India might have not scaled up the list of the world’s most developed nations, but it definitely has produced some of the finest and most successful business minds. The country is home to thousands of millionaires, most of whom are business tycoons. The Ambani brothers- Mukesh and Anil, Ratan Tata, Vijay Mallya, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, and Deepak Parekh are few of the many famous entrepreneurs produced by the country. Their business empires are not just confined to India, but are spread across different continents. However, we should not forget that Globalization did play a significant role in the financial growth of these individuals. They are also credited for having reduced the employment woes of the youth to a certain extent, by opening plenty of doors for the average ‘well-educated, yet unemployed’ man through their firms. The lavish lifestyles of some of these entrepreneurs have also grabbed the attention of the paparazzi from all across the globe, including the west. The successes of these individuals have started a new wave of entrepreneurship in India. This is a positive change in a nation which has otherwise been heavily dependent on government jobs for decades. Read on and find all about their life stories, timelines and also acquaint yourselves with some interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc
Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

Azim PremjiAzim Premji
24 July 1945
Business Tycoon

Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya
18 December 1955
Entrepreneur, Politician

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group
Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946
Founder of Infosys

J. R. D. TataJ. R. D. Tata
29 July 1904
French-Indian aviator

Jamsetji TataJamsetji Tata
03 March 1839
Father of Indian Industry
Kumar Manglam BirlaKumar Mangalam Birla
14 June 1967
Chairman of Aditya Birla Group

Rakesh JhunjhunwalaRakesh Jhunjhunwala
05 July 1960
Investor, Trader
Chanda KochharChanda Kochhar
17 November 1961
CEO of ICICI Bank

Gautam AdaniGautam Adani
24 June 1962
Founder of Adani Group

Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien
26 November 1921
Social Entrepreneur
Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani
02 June 1955
Founder of Infosys

Dilip ShanghviDilip Shanghvi
01 October 1955
Founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals
Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora
09 February 1968
Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp

Ghanshyam Das BirlaGhanshyam Das Birla
10 April 1894
Indian businessman

Rishad PremjiRishad Premji
 
Next Executive Chairman of Wipro
Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973
Actress

Sunil Bharti MittalSunil Bharti Mittal
23 October 1957
Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprise
Radhakishan DamaniRadhakishan Damani
1954 AD
Investor, Entrepreneur

Apoorva MehtaApoorva Mehta
 
Entrepreneur

Akash AmbaniAkash Ambani
23 October 1991
Businessman

Isha AmbaniIsha Ambani
23 October 1991
Businesswoman
Gulshan KumarGulshan Kumar
05 May 1956
Businessperson, Film producer
Lakshmi MittalLakshmi Mittal
15 June 1950
CEO of ArcelorMittal

Jay MehtaJay Mehta
16 January 1961
 

Harshad MehtaHarshad Mehta
29 July 1953
stockbroker

Ness WadiaNess Wadia
30 May 1970
Businessperson
Ritu NandaRitu Nanda
30 October 1948
Chief Executive Officer

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Vikram GokhaleVikram Gokhale
30 October 1940
Actor

Donald CrowhurstDonald Crowhurst
1932 AD
entrepreneur, navigator

Pallonji MistryPallonji Mistry
1929 AD
entrepreneur

Aditya Vikram BirlaAditya Vikram Birla
14 November 1943
Business magnate
Ramoji RaoRamoji Rao
16 November 1936
Film producer

Dorabji TataDorabji Tata
27 August 1859
 
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
15 June 1957
Financier, Banker

Sajjan JindalSajjan Jindal
05 December 1959
 

Amit BhatiaAmit Bhatia
1979 AD
Businessman
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
14 January 1896
Banker

Ratanji Dadabhoy TataRatanji Dadabhoy Tata
1856 AD
Aviator
Mohan Singh OberoiMohan Singh Oberoi
15 August 1898
Politician

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
17 August 1941
Economist, Politician

David SassoonDavid Sassoon
30 September 1792
entrepreneur

K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
02 December 1947
entrepreneur, banker

Sanjeev BikhchandaniSanjeev Bikhchandani
1963 AD
Indian businessman
Rajan PillaiRajan Pillai
1947 AD
Businessman

Naveen SelvaduraiNaveen Selvadurai
27 January 1982
businessperson