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.

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani

19 April 1957

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai

12 July 1972

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani

04 June 1959

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya

18 December 1955

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata

28 December 1937

Azim PremjiAzim Premji

24 July 1945

Chanda KochharChanda Kochhar

17 November 1961

Jamsetji TataJamsetji Tata

03 March 1839

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy

20 August 1946

J. R. D. TataJ. R. D. Tata

29 July 1904

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Gautam AdaniGautam Adani

24 June 1962

Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien

26 November 1921

Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani

02 June 1955

Dilip ShanghviDilip Shanghvi

01 October 1955

Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora

09 February 1968

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Akash AmbaniAkash Ambani

23 October 1991

Ghanshyam Das BirlaGhanshyam Das Birla

10 April 1894

Isha AmbaniIsha Ambani

23 October 1991

Sunil Bharti MittalSunil Bharti Mittal

23 October 1957

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Jay MehtaJay Mehta

16 January 1961

Gulshan KumarGulshan Kumar

05 May 1956

Lakshmi MittalLakshmi Mittal

15 June 1950

Harshad MehtaHarshad Mehta

29 July 1953

Donald CrowhurstDonald Crowhurst

1932 AD

Ness WadiaNess Wadia

30 May 1970

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Ritu NandaRitu Nanda

30 October 1948

Pallonji MistryPallonji Mistry

1929 AD

Ramoji RaoRamoji Rao

16 November 1936

Aditya Vikram BirlaAditya Vikram Birla

14 November 1943

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam

15 June 1957

Sajjan JindalSajjan Jindal

05 December 1959

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Dorabji TataDorabji Tata

27 August 1859

Ratanji Dadabhoy TataRatanji Dadabhoy Tata

1856 AD

Amit BhatiaAmit Bhatia

1979 AD

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh

14 January 1896

Mohan Singh OberoiMohan Singh Oberoi

15 August 1898

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan

17 August 1941

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K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath

02 December 1947

David SassoonDavid Sassoon

30 September 1792

Sanjeev BikhchandaniSanjeev Bikhchandani

1963 AD

Rajan PillaiRajan Pillai

1947 AD

Naveen SelvaduraiNaveen Selvadurai

27 January 1982