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5 Indian Billionaires Who Started From Bottom & Changed The World

| Published on October 20, 2020

Don’t you always feel how lucky these Indian billionaires are to stand in the position they are at and roam across the world? Even they shed blood, sweat, and tears to make it to the top and we should definitely take some cues from them while starting out our businesses or startup. These 5 Indian billionaires had nothing, to begin with, but have reached a global position today thanks to their hard work and determination.

Dhirubhai Ambani

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Who doesn’t know Dhirubhai Ambani? He showed the world how to do business. From Junagarh, Gujarat, he took up odd jobs to finance his family and then shifted to Yemen when he was just 16 to work as a gas station attendant. Once he returned to India, he started his first textile company and the rest is history. The Reliance Empire has been stronger since further led by his sons Anil and Mukesh Ambani.

Laxmi Mittal

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Laxmi Mittal is the steel tycoon of India, who had humble beginnings. When he realized the government put up restrictions on steel factories in India, he decided to move to Indonesia for two decades where he collected scrap parts that were of a lot of value here. Once he returned, the fate of his family turned for the better.

Shiv Nadar

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Shiv Nadar is the owner of HCL aka Hindustan Computers Limited. Even though he hails from a small village in Tamil Nadu, his interest in learning and knack for business got him going. HCL was founded in 1976 with an investment of nearly Rs. 2 lakhs. Within 4 years of opening HCL, he invested in the international market with Far East Computers in Singapore which garnered revenue of Rs. 1 million in the first year itself!

Ritesh Agarwal

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Ritesh Agarwal and his venture OYO Hotels and Rooms need no introduction. He founded OYO rooms when he was just 19 years old and by the age of 22, he became the youngest millionaire in India. He dropped out of college to launch his venture which made him realize his business and entrepreneurial skills.

Byju Raveendran

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This year has been smooth sailing for Byju Raveendran, who has been declared the youngest billionaire by Forbes, at just the age of 39 years old. He comes from humble beginnings and was born in Kannur, Kerala to two school teachers. Once he completed his schooling, he went abroad to pursue engineering. Back on a vacation, his friends realized how he was a born teacher and simplified the toughest problems at one ago. That is what gave birth to Byju’s online classes, now trusted for all streams and subjects.

Source: MensXP

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