Other assets include Supermarket chain Spencer's and snacks brand Too Yumm!, which son Shashwat looks after.
  • Goenka owns a majority stake in football team ATK and had the 2-year franchise for Indian Premier League cricket team Rising Pune Supergiants.

84. Anurang Jain

Age: 60

Net Worth: $2.28 B

Industry: auto parts

  • Motorcycle tycoon Rahul Bajaj's nephew Anurang Jain started Endurance Technologies in 1985 to supply aluminum castings to his uncle's Bajaj Auto.
  • Jain and his family own a substantial stake in Endurance, which supplies parts for two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India and car parts in Europe.
  • Endurance went public in 2016. It now has 17 factories in India and 10 in Europe.

85. Yadu Hari Dalmia

Age: 75

Net Worth: $2.27 B

Industry: cement

  • Yadu Hari Dalmia and the family of his late sibling Jai Hari Dalmia control the Dalmia Bharat Group.
  • He and his brother inherited stakes in the group from his father Jaidayal Dalmia, who set it up in 1939. His brother Jai Hari passed away in July 2021.
  • Listed Dalmia Bharat is the fourth-largest cement producer in the country, with 14 factories.

86. Prathap Reddy

Age: 90

Net Worth: $2.26 B

Industry: healthcare

  • Cardiologist Prathap Reddy, founded Apollo Hospitals Enterprise in 1983 after he returned from the US in the 1970s.
  • The $1.9 billion (revenue) company operates a network of 71 hospitals, 268 primary care clinics and more than 4,700 pharmacies.
  • His four daughters run the company. Eldest Preetha Reddy and third daughter Shobana Kamineni are executive vice chairpersons.

87. Rajan Raheja

Age: 68

Net Worth: $2.25 B

Industry: diversified

  • Low-profile Rajan Raheja hails from the sprawling Raheja property clan in Mumbai.
  • After a family spilt, he went on to build a separate diversified empire that included interests in cement, batteries and cable television.
  • Raheja's biggest asset is listed auto battery maker Exide Industries.
  • He also owns listed cable television unit Hathway Cable & Datacom, in which Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has a majority stake.
  • His son, Akshay Raheja, sits on the board of Raheja QBE General Insurance, a joint venture between his listed Prism Johnson and Australia's QBE Insurance.

88. Anu Aga

Age: 80

Net Worth: $2.23 B

Industry: engineering

  • Anu Aga derives her wealth from a majority stake in listed engineering firm Thermax.
  • Aga started working at Thermax in 1985 when it was run by her husband and took the helm in 1996 after he died of a heart attack.
  • She stepped down as chairman in 2004, ceding the spot to her daughter Meher, a UK-trained chemical engineer who lets hired executives manage the firm.

89. Rafique Malik

Age: 72

Net Worth: $2.22 B

Industry: footwear

  • Rafique Malik's Metro Brands is a popular multi-brand footwear retailer with 624 stores across 142 cities in India.
  • The $177 million (revenue), privately held company is known for its brands such as Mochi, Metro and Walkway.
  • Farah Malik Bhanji, the second of his five daughters, runs the company as managing director.

90. K. Dinesh

Age: 68

Net Worth: $2.21 B

Industry: software services

  • K. Dinesh is a cofounder of Indian tech giant Infosys.
  • Since stepping down from the company's board in 2011, he and his wife Asha have devoted themselves to philanthropy.
  • Ashraya Hastha Trust, their philanthropic arm, is two decades old and focuses on education, healthcare, animal welfare and agriculture.
  • They have funded a cancer center at the Narayana Health Hospital and a clinic; the latter is on their ancestral land in Mysore city.

91. Anand Mahindra

Age: 67

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Industry: diversified

  • Anand Mahindra is the third generation scion of the Mahindra clan and chairs the $19.4 billion (revenue) Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate.
  • The group's operations span 22 industries from auto to information technology to real estate.
  • Mahindra is best known for its tractors and its sports utility vehicles, such as the Scorpio and Bolero.
  • Anand Mahindra also owns a small but valuable stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • He relinquished his role as executive chairman and became non-executive chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra in April 2020.

92. Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Age: 59

Net Worth: $2.15 B

Industry: internet

  • Indian internet pioneer, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, draws his wealth from listed Info Edge (India).
  • Info Edge owns portals for job search (, matrimony (; real estate ( and education (
  • It also owns stakes in online food delivery outfit Zomato and insurance marketplace,
  • Bikhchandani, who studied at the premier Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is founder and executive vice-chairman of Info Edge.

93. R.G. Chandramogan

Age: 73

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Industry: dairy

  • R.G. Chandramogan, a college dropout, started a tiny venture in 1970 to make ice cream.
  • Today, his listed Hatsun Agro Product is India's largest private dairy company by sales.
  • Everyday Hatsun gets milk directly from 400,000 farmers spread across 13,000 villages.
  • Hatsun also exports dairy ingredients to more than 38 countries.

94. Ashok Boob

Age: 70

Net Worth: $2.09 B

Industry: specialty chemicals

  • Ashok Boob runs specialty chemicals maker Clean Science and Technology, a company he founded with his family in 2003.
  • Its chemicals are used in everything from infant food formulas to cosmetics and cereals.
  • It also makes pharma intermediaries which are used in cough syrups and anti-retrovirals.
  • Boob shares his fortune with his younger brother Krishnakumar and nephew Siddharth Sikchi, who are executive directors and help him run the company.

95. Harsh Goenka

Age: 65

Net Worth: $2.05 B

Industry: diversified

  • Harsh Goenka belongs to the fifth generation of a storied Indian business clan and chairs the $3.8 billion (revenue) RPG Group.
  • The RPG is named after the initials of Goenka's late father who divided the family empire between him and younger sibling Sanjiv.
  • Key RPG companies include tire maker Ceat, which is run by Goenka's son Anant.
  • Goenka's biggest asset is power transmission firm KEC International.
  • During the pandemic lockdown, he commissioned a giant mural for his corporate headquarters, which he calls a "Wall of Gratitude" as a tribute to India's frontline workers.

96. Vinod Saraf

Age: 70

Net Worth: $2.02 B

Industry: chemicals

  • An MBA from BITS Pilani, Vinod Saraf started his career working for Aditya Birla, billionaire Kumar Birla's late father.
  • In 1989, he set up his own venture to manufacture isobutyl benzene, the key raw material used for making ibuprofen, a popular painkiller.
  • His listed Vinati Organics is now among the world's largest producers (by volume) of ibuprofen.
  • His older daughter Vinati Mutreja, a Wharton grad after whom the company is named, now runs the company. as CEO and managing director.

97. Anil Agarwal

Age: 69

Net Worth: $2.01 B

Industry: mining, metals

  • Metals and mining magnate Anil Agarwal turned a tiny scrap metal business into London-headquartered Vedanta Resources.
  • In October 2018, Agarwal took Vedanta private after paying more than $1 billion for the one-third of the metals firm that he didn't already own.
  • His listed Sterlite Technologies has hived off its power transmission business into a separate unit and listed an infrastructure investment trust.
  • Agarwal got approval in September 2020 to delist India-listed Vedanta Ltd by acquiring the 49.9% stake that he doesn't own.

98. Venu Srinivasan

Age: 70

Net Worth: $2 B

Industry: two-wheelers

  • Venu Srinivasan is chairman emeritus and managing director of TVS Motor Company, India's third-largest maker of two-wheelers.
  • TVS Motor is the flagship of the TVS Group, which was founded in 1911 by T. V. Sundaram Iyengar. Srinivasan belongs to the third generation.
  • The $ 3.2 billion (revenue) company has three factories in India and one in Indonesia.

