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Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfᵻt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as[…]

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Bill Gates

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual[…]

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Ardeshir Godrej

Ardeshir Burjorji Sorabji Godrej (1868–1936) was an Indian businessman. With his brother Pirojsha Burjorji, he co-founded the Godrej Brothers Company, the precursor of the modern Godrej Group. Early years Ardeshir was born in 1868 as the first of six children to Burjorji and Dosibai Gootherajee. The Gootherajee’s were a wealthy Parsi-Zoroastrian family of Bombay (now[…]

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Ghanshyam Das Birla

Ghanshyam Das “G.D.” Birla (10 April 1894 – 11 June 1983) was an Indian businessman and member of the Birla Family. Family history Ghanshyam Das Birla was born on 10 April 1894 at Pilani village, in the Indian state then known as Rajputana, as a member of the Marwari community. His grandfather, Shiv Narayana Birla,[…]

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Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (born 1929) is an Irish Indian construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be US$16.9 billion as of September 2016. With his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons, he is the single largest shareholder in India’s largest private conglomerate Tata Group. He is also the[…]

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S. P. Hinduja

Srichand Parmanand Hinduja (born 28 November 1935) is an Indian-born British business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the primary shareholder and chairman of Hinduja Group of companies. Since the 1990s, he has been consistently ranked among the UK and Asia’s wealthiest people. In May 2014, Hinduja topped the Sunday Times Rich List with an[…]

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Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar (born 14 July 1945) is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL 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[…]

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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 34% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.. In 2007, Mittal was considered to be the richest Asian person[…]

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Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak (born 15 March 1959) is an Indian banker; 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, Uday Kotak decided to start out on his own, refusing a lucrative job option from a multinational. Over the next few[…]

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Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1967) is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. Early life and education Birla is a fourth-generation member of the Birla family from the[…]