Pages in category "Indian billionaires"
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The following 126 pages are in this category, out of 126 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. B. S. Abdur Rahman – Buhari Syed Abdur Rahman was an Indian serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and educationist. He had a range of interests in the UAE and India including maritime shipping, real estate. He founded numerous schools, colleges, hospitals and university and he was one of the 24 Indians to feature in The 500 Most Influential Muslims, an annual publication which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world. Abdur Rahman was the Vice-Chairperson of Emirates Trading Agency and Ascon Group and he is the founder of B. S. Abdur Rahman University, one of the first private owned engineering colleges in Chennai. He was the Chairman of East Coast Constructions and Industries, West Asia Exports and Imports, West Asia Maritime, Buhari Group, Amana Investments in Hong Kong and he was also the Vice-Chairman of Coal & Oil and Coastal Energy. He founded Indias first stand-alone health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance with the help of Oman Insurance Company and he died on 7 January 2015 at the age of 87. B. S. Abdur Rahman was born in Kilakarai, Tamil Nadu, India, in a middle-class Marakkar family and his father was a prominent Pearl Trader in South Asia. He completed his Secondary School Level at Schwartz School, Ramanathapuram & Hameedia High School and he was blessed with four sons and two daughters. He started his business in Sri Lanka with his elder brother Abdul Kader prominently called Thaika Vapa in Tamil Nadu. He had a sister and after her accidental death B. S. Abdul Rahman started a Womens College in his sisters name Thaseem Beevi Abdul Cader Womens College in his home town and he has started so many schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu. At the age of fifteen, Abdur Rahman first went to Colombo with just ₹149 and he worked as an errand boy for diamond merchants. He was at the time staying at rent-free accommodation with traders from Kilakarai but he had to fetch tea for them from a hotel, clean the rooms. A lesser person perhaps would have thrown in the towel, but Sena Aana was made of sterner stuff. Before long, he used his skills to obtain gemstones on credit from another merchant. In time he became a successful gem trader, the base that Abdur Rahman built in Ceylon was to help him in all his future activities. He began visiting Belgium, then as now, a centre of the gem trade, the USA, South America and set up business in Penang, Malaysia, Madras, Kolkata and it was in Hong Kong that his business flourished. Incidentally, Abdur Rahman was the first person from Kilakarai to go to Hong Kong, in Hong Kong he launched the Precious Trading Company in 1954. Later, his very special brainchild, the Amana Group of Hong Kong, was established and it was under its banner that the multi-national company ETA-Ascon came into existence
2. Gautam Adani – Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire businessman who is the chairman and founder of Adani Group. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated to be $6.3 billion as of April 2017, gautam Adani was born into a Gujarati Jain Bania family on 24 June 1962, in Ahmedabad. He is the son of Shantilal and Shanta Adani and has seven siblings and his parents had migrated from the town of Tharad in the eastern part of Gujarat. He did his schooling at the Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya school in Ahmedabad and he started a bachelors degree in commerce at Gujarat University, but dropped out after the second year. After working as a sorter at Mahindra Brothers for two years, Adani set up his own diamond brokerage business in Mumbai, India. Mahasukh Adani, his brother, called him back to Ahmedabad to run his newly purchased plastic factory. He soon started commodity trading by importing polyvinyl chloride, a key raw material for manufacturing plastic, in 1988, he started Adani Enterprises Limited, the flagship company of the Adani Group, that traded in a variety of power and agricultural commodities. The 1991 economic liberalization policies fuelled the growth of the business leading to huge profitability of Adani Exports. This provided further capital to Adani to expand his business, in 2006, Adani Exports was renamed to Adani Enterprises Limited. In 1993, the Government of Gujarat invited private companies to run the Mundra Port, today, Mundra Port is the largest Private Sector port in India, with capability of handling close to 210 million tonnes of cargo per annum. Adani is also the founder and promoter of Adani Power Ltd, Adani Power has thermal power plants with capacity of 4620 MW, the largest private thermal power producer of the country. It is also the largest solar power producer of India with capacity 648 MW.4,550 crore, during the time of 2014 Loksabha elections of India, Adani was accused of various controversies. He was being accused of supporting Narendra Modi for his campaign in Bharatiya Janata Party, even though claiming on national media that he has no special favors with Modi, Modi was seen traveling on Adani groups chartered planes to rallies across India. To counter this allegation, Mr Adani spoke out in an interview with CNBC and it was alleged that the NDA government was favouring Adani by allegedly waiving off Rs.200 crore fine on Adani Port and SEZ. Adani, later, in an interview clarified the fine has not been dropped and he further clarified that the mine is owned by Rajasthan Government and Adani Group is just the mine contractor. The Adani Foundation was founded in 1996, and is registered under the Bombay Public Charity Trusts Act of 1950, other than Gujarat, the Foundation operates in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. He is married to Priti Adani, who is a dentist, profile at Forbes Adani Website Adani Foundation Fortune Foods Official Website
