The world’s billionaires “did extremely well” during the coronavirus pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a record high of $10.2tn (£7.8tn) says, Hirav Shah, Famed Astro-Strategist and The Most influential adviser in the field of business.
The billionaires increased their wealth by more than a quarter (27.5%) at the height of the crisis from April to July, just as millions of people around the world lost their jobs or were struggling to get by on government schemes.
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On that note, let’s take a look, as to who all Indian Billionaire-Businessmen have made it finally to
‘The Hirav Shah’s List’ who all Indian Billionaire-Businessman can inspire you in 2021
1. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. He is also the most successful Indian businessman in 2020.
In 1981 he started to help his father Dhirubhai Ambani run their family business, Reliance Industries Limited. By this time, it had already expanded so that it also dealt in refining and petrochemicals. The business also included products and services in retail and telecommunications industries. Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is also the largest retailer in India.Reliance’s Jio has earned a top-five spot in the country’s telecommunication services since its public launch on 5 September 2016.
As of 2016, Ambani was ranked 38 and has consistently held the title of India’s richest person on Forbes magazine’s list for the past ten years.
Turning point came when he became the only Indian businessman on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful people. As of November 2020, Mukesh Ambani was ranked by Forbes as the 6th-wealthiest person in the world.He surpassed Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, to become Asia’s richest person with a net worth of $44.3 billion in July 2018. He is also the wealthiest person in the world outside North America and Europe. As of 2015, Ambani ranked fifth among India’s philanthropists, according to China’s Hurun Research Institute.He was appointed as a Director of Bank of America and became the first non-American to be on its board. In 2016, the 4G smartphone was launched by Jio under the brand name ‘LYF’ and it became India’s third-largest selling smartphone that year. And later in September, Jio 4G was launched commercially.
Net Worth 7,580 crores USD
Source Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas
2. Gautam Adani
Gautam Shantilal Adani (born 24 June 1962) is an Indian billionaire industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group — an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. Adani is the president of the Adani Foundation, which is primarily led by his wife, Priti Adani.
He founded the Adani Group in 1988 and diversified his business into resources, logistics, energy, agriculture, defence and aerospace, amongst others.
Adani controls Mundra Port which is India’s largest, in his home state of Gujarat. Adani Group’s interests include power generation, and transmission, edible oil, real estate, and defence. Adani’s assets overseas include Australia’s Abbot Point port and the Carmichael coal mine, billed as one of the largest in the world. After a 9 year wait, he got permission in June 2019 to start work on the Australian coal mine. Recently, he expanded two new ventures namely airports and data centers.
As of 2018 he had a 66% stake in Adani Ports & SEZ Limited, 75% stake in Adani Enterprises, 73% stake in Adani Power, and a 75% stake in Adani Transmission
And all these decisions and strategies became turning points in his life.
Net Worth 2350 crores USD
Source Commodities, Ports
Shiv Nadar (born 14 July 1945) is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist.He is the founder and chairman of HCL Technologies Limited and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus. In 2008, Nadar was awarded Padma Bhushan for his efforts in the IT industry. Nadar, nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian for “wizard”), since the mid-1990s has focused his efforts on developing the educational system of India through the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
In 1967, he started his career at Walchand Group’s Cooper Engineering in Pune. An IT pioneer co founded HCL in a garage in 1976 to make calculators and microprocessors. Today he chairs HCL Technologies which is one of India’s largest software services providers. And this became the turning point in Nadar’s career and life.
Net Worth 2060 crores USD
Source Software Services
4. Radhakishan S. Damani
Radhakishan S. Damani was born in 1954 in Bikaner, Rajasthan. He is an Indian billionaire investor, businessman and the founder of DMart. He also manages his portfolio through his Investment firm, Bright Star Investments Limited.
In 2002, he got in to retailing with one store in Suburban Mumbai and has been unstoppable since. He also holds stakes in several companies from tobacco firm VST industries to beer maker United Breweries.
Damani is famous as an investor and Entrepreneur. In the year 1992, after the Harshad Mehta Scam came to limelight, he saw a major rise in his income due to the short-selling profits during the time. In 1999, he operated a franchise of Apna Bazaar, a cooperative department store, in Nerul, but was “unconvinced” by its business model.He quit stock market in 2000 to start his own hypermarket chain, DMart, setting up the first store in Powai in 2002. The chain had 25 stores in 2010, post-which the company grew rapidly and went public in 2017. And this became the turning point in his life.
Net Worth 1660 crores USD
Source Retail, Investments
Uday Kotak (born 15 March 1959) is an Indian billionaire banker, and the executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
In early 1980s, while India was still a closed economy and economic growth was muted, Kotak decided to start out on his own, refusing a lucrative job option from a multinational.Over the next few years, he diversified his business into various areas of financial services, establishing a prominent presence in bills discounting, stockbroking, investment banking, car finance, life insurance and mutual funds.
On 22 March 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. became the first company in India’s corporate history to receive a banking license from Reserve Bank of India.
He started a finance firm in 1985 then in 2003, went on to convert it into a bank.
This became a turning point in his career. In the private sector, Kotak Mahindra Bank is now among India’s top four banks boosted by its 2014 acquisition of ING Bank’s Indian operations.
Net Worth 1450 crores USD
6. Cyrus Poonawala
Cyrus S. Poonawalla (born in 1941), also known as the “vaccine king of India”, is an Indian Parsi businessman, and the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines.
