Various digital apps you use like Paytm, shopping hubs you visit like Pantaloons and the laptops that save you during submissions, all of these products have been backed up by the companies that are built and are running under various famous personalities in India who create the major chunk of India’s revenue.
For a little inspiration, here is the list of the Top 7 richest tech entrepreneurs in India.
1) Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Paytm
Net worth: 260 Crores US Dollars
This man has completely transformed the payment procedures today. He is from a small town of northern parts of India but that couldn’t stop him from achieving his goals. He’s the founder of India’s most used digital wallet – Paytm. He is also connected to the foundation of Paytm mall and Paytm payments bank. Paytm, today holds 7 million transactions daily and brags a hefty user base in India.
2) Acharya Balkrishna – Patanjali Ayurved.
Net worth: 470 crores US Dollars
Well, most people might know, he is the man behind the now famous FMCG name in India, Patanjali Ayurved. From being a yoga guru to making a place in Forbes list of billionaires, he’s had a spectacular journey as a business tycoon now. He co-founded Patanjali along with Baba Ramdev and owns a whopping 98.6% stake in it.
3) Kumar Mangalam Birla – Aditya Birla group
Net Worth: 1130 Crores US Dollars
A young man who took over his family business at the age of 28 and gave it all to keep the heritage strong. He is the man behind multiple names in multiple sectors in the business world. Pantaloons and Idea cellular are a few common ones. He is currently the Chairman at Indian Institute of Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technical, Delhi.
4) Sameer Gehlaut – Indiabulls Group
Net worth: 210 Crores US Dollars
The man who is the chairman and managing director of Indiabulls Group is one of the youngest in the list of self-made entrepreneurs. He did his graduation from IIT Delhi, a top-notch engineering college in India. He later led the company, ensured that it reached the astonishing heights today.
5) Ranjan Pai – Manipal group
Net Worth: 190 Crores US Dollars
The man who is currently the owner of Manipal Education and Medical Group is planning to acquire US-based Cigna’s India venture. He is known to give competition to India’s well-known health sector brand, Apollo Hospitals. Moreover, with many students studying under Manipal University, spread across campuses in India, Dubai, Malaysia etc, his role in the Education sector cannot be unseen.
6) Amit Burman – Dabur India Ltd.
Net Worth: 140 Crores US Dollars
An MBA from the prestigious Cambridge University, he started working in the company’s industrial department at first. He became the CEO of Dabur Foods in 1999 and got it into the processed food sector. However, he stepped down as CEO in 2007 when the company changed to Dabur India Ltd.
7) Shiv Nadar – HCL
Net Worth: 1450 Crores US Dollars
The man who founded and chaired HCL led it to become India’s fourth largest software services exporter. The company started in the 1970s and is now an IT service leader in the Indian economy. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2008 as well. Moreover, he is a philanthropist and the founder of Shiv Nadar Foundation and SNN College of Engineering in Chennai.