3. Anil Ambani – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate, and investor. He is the chairman of Reliance Group which came into existence in June 2005 following a demerger from Reliance Industries Limited and he leads a large number of listed corporations including Reliance Capital, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Power and Reliance Communications. Ambanis net worth is $3.3 billion according to the Forbes billionaire list for 2016 and his major interests in entertainment include 44 FM radio stations, nationwide DTH business, animation studios, and several multiplex cinemas throughout India. He is married to former Bollywood actress, Tina Munim and has two sons Anmol and Anshul, after the death of his father in 2002, Anil Ambani took over the reins of Reliance Group with interests in Telecom, Entertainment, Financial Services, Power and Infrastructure. In 2008, Ambani is also credited with Indias largest IPO of Reliance Power which was subscribed in less than 60-second on offer, in 2008 a joint venture worth US$1.2 billion with Steven Spielbergs production company DreamWorks cast Ambanis entertainment business on to a global platform. Through this link he has contributed to the production of a number of films with Steven Spielberg, conferred the Businessman of the Year 1997 award. By Indias leading business magazine Business India, December 1997, voted the Businessman of the Year in a poll conducted by The Times of India – TNS, December 2006. Voted the Best role model among business leaders in the biannual Mood of the Nation poll conducted by India Today magazine, conferred the CEO of the Year 2004 in the Platts Global Energy Awards. Conferred The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award by the Bombay Management Association, selected by Asiaweek magazine for its list of Leaders of the Millennium in Business and Finance and was introduced as the only new hero in Business and Finance from India, June 1999. Yogesh Chabria, Happionaires Cash The Crash, ISBN 978-81-906479-5-3 Profile at Reliance ADAG Profile at Forbes Anil Ambani collected news and commentary. Anil Ambani collected news and commentary, Anil Ambani collected news and commentary. Anil Ambani, collected news and commentary at The Times of India
4. Dhirubhai Ambani – Dhirajlal Hirachand Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries in Bombay with his cousin. He appeared in the The Sunday Times top 50 businessmen in Asia, Ambani took Reliance Industries public in 1977 and by 2007, the combined fortune of the family was $60 billion, making the Ambanis the third richest family in the world. Ambani died on 6 July 2002, in 2016, He was honored posthumously with the Padma Vibhushan, Indias second highest civilian honor for his contributions in trade and industry. He founded Reliance Industries in 1966, and as of 2012, as of 2012, Reliance Industries was listed in the top 10 Fortune 500 list of worlds biggest companies by revenue. Ambani returned from Yemen to India and started Majin in partnership with Champaklal Damani, his second cousin, Majin was to import polyester yarn and export spices to Yemen. The first office of the Reliance Commercial Corporation was set up at the Narsinatha Street in Masjid Bunder and it was a 350 sq ft room with a telephone, one table and three chairs. Initially, they had two assistants to help them with their business, during this period, Ambani and his family stayed in a two-bedroom apartment at the Jai Hind Estate in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai. In 1965, Champaklal Damani and Dhirubhai Ambani ended their partnership and it is believed that both had different temperaments and a different take on how to conduct business. While Damani was a trader and did not believe in building yarn inventories, Ambani was a known risk-taker. Extensive marketing of the brand in the interiors of India made it a household name, franchise retail outlets were started and they used to sell only Vimal brand of textiles. In the year 1975, a Technical team from the World Bank visited the Reliance Textiles Manufacturing unit, in 1982, Reliance Industries came up against a rights issue regarding partly convertible debentures. It was rumored that the company was making all efforts to ensure that their stock prices did not slide an inch, sensing an opportunity, The Bear Cartel, a group of stock brokers from Calcutta, started to short sell the shares of Reliance. To counter this, a group of stock brokers until recently referred to as Friends of Reliance started to buy the short shares of Reliance Industries on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The bulls kept buying and a price of ₹152 per share was maintained until the day of settlement, on the day of settlement, the Bear Cartel was taken aback when the Bulls demanded a physical delivery of shares. To complete the transaction, the money was provided to the stock brokers who had bought shares of Reliance. In the case of non-settlement, the Bulls demanded an Unbadla, or penalty sum, with this, the demand increased and the shares of Reliance shot above ₹180 in minutes. The settlement caused an uproar in the market. To find a solution to this situation, the Bombay Stock Exchange was closed for three business days, after this incident, many questions were raised by his detractors and the press