In 1966 Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla founded Serum Institute of India (SII) with the aim of manufacturing life-saving immuno-biologicals in India.
Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla since taking charge of his family’s vaccine business in 2011 expanded Serum’s global footprint by getting new products licensed and pre-qualified by the World Health Organization for supply to United Nations Agencies including UNICEF and PAHO.
Serum Institute of India is now ranked as India’s No. 1 biotechnology company and the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally.
Also, Serum is co-developing two Covid-19 vaccines, one with US firm Codagenix and the other with Institute Pasteur in Paris and Austrian biotech firm Themis.
Net Worth 1150 crores USD
7. Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal ( born 15 June 1950) is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds a 20% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.
In 1976, due to the curb of steel production by the Indian government, the 26-year-old Mittal opened his first steel factory PT Ispat Indo in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia. In 1989 Mittal purchased the state-owned steel works in Trinidad and Tobago, which were operating at an enormous loss. He turned them into profitable ventures in a year.
Until the 1990s, the family’s main assets in India were a cold-rolling mill for sheet steels in Nagpur and an alloy steels plant near Pune. Today, the family business, including a large integrated steel plant near Mumbai, is run by his younger brothers Pramod Mittal and Vinod Mittal, but Lakshmi has no connection with it.
In 1970 he graduated and served as a trainee at the mill. He opened his own steel mill in Indonesia in 1976. To start Mittal Steel, he separated from his siblings and then went on to merge the company with France’s Arcelor in 2006. This became the turning point in his life.
Net Worth 1150 crores USD
8. Sunil Mittal
Sunil Bharti Mittal (born 23 October 1957) is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder and chairperson of Bharti Enterprises, which has diversified interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, education, malls, hospitality, Agri and food besides other ventures. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company is one of the world’s largest and India’s second-largest telecom company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa with a customer base of over 399 million.
In 1992, he successfully bid for one of the four mobile phone network licences auctioned in India. One of the conditions for the Delhi cellular license was that the bidder have some experience as a telecom operator. So, Mittal clinched a deal with the French telecom group Vivendi. He was one of the first Indian entrepreneurs to identify the mobile telecom business as a major growth area. His plans were finally approved by the Government in 1994 and he launched services in Delhi in 1995, when Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) was formed to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel with entrepreneur Leena Jaitley in 1997. Within a few years Bharti became the first telecom company to cross the 2-million mobile subscriber mark. Bharti also brought down the STD/ISD cellular rates in India under the brand name ‘India One’.
Sunil Mittal, the Telecom tycoon, Bharti Airtel is among India’s largest mobile phone operators with more than 418 million customers. He also owns Airtel Payments Bank, a niche bank, in a joint venture with Kotak Mahindra Bank. His business strategy became his career’s turning point. His entrepreneurial acumen to be one of the first to identify the mobile telecom business as a major growth area became Mittal’s life’s and career’s biggest ever turning point.
Net Worth 980 crores USD
9.Kumar Mangalam Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1967) is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science and the chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Birla took over as chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28, following the death of his father Aditya Vikram Birla. During his tenure as chairman, the group’s annual turnover has increased from US$3.33 Billion in 1995 to US$48.3 billion in 2019.
The interest of the group spans cement and aluminium to telecom and financial services. The European Commission in October 2019 approved the $2.6 billion acquisition by his Novelis of Aleris, an aluminium producer in Ohio. In 2018, his telecom firm Vodafone Idea was formed by the merger between his Idea Cellular and Vodafone India. These happen to be turning points in Birla’s career.
Net Worth 910 crores USD
10. Azim Premji
Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who was the chairman of Wipro Limited. Premji remains a non-executive member of the board and founder chairman.He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth, to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry. In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011.
In the 1980s, the young entrepreneur, recognising the importance of the emerging IT field, took advantage of the vacuum left behind by the expulsion of IBM from India, changed the company name to Wipro and entered the high-technology sector by manufacturing minicomputers in technological collaboration with an American company Sentinel Computer Corporation.Thereafter Premji made a focused shift from soaps to software. And the rest is History.
Turning Point came when he renamed the company as Wipro in 1977 and when the Indian government asked IBM in 1979 to leave the country, he began to steer the company toward the computer business. In the 1980s, Wipro established various successful international partnerships that help to build computer hardware for sale in India.Wipro is India’s fourth-largest outsourcer. The innovation centre of Wipro is in Silicon Valley, which is focussed on developing new technologies and collaborating with startups.
Net Worth 800 crores USD
Source Software Services
India’s Top Astro-Strategist cum Business Astrologer is of the opinion that
“Act” and “React” both are very important ingredients for any trade.
There are mainly 12 Zodiac Signs, 12 houses in Horoscope, Same way in real life there are 12 months, 7 days, 7 Main planets and 2 Shadow planets (Rahu and Ketu).
All planets are good, all planets show some movements each day.
Astrology for Business is a very useful tool to make Business Strategy and it is the combination of When, Where, What and How to act and React !!
The Point is how to utilise and to make & execute strategies with planetary movements to create opportunities for business and for making the future brighter.
Most of the successful people are in a situation where they’ve learned to increase the degree of their CERTAINTY.
How do you increase your certainty?
By getting the results in ADVANCE, right !!
Now, how to get results in ADVANCE ?
ASTROLOGY & ONLY ASTROLOGY, concludes Hirav Shah