99. Jitendra Virwani

Age: 56

Net Worth: $1.95 B

Industry: real estate

  • Property baron Jitendra Virwani's Embassy Group has a mixed portfolio of more than 62 million square feet developed across the country.
  • Embassy, together with private equity firm Blackstone, listed India's first-ever REIT in March 2019.
  • Embassy has a roster of multinational tenants such as Google, IBM and Warburg Pincus.
  • In August 2020, Embassy agreed to merge its residential and commercial projects with listed Indiabulls Real Estate.
  • Son Karan oversees a joint venture in shared office space with WeWork. His son Aditya is Embassy's chief operating officer.

100. Bhadresh Shah

Age: 71

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Industry: engineering

  • Bhadresh Shah founded and runs AIA Engineering, a niche metallurgical company in Ahmedabad city.
  • Shah started a small foundry in 1978 and parlayed it into a $384 million (revenue) company.
  • AIA is the world's second largest manufacturer of high chromium grinding parts (by sales) for the cement, mining and power industries.
  • Shah is a metallurgy engineer from the premier Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur).

Some Other Successful and Famous Indian Entrepreneurs:

Gupta family

Age: -

Net Worth: $3.2 B

  • The Gupta family gets its fortune from their stake in pharma major Lupin, which was founded by Desh Bandhu Gupta, who died in June 2017.
  • The late patriarch set up Lupin in 1968 to make anti-TB drugs.
  • His daughter Vinita (pictured) and son Nilesh run the $2 billion (revenue) company, which counts the U.S. and India as its top markets.
  • Manju Gupta, wife of the late patriarch, is the nonexecutive chairman of Lupin.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Age: 43

Net Worth: $2.35 B

  • Son of a schoolteacher from a small city in north India, Vijay Shekhar Sharma founded fast-rising mobile wallet Paytm in 2011.
  • One of the biggest beneficiaries of India's 2016 demonetization, Paytm has notched up 400 million users and 25 million transactions daily.
  • Sharma made a splash in August 2018 by getting Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to invest $300 million in Paytm.
  • Sharma has also created Paytm Mall, an e-commerce business and the Paytm Payments Bank.
  • Sharma has recently invested in startups such as edtech outfit Unacademy and co-working space provider Innov8.

Vijay Chauhan

Age: 85

Net Worth: $2.05 B

  • Vijay Chauhan is the patriarch of the family that controls Parle Products, best known for its popular glucose biscuit, Parle G.
  • The privately held biscuit, confectionery and snacks maker gets the bulk of its estimated $1.6 billion in revenue from biscuits.
  • The company donated 30 million biscuit packets during the coronavirus-related lockdown.
  • The company also has factories overseas in eight countries, including Mexico.
  • Chauhan's son Ajay and his nephews work at Parle.

S.D. Shibulal

Age: 66

Net Worth: $1.56 B

  • Infosys cofounder S.D. Shibulal oversees his family office, Innovations Investment Management.
  • While he stepped down as the company's CEO in 2014, he continues to hold a small stake in the firm.
  • Shibulal cofounded business incubator Axilor Ventures together with former Infosys colleague Senapathy Gopalakrishnan.
  • He also chairs The Tamara, a boutique resort chain, which his daughter Shruti founded and runs.

G. Rajendran

Age: 78

Net Worth: $1.54 B

  • G. Rajendran chairs privately held GRT Jewelers, which he founded in 1964 as GR Thangamaaligai.
  • The jewelry chain sells diamond, gold, platinum and silver jewelry mostly in south India.
  • His sons G.R. Ananthapadmanabhan and G.R. Radhakrishnan are managing directors at GRT Jewellers.
  • He also chairs the GRT Institute of Engineering and Technology located outside Chennai.
  • His group's hospitality arm has hotels and resorts across 14 cities in south India.

Manohar Lal and Madhusudan Agarwal

Age: -

Net Worth: $1.45 B

  • Brothers Manohar Lal and Madhusudan Agarwal own and run Delhi-based Haldiram Snacks.
  • The company is known for its savory snacks, sweets and frozen foods.
  • Their grandfather started selling savory snacks from a tiny shop in Bikaner, Rajasthan in 1937.
  • The business was divided among his descendants into three separate companies, including Haldiram Snacks.
  • Haldiram Snacks has backed Venture Catalysts, an incubator, to invest in startups in packaged foods.