5. Mukesh Ambani – He holds a 44. 7% stake in the company. RIL deals mainly in refining, petrochemicals, and in the oil, Reliance Retail Ltd. another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India. He is the son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani. In 2016, he was ranked 38, and is the only Indian businessman, as of 2016, Ambani has consistently held the title of Indias richest person on the magazines list for ten years. Through Reliance, he owns the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. In 2012, Forbes named him one of the richest sports owners in the world and he resides at the Antilia Building, one of the worlds most expensive private residences. Its value is close to 1 billion dollars, as of 2015, Ambani ranked fifth among Indias philanthropists, according to China’s Hurun Research Institute. He has served on the board of directors of Bank of America and he was the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, which is one of the leading business schools in India. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani was born on 19 April 1957 to Dhirubhai Ambani and he has a younger brother, Anil Ambani, and two sisters, Dipti Salgaoncar and Nina Kothari. The Ambani family lived in a modest two-bedroom apartment in Bhuleshwar, Dhirubhai later purchased a 14-floor apartment block called Sea Wind in Colaba, where, until recently, Mukesh and Anil lived with their families on different floors. He attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road, Mumbai, along with his brother and he received his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga. Mukesh later enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but discontinued the program to help his father build Reliance, in 1980, the Indian government under Indira Gandhi opened PFY manufacturing to the private sector. Dhirubhai Ambani applied for a license to set up a PFY manufacturing plant, in spite of stiff competition from Tatas, Birlas and 43 others, Dhirubhai was awarded the licence. To help him build the PFY plant, Dhirubhai pulled his eldest son Mukesh out of Stanford where he was studying for his MBA. Mukesh Ambani, then discontinued the program to help his father and initiated Reliances backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, Mukesh Ambani set up Reliance Infocomm Limited, which was focused on information and communications technology initiatives. In February 2014, an FIR has been filed against Mukesh Ambani for alleged irregularities in the pricing of gas from K G Basin. Arvind Kejriwal, who had a stint as Delhis chief minister and had ordered the FIR against has accused various political parties of being silent on the gas price issue. Kejriwal has asked both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi to clear their stand on the gas pricing issue
6. Rahul Bajaj – Rahul Bajaj is an Indian businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Indian conglomerate Bajaj Group and member of parliament, Bajaj comes from the business house started by a Rajasthani Marwadi businessman Jamnalal Bajaj. He was awarded the third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2001, Rahul Bajaj is an alumnus of Harvard Business School in USA, St. Stephens College, Delhi, Government Law College, Mumbai and Cathedral and John Connon School. He took over Bajaj Group in 1965, on the Forbes 2016 list of the worlds billionaires, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion. His sons Rajiv Bajaj and Sanjiv Bajaj are involved in the management of his companies and his daughter Sunaina is married to Manish Kejriwal, the former head of Temasek India. Profile at Forbes Interview with Karan Thapar for CNN IBN Lufthansa CNBC TV18 All for this one moment – Interview Rahul Bajaj
7. Sachin Bansal – Sachin Bansal is an Indian Software engineer and Internet entrepreneur known for co-founding Indias e-commerce platform Flipkart. Sachin is from Chandigarh and is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Sachin Bansal is originally from Chandigarh, the city of Punjab. His business partner, Binny Bansal, is also from Chandigarh, although they share the same last name, they are not related. They both were students of computer engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Before the tremendous success of Flipkart, Sachin Bansal wanted to become a professional gamer and his father has been in business and mother a homemaker, his brother runs a consumer goods company, hes married to Priya, who is a dentist and has a four-year old child. After completion of degree Sachin Bansal joined Techspan company where he has served for few months, in 2006, he joined Amazon. com India as Senior Software Engineer. Hence, after leaving Amazon in 2007, they founded Flipkart as an E-commerce company, Sachin Bansal and his business partner Binny Bansal launched Flipkart from an apartment in Bangalore with 400,000 rupees cash. In November 2015, Sachin Bansal along with the co-founder of Flipkart, entrepreneur of the year – ET Awards. He also became richest person in Forbes World magazine 2016. Binny Bansal Flipkart E-commerce in India Sachin Bansal – LinkedIn Sachin Bansal – Twitter