Chandrakant & Rajendra Gogri

Age: -

Net Worth: $1.39 B

  • Chandrakant Gogri is the founder and chairman emeritus of the $1 billion (revenue) Aarti Group of Industries, a maker of specialty chemicals.
  • Gogri started Aarti in 1975, making dimethyl sulphate in a small unit located in a Mumbai suburb.
  • Listed flagship Aarti Industries makes a range of benzene derivatives, which have a myriad uses including in pesticides, polymers and pharma products.
  • His brother Rajendra Gogri, a U.S.-trained chemical engineer, who shares the fortune, joined the business in 1983.
  • In July 2020, they listed Aarti Surfactants, which makes surfactants that are used in baby care, oral care and skin care products.

Rajesh Mehra

Age: 62

Net Worth: $1.35 B

  • Rajesh Mehra runs premium sanitary ware company Jaquar with his two brothers.
  • The business was started by their father in the 1960s with the brand Essco.
  • The company has introduced a range of lighting fixtures under the Jaquar brand.
  • Jaquar is named after their grandmother Jai Kaur.

List of Best Indian Entrepreneurs:

Rank Name Company Networth Age
1 Gautam Adani Adani Ports and SEZ 87.4 63
2 Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries 65.3 58
3 Shiv Nadar HCL Technologies 24.3 75
4 Lakshmi Mittal ArcelorMittal 21.6 71
5 Radhakishan Damani Avenue Supermarts 15.4 67
6 Uday Kotak Kotak Mahindra Bank 14.8 62
7 Hinduja brothers Ashok Leyland 14.4 NA
8 Cyrus Poonawalla Serum Institute of India 13.2 80
9 Pallonji Mistry Shapoorji Pallonji Group 11.4 92
10 Godrej family Godrej Group 11 NA
11 Sunil Mittal Bharti Airtel 10.2 62
12 Dilip Shanghvi Sun Pharmaceutical Industries 9.5 65
13 Burman Family Dabur India 9.2 NA
14 Kumar Birla Aditya Birla Group 8.5 53
15 Azim Premji Wipro 7.9 75
16 Bajaj Family Bajaj Auto 7.4 NA
17 Madhukar Parekh Pidilite Industries 7.2 74
18 Kuldip and Gurbachan Singh Dhingra Berger Paints India 6.8 73,70
19 Savitri Jindal O.P. Jindal Group 6.6 70
20 Murali Divi Divi's Laboratories 6.5 69
21 Benu Gopal Bangur Shree Cement 6.1 89
22 Sudhir and Samir Mehta Torrent Group 5.9 66, 57
23 Hasmukh Chudgar Intas Pharmaceuticals 5.4 87
24 Ashwin Dani Asian Paints 5.3 77
25 Girdhari Lal Bawri, Rajendra Agarwal and Banwari Lal Bawri Macleods Pharmaceuticals 5 73, 67, 61
26 M.G. George Muthoot Muthoot Finance 4.8 70
27 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Biocon 4.6 67
28 Pankaj Patel Cadila Healthcare 4.55 67
29 M.A. Yusuff Ali LuLu Group International 4.45 64
30 Kapil and Rahul Bhatia InterGlobe Aviation 4.4 88, 60
31 Singh Family Alkem Laboratories 4.35 NA
32 Mahendra Choksi Asian Paints 4.3 79
33 Kushal Pal Singh DLF 4.26 89
34 Vikram Lal Eicher Motors 4.25 78
35 Harsh Mariwala Marico 4.15 69
36 Nusli Wadia Britannia Industries 4 76
37 Pawan Munjal Hero MotoCorp 3.9 66
38 Abhay Vakil Asian Paints 3.85 69
39 Karsanbhai Patel Nirma 3.8 76