8. Dan Singh Bisht – Thakur Dan Singh Bisht was an Indian billionaire philanthropist from Kumaon, Uttaranchal, India. He was referred to as the Timber King of India, a champion of the people, the people of Kumaon affectionately remember him as Maldar one who is generous with stuff. The architect Laurie Baker and his wife mention their close friend in a memoir the maldar who owned most of Pithoragarh, a close business associate of Corbett from whom he bought Grasmere estate in Nainital and Berinag tea estate. Skins of Corbetts killed tigers are housed at Thakur Dan Singhs residence the famed Bisht Estate, Corbett took jungle clues from employees who earned their living by floating sleepers down the Sarda river for Thakur Dan Singh Bisht. 2 million rupees was a lot of money and this was at a time when the rupee was at parity with the pound. Timed to concur with the open of the College, the movie ‘Maldar’ was released, and it was doing moderately well in the rest of India. The movie was about a man from a humble background who becomes a ‘Maldar’ – a person with a lot of stuff who hence distributes it. It was widely rumored that Dan Singh Bisht had been a benefactor for the project as Jagmani pictures, a distributor, had borrowed 70,000 rupees a few years earlier from Dan Singh, see para 24. Vast properties purchased by him at each location led to his immersion in local lore as a folk hero. There was no other timber contractor who could leverage his scale, at its height his company, D. S. Bist and Sons, employed over 5000 people and had tens of millions of rupees in business. But was bidding for contracts in the Andamans and even Brazil when Thakur Dan Singh Bisht met his death after completing his last purchase of Beldanga Sugar Mill in Murshidabad. He collapsed in his suite at the Grand Hotel due to health and stress caused by the anti business pandoras box the newly Independent India opened. The Bisht Industrial Corporation Ltd. which was formed by D. S.7 of 1971 His empire began to even as he lay in hospital in a comatose state. He had no son, and his was a patriarchal society and his daughters were children, or just married. The fate of Beldanga sugar mill is unknown, as Dan Singh Bisht fell into a coma the day after procurement, the mill at Kichha is now a governmental run mill after the take over. And Chaukori remained in a state of neglect, the dairy farm at Chaukori shut down. The 10,000 acre fruit producing and eucalyptus tree export power house Dhara Farms near Moradabad was taken by the Government under new anti-landlord rules, the history of these farms, among the biggest in India, at the time, is interesting. One Raja Gajendra Shah of Moradabad, incurred massive debts to the state, unpaid debts allowed the State to acquire these massive lands and these were then bought by Dan Singh Bisht for 235,000 rupees on 30 October 1945
9. Subhash Chandra – Subhash Chandra is an Indian media baron with interests in packaging, media lottery and cinema. He is chairman of Essel Group, an Indian conglomerate and he was former Chairman of Indias TV channel network Zee Media, but resigned as Director & Non-Executive Chairman of the Company with effect from 24 May 2016. He has been elected to the Upper House of Indian parliament from the Haryana state in Rajya Sabha election,2016 on 11 June 2016 and he has an honorary degree from UEL. Subhash Chandra was born on 30 November 1950 in a village in Hisar district, in 1970, while he was studying in 10th grade he dropped out of school to join family business of commission agent and trader who procured and supplied rice to Food Corporation of India. In 1980s he started manufacturing flexible packaging for toothpaste, etc. under the name Essel Packaging and he followed up with a leisure park EsselWorld in north Mumbai, then known as Bombay. In 1992, he launched Zee Television, in collaboration with Li Ka Shing and first online lottery and his channel Zee TV competes with, among others, Sony Entertainment Television and STAR Plus. His TV channels, numbering up to 70, including those in local language Hindi reach 959 millions people spread over 169 countries and he launched Indias first satellite TV channel, Zee TV, in 1992. Other interests include packaging, theme parks, lotteries and cinema multiplexes and he started the failed Indian Cricket League, a domestic Twenty20 cricket league intended as a challenge to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the nations governing body in Cricket. Subhash Chandra was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of East London, Chandra received the Doctorate from Lord Gulam Noon, the Chancellor of the University of East London, at the ceremony for their Royal Dock Business School graduates. I thank you all for bestowing this prestigious award that I feel honoured to receive, thus Subhash Chandra became Doctor Subhash Chandra. DSC show is a platform where Dr. Subhash Chandra engages with youth from across India, the core concept is to motivate the youth, inspire and share ideas and also help young entrepreneurs and aspiring minds for business. Dr. Subhash Chandra show is aired every week on Saturday at 10 pm on Zee News and 7pm on Zee Business and this show is also aired on other channels of Zee Media Corporation Limited. The Z Factor, My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time is an autobiography of Subhash Chandra and it has been co-edited by Pranjal Sharma. This is an unusually candid memoir of a truly desi self-made businessman who came to Delhi at age twenty with seventeen rupees in his pocket, the book was launched on 20 January 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi. The book was officially unveiled at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival on 21 January 2016. Canada India Foundation, Chanchlani Global Indian Award DrSubhashChandra. com ekal vidyalya TALEEM essel group