40 Vinod and Anil Rai Gupta Havells India 3.55 75, 51
41 Anil Agarwal Vedanta Resources 3.4 67
42 Yusuf Hamied Cipla 3.3 84
43 Reddy Family Dr. Reddy's Laboratories 3.25 NA
44 Gupta Family Lupin 3.2 NA
45 P.P. Reddy Megha Engineering & Infrastructures 3.1 63
46 Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath BYJU'S 3.05 39, 34
47 Leena Tewari USV 3 63
48 Shyam and Hari Bhartia Jubilant Bhartia Group 2.95 67, 63
49 P.V. Ramprasad Reddy Aurobindo Pharma 2.9 62
50 Ajay Piramal Piramal Enterprises 2.89 65
51 N.R. Narayana Murthy Infosys 2.85 74
52 Micky Jagtiani Landmark Group 2.8 69
53 Chandru Raheja Mindspace Business Parks REIT 2.75 80
54 Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Rare Enterprises 2.7 60
55 Ramesh Juneja Mankind Pharma 2.65 65
56 Senapathy Gopalakrishnan Infosys 2.6 65
57 Kalanithi Maran Sun TV Network 2.46 55
58 Amalgamations Group Family Tractors & Farm Equipment 2.45 NA
59 Sridhar Vembu and Siblings Zoho 2.44 52
60 Salil Singhal PI Industries 2.42 73
61 DRavi Jaipuria RJ Corp 2.4 65
62 Vijay Shekhar Sharma Paytm 2.35 42
63 Murugappa Family Murugappa Group 2.34 NA
64 Jitendra Virwani Embassy Property Development 2.3 54
65 Arvind Poddar Balkrishna Industries 2.25 62
66 Acharya Balkrishna Patanjali Ayurved 2.22 48
67 Shashi and Ravi Ruia Essar Group 2.2 76, 71
68 Sanjeev Bikhchandani Info Edge (India) 2.1 57
69 Nandan Nilekani Infosys 2.07 65
70 Vijay Chauhan Parle Products 2.05 84
71 Vivek Chaand Sehgal Motherson Sumi Systems 2.04 64
72 Baba Kalyani Bharat Forge 2 71
73 Mahendra Prasad Aristo Pharmaceuticals 1.98 80
74 Anurang Jain Endurance Technologies 1.87 58
75 Lachhman Das Mittal Sonalika Group 1.86 89
76 Sunny Varkey GEMS Education 1.85 63
77 Rajan Raheja Exide Industries 1.85 66
78 K. Dinesh Infosys 1.83 66
79 Harsh Goenka RPG Enterprises 1.82 62
80 Abhay Firodia Force Motors 1.8 75
81 Vikas Oberoi Oberoi Realty 1.75 50
82 Chirayu Amin Alembic Pharmaceuticals 1.71 73
83 Sanjiv Goenka RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group 1.7 59
84 Ramesh Kumar and Mukand Lal Dua Relaxo Footwears 1.65 66, 71
85 Dilip and Anand Surana Micro Labs 1.64 54, 49
86 Devendra Jain Gujarat Fluorochemicals 1.6 91
87 Sunder Genomal Page Industries 1.58 66
88 Anand Mahindra Mahindra & Mahindra 1.57 65
89 S.D. Shibulal Infosys 1.56 65
90 Nithin and Nikhil Kamath Zerodha Broking 1.55 41, 34
91 G. Rajendran GRT Jewellers 1.54 78
92 Bhadresh Shah AIA Engineering 1.53 69
93 Rajju Shroff UPL 1.5 86
94 Manohar Lal and Madhusudan Agarwal Haldiram Snacks 1.45 65, 64
95 Vinod Saraf Vinati Organics 1.4 68
96 Chandrakant and Rajendra Gogri Aarti Industries 1.39 74, 60
97 Premchand Godha IPCA Laboratories 1.36 73
98 Rajesh Mehra Jaquar Group 1.35 62
99 Arun Bharat Ram SRF 1.34 79
100 R.G. Chandramogan Hatsun Agro Products 1.33 71

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