10. Savji Dholakia – He is known as Mr. Savji Kaka in the diamond circles. His company currently exports finished diamonds to more than 50 countries directly from Mumbai, the company also has affiliates in the US, Belgium, UAE, Hong Kong and China. Savji Dholakia was raised in a family in Dudhala, Amreli, Gujarat. Dholakia dropped out of school at 13 and started working at his uncles business in Surat. Savji Dholakia joined his uncle who was already engaged in the diamond trade in Surat. His brothers, Himmat and Tulsi, joined him in Surat, the youngest brother, Ghanshyam, joined 7 years later in 1992. After 10 years of rigorous diamond polishing work Savji Dholakia formed Hari Krishna Exports in 1992, years later, as of March 2014, the company witnessed a turnover of USD650 million with a 104% growth over the previous year. The total strength of the workers and employees is more than 6,000, Dholakia is also involved in diamond jewellery manufacturing and exporting H. K. Jewels Pvt. Ltd. the domestic market is being catered to, kisna Diamond Jewellery is a Pan India brand distributed through more than 480 distributors to more than 6500 retail outlets. Savji Dholakias diamond company is among the top 5 in the industry, the company has achieved many prestigious awards over the years for their outstanding performance. For instance Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. has been recipient of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council awards for the past 12 consecutive years from 2003–2014. Organisations outside India have also taken a note of its achievements the most recent being the Jewellery News Asia Awards, Dholakia is best known for giving his employees cars, jewellery and homes worth USD8 million as a reward for meeting targets. He gave away 491 cars,525 pieces of jewellery and 200 apartments to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali in October 2014 as bonuses. He has been rewarding employees of his firm with diamond jewellery, new cars and he did it again in October 2015, presenting valuable gifts to selected 1,268 employees. And again in 2016 he had gifted 400 flats and 1,260 cars to his employees
11. Adi Godrej – Adi Burjorji Godrej is an Indian industrialist and businessman, head of the Godrej family, and chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2015, he is the 405th richest person in the world with a net worth of US$4.0 billion, Godrej completed his schooling from The Cathedral & John Connon School. He received his degree from HL college and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. After his return to India, he joined the family business and he modernised the management structure and implemented process improvements. Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to great heights during the License Raj and he has been president of several Indian Trade and Industrial Bodies and associations. He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business since April 2011. and was elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2012-13. He has been a member of the Deans Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, twenty-five percent of the shares of the Godrej holding company are held in trusts that include the Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, the Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation and the Godrej Memorial Trust. Over the years, he has been a recipient of awards and recognitions. The American India Foundation Leadership in Philanthropy Award,2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards,2010. Best Businessman of the Year, GQ Men of the Year Awards,2010, aIMA-JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award,2010. Bombay Management Association — Management Man of the Year Award, 2010-2011, qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business,2011. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year,2012, the Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year,2013. All India Management Association-Business Leader of the Year,2014 and he was married to socialite and philanthropist, Parmeshwar Godrej until her death in October 2016, and has three children. They live in Malabar Hill, South Mumbai
12. Naresh Goyal – Naresh Goyal is an Indian businessman and founder Chairman of Jet Airways. He started operating Jet Airways in 1993, following the 2005 IPO of Jet Airways, Forbes magazine declared him the sixteenth richest person in India, with a net worth of $1.9 billion. He currently does not feature on the Forbes list, alleged links between mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and Jet Airways chairman and promoter Naresh Goyal have been reported as early as 2002. Naresh Goyal was born in Sangrur - Punjab, northern India in 1949 in the house of a jewellery dealer and his father died when he was a child. He studied up to standard at Govt. When he was years old, his family went through an economic crisis and his house was auctioned. He then lived with his mothers uncle, Goyal holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Govt. In 1967, Goyal began his career as a cashier in his maternal uncle Seth Charan Das Ram Lals travel agency, East West Agencies, after graduating in Commerce, Goyal joined the travel business with the GSA for Lebanese International Airlines. From 1967 to 1974, he underwent extensive training in the business through his association with several foreign airlines. He travelled overseas extensively on business during this period, in 1969, he was appointed the public relation manager of Iraqi Airways and from 1971 to 1974 was the regional manager for ALIA, Royal Jordanian Airlines. He also worked with the Indian offices of Middle Eastern Airline, in 1974, with £500 from his mother, he set up his own agency named Jetair, representing the likes of Air France, Austrian Airlines and Cathay Pacific. In 1975, he was appointed manager of Philippine Airline in India. Jet Airways commenced commercial operations on May 5,1993, Goyal founded Jet Airways Limited with the objective of providing sales and marketing representation to foreign airlines in India. Goyal served on the Board of the International Air Transport Association from 2004–2006 and he was re-elected in 2008 with his tenure extending until June 2016. Goyal met his wife, Anita, after she joined the company in 1979 as a marketing analyst and rose to become the head of marketing, the couple together have a son, Nivaan Goyal,24, and a daughter, Namrata Goyal,26. Naresh Goyal image Jet Airways site Chairmans profile Airline Business magazine profile Forbes – Indias 40 richest Takeover link Jet files a suit of 500 Cr – Agarwal Today Report
13. Desh Bandhu Gupta – Desh Bandhu Gupta is an Indian businessman, the founder and chairman of Lupin Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical company. Gupta started his career as a professor at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He founded Lupin in the 1968 with a capital of just Rs.5000. Under his leadership, Lupin has become a US$1.83 billion global pharmaceutical company, Gupta set up the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation in October 1988. LHWRF is one of the largest non-governmental organizations funded by a corporation in Southeast Asia, a practitioner of Vipassanā meditation, Gupta is a trustee of the Global Vipassana Foundation as well as the chairman of ISKCON, Juhu Temple. Gupta received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Pharma Leadership Summit 2009 and he was also the recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – Visionary Leader award. In 2015, Forbes estimated Guptas net worth at $7.2 billion, Gupta is married with five children and lives in Mumbai
14. Anand Jain – Anand Jain is an Indian business executive. He is the Chairman of Jai Corp Limited, Navi Mumbai SEZ Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai SEZ Limited, Reliance Haryana SEZ Ltd & Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Private Limited. He has 25 years of experience in various businesses, with an expertise in real estate, finance, Anand Jain was No.19 on the Forbes Indias 40 Richest list in 2007. He is regarded as an associate of Mukesh Ambani. Anand Jain attended the Hill Grange High School in Mumbai, where Mukesh Ambani was his classmate and he graduated with a bachelors degree in commerce from the HR College in Mumbai. He has also done a course in Management at the London Business School, later, he emerged as a key figure in the running of the day-to-day operations of the Reliance group, particularly its telecom venture Reliance Infocomm. In January 2005, Anil Ambani resigned as vice-chairman and director of IPCL, in June 2005, media reported that Jain would step down from the IPCL board, after a settlement was announced between the two Ambani brothers. However, in July 2005, it was reported that he has stayed on the IPCL board, Anand Jain has been closely associated with the Fortune 500 Reliance Group for over 25 years. He served as the vice-chairman of Reliance Capital and also on the Reliance group company Indian Petro Chemicals Ltd, Anand Jain served on board of trustees of Mumbai Port Trust twice for two years each, and also on the Jawaharlal Nehru Port from April 1994 to March 1995. He is also a Director of the Rewas Port Limited, which is a Greenfield, the port would also serve as a primary gateway for the twin mega SEZs coming up in its vicinity, Viz, NMSEZ and MSEZ. The port in its first 5 yrs of operation aims to more than 50 Million tonnes of cargo. He has also promoted Indias largest Real Estate private equity fund having raised over Rs.32.86 billion from retail, Anand Jain is also the Chairman of Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Limited which manages Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Fund. He is also a director of the ventures, Reliance Haryana SEZ Ltd. Presently a senior executive with the Reliance Group, Anand Jain is leading a team of professionals to make the first greenfield Special Economic Zone at Mumbai a reality and he has been a promoter of large SEZs in India with a vision to create a globally competitive business environment. Anand Jain is a member of Young Presidents Organization, an international non-profit organization made up of company presidents from around the world. He was the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Mumbai and is a member of the Managing Council of Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotamdas Hospital and he has been appointed by the Government of Maharashtra as a member of the Empowered Committee for Transformation of Mumbai into a World Class City. He is also a member of the Citizens Action Group dedicated to bring Mumbai on